Less than 4 weeks back, the Sri Lankan team came under attack in a city which is commonly known to be the ‘heart’ of Pakistan. Sadly, not a single terrorist was captured or killed and they were all successful in escaping without a single injury. Obviously, the consequences could have been worse if any Sri Lankan player had been killed or had they been able to perhaps take some part of the city hostage but now it seems they have come back to finish the job: 10-12 young armed men, dressed in police uniform, have taken control of a Police Academy (!!) in the ‘heart’ of Pakistan.
Right now, as I type this, my fingers seem to have frozen and my mind is completely blank. The timing could just never be worse for an attack of this magnitude….a time wen Obama has started clearly accusing Pakistan for not doing enough against terrorism, wen “American generals have turned their guns on Pakistan, accusing elements of its main intelligence agency, the ISI, of supporting Taliban and al-Qaeda militants [Source]” and wen India has been able to provide quite a fewproofs against certain Pakistanis in relation to the 26/11 attack on Mumbai. Meanwhile, we havent had any success in proving anything against anyone at all in relation to the 3/3 attacks.
P.S: Do have a look at this…dont blame me if it angers you.
EDIT: The comments on this post made me think of putting up a poll. If there’s something that we think we can do, we should start doing it straightaway
There are suicide attacks in Pakistan nearly everyday. I try not to speak about them as it only hurts but this one made me tremble after seeing pictures of injured people flashing on my TV screen. I have switched off my TV. Im not strong enough to be able to continuously view all those gruesome images. When will our TV channels understand that these blasts do not make a healthy viewing!
What makes this blast more significant is the fact that it was after all the Marriot Hotel in Islamabad, a heavily secured area (the truck was loaded with 1000 kgs of explosives and actually remained unnoticed!) not too far from the PM house and the Parliament House and the incident took place just a few hours after President’s Zardari made his first speech to the MPs as the President of Pakistan. On top of that, the President was enjoying an Iftar dinner at the PM house just half a kilometer away.
For the past three hours, I have been making phone calls to all my relatives and friends in Islamabad, just to make sure they are safe, just to make sure they were not ‘enjoying’ a feast at Iftar time at the Marriot today. I must thank Allah (SWT) that they are all safe but I know that 50 people have been killed so far and many of the injured would be dying too. I have no words to express my grief right now.