I wonder how come large size banners in Islamabad are being ignored by those who never stop reminding us of success stories of National Action Plan (NAP). These banners ask Muslims to donate fitrana and Zakat to Falah-e-Insaniat Foundation (FIF) to support people in Gaza, Syria and Burma but we all that FIF is the front organization for Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT), which is now operating under the disguised banner of Jamat-ud-Dawa (JuD). Come floods, earthquakes or other natural disasters, you will find FIF and other sectarian based organisations providing transportation, healthcare, shelters, food and what not. That’s one side of their work; they make space through social work for their main task, readying mercenaries for hate missions across borders.

After the massacre of over 145 students and teachers at Army Public School Peshawar, one wonders what serious action government has taken, other than making tall claims on NAP compliance. If we keep allowing banned outfits to freely work across the country, we should not complain about not getting any results. But perhaps we are asking for too much; so far we don’t have a list of banned outfits. If anyone doubts my word please visit the website of NACTA, which itself is under construction since the Peshawar massacre. We need to be honest with ourselves before making tall claims.


Saudi Arab, July 14