Ordinary People Drive Forward Pakistan-India Peace

via www.csmonitor.com

A series of confidence-building measures since the peace process began 20 months ago has made South Asia a safer place. “Never before have common people played such an active role in improving relations. In earlier times, only governments and intelligentsia were principal actors. Building on the goodwill generated by new bus service linking Muzaffarabad- Srinagar and Delhi-Lahore, a bus connecting Lahore-Amritsar will be launched next month. Visa protocols are also being relaxed on both sides for pilgrims and businessmen. “People are tired of conflict and hatred.”