The Ramadan custom of breaking the day-long fast with a communal meal has led to new friendships springing up between Muslims and Christians. A group known as Interfaith Youth In Action organized one of these evening meals, commonly known as Iftar, in Lahore’s Loyola Hall on Saturday.
Zahid Shahab Ahmed is Peace Direct's Pakistan Local Peacebuilding Expert and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Deakin University in Australia. He received his PhD from the University of New England (UNE) in Australia, and has taught peace and conflict studies at universities in Australia and Pakistan. Since 2003, Zahid has worked with local and international development agencies in South Asia on various peacebuilding and development projects. He has published and presented papers on a wide range of issues, including Islam, human rights, peace & conflict, regionalism, and regional security.Read more from Zahid Shahab Ahmed