SIALKOT

Thanks to peace after successive incidents of shelling by India on the Working Boundary, the border villagers are happy to cultivate and harvest seasonal crops, especially mustard in their fields. Earlier, the people of Joyiaan, Bajra Garhi, Joiyaan, Kundanpur, Bajwat, Chaprar, Nandpur, Harpal, Charwah, Dhamaala, Baghiyaari, Jangura, Rangor, Sakhiyaal, Pachhani Khurd, Kothey Raja, Jang, Tongar, Raja Harpal and Salaankey remained unable to cultivate the seasonal crops due to the worst shelling on these villages by the Indian Border Security Forces (BSF). The people said that they have been taking a breath of solace in the fresh air here due to the five-month lull along the Sialkot Working Boundary. They said that the establishment of peace was the desire of the people.

The farmers in Sialkot border villages depend on the crops, and now they are cultivating fodder, mustard and other seasonal crops without fear of shelling. "We are much happy to be back in our fields to cultivate the seasonal crops as the brutal shelling by Indian BSF during the years 2014 and 2015 had kept us away from our fields," they added.