Pakistan: Communities discuss solutions to arms proliferation

Grassroots In Action (GIA) organised a seminar for the Week highlighting the impact of small arms on people and how to stop proliferation and misuse of these weapons. Speakers  included a peace activist Mr. Maqsood Salfi (Chairman of Peace Foundation), Proffesor Malik Rashid, journalist Saleem Afaqi and Ms. Shazia of the Tehreek-e-Insaf (the Pakistan Movement for justice). 80 people attended the event, including students, teachers, representatives from women's groups and youth organisations, and government representatives. It was covered in 14 local newspapers. The participants agreed to work towards stopping the proliferation of small arms by raising awareness in their communities.