11-yr-old Pak girl writes to PM Modi, says focus on peace now

'Let's decide that we will not buy bullets, will buy books. We will not buy the guns, will buy the medicine for the poor people,' Aqeedat wrote in her two-page letter. Photograph:( Reuters )

WION Delhi, India Mar 15, 2017, 02.26 AM (IST)

An 11-year-old Pakistani girl wrote a letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulating him on his party's victory in Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections and said he should now focus on peace.

The two-page handwritten letter, dated March 13, by Aqeedat Naveed says both countries will benefit by maintaining good relations with each other.

"Once my father told me that winning of hearts is a marvellous job. Perhaps you have won the hearts of Indian people, therefore you won the election in UP. But I must tell you if you want to win more Indian and Pakistani hearts, you should take steps towards friendship and peace," the letter reads.

"Both countries need good relation. Let's make a peace bridge between India and Pakistan. Let's decide that we will not buy bullets, will buy books. We will not buy the guns, will buy the medicine for the poor people."

She finishes the letter by congratulating the prime minister for BJP's UP win.

The fifth grader, who hails from Lahore, had earlier written a letter to Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj as well on the matter of peace and has also received several responses from officials in New Delhi. 

(WION with inputs from ANI)