Peace walker to start 117-day journey today

Karachi - Kharlzada Kasrat Rai, who twice staged the longest peace walks in the world, has announced to march from Karachi Press Club to Makkah, Saudi Arabia on foot for promotion of global peace from Friday (today).
Addressing a press conference at Karachi Press Club on Thursday, Kharlzada Kasrat Rai said that cause of his peace march was to reduce the aggression and violence, equilibrium in powers between nations.
Social activist Faisal Edhi, civil society activist Bilquis Rehman of HANDS and other political workers and social were present along with the peace walker’s press conference.
The cause of walk is to sow the seed of global unity among all nations and for the better future, he said, adding that the walk will start from Karachi, Pakistan today, which has been terribly affected by terrorism and will end at Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
He said that he had chosen the route and destiny for the global peace because the Makkah is the city, which possesses illuminated aspect of the Islamic history where Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) gave message of peace and equality to whole mankind. 
Kasrat Rai said that he would start his global peace walk of 6387 kilometers from Friday from Karachi. He said that he would cross Balochistan, Iran, Iraq, Jordan and will end his journey within 117 days at Makkah, Saudi Arabia on October 1.
He said that the violent menace had adversely affected the whole mankind, while the people who had insight and wisdom were fully aware that peace could be ensured through balance of power.
He said no one had sponsored him for the global peace walk as he arranged some money through selling the material of his house.
However, the social activist Faisal Edhi, son of Abdul Sattar Edhi, told the media that his organisation has supported Kasrat Rai financially as well as provided physical assistance in terms of medicines and other stuff necessary for daily use.
It may be noted that Kharlzada Kasrat Rai already initiated a peace walk in KP province two years ago from DI Khan on April 26 and ended it in Mingora on May 12. He appealed to the government of Pakistan and provincial governments to facilitate him in the way through as law and order situation is worst in Balochistan.

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