Bishop lauds Indo-Pak media groups for peace efforts
LAHORE: Moderator Church of Pakistan and Presiding Bishop Samuel Robert Azraya has congratulated Jang, Geo and The Times of India for their resolve to make joint efforts for peace.
Talking to The News here on Saturday, he said that from the joint statement of both the media giants, it appears that it not only reflects the aspirations of 1.17 billion people of the Subcontinent but the fruition of the prayers of those in Pakistan and India who wish to have peace and harmony in the region.
“For the people of Pakistan and India, it is the biggest and most pleasant New Year gift.” The bishop termed it a bold and unprecedented step for a better living and strengthening of democracy for people on either side of the border. He appealed to politicians that they should respond positively to the media’s appeal and use their energies for peace and prosperity of the people of both the countries. He assured them of his prayers and full support in this noble venture.
He said that in his forthcoming visit to India, he would hold talks with the Christian religious leaders of North and South India. He expressed the hope that governments of both countries would cooperate with each other to facilitate visa and travel.
He said that the church and NGOs should arrange students exchange programmes so that our new generation could benefit from educational and professional institutions in both the countries. He prayed to God for the success of these efforts for peace.
Source: The News