iPeace Pakistan

iPeace Pakistan is based in Peshawar, NWFP, where the non-violent Khudai Khidmatgar Tehrik (Red Shirt Movement) of Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan was born in 1926-7. It is a place to work, pray and hope for promotion of peace, friendship, love and light.

Location: Peshawar
Members: 13
Latest Activity: Jan 27, 2013

Pakistan: refugees and internally displaced persons

Pakistan is currently passing through a critical juncture of its history. The war on terror which is raging across the border in Afghanistan has been steadily and slowly spilling over into the mainland of Pakistan affecting many big cities and towns across the country.
The Pakistan government has started crackdwon against the militants holed up in a very difficult terrain in its northwestern parts bordering with Afghanistan or near it to flush them out of its soil or eliminate them. But, the military action against the militants has resulted in a massive exodus of the local population from the lush green and scenic Swat valley of the Malakanad Division, uprooting over three million people who either ended up in makeshift camps or found shelter at relatives and friends in other cities.
As the displacement is still taking place, those already thrown out of their houses have been living in tents or under the open sky in schorching heat, making it very very difficult for women, children and elderly people to cope with the hardships that fallen on them.
The operation against militants has left behind millions of horrifying stories as the internally displaced persons are running from pillar to post to find proper shelters or relief assistance from the government agencies, donors and humanitarian aid agencies, who have geared up efforts to provide assistance to the suffering humanity.
As the ordeal of the Malakand IDPs is still unfolding, more and more people have started streaming out of the Waziristan tribal region where the security forces have launched a fresh offensive against the militants. As the government is grappling with providing relief to the Malakand IDPs, it would be a Herculean task for the government to cope with the fresh displacement from the Waziristan region.
In the given circumstances facing the IDPs, what we can do for the people who have lost all property, movable or immovable in the effort to flee the conflict zone. We need to cultivate hope and trust for the hapless women and children who, so far living in the snowbound and peaceful tourist resorts, have now been forced to live and beg for sustenance. We have to prevent a whole new generation of panhandlers in the making.
Hope and Peace can be ignited in the hearts and eyes of the people who are looking forward to the day when they would be able to return to their homes and put together whatever is left behind to restart a peaceful life.

Discussion Forum

reasons behind terrorism

Started by SHAHID KHATTAK. Last reply by Muhammad Khurshid Jul 13, 2009. 1 Reply

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Comment by Mahmood Iqbal on July 2, 2009 at 9:20am

Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan, alias Bacha Khan, is well known as The Frontier Gandhi for his association with the non-violent movement in India.
Comment by shujaat ali on June 27, 2009 at 9:53am
Rev. Thomas Stuart's paitings are exciting. So are the postings on the network. Susan Shewan, Muhammad Khurshid, Patriciainsweden, Lyndal Anne Bale, Karina, Krystyna, FAthi Tobail, Zohreh, ClClay, Linda, and all members of iPeace Pakistan on iPeace network.... Congratulations on being on the network. Such good and great people will surely make a difference to improve peace and create a conducive environment for all humanity on this earth... Being new to the network, I would like to make friends with all peace activists and work together with them to make the world a better place to live in. Shujaat
Comment by shujaat ali on June 27, 2009 at 9:45am
Thank you, iPeace Network members, for starting iPeace Pakistan. It is the need of the hour to highlight the sufferings and miseries of the internally displaced people of Pakistan's north western parts. Hopefully, iPeace Pakistan on iPeace Network would go a long way to bring to light the ordeals of the suffering humanity and promote peace overtures. This good work should be appreciated. Thanks to all iPeace admn staff. Shujaat
Comment by Muhammad Khurshid on June 20, 2009 at 12:18pm
Thank you very much my dear friend Rev. Thomas Stuart for your generosity. You are really bringing life to the group, which has been formed by my dearest friend Mahmood Iqbal. May God the Great give you all the happiness in this life and in the life hereafter.
Comment by Rev. Thomas Stuart on June 19, 2009 at 8:17pm

I leave with you this painting of Archangel Raphael. He is the Archangel of Healing and Peace. He has come to me in this vision. Please know that God is for us and Peace will come! It may be difficult for a time but as you can see, more and more people are seeking Love , Peace , and compassion for others and change. Love to you my brothers! Mahmood and Mahammad! Rev. Tom
Comment by Mahmood Iqbal on June 19, 2009 at 7:36pm
Thank you, Rev. Thomas Stuart, for posting such a nice painting. I hope the day will come when the lion with lie beside the lamb. We can work, pray and hope for peace in the days to come. Much love and blessings to you, dear Mr Stuart. Your feedback on iPeace Pakistan is most welcome. Be blessed always
Comment by Muhammad Khurshid on June 19, 2009 at 3:33pm
Thank you very much my dear Rev. Thomas Stuart for your kind words. Mahmood Iqbal is a man, who can make a difference. He has brought ipeace to Pakistan. Now it will grow. Thank you very much for sharing your beautiful paint with the members of ipeace Pakistan. Your presence here is a blessing for all of us. Thank Mehmood Iqbal for bringing ipeace to Pakistan.
Comment by Mahmood Iqbal on June 19, 2009 at 1:25pm
Dear Rev. Thomas Stuart, thanks for joining iPeace Pakistan on iPeace Network. Let's work, pray and hope together that peace returns to all parts of the world. Be blessed always !!!
Comment by Rev. Thomas Stuart on June 18, 2009 at 9:34pm

Thank you my Friend for the invitation. It is so sad that people cannot livein peace. I'm sure America is offering money for relief at least we have that in our budget to help especially in these situations America tried to be a big brother an help for those in distress. Unfortuately they sometimes assit in the problem rather than the solution by too much involvement and defense. I pray for Peace in the world and pay my taxes so aid can come to those in need. Peace be with you Muhammad! May the Lion some day lie down with the lamb! My painting for you my friend!
Love Rev. Tom
Comment by Susan Shewan on June 18, 2009 at 6:14pm
Thank you to my friend Muhammad Khurshid for inviting me to join this group and thank you to Mahmood Igbal for creating it.
You are right in that the women and the children suffer the most during this horrible time. Peace must prevail in everyone's hearts and I pray it will soon.

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