Pakistan schoolgirl writes to Indian President Narendra Modi calling for peace

Aqeedat Naveed pens two-page letter calling on both nations to 'buy books...not buy bullets'

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An eleven-year-old Pakistani girl has written to Narendra Modi to congratulate him on his victory in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections but also highlight the need for peace between the countries. 

Aqeedat Naveed penned the two-page letter and called on both nations to “buy books” and “not buy bullets”. 

The schoolgirl’s hand-written letter has been shared widely and received praise from members of both countries. 

"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,” she wrote, according to the Times of India

“But I must tell you if you want to win more Indian and Pakistani hearts, you should take steps towards friendship and peace. 

“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," Aqeedat added. 

She is well-known in Pakistan for her letters and had previously written to the country’s chief of army, Qamar Javed Bajwa, congratulating him on his efforts to restore peace.