It is a question to our leaders and representatives, who claim to have a broad vision and ability of farsightedness; whose agenda they are following by blocking the NATO supply route? They claim that the rulers have been playing to the tunes of their “foreign masters”, but by supporting the Taliban just for the sake of U.S. bashing and scoring electoral points; aren’t they doing the same for the terrorists, who are out there to destroy us. Recently, in the past week Taliban attacked a check post in Dir, martyring at least 20 security personnel. These leaders should have the foresight to realize that at what cost they are playing this dangerous game.
Archive for April, 2011
It is a pity that the accused in Mukhtaran Mai case have been freed on technical grounds, which is insufficient evidence and faulty police investigation. The weak case of the prosecution, the lack of evidence and initial shady police investigation, led to this outcome. It is a situation, where the victims of such a crime find themselves again at the same place where they had started. They discover that their dignity has again been taken from them and their belief in the system turns into smoke. It is probably high time that the concerned sections of the society should put in some sincere effort, to address the loopholes present in the legal system. In the future, no victim should suffer this fate and the perpetrators of the crime should not be allowed to roam free.
Recently, Hizb ut-Tahrir has been organizing various rallies in numerous cities, to gather support from the implementation of the system of Caliphate. With a few dozen protestors, they are hardly more than a nuisance. But what is of concern is the amount of media coverage, given to these activities and the promotion of their vague and misleading ideas. It is still a mystery to the average Pakistani that if this is group is a potential threat, why has it been allowed to continue its activities and why only after they organize a rally, do the authorities com into action? This has only resulted in guaranteeing their media presence. Adding to it, no one has questioned them on how do they plan to bring about their “perfect system”? Who will be leading this Caliphate, or who will be eligible to become a caliph? These are all a mixture of confused and vague perceptions, while the only obvious reason for such activities is to create chaos.
Recently, it has been reported that leftist parties staged a protest in Lahore criticizing the role of NATO and U.S. in the war on terror. The speakers at this occasion demanded the authorities, to stop the NATO supplies to Afghanistan. It is unfortunate to see that these people have fallen prey to the conspiracy theories and the concept of the great game, spread around by the mullah-militant nexus. Instead of raising voice on the immediate danger of extremism engulfing the country, they have knowingly or unknowingly allied themselves with the mullahs and are playing to their tune.
The recent spree of suicide blasts in the past few days makes it horrifyingly clear that how an endless supply of “holy warriors”, are ready to sacrifice their lives. This is for their perceived effort to reunite Islam, with its lost glory. It is painful to see that these suicide bombers are being trained, with a strange efficiency and rapidness of an assembly line. This only points to our utter failure in handling the war on terror, where we have been busy in face saving and firefighting, while completely ignoring the consequences of our halfhearted actions. The production of these suicide bombers will continue, unless and until we do not bring our business into order.
Our society is a unique one which feeds on issues and events. There is a movement for a minimum time then the sentiments just fizzle out. Various elements exploit these sentiments and attain their desired goals, while making a complete mockery of the system and the masses. There has been an SMS circulating, which reads, “Cricket fever is over…….Now where is Raymond Davis.” So true, of how our public lead by our media and our politicians go after issues, while they ignore the real problems facing our country, which is poverty, terrorism and illiteracy.