This Article is From Oct 10, 2014

Want PMs of India and Pakistan to Attend Nobel Award Ceremony: Malala Yousafzai

Want PMs of India and Pakistan to Attend Nobel Award Ceremony: Malala Yousafzai
London: Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai today invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif to attend the Nobel award ceremony in Stockholm in December, when she receives the prestigious Nobel Peace Prize along with activist Kailash Satyarthi. (Kailash Satyarthi, Malala Yousafzai Win Nobel Peace Prize for 2014)

"I request Narendra Modi and Nawaz Sharif to join us when we receive peace prize. Hope my request would be heard and listened," said Malala, while addressing the media in London.

The 17-year-old, who is youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, said she spoke to Mr Satyarthi and the both of them will try to build strong relations between India and Pakistan.

"We have tension on borders between India and Pakistan. We want to fight for peace, development, progress," she said.

This week has seen the worst violence at the International Border with Pakistan in a decade - eight people have been killed and over 60 have been injured in heavy firing and shelling by Pakistani troops.

Today, firing by Pakistani troops along the International Border in Jammu and Kashmir registered a sharp decline. However, sources in the Border Security Force said it was too early to call it a "de-escalation". ('War Not an Option,' Says Pakistan as Border Firing Declines Sharply)

India, sources said, will wait and watch before initiating any move to talk or even respond to any possible overtures from Pakistan.

India has accused Pakistan of firing to distract its forces and help militants infiltrate into Kashmir. Indian Army sources told NDTV they believe nearly 700 militants are waiting to cross into the Kashmir Valley from across the border.