It would perhaps be appropriate to say that Pakistan has become a corrupt country overtaken by terrorists. These terrorists are not only the enemies of one faction or group; they are the enemies of Pakistan. The Peshawar incident reminds one of the Beslan School Hostage crisis which took place in September 2004, in Russia, It lasted for three days and involved the capture of over 1,100 people as hostages (including 777 children) ending with the death of 385 people. In the wake of this tragedy, the Russian Government brought a number of reforms. The Kremlin consolidated its control over media and increasingly attacked the nongovernmental organisations (especially those foreign-founded). It proceeded to toughen laws on terrorism and expanded the powers of law enforcement agencies. Russian Foreign minister rejected every criticism from USA and other countries considering it an internal matter. These reforms marked the end of mass terrorism in and around Chechnya.
In the backdrop of Peshawar incident, the government needs to take more proactive steps to root out the menace of terrorism from this soil. Operation Zarb-e-Azb has already announced success. More steps are required on national level. Terrorists are spreading in the guise of religious and social reformists. Pakistan needs one policy for all kind of terrorists whether sectarian, political or social. There should be no distinction in dealing with enemies of Pakistan who have shaken the roots of this country.
It’s a good decision by the PM to lift moratorium on death penalty and shun the policy of distinction between good and bad Taliban. Nazia Jabeen,