Khadim Harman Sharifan King Fahd, Pope of Rome, Bishop of Canterbury and Imam of Kaaba urged to play role on Bush's offer on second chance to Afghanistan. J salik.
14 Oct 2001
Islamabad 14 October 2001
The Convenor of World Minorities Alliance, former federal minister and Christian leader J.Salik today appealed to King Fahd to play leading role to help halt further loss of innocent civilian lives in Afghanistan.Julius S
The letter said "the World Minorities Alliance looks upon you as Khadim Harman Sharifan the Holiest places of the entire Muslim world for an initiative to snatch the signal given by the US President George W. Bush in the shape of offering a second chance to Afghanistan, as an opportunity to help end the weak long attack by the US-led coalition.
"Civilian casualties are taking place despite the US professed care not to target civilian habitations.
"Your Majesty, must have witnessed in difference, if not insensitivity, largely on part of world community as the innocent civilians including women and children are being killed in the carpet bombardment going on now for a week in Afghanistan. The US President George W. Bush's gesture giving a second chance to Afghanistan (though rejected by the Taliban) may be picked up by humane persons like Your Majesty to probe if a workable formula can be hammered out at a conference table to end the hostilities.
"Both sides can be convinced sagaciously to see reason and strike a via media.
"Wars how so long they may continue have had never solved problems. Peace has always been the result of dispassionate negotiations. Sooner such parleys are arranged the better it would be for the humanity.
"In an effort/search for peace Your Majesty may associate the services of Pope of Rome, Bishop of Canterbury and Imam of Kaaba. If the two warring parties are allowed to go their obdurate way the hostilities may expand to engulf more peoples and countries. With the passage of time passions may rise and spread and to restore peace may become more and more difficult task.
"I hope and trust that Your Majesty may see your way to play a leading role at this crucial crossroad of human history."