Terrorism is a genie that Pakistan is trying hard to put back in the bottle by dedicated efforts. All political parties have developed a National Action Plan, a twenty points document. Passage of 21st Amendment and amendment in Army act are the two practical steps so far. The remaining 18 points need vigorous will for implementation by everyone. Prime Minister recently chaired a meeting at Karachi in this regard. He reiterated his determination of combating terrorism by declaring “Losing is not an option.” It is appreciable that the federation, along with army, is taking personal interest in the law and order situation of Karachi. Karachi has been a victim of poor law and order but now it seems that government is serious in focusing on all issues of the country.

ISHRAT,

Lahore, February 19.