9/11: Pak reaches out to US through ad
Pakistan has placed an advertisement in the US media to reach out to America on 9/11.Updated: Sep 11, 2011 12:42 IST
Pakistan has placed an advertisement in the US media to reach out to America on 9/11.
"Which country can do more for your peace," asks the advertisement in the Wall Street Journal.
"Since 2001, a nation of 180 million has been fighting for the future of the world's 7 billion."
Dawn reported that Islamabad had initially given this advertisement to The New York Times but they refused to carry it.
The advertisement says that since Sep 11, 2001, 21,672 Pakistani civilians have lost their lives or have been seriously injured in the war against terror.
The Pakistani Army also has lost 2,795 soldiers while 8,671 soldiers have been wounded. More than 3.5 million have been displaced while the country has lost $68 billion due to terrorism, the media report said.
The advertisement noted that despite sacrifices the country was still engaged in "the war for world peace".
"Can any other country do so? Only Pakistan," it maintained.
First Published: Sep 11, 2011 12:37 IST