There will be no denying the fact that corrupt rulers of Pakistan have created terrorists and then trained them for keeping the poor people under constant threat. They have ruined the whole country. They have killed thousands of people in tribal areas. They have played a dirty game for earning dollars. They have sold their own people. They have still been killing the innocent people.
The new administration of United States headed by Barack Obama will certainly give heed to the pleas of common people while tackling the menace of terrorism. He will assess the situation himself. This is the desire of millions of tribesmen that he may visit the tribal areas. His visit will be the end of terrorism.
Now the new administration should exert more pressure on Pakistani administration to change its attitude. Now there should be strict audit of the fund being provided to Pakistan. There are still areas in the land of the pure where the poor people are dying of hunger and related problems. The real terrorists are the rulers of Pakistan. A newspaper has written comment on the poor law and order situation in some parts of Pakistan.
THE monster of terrorism is creeping from the fringe towards the centre. After Fata and Swat the militants are now making inroads into the settled areas of the NWFP and Punjab. Their latest attack in Peshawar that killed an ANP legislator on Wednesday could prove to be a watershed in the war on terror. Mr Alamzeb Khan is among the most high-profile victims of militancy - irrespective of which group claims responsibility - and his killing has shocked the government and the people of Pakistan. The fact that the attack took place so brazenly on the day the American special envoy, Richard Holbrooke, was visiting the NWFP capital speaks volumes for the message the terrorists wanted to send: no one is now safe in Pakistan. If a member of the ruling party can be targeted despite all the protection he had presumably been provided, how can the common man hope to escape the firepower of those determined to impose by violent means their own brand of Islamist extremism in the country? Pakistanis have never felt as insecure as they do today.
A look at the 'victories' chalked up by the militants should be enough to substantiate their claims that the government is not winning the war on terror. They have a clear-cut strategy: to isolate Pakistan in order to weaken it militarily, politically and diplomatically. Thereafter it would be a walk-over for them. In the last 10 days while the government has been issuing bulletins giving the count of the militants killed and claiming success, the terrorists have not been deterred. They beheaded a Polish engineer they had been holding hostage since September. They have attacked Nato supply routes in a bid to disrupt them - two bridges were blown up and trailers torched - forcing the authorities to shift the parking bays for Nato supplies to Punjab. Members of the paramilitary and police have been forced to defect to win their release. All this while people are being killed and threatened. It is to state the obvious that the people expect the government to get its act together and draw up a feasible strategy to counter the terrorists. That no strategy is still in place cannot be denied. The Polish foreign minister added another dimension to the picture when he spoke of rifts in the government which apparently does not command the loyalty of all officers. Can a war be won by a government lacking a strategy and discipline within its own ranks?