Surprisingly, the dreadful statement of Pakistan’s Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has come up in which he has said that the government is ready to hold talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief Hakimullah Mehsud if he renounce violence.
I am unable to grasp under what law our interior minister has obligated to solicit vicious terrorist organization like Taliban for negotiations? There could be couple of causes for this offer; firstly, government has failed and has too weakened to cope up with TTP and the reason is TTP is actively doing terrorism around the country without any little trouble. Secondly, Taliban has turned into too muscular in Pakistan which made our government compelled to negotiate with TTP to make them eternal fraction of the social order of Pakistan. Due to terrorism in Pakistan more then 40 thousands Pakistani citizens including our soldiers have been killed and billions of dollars have been spent on the war on terrorism. How Rehman Malik can forget it?
Today is 1st January, 2013 and Mr. Rehman Malik has got TTP’s reply loud and clear via bomb explosion at Ayesha Manzil, Karachi in which three people got exterminated and fifty people have been wounded. The outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban have claimed this act and said they would target MQM leaders and supporters after Altaf Hussain urged the government and people to unite and wage a war against the militants following the attack on child activist Malala Yousufzai.
Mr. Malik, you should approach on the streets instead of rolling around with your more then two dozens of protocol vehicles and meet with the victims of terrorist attacks and strive to find out what there opinion about your proposal and proffer regarding conciliation with Taliban?
It’s an uncomplicated query which can be answered by even uninformed individual. If I will do couple of murders and then admit my criminal and heinous act before the world, what do you think how would I be treated in the court of law? I am sure your answer to this will be the same as I my accepted wisdom. I must be hanged till death. Out of sudden, if government offers me that, I will be released if I promise to be good citizen. Would you laugh at that or will cry?
I would propose to my country mates to go against these kinds of statements by our authoritarians. It is not Mr. Rehman Malik who bears the loss but it’s us (Pakistani People) who have been effected by terrorist groups like Taliban and others. We might not have valiant news channels to cover our thoughts but we do have even more stronger medium in the shape of social media to express our inner feelings about these kinds of idiotic comments.