Though there was uproar in the media when Jamat-e-Islami (JI) fromer Ameer, Munawar Hassan declared Al-Qaeda chief, Osama bin Laden, and TTP leader, Hakeem Ullah Mehsud as martyrs, however, no one was surprised by that outburst. But when such a statement comes from Imran Khan and his party, PTI, leaders, one wonders what direction Khan is taking the young generation of this country. Imran was very vocal on Hakeem Ullah Mehsud death in the 2013 drone attack and called for NATO supplies blockade, even his party called Taliban their brethren and offered them to open office in Peshawar. One would have thought that since 2013, Khan has learned some lessons, but apparently that’s not the case. He and his party are still playing the role of pied piper, taking the youth on the path of mental suicide.

Has PTI forgotten the massacres by Taliban at APS, BKU, Kabul, Helmand, Kundoz, Hazara enclaves? I was really disappointed by PTI spokesman, Naeem Ul Haq calling the Taliban leader, Mullah Mansoor a shaheed (martyr). If you call him martyr, what about hundreds of civilians, children and women attacked and killed by Taliban — are they not martyrs? What a contradiction!

Let’s come out of these contradictions and see what the outside world is saying about us. Otherwise keep wondering why Pakistan is feeling isolated while all its neighbours are getting united. No one can help us unless we are truthful to ourselves and are able to call a spade a spade.

MASOOD KHAN,

Saudi Arab, June 3.