Terrorism in Pakistan: What is missing in the strategy?

The city of Karachi was, literally, rocked by the tremors triggered by thebiggest blast of the city’s history on November 11, 2010. It was an attack on the Criminal Investigation Department’s centre, later on, owned by none else than the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan.

The blast was preceded by a transient phase of firing on the spot which, now we know, was actually a battle between the security forces personnel and the attackers. After putting the security personnel to sleep, a truck heavily loaded with explosives slammed into the CID building leaving it almost flattened. And where the blast instigated a wave of shudders encircling its circumference of many kilometers and smashing glasses of buildings to pieces, I wonder if it could also reach to the noticeably protected buildings of the nearby CM House and the US Consulate, not to mention the five star hotels dotted around. Continue reading

The world’s greatest lie is…

…at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.

Paulo Coelho in ‘The Alchemist

This is what I *truly* believe…

Fate is the excuse that has been given to justify (but in vain) the actions that are done to us in this cruel world which, otherwise, are sure to erupt a great revolution that would demolish subtly malicious ‘plans’ of religion that connive in making the ‘fittest’ survive in this material world.. and, so, will let the poor have their due respect in the society…

I know many bloggers who write ‘for’ religion… and even they, themselves, know that they’ve taken their religion for granted… Can’t even ask for clarification of any belief, let alone anything against it… I mean even in this age, man are prevented to think over it, albeit, all the religious scriptures are filled with commands that say ‘Think (critically)’.. ‘Ponder over the Creation’, etc.. Dear bloggers, do write on how the religion supports (potentially) the cruel in the world…

and, lo! we can’t even complain against anything done to us by ‘Fate’!!

(This post should be read in connection with my earlier post about the same topic, which can be found here: What is…)