The recent brutal killing of Maulana Moavia, a leader of Ahl-e-Sunnat-wal-Jammat in Lahore is a proof that the terrorists have now planned to shift their battle-field from targeting Shias to now hitting Sunni activists. Though the law enforcement agencies of Pakistan are doing their utmost to bridle the outrageous fiend of terrorism but the terrorists are also well-equipped and very determined to make this nation a slave to their wishes. Let us wait and see who is going to win this battle. But one thing must be very clear that ideologies could never be imposed by force; minds are never a slave to any particular piece of land.

That the terrorists have weapons in their hands; they could enslave a nation, it is a sheer misconception. But at the same time it is also a bitter reality that this growing wave of terrorism in Pakistan has become a serious threat to the existence and stability of Pakistan. We have ample examples from various countries around us which had been facing the consequences of terrorist activities; but these countries successfully crushed this menace with the help of their law enforcement agencies, the politicians and above all with the help and assistance of their common people.

Sri Lanka is one such example where the terrorists had once deprived the Sri Lankan nation of even the basic human rights but the Sri Lankan people sent their enemies to hell. We must learn a lesson from Sri Lanka which is no doubt a country with fewer resources and certainly a country without nuclear technology.

ALI SUKHANVER,

Multan, December 6.