Moots like WPC necessary for peace: Fakhar Zaman
LAHORE: Conferences such as the World Punjabi Conference (WPC) increase people-to-people contact between Indians and Pakistanis and will strengthen the peace process, said Fakhar Zaman, the WPC chairman, on Monday.
Addressing the second session of the WPC held at Alhamra Arts Centre, Zaman said that negative perspectives could be changed to positive ones through love and sincerity, and these conferences created friendly relations between the two peoples. He said that it streets and roads could be named after prominent personalities of the subcontinent, including famous saints.
Tarlochan Singh, Indian parliament member and National Minority Commission chairman, said that the WPC had served Punjabi language in many ways. He appreciated the media’s projection of the peace process. Singh said that renowned Sufi saint Mian Mir had laid the foundation of the Golden Temple. He said that people should follow in the footsteps of saints and respect the beliefs of other religions.
Mian Amer, district nazim, also praised the WPC and promised to help make the first Punjabi University. Delegations from India, Canada, the UK and other countries, journalist Tahira Mazhar, former deputy commissioner Jammu Hussain Naqi and Khalid Hassan were among the participants.