We The PIPFPD
Pakistan-India Peoples? Forum for Peace and Democracy is a non-government, non-profit making and voluntary association of concerned citizens of India and Pakistan. It was jointly established in 1994 in India and Pakistan. The Pakistan Chapter of the Forum is based in Lahore and the Indian Chapter in New Delhi.
The membership of Pakistan Chapter is open to all those who were born of Pakistani parents and those who are married to Pakistanis, and who subscribe to the ?Aims and Objectives? of the Forum.
The main activities of the Forum are:
To hold joint conventions of one hundred to 200 delegates from each country, alternatively in Indian and Pakistani cities.
To arrange for exchange of delegations of peace activists between the two countries.
To plan and facilitate the visits of students, women groups, teachers, artistes, academics, professionals, between the two countries.
To hold meetings, seminars, workshops, cultural events and to promote friendship, understanding and goodwill among the people of India and Pakistan.
To influence the decision-makers in the two countries in the interests of peace and harmony.
To promote people to people dialogue. It was decided by the Forum to hold annual conventions alternately in Pakistan and India. Following conventions have been held so far.
1st Joint Convention held at Delhi: February 24-25, 1995
2nd Joint Convention held at Lahore: November 10-11, 1995
3rd Joint Convention held at Calcutta: December 28-31, 1996
4th Joint Convention held at Peshawar: November 21-22, 1998
5th Joint Convention held at Bangalore: April 6-8, 2000
6th Joint Convention held at Karachi: December 12-14, 2003
10-Year Joint Celebration and National Convention held at Lahore: September 4-5, 2004
7th Joint Convention held at Delhi: February 25-28, 2005
Objectives of these conventions were to further promote peace between India and Pakistan through people to people initiatives and to step up promotion of democracy and secularism in both countries Pakistan and India.