It has been announced by both Federal and provincial government that by taking quick actions masterminds and perpetrators of the Safoora Chowk massacre of Ismailis and the murder of T2F founder Sabeen Mahmud have been arrested within days.
Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar and Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah have announced in press conferences in Islamabad and Karachi that culprits behind the terrorist plot have been held.
It has been unveiled that culprits were locals and were influenced by the extremist organizations claiming to have links with foreign military organizations. If it is true than what about the earlier claims made by the government officials that Indian intelligence agency RAW was behind these and other terrorist incidents. Now it seems to be nothing but an embarrassment for ones who claimed that. Syed Qaim Ali Shah now has changed the stance and said he had named RAW in the context of what he claims have been its activities in the past from Balochistan to Karachi.
Our politicians should hold their speculations before Joint Investigation Team set up to look into the matter and should be allowed to finish its work before any pronouncements as to who or what is involved are made. Top officials, whether federal or provincial, should refrain from making tall claims and assertions even before all the evidence has been gathered after investigation, merely to show themselves in a better light than widespread public perception. This practice may yield temporary benefits, but if it unravels in the long run, it may return to haunt the claimants.
Another aspect is alarming that few culprits are educated one of them has been graduated from IBA. Think tanks need to draw their attention on the reason that why educated people are being attracted by the ideology of terrorists and find the appropriate way to deal with it.