Last week, an anti terrorism court set free all six persons accused in the Sahiwal incident, an incident that shook Pakistan few months ago. Just to reiterate, few months ago, four persons were shot dead near Sahiwal while they were traveling in their car along with kids. The killings, as stated by the Counter Terrorism Department was an operation against terrorists involved in the kidnapping of ex Prime Minster Yousaf Raza Gillani’s son and an American national. The supposedly terrorists were traveling with their family, that is wife and kids when they were shot and killed. In fact one of the teenage daughters of the family also got killed. Two kids somehow escaped the mayhem.
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I so badly wanted to write about this issue, School Security considering the two ghastly attacks on our institutions, the first being the Army Public School Peshawar and then the Bacha Khan University. That, why these animals choose to attack our children is a separate issue and one that can be debated at length, this post is purely, “boots on the ground stuff”. That’s because I believe that a small security flaw or over sight can and will result in the loss of many lives. It’s not only the security staff, but also the technology that should be used to toughen the overall security. In writing this I have “‘researched” some of the previous attacks on the various Military/Government as well as Schools to find the ways in which these macabre acts were carried out.
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You will find lots of Fs flying about in this post, apologies in advance for that. This small little piece of news in Dawn got my attention and hence this post. ASI Ali of the Sindh Police was shot today while on duty, his job being to protect the Polio Team administering Polio drops to children in the Banaras Colony (Orangi Town No 4).
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On Not shooting from the hips!
Should women in Pakistan (and elsewhere) own a handgun? Or maybe should I ask why should women in Pakistan (and elsewhere) not consider carrying, buying and learning to use a handgun or a firearm? Considering the current law and order situation, the ever present terrorist threat, the daily rape average stats (which keep on climbing), the inability of LEAs to curb crime, the working woman’s woes, eve-teasing, acid throwing, kidnapping, abductions, homicide, honor killings, stove burning cases, muggings in daylight and robberies I think the average Perveen needs to be armed to be able to defend herself, her family and most important her honor should a situation arise instead of just saying “Khuda ki waste mujhe chor do? Ghar mein maa behen nahin hain? Or Please mujhe jaaney do OR even Mein tumhare agay haath jorti hoon”
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Ever wonder what happens when truth becomes a lie and lies become truth? Its hard to imagine, or not? Well let me draw an analogy, to make it easy for you to understand. Ever do a head stand? That would be pretty much like it, the whole world would seem upside down to you, and you to them. That pretty much explains it. But there’s a lot more I want to say on this.
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I am bewildered on where to begin with; should I write about the class 9 student who missed school because he couldn’t wake up as his alarm clock malfunctioned and hence lived to see they day his whole class wiped out, shot dead; or should I write about the girl who played dead amongst her classmates and ran only after the beasts had left her for dead, or maybe about the first year student who was lucky enough to escape and call his parents from a nearby house, or how about the little boy who despite being shot in the chest called his mother and told her he’s fine, what about the brave lady teacher who stood in the way of those beasts and the little angels only to be doused with petrol and set on fire, or the Principal who despite having the chance to escape preferred to stay in the school like a good Captain of a sinking ship that refuses to abandon his/her ship.