Pakistan had been a victim of many terrorist attacks in the history and had witnessed many distressful incidents like Army Public School Peshawar back in 2014. Even before 2014, Pakistan has always been victimized and blamed for all the terrorist attacks and activities happening in the world.
Yesterday was the Easter day of our minority community and on that same day, a bomb goes off in the evening at Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, Lahore which was crowded with children, men and women. Hundreds of people were injured and died. Many Christian fellows were also died at the spot. I highly condemn the attack but the purpose of my piece of writing is to draw out the reason that why this blast happen on the same day that was supposed to celebrate the Easter and what measures we should take to further avoid from such happenings.
Back in 2014, Peshawar attack was the day that made everyone sad and depressed but yet another day has come and our government is still lacking in terms of security. Seeing the past, we are well aware that our minority community has to pay the price as they have been targeted before in churches and now on the occasion of their Easter or Christmas.
We have to admit that there is a lack in our security measure because if there wasn’t any loop hole then the government would probably prevent the people from suffering this attack. They had to provide certain security especially when it comes to celebration days like Easter or Christmas. But now it is useless to cry over spilt milk because people were supposed to celebrate the Easter not to mourn at Easter day.
I have also seen that the moment Lahore was targeted all the cities were on high alert as if there would be another attack on the cities. I have a question for PUNJAB GOVERNMENT, if you are unable to protect the people from a single attack then how you suppose to protect other cities. Yesterday’s attack had left a great question mark on the Punjab government.
SHAFAQ KHALID RANA,
Lahore, March 28.