Terrorism means the destructive activities taken recourse to by a group of people to coerce a government to yield to their demands. Terrorists engage themselves to violent activities. They use deadly arms and ammunition. Terrorism is an international problem in today’s global community. Many nations are affected, whether directly or indirectly.
Most nations oppose terrorism, while others condone or even support active, brutal terrorism and terrorist groups. Terrorism is mostly used as a lever to achieve a political aim. It is the biggest menace faced by the international community today.
Terrorism has emerged as an ideology that has affected this world a lot. There are many countries of the world that are facing this threat. All are trying to counter it but terrorism is on rise. Terrorism has struck all through history and around the world. Even in ancient Roman times, emperors such as Tiberius and Caligula dealt with terrorism by banishing or prosecuting those who opposed their rule. Pakistan is also the victim of this terrorism.
Pakistan has been afflicted by this worse form of social malice for more than 65 years. The reason of that it has a big functional boundary with countries like India, Iran, Afghanistan and China. In fact it is suffering more than any other country. One of the goals of terrorism is to make their views heard. The media is an excellent window for the terrorists to shout their demands and views immediately after an attack. It has changed its forms and with the passage of time has become more lethal and frightening.
The religious intolerance, political mistrust and instability, military interventions, partial economic policies, myopic visionary policies, ethnic, regional and lingual prejudices let the flame of terrorism flare up in full swing which resulted in economic instability, trust deficit among different social factions and sense of instability among the masses of Pakistan.
We should try to stop these terrorist activities from happening. We should stop killing innocent people because it gives birth to a terrorist. We should resolve the issues by talks because killings result in killings. The courts should work to provide justice to people on all levels. Repeated injustice will force people to become terrorists. Justice delayed is justice denied. Terrorism must be recognized as a new type of military aggression that requires governmental action. It involves an undeclared war and government officials must take the same sort of actions that they would if threatened by a hostile country. There must be changes in order to prevent further terrorist aggression in this decade and in the future. There has to be drawn a line if we are interested to completely eradicate this modern scourge of terrorism. — Islamabad