Pukaar News – Leicester

J Salik A Voice for Peace

 

J Salik a voice for peace follows the life of the minority rights activist and former federal minister of Pakistan Julius Salik a Pakistani Christian, who was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize.  Since his first campaign in 1977, where he demanded the release of Pakistan’s Prime Minister Zhulfikar Ali Bhutto from prison, he continues to fight for Minorities up to this day.

 

Some other notable campaigns were in 1979, where he organised a joint Christian-Muslim conference to press for the release of American hostages taken by Iran.  In 1985 he trekked to the Iran-Iraq border to demand an end to the war between the two countries. In 1986 he set up the Peace-Education Foundation. His eventual reward was a place in the government under Benazir Bhutto as Federal Minister in charge of social welfare.

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