Doubts were raised over Lahore hosting the final when a wave of new terrorist attacks hit Pakistan last month. A handful of terrorists cannot defeat the courage of committed and proud people of Pakistan. We are committed to fail every despicable plan of our enemies. Nation fights back terrorism and Pakistan’s days of isolation are over and now it has become stronger, safer and more stable.
The zeal of cricket crazy nation vanished all the terror fears up into smoke as people from all over the country flooded Lahore’s Gaddafi Stadium to show their resolve against the terrorists and their enthusiasm for the sport Pakistan is famous for. People of all ages showed love with the country on return of international cricket in the homeland.
Strict and full proof security was provided to the two domestic teams which will also include foreign cricketers. Over 10,000 security personnel, including army men provided exceptional protection for the final of the Pakistan Super League.
It is suffice to say security situation in country has greatly improved over the past few years and this recent bout of violence was a temporary blip. Besides that Operation Radd ul Fassad under the command of Pakistan Military also continues alongside in different parts of the country with full force to apprehend terrorists and their facilitators who promote terrorism activities in country. We as a whole nation are determined to pull up the menace of terrorism from our peaceful land and will make it prosperous again.
Terrorism defeated, Pakistan won!
Provincial government of Punjab has finally decided to launch Rangers operation against terrorist sanctuaries in Punjab. The decision has been taken by the government after the deadliest series of attacks across country last week specifically when there was finally peace prevailing in our country.
Both civil as well as military leadership is determined to fight against terrorism and militancy. It is also decided that sectarian violence and extremism will be uprooted from the country as well as several important decisions have been taken including ruthless action against terrorists and those who support them. Alongside strict and immediate measures will be taken to achieve this end.
The government along with other intelligence agencies must ensure to adopt an aggressive policy against militant groups in Punjab in order to counter terrorism activities carried out by them. Those who facilitate and even shelter terrorists must not be spared in any case. The entire nation not only supports government and military stance over war on terror but also stands united against all the terrorists creating chaos in our country. It is a high time that government must ensure implementation over National Action Plan and initiatives taken under NAP like terrorism, militancy, extremism and sectarian violence must be overcome.
The recent wave of terrorist attacks has badly shaken the whole nation when there was finally peace prevailing in Pakistan. It seems like the terrorist groups are restoring their lost confidence and gaining momentum again that was cut down to a great extent by our military forces in various operations they conducted nationwide particularly operation Zarb e Azb. Peace was restored in effected parts of country where military operations were launched and positive outcomes were quite visible as well. Now in recent attacks carried out in all the four provinces including FATA are deadliest of its kind killing enormous number of innocent people which is extremely disturbing.
In Pakistan, Tehreek i Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is believed to be an existential threat for Pakistan. Operatives of RAW (Indian Intelligence agency) who are well penetrated in terrorists outfits like TTP and other affiliated groups are trying to destabilize Pakistan. Most of the terrorists hideouts are situated in the adjoining areas of Afghan border and the biggest problem is the porous border through which terrorists intervene in our country and execute such activities.
It is suffice to say that Pakistan military along with other intelligence agencies are capable of countering terrorism but it must first find a political will to eradicate terrorism within borders. Counter terrorism is a challenge that is not only faced by Pakistan but for the whole region. So all countries must ensure to work together in order to counter insurgency and make peace prevailed in region. It is a high time to take strict actions against terrorists and their allies before they can’t be handled and carry out such heinous attacks again.