THE suicide attack in Rawalpindi at Pirwadhai intersection on Peshawar Road on Monday, that killed 12 people and wounded many others, once again reflects lax security arrangements. PM's Interior Adviser Rehman Malik, who warned the public some time back that militants had entered the twin cities, seems to be only good at giving warnings, as more often than not his Ministry fails to stop them from carrying out their deadly missions. One should have thought that his real job is to ensure the safety and security of citizens, which requires disabling such elements before they could create any trouble. The wave of bomb blasts in different parts of the country points to the fact that the law enforcement agencies have been careless in performing their duties. The attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team was a security lapse. Worse still, after the shootout the police could not arrest the attackers and as of now they remain at large. In the case of suicide bombings, it has been a constant refrain on the part of the security officials that it is virtually impossible to stop a suicide bomber from blowing himself up, but attacks of the kind could be prevented by cracking down on the networks through effective intelligence. It bears pointing out that the terrorists have been unable to carry out any major attack in the US after 9/11. According to a private TV channel, the PM's Interior Adviser said that there could be a series of blasts and that the people should stay alert. But this is not going to help them in any way. They would rather look to him to make proper arrangements for their safety, instead of keeping himself busy in devising schemes to undo political opponents. Keeping in view the sensitive security situation, he ought to work with single-minded determination to bring the militants to book. A better mode of coordination between the different intelligence agencies, in close liaison with the police, might prove to be effective.