LAHORE : Chief Minister Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar in his message on the occasion of the international day of peace has said Pakistan is a peaceful country and Pakistanis are a peace-loving nation. Pakistan and its people are well aware of the importance and need for peace and no other nation has sacrificed for peace than Pakistan, CM added. The Chief Minister further said the Pakistani nation has made history by winning the war against terrorism with great sacrifices. Pakistan has been playing a lead role for regional and international peace efforts and its journey of peace manifests the valuable sacrifices of martyrs who were the messengers of peace and their sacrifices would never be forgotten, CM maintained. CM said Pakistan won the peace after a long battle against extremism and terrorism while India’s extremist attitude is a threat to regional peace and Modi’s regime disrupted all peace efforts by adopting illegal measures in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir. The Chief Minister said People in Occupied Jammu and Kashmir, Palestine and other regions were aspirants of peace. Poverty, in-justice, ignorance, deprivations, aggression, and expansionist ambitions were the biggest hurdle for maintaining peace, CM added. CM said peace was directly linked with development and prosperity and under the visionary leadership of PM Imran Khan, Pakistan is now a safer and peaceful country as compared to the past. The Chief Minister said the courageous sons of the homeland who sacrificed their lives for peace were the real heroes of the entire nation. CM further said the purpose of celebrating international peace day is to create awareness among people regarding the need and importance of peace.