Journey towards Peace

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Submitted: July 18, 2016

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Submitted: July 18, 2016



Journey towards Peace


Safeer Khan Durrani is a young Peace activist from Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakisatn. He is working for peace promotion and pluralism through awareness campaigns, advocacy and Peace dialogues. He is a Humanist, believing in human dignity, Pluralism, Liberalism, and Progressive Nationalism and  work to Preserve Freedom, Democracy, Civil Liberties, Human Dignity & The value Of Each Human Being, Human Rights, Social Justice in the conflict affected province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He has been involved in training the youth and specially Madrassa students of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa on conflict resolution and peace promotion. 

On 16 December 2014, an army led school on Peshawar was attacked by some unknown terrorists, where more than 144 school children were killed and more than 500 were injured. It was one of the most tragic incidents of the country. Soon after the incident, Safeer Khan Durrani, on 16 December 2014, decided to conduct a sit-in infront of the Peshawar Press Club with a group of his friends to demand the right to live from the government, proper security to the educational institutions and protecting the families of victims. The sit-in continued for more than half a month where they faced many difficulties and pressure from the political groups. But he was determined for the rights of the people of Khyber Pkahtunkhwa, and continued his struggle.

Demands were: 1. the state should ensure the safety of every citizen otherwise take your CNIC back. And all agreements between Taliban’s & Government should disclose and should cancel.
2. On the name of every martyred and injured student a school & Library should be constructed.

They said that only condemnation after each terrorist act was not sufficient, the sit-in was not against the army or the government rather they were demanding from the state to construct a school or library in the name of each of the victims of the horrific incident occurred inside the Army Public School (APS), Peshawar.

Students had also displayed placards at the sit-in inscribed with slogans like “For how long we will be killed”, etc. “We don’t need only identity cards issued by the state. The state should also ensure other rights of the citizens given in the Constitution,”

The students at the sit-in said that they were demanding from the state to take revenge of their colleagues from terrorists in the shape of constructing schools. They said that killing of students was the worst example of terrorism.

Through this campaign, his struggles were proved fruitful as government agreed to their demands. The name of the campaign was “Taleemi Dharna” which reflected the importance of education for the youth of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Safeer is passionate on working for Human rights and Peace Promotion. He writes different blogs on the problems faced by the minority groups and youth to raise issue.



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