Terror has hit Lahore and with full intensity and the society is plunged into mourning. The ruling elite has condemned it as a matter of practice. Few days will be gloomy and after a week the incident will be erased from our memory. We will remember it only as a ready reference for lengthy, nonproductive and useless discussions. We will condemn it and we will forget it. We will be waiting for another sad incident so that we can condemn it. This is the statesmanship of our ruling elite. And this is how we go. This is how we run the state. This is glory of our unprecedented intellect.
We are facing the most complicated situation. This is not an easy war that we are facing. But the question is : Where is our elected government? Does it have any narrative to fight the terror? Does it have the acumen that can steer us out of the wood? We have witnessed the sound and fury of the federal ministers against Imran Khan and we are surprised why this sound and fury of the federal ministers becomes a whimper when it comes to the challenge of terror? We don’t know what strategy they have. We are unaware if they are having any plan to overcome this challenge. We have not seen any concrete and comprehensive strategy envisaged by the government to fight the terror. The drift in the government policy is very clear. If Lahore, the hometown of the ruling family, is not safe , this is the high time to ask them do they have required acumen to steer out of the wood or their job is just to defend their master and launch an offensive against Imran Khan?
Does anyone remember that we have a National Action Plan? Will anyone bother to tell us what the achievement of the government on this front is? We must not forget that we can’t defeat the terror until we come up with an alternate narrative. National Action Plan was first narrative in this regard but we have ignored it altogether.