Its the second month of this year and so far there have been 19 attacks in the various parts of the country. All the provinces have been attacked and both security institutions and civilian places have been targeted, in which many innocent individuals have lost their lives.
Today’s assault on the Shrine in Sehwan took lives of more than 70 individuals and more than 250 are injured. The wounds of the tragic event of 16 December are still fresh and the memory is still painful, yet again there are few other stabs right in the middle of the heart.
After Raheel shareef handed over command to General Qamar Bajwa, there is an increase in the intensity and frequency of attacks, Which may be testing the resolve of the new army chief by the terrorists. In the coming days we will witness some important decisions taken by both civil and military establishment related to these attacks occurred all across the country.
One thing which is really important and highly overlooked is that we just don’t need “only” military operations. A Comprehensive and wholistic approach is the need of the time. All instruments have to be used. Role of civil bodies, legislators and scholars is extremely important to tackles this issue effectively.
In these testing times it’s the responsibility of national media to behave in a mature manner and keep boosting the morale of the nation. They should back the security agencies and uniform personnel for laying their lives in the line of duty. This is not the first time that Pakistan has faced this situation, but we came out stronger every time. Enemy can’t break our resolve nor they can make us fear them. We have faced them in the past and we will defeat them now and in the future إن شاء الله