Another deadly blast... By Ali
11 October, 2013
Death is always very painful, not only for those who die but also for those who are left behind to mourn. If the process of dying is natural, the feeling of loss is minimised with the passage of time but if death is the result of some cruelty or brutality, the sense of loss among the dear and near ones of the deceased keeps increasing. The bomb blast outside a biryani shop in old Anarkali, Lahore also narrates the same story of loss and pain. What was the fault of the innocent people who were busy with their routine affairs there? Why were they so brutally targeted? Certainly, as per tradition, someone from some terrorist group with a new name will make a call to some news channel and claim responsibility for this cowardly act and, as per routine, ultimately, the blame will be shifted to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) without any proof. Some media men will use all their talents and abilities to trace links between the Anarkali blast and the TTP.
In this blame game, the actual culprits will succeed in getting away. The newly elected government of Pakistan has been very keen to 'crush' the menace of terrorism since day one. Arrangements for peace talks with the Taliban and negotiations with Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh are some of the steps taken by the PM for internal and regional peace and prosperity but there are some forces that do not want Pakistan to move in the right direction. The nation must keep a vigilant eye on all such elements that wish to derail the peace efforts of the government of Pakistan.
PROFESSOR ALI SUKHANVER