Pakistan’s younger generation are committed towards peace and harmony with its neighbouring countries. Author Fatima Bhutto, the grand daughter of former Pakistan Prime Minister Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, asked the present government to release an Indian Air Force pilot captured after an air combat. The Indian Air Force pilot was captured after he ejected safely from his MiG 21 Bison aircraft but landed across the Line of Control.
“I and many other young Pakistanis have called upon our country to release the captured Indian pilot as a gesture of our commitment to peace, humanity and dignity,” Ms Bhutto, 36, wrote in an op-ed in the New York Times.
“We have spent a lifetime at war. I do not want to see Pakistani soldiers die. I do not want to see Indian soldiers die. We cannot be a subcontinent of orphans,” said Ms Bhutto, a writer who is also niece of Pakistan’s former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto.
From her words it’s clear that a larger section of youth are against war and they don’t want any tensions in their borders. This voice of the youth is an optimistic gesture as it’s high time for both the countries to opt for a peaceful solution for their border issues. The cross border tensions are a matter of concern and a peaceful solution is the need of the hour. Things should not escalate as the situation will lead to an uncontrollable situation.