Straight From The Heart – September 2013 – Editorial

Straight from the heart!
Syeda Qudsiya Mashhadi

Dear readers
Assalam o Alaikum.

Happy Defence Day to all Pakistanis. September brings memories of the great valour of Pakistan Armed Forces in the 1965 Indo-Pak War when India attacked Pakistan to fulfil its dream of Greater India. Pakistan’s Army and Air Force retaliated in such a heroic manner that even the enemy had to admit the superiority of Pakistan’s Armed Forces. This month we pay tribute to our gallant war heroes. We also highlight the Kashmir issue which is the main reason behind all wars fought between India and Pakistan.
One key development regarding the Kashmir issue is the launch of the first lobbying group for Kashmir in Pakistan, Youth Forum for Kashmir. YFK recently held its inaugural ceremonies in Islamabad and Muzzafarabad, Azad Kashmir. YFK intends to ensure that Kashmir issue is not put on the back burner by any government in Pakistan and demands that Kashmir dispute be resolved according to the UN Resolutions. It aims to raise awareness about Kashmir, the Indian military occupation, and the sacrifices of Kashmiri people, in international community. We should remember that Kashmiris have kept the Kashmir dispute alive by continuously sacrificing their lives and no Pakistani government should be allowed to compromise on the freedom of Kashmiris.

May Allah bless us with capable leaders who have strong characters and are willing to go to any length to end the reign of death and barbarianism in the disputed Kashmir.

This month, read what war veteran, Raja Ghulam Mujtaba has to say about Jinnah’s vision about Kashmir. Read also about the spiritual significance of Pakistan and know why it is called Pakistan of Syed-ul-Anbia [PBUH]. We are also honoured to have great writers like Syed Iftikhar Haider and Tariq Ismaeel Sagar contributing for Voice of East. Also read an analysis of Democracy in Pakistan. Do give us your feedback about the magazine so we can make it even better.

Stay blessed.

Syeda Qudsiya Mashhadi
September 2013