No end in sight
THE country was rocked on Wednesday by explosions and targeted attacks in main cities in the four provinces, claiming lives of at least 25 civilians and security personnel. Two of the attacks one in Rawalpindi and the other in Karachi were sectarian, targeting Muharram mourners gathered in or near Imambargahs. At least 14 people were killed and 35 others injured in a suicide attack in Dhoke Syedian area of Rawalpindi. Two people were killed and at least 12 others injured in twin blasts near an Imambargah in Orangi Town of Karachi. The blasts took place one hour apart.
In Quetta, security personnel who were escorting a van of schoolchildren were hit by a blast. At least three soldiers and two civilians were killed. Twenty-eight people were injured.
Three policemen were killed in Bannu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, when gunmen ambushed their van.Also in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, a police constable was killed when a bomb placed on a road hit a police van which plunged into a ravine. Two officers and the driver of the van were injured. The above mentioned security situation speaks of the gravity of the situation that security mechanism of our country is on the verge of collapse. The main question is how handful people who are antiIslam, anti Pakistan are not being controlled by security agencies as terrorists are free to target any site, mosque, imambargah and other place without fear of arrest. Since the beginning of war on terror in 2001, country’s mighty army, police and secret agencies have desperately failed to curb these handful terrorists, who had not only killed more than fourty thousands civilian and military personal besides wreaking havoc to country’s crumbling economy. And still government has failed to crush these terrorists who can easily target any government official or minority groups across Pakistan. The main cause of state failure is perhaps lack of coherence and unity not only among entire nation but also among different security departments. Our security establishment had not devised any unified plan to counter this menace, which is very quickly wiping out moral, ethic, rule of law, respect of law, love, religious harmony etc, which had been the hallmark of the Muslim Ummah. Without fulfilling these lines, this menace will continue to haunt entire country, which claims not only innocent lives but hurts our image in the comity of the nations.