End of ter­ror­ism

Southasia - - EDITOR'S MAIL -

The Pak­istani mil­i­tary’s ef­forts to elim­i­nate ter­ror­ism from the coun­try are com­mend­able. It is play­ing its role to make the peo­ple of Pak­istan feel se­cure once again. Op­er­a­tion Zarb-e-Azb will go a long way in cleans­ing our coun­try of ter­ror­ists. It was up­lift­ing to see the army chief vis­it­ing North Waziris­tan – an area where the con­trol of ter­ror­ists was so strong that even the se­cu­rity forces had a hard time es­tab­lish­ing their writ. The good news is that the army has purged most of the area of ter­ror­ists and has set up effective check­points at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions.

This op­er­a­tion proves be­yond doubt that in or­der to face the prob­lem of ter­ror­ism head-on, what a coun­try needs the most is the will to fight. Af­ter years of vac­il­la­tion, the army com­mand fi­nally took the right de­ci­sion and the re­sult is there for ev­ery­one to see. While the threat of a back­lash from ter­ror­ists looms large, it is noth­ing com­pared to the re­lief of know­ing that the ar­eas which were in­fa­mous the world over for be­ing ter­ror­ist sanc­tu­ar­ies are clean now.

Fa­tima Amir

Is­lam­abad, Pak­istan

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