August 6, 2010

Yes! We’ve active terrorist groups in Pakistan

By Ghulam Rehman

And the government has brought the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill 2010 in the Senate which is said to be more effective than the Anti-Terrorism Act 1997 to counter militancy in Pakistan.

After approval from the upper house of the parliament, it will bring some changes in the traditional ways of counter terrorism efforts in the country. It’s hoped that it will bring peace back if implemented in true sprit.

It is an appreciating step by the government to revise the existing laws regarding terrorism, which, according to some experts, was lacking regulations to deal with the new trends of terrorism as it is becoming more complex with the passage of time.

Pakistan is facing worst crises as Karachi, the industrial capital of the country, is facing bloodshed for the last many days. At least 76 people have become victims of target killing initiated by racist groups who want to take control of the economy in the city.

After the 9/11 attacks on the United States, terrorists groups started to extend their networks and increased their cross border activities in the region. They managed to destabilize our governing system and economy.

Terrorism has almost killed our economy besides damaging our national image globally. Today many people think that Pakistanis are terrorists or like the Taliban-style life on earth.

I want to say the global community: we’re not a terrorist nation state but, yes, we’ve some active terrorist groups. The bad guys are few but very powerful—they're in every field! So, they seem dominating the entire nation of 116 million helpless people. The suffering of my entire family at the hands of such a terrorist group shows the sophistication and layers of terrorism in Pakistan...

1 comment:

  1. I completely agree with you. Hope your writing will inspire few inside and outside Pakistan.