|This is our war|
|Sunday, November 22, 2009
Ghazala Minallah’s letter of November 18 titled “For those who say it’s not our war” was an eye-opener. We live in difficult times and face an enemy that we created ourselves sometime back. We glorified these militants and called them ‘mujahideen’. Now they kill our brothers and sisters but we keep blaming ‘foreign’ elements for it instead of realising our own mistakes. How can the Zionists be blamed for the Taliban monster that was created during Ziaul Haq’s regime? Are Iran and China under Jewish influence too since they see Pakistan as a centre of terrorist activities as well?
Even if it was America’s war initially, it is ours now, and instead of confusing the masses and de-motivating the valiant jawans battling militants it would be better to accept harsh realities, identify the real threat, learn from our mistakes and defeat the enemy within. All democratic forces need to join hands and build a consensus at the national level over the war. We need to curb extremism in all its forms and manifestations. We must speak with one voice. It’s our war, a war for the survival of Pakistan and everyone who hurts Pakistanis must be dealt with strongly.
Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi
As mentioned in the letter titled “For those who say it’s not our war” (November 18) by Ghazala Minallah every sensible Pakistani thinks that the fight against the Taliban is our own. The media must boycott people like Imran Khan, Qazi Husain Ahmed, Munawar Hasan, Fazlur Rehman etc. It would be much better if voices favouring the Taliban are silenced because these only create misunderstanding among the masses about the gravity of the extremist threat.
Waleed Khan Shinwari
This is our war
December 15, 2009 by Ali Abbas