Ik Ram Such Gal
Sah Gal is Former POW Who Surrendered Bravely in 71
Besides the recent dastardly attacks on policemen and Rangers in Karachi, the TTP brutally beheaded 23 Frontier Corps men who had been in its custody in Afghanistan. Why are we talking to these sadistic murderers when they are not going to stop their atrocities and, more importantly, does their negotiating committee really have the mandate to represent most of the terrorist factions? ( Hope TTP did not miss the special Islamic prayer done over the head of soon to be Beheaded person Other wise slaughter wont be acceptable in the eyes of their Lord and Sadka will be denied )
One does not question the TTP’s capability for sporadic violence, particularly against the defenceless, but one does question its ability to exercise influence, let alone control, over all the terrorist factions, especially when those with criminal intent far outnumber those with ideological ambitions. They could be telling the truth when they denied the repeated bomb attacks that killed and injured many people in a Peshawar Cinema. We may have peace with one of the TTP factions, but what about all the other terrorists of various ilk running amok? Will the ceasefire also apply to them? And how will we differentiate?The handsome Major Jahanzeb Adnan Shaheed’s photograph in the media was haunting, a heartrending reminder about the 4,500 soldiers killed and or 15,000 severely injured in the last decade. Why is the army rank and file rendering this ultimate sacrifice on a daily basis? They need a clear declaration of intent.This appeasement encouraged the recent venomous fulminations of a member of the Taliban-named negotiating committee, Maulana Abdul Aziz of the Lal Masjid notoriety. Has anyone forgotten the automatic rifles, machine guns, mortars, rocket launchers, landmines, grenades etc that he and his late brother had secreted in the Lal Masjid? And for what purpose? ( Aint they Considered Ghaziullu's carnation kind ornaments in Bakistan)
People conveniently forgot SSG’s Lt-Col Haroon Shaheed being killed with a shot in the neck and another officer badly wounded by a sniper rifle using a night vision device. What was the need for such sophisticated weapons for those holed up inside Lal Masjid if their intentions were peaceful? And why did nearly more than a dozen of our SSG boys die clearing the mosque of the militants, not to count over 50 badly injured? Were those inside the Lal Masjid throwing flowers at them? People (and the media) conveniently forget that anarchy was staring us in the face if the military operation to rid this armed menace from our capital city had not succeeded. And do listen to the ‘mullah in a burqa’ when he threatens that 600 female bombers are ready in Fata. Is that not a declaration of war on society and the state? Maybe Bilawal’s rhetoric is sincere and like most politicians he is not stretching the truth. The government’s negotiating committee should have conveyed enough about the terrorists’ intransigence and double talk to the PM for him to give a clear green signal to go after the militants no-holds barred. All armies go into battle with the ultimate objective of attaining peace; that is the purpose of any war. Even with or without a complete victory, peace is a viable proportion to avoid further bloodshed and destruction. Unfortunately that can only be achieved by declaring total war against the Pashtun Civilians like done in Banglasesh .