ISLAMABAD: Some in Pakistan are raising questions as to why processions are being taken out to support the Palestinians, and appeals are being made for financial assistance to the victims of Gaza, when no big demonstration was even held for ongoing bloodshed in Swat and no significant relief activity is being seen to help displaced people, reports the BBC.
Quoting local people the BBC added that everybody is speaking for restoring of the judges and abolishing of the 17th Amendment, but why are they not been able to feel the heat of the firestorm that has gripped a part of the country? According to people, it is a national callousness. But the fact is that, this callous attitude on part of the nation is not a new thing in Pakistan.
Recall the past in your mind when 56 per cent population of the country was receiving blows on the political and military fronts, millions of people in the West Pakistan had overprotected saying they had nothing to do with this hooliganism. Later, when the military operation had been continuing in Blochistan in the name of democracy and defending the federation for four years, how many nationalist and religious people from Bajaur to Tharparkar set up the relief camps realizing, that it is not a way of strengthen the federation, and that being powerful does not mean to treat the weak humanly?
Similarly, when Sindh was victimized for restoration of democracy in 1983, how many people from Quetta to Gawadar, Landi Kotal to Dera Ismail Khan and Okara to Sadiqabad staged sit-in to support these Sindhis?
And when some 150 corpses were found in Karachi daily in 1990s, why there was a silence in the people from Thata to Kashmor, Sibbi to Dalbandine, Rajanpur to Murree and Bajaur to Kohat? How many people besieged their leader demanding that let’s save Karachi because it is the mini-Pakistan?
Or when some one million peasants were protesting and resisting forced eviction from their lands some eight years ago in Musharaf’s regime, how many political or social dignitaries realized this issue in Multan and Lahore?
Let’s leave it and think if people of Pakistan and their representatives ever raised voice collectively expect in September 1965 and 2005 earthquake. The world is facing wrath due to silence of millions of people and not because of handful of harsh people, said the BBC report.
According to other news Local people in Swat are feeling insecure as the militants and security personnel are continuing their activities in the restive district civilians are falling victims to such violence. The militants have blown up one more school in Swat and killed two innocent citizens and there is no let up in violence in Swat.
Member of National Assembly Marvi Memon of PML (Q) said that the people are fighting in Swat against all odds. She said, “So far I have observed in Swat the Taliban are criminals working without any ideology. And we are condemning their activitivies especially burning and destroying schools for girls. We want the government to implement the writ of the state soon”.
The districts Bar President Aftab Alam says, “The situation has getting worse day by day. Although, the security forces had launched an operation in the restive valley of Swat a year ago, normally remain illusive so far”. Meanwhile, the militants blew up another school in Mingora and attacked police station at Kabal injuring one constable. So far around two seventy eight schools have been destroyed or partially damaged by militants depriving of education sixty thousands’ school going girls. -SANA