Pakistan’s security scene, dotted heavily with blood, is not the target of those terrorists only, who emerged as enemies of Pakistan with the mission to punish it for its support to the US-led war on terror, with the main theatre next door, Afghanistan. There are also narrow-minded religious bigots zeroing in on sectarian murders; frustrated citizens with separatist agendas specialising in target killings; unidentified bands of murderers reining death and destruction on the citizenry, as they go about shooting indiscriminately in the streets; common criminals making hay in a social setting where law and order has become an unknown commodity; husbands strangulating their wives for not bearing male offspring; and numerous other elements that one can find in an uneducated, ignorant milieu brutalised by a long period of turmoil and mayhem. Sunday’s carnage in Quetta, Peshawar, Khuzdar and Miranshah in North Waziristan, in which nearly 70 people perished and much larger number wounded, had the stamp of some of the above narrated bloodthirsty hounds. Like terrorists in revenge attacks for the death-dealing drones or for Pakistan’s security forces operating to root them out; and zealots out to declare others, whose faith is a shade different from theirs, as infidels. It is a great pity that Hazara Town, where the Shia community of Quetta is mostly concentrated, has been the scene of slaughter of men, women and children several times in the recent past. Yet, the authorities’ indifference to the security needs of this minority group has encouraged these elements to attack them again and again. Greater pity is that there is no comprehensive plan in sight that could tackle the monster. The issue is routinely buried with the last rites of mere condemnations that start pouring in from the high as well as the low, directives to law enforcement agencies to track down culprits with a specified period of time and empty commitments to never let it happen again.No doubt, drones constitute a great provocation for the tribal people to take up arms against Pakistan and in this context the support for Pakistan’s stand coming from British Prime Minister David Cameron raises some hope that being so close to the US he might be able to dissuade the US from continuing with this form of warfare. But what is needed the most to beat out the menace is a visionary leadership possessing a firm resolve, to demonstrate through its words that we have had enough of, and actions. Zero tolerance must dictate the counter terrorism policy, for which there is an urgent need.