Provide people with a reason to live and you will see they don't want to die after all. Pakistan Army continues to destroy the extremists but it is also very important to understand that the oxygen supply of the fire burning on our western front is increasing. The people of that area require the state to provide them with food, clothing and some facilities of health and sanitation. The media has to play a big role here in educating them to achieve elimination of extremism from Pakistan. It is a must that more space is given to liberal views so that our people in general, and those from these affected areas in particular, are educated about dangers of obscurantism and benefits of moderation. The Pakistan Army is going great guns fighting the threat of extremism but the media has to come along and support this effort the whole hog. -HIRA MIR, Islamabad, December 9.