This is with reference to the Taliban suicide attack on the Peshawar Press Club. I want to condemn the attack in the strongest possible terms and want to show solidarity with journalists on behalf of the community of doctors here. I also salute the guard who sacrificed his life to save us from greater destruction and loss of life. However, I want to point out one thing that, I think, is basically the weak point of journalists. Media is mostly run on the news and views offered to the public by journalists and, unfortunately in the recent past, journalists in general have tried to portray Taliban as heroes and Pakistan Army as villains. This was especially so during Musharraf's time. Since these Taliban got so much support from the media, they were able to take over a lot in the country, including a great deal of our land and institutions, all on the crest of a wave of sympathy created in their favour in the society. The journalists realized too late that Taliban are no friends of Pakistan and are only out to destroy it by killing the innocents. The previous government kept pleading for help from media on terrorism, which it never gave. Today, when the media has changed its views about Taliban as they have started hitting journalist targets, just as they did recently by hitting the Peshawar Press Club, the media is up in the arms. I suggest to TV channels that they be vigilant as they may be hit next. You fed a monster that is now out to devour you. -DR FAREEHA KHANUM, Mardan, December 26