War against Terrorism and Extremism in Pakistan, War on Terror

War against terrorism and extremism in Pakistan, War on terror

This article discuss war against terrorism, extremism and islamic fundamentalism in Pakistan. Pakistani government and intelligence agencies blame some Islamic fundamentalist groups and Indian agencies for terrorist activities in Pakistan. They also present proofs. Although terrorism and murders are the most heinous crimes yet such bomb blasts hide and provide cover to some other very serious issues like political and financial corruption of institutions. It is because all attention goes to such terrorist’s activities. Media should not ignore other vital issues so bomb blasts or target killings could not be used to divert attention from other crimes.
Arms and ammunition cause murders and terrorism. Arms and ammunition are so widely related to murders that they are not safe even in the hands of police, army and law-enforcing agencies unless strict control is kept and every bullet is accounted for. I also suggest operation cleanup across Pakistan as according to reports huge arms and ammunition is present across Pakistan in the hands of parties, groups and individuals. Any operations should not look political vendetta or one-sided.

War against terrorism and extremism in Pakistan, War on terror

First time in Pakistan there is collective action against terrorism. It is very encouraging that government, political parties and army have joined hands. Military courts will come into play for speedy justice against terrorism. Pakistan government interior minister Chuadhry Nisar Ali Khan revealed in a press conference that Islamic funding of some rich Islamic countries are being used for terrorism. Mosque loudspeakers are not banned but restricted for Azan and prayer. There are very good measures but often laws and great commitment is seen on media but there come no enforcement in streets. Report any suspicious activity on 1717. Director General (DG) Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asim Bajwa mentioned misuse of mosque loudspeakers and hate speeches by Imam Mosques. Secondly, I want to point out that laws are made but never been enforced in streets.

War against terrorism and extremism in Pakistan, War on terror

It is human tendency to misuse powers unless some accountability is present. It is the reason that every department including judiciary and military should be answerable. This situation become even worse for oppressed people living miserable lives. In a country where only few hundred strong families control all resources in Pakistan, impartiality is the most needed thing!

War against terrorism and extremism in Pakistan, War on terror

Being a doctor of Pakistani society I know many details about Pakistani people. Previously, I helped USA in their efforts to fight terrorism and extremism. Root cause of these problems were in terrorism, fundamentalism, extremism, corruption, crimes and poverty in Pakistan. Within broader perspective, all these evils look interrelated. These evils grow in such circumstances that have bad system of government having corrupt employees. Living in such societies is not easy. You cannot take life for granted in these societies since civic sense and sense of responsibility are lacking or non-existent. I remember life of my father. He was retired officer. He was living in a simple way. Although he was not an ideal person, yet he was harmless for others. By using ethnic weaknesses, criminals in Lahore got him. He died in mysterious circumstances.

War against terrorism and extremism in Pakistan, War on terror

For example, learning such believes that killing Non-Muslims and sinners provide ticket for heaven. These fundamentalist kill Non-Muslims and sinners being part of their beliefs. Such killings not only satisfy their beliefs but also give them some kind if economic advantage. Often main purpose of such killings is economic in nature. They use beliefs as a pretext for justifying their actions along with giving satisfaction to their souls. For example by declaring someone infidel or sinner they conduct certain act of terrorism or violence.

War against terrorism and extremism in Pakistan, War on terror

One reason of extremism is dreadfulness of people in Pakistan. Due to lack of proper education and guidance, these people in Pakistan are very hateful. Extremism and anger is part of their personality. Majority of countries warned their citizens not to visit and live in Pakistan. It is very shocking situation. We face maximum level of insecurity.

War against terrorism and extremism in Pakistan, War on terror