Once again… Pakistan is targeted.. No clue will be found and assumption based theories will echoing all over media. In a sad incident six Sri Lankan Players sustained injuries including wicketkeeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara, Tilan Samaraweer and Ajantha Mendis while at least five policemen were killed in an attack by a dozen masked gunmen armed with rifles and rocket launchers in Lahore. Salute to Sri Lankan team that despite the alarming situation in Pakistan consented to come to Pakistan when every other team refused to come to play here. According to resources the team is shifted to airport via helicopter; they will soon be leaving for Sri Lanka.
Everyone is emitting rage against Pakistan including India targeting its internal unstable political situation; saying Islamabad must dismantle what it says about the eradication of terrorist networks on Pakistani soil. Obama Administration is revisiting its policy regarding Pakistan and Afghanistan now a days to constitute renewed strategy. This incident will leave an impression that Pakistan; a nuclear armed state; is a country that is not safe and uncontrollable thus it nukes should be taken in control. Terrorism in Pakistan is a serious threat to the peace of whole world and a prompt action would be demanded in wider interest of Pakistan and world too. International community will demand significant steps to destroy terrorist infrastructures for good.
In the wake of recent attacks reaction from foreign media and particularly from Indian media is not strange as it hardly misses a chance to tag Pakistan unstable and unsafe country. For them it is latest sign of the disintegration of security in Pakistan. India and foreign media has started raising fingers towards Pakistan in wake of internal political situation; it is pertinent to mention that Governor rule was imposed By President Asif Ali Zaardari few days back; soon after the Supreme Court’s decision of Punjab Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif disqualification. In this regard on huge level bureaucratic relocation was noticed across the province within district management and in police too. Vacuum created by this movement provided chances to terrorists to attack without significant resistance.
Opposition leaders may call it an attempt by the government agencies to hamper the Long March and Sit-in announced by Lawyers as a significant part of their movement for the restoration od independent Judiciary; where Most of the coalition parties including Pakistan Muslim League -N, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf along with civil society has decided to join hands in Long March. Again a mass level of protest was expected; thus keeping in view Government previously released Nuclear scientist Dr. Qadeer from house detention then promulgated widely criticized Mobile Courts through a presidential order to curtail free movement of masses; This recent incident of attacking Cricket team can be a part of series designed by the Government to stop Lawyers.
Political leaders in Pakistan are of the point that somehow foreign hand is involved having animosity with Pakistan and its stability. In last November Mumbai was rocked by the terrorist’s attacks and since after a blame game started. India clearly said that Terrorists belong to Pakistan. We must not forget here that General Elections in India are being held in next Month and Indian government has to give message to its people regarding the Mumbai Terrorist attacks; that it is well settling of scores with Pakistan. Slman Taseer Governor Punjab said on the spot that the attack upon Sri Lankan cricket team in Lahore bear the same features that were carried out in Mumbai terrorists attacks.
Few days back Government of Pakistan reached a peace truce between local militants in Swat to maintain peace in the Region. Such treaties have irked West previously; For them it provides militants to create safe heavens in tribal areas of Pakistan in NWFP and Baluchistan. So when some serious circles in Pakistan reveals it is an effort to isolate Pakistan in International community we can not ignore the fact; this incident was pre-planned on broad scale.
What can be worse than bringing bad name to Pakistan this way; Peace ambassadors like cricketers are attacked. No one will want to come to Pakistan ever and again. Cricket World Cup that was being held in 2010-2011 in Pakistan; ICC has called off the World Cup in Pakistan.
As concerned Pakistani not only me but whole nation condemns and grieved over this gruesome act. People in Pakistan are numbed and not coming out of trauma saying attack on guests is attack on us and our integrity. Fact cannot be ignored that India and Pakistan has been exchanging a long rhetoric after Mumbai Terrorist Attacks. Thus a conscious Pakistani smells that foreign hand involved; can be INDIA. India has several reasons to do so; RAW involvement can be clearly seen for Informed sources pointed out RAW behind suicide attacks and current activities specially in NWFP & Baluchistan and now in Punjab. 18 Indian Consulates in Afghanistan operating to support anti-Pakistan activities. Furthermore the evidences including guns and rocket launchers found on the spot are Indian. Indian team was replaced by Sri Lanka keeping in view the current security situation and soaring tensions between Pakistan and India in wake of Mumbai terrorists attacks. Pakistan was pressurized to call off this cricket series.
Furthermore Sri Lanka is facing turbulence in its country too. While peeping into history India and Sri Lanka; they are not enjoying cordial relation since long and India allegedly been found in supporting elements like Tamil Tigers.
It is also important to say that after Mumbai Carnage; Pakistan took a strong stand against the blames of its involvement in attacks. Afterwards Lashker-e-Taiba found to be one of the major players in orchestrating Mumbai terrorist attacks with unavoidable evidences once America intervened. Once again it is started with India; need to see how and where this situation will lead.
Whole nation is demoralized not because they are hopeless but because they are numbed over this bloody game. Sports were not being targeted previously but now this bloody game has turned the whole scenario.