Volatile Islamabad…

The Government of Pakistan is passing through a troublesome time as far as the worsening of the security condition in the country is concerned. Adding to the woes of the governement are the threats by the Khateeb of the Lal Masjid in Islamabad when he annonced to start an armed campaign against the alleged business of prostitution, video centers and all the other activites which he claimed are unislamic in nature.
Maulana Abdul Aziz, who is at the helm of the activites at the Lal Masjid which is fast becoming the center of gravity for all those who believe in taking extreme actions to vipe out all that they consider are against the teachings of Islam, threatened the government of carrying out suicide attacks if the governement tried to indulge in stopping their campaigns.
Just a few days back the female students of Jamia Hafsa, an associated seminary of Lal Masjid kidnapped an alleged prostitue before taking by force a few security personnel of the Federal government who tried to stop them from their extreme actions much to the haplessness of the government.
The last month in a half has seen a worrysome surge in the volatility of the security situation in the Federal capital starting from Supreme court fiasco which only the government has to be blamed for. The way the president of Pakistan triggered the suspension of the Chief Justice of Pakistan, accompanied by continuous misinformation about the state of the Chief Justice’ isolation didn’t help stop the negative signals coming out of the country.
The latest in Islamabad should serve as a wake up call for all of us. There are so many things that we should pondere upon. Who we are? Why did we attain independence? Who are the people we are governed by? Why this drift towards two extremes? Which is the way ahead?
Let’s unite to save our true identity and let’s pray for the preservation and prosperity of our beloved homeland.


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