The whole nation strongly condemned the killings of seven innocent Shia Muslims in two separate sectarian attacks by unidentified gunmen in
, on Quetta 1st
Journalists for International Peace also strongly criticized the barbaric act
by anti-state elements who want to shatter the religious harmony and attempt to
crate sectarian clashes .
The target killings of Shias , personifies, the complete failure of
's intelligence and Security agencies,
besides shameful role of FC and police. Not even a single target killer of
Hazara and Shia community has ever been nabbed by agencies, rather these
agencies are allegedly held responsible for increasing " Missing
Persons' in the province .
As a defense and strategic analyst, I have strong belief that foreign elements
have penetrated into the folds and tiers of local disgruntled elements; that
too the complete failure of State institutions; are being patronized by foreign
hostile agencies... Our counter intelligence efforts are totally failed.. We didn't
identify the agent handlers in Pakistan , so far.. Pakistan
What is the duty of intelligence and law enforcing agencies???? They are being fed by the taxes of the people of
and they demonstrated worst performance in
the recent days. We have top security brains, we have top strategists, we have
brave sons of the soil who are sacrificing their lives for their homeland, then
where lies the flaw and loopholes??? The most impotent Chief Minister Aslam
Raisani mostly stays in Pakistan - he has apparently no interest in the
provincial matters of law and order... Islamabad
The phenomenon of target killing of Shia community is not just confined to Balochistan, the buses and coaches are being stopped , mostly in Northern Areas and killers take out the people , get identification through the NIDs and through Kalima Recitations. We failed to identify those so-called religious institutions where this kind of fanatic breed is being prepared and under-nourishment. The role of religious leaders is so pathetic in this regard. Just few terrorists can destroy
’s top security circles , which even 1965
and 1971 wars didn’t witness. Instaed of considering all the Balochis as
anti-state elements , our energies must be focused to nab the agent-handlers
and breaking the networks of foreign trained terrorists and their masters, in Pakistan . Pakistan
Unfortunately, media is receiving ' statements of Tehreek-e Taaliban and those statements are being published and telecasted. But we have miserably failed to locate and identify the culprits, who issues press releases.. Earlier similar press releases are sent , allegedly by Osama Bin Laden and Aemin uz Zawahiri from unknown places? Our agencies could able to locate their ' unknown places'.
Pakistan's so-called parliament has approved laws in hours which may suit to all the parliamentarians, rejecting Agriculture Tax, approve third term for a PM, Head of the party can play havoc with the careers of political fellows, who wont able to dance to their tunes... But nobody thinks to legislate the anti-terrorist laws in accordance with present wave of ' terror' , a war which is being waged in
to appease some other country or
countries, for certain vested interests. The subject draft bill is playing now
a ping pong game within the parliamentary committee and
the other stake holders. Pakistan
Security and Law Enforcing Agencies believe , as it is demonstrated in recent weeks , also pointed out by Chief Justice of Pakistan , in SC Registered Quetta, the use force, which proved to be counter- productive.
's intelligence agencies have to work alot
to strengthen their legal department to make robust the gathering of valuable '
evidences' , which may fulfill all the legal requirements
for severe punishments to terrorists . It is the institutional
weakness of the security and law enforcing agencies that they keep the suspects
in ' cells' for months and even failed to gather valuable ' evidences'. To just
blame Supreme Court and lower courts for releasing the culprits is not
justifiable in the present circumstances. as the Courts require bonafide
evidence and witnesses as far as the present law of the land is
The recent years also exposed the lack of intelligence ‘ Sources’ or less cultivation of “ valuable sources’ to get intelligence leads or access to the hostile elements. The security paradigm is drastically in the modern warfare, no doubt security agencies are well aware of the rapid changes in gathering modern intelligence information system.
agencies needs to utlise their expertise
in the field of practical technical surveillance system, which is totally exposed in the OBL Case. The Mehran
Base, GHQ Attack, Attacks on ISI offices, attack on Commando unit at Tarbela
and so on, concluded with the analysis that some insiders might have assisted
the terrorists, which shows that there is dire need to adopt nationalistic
policies, not to succumb to the wishes of ‘foreign masters’ . Pakistan
Almost whole Balochistan Assembly is in Ministerial fold, then, why the people at the helm of all affairs failed to perform?? Despite all the reservations, We appeal to president Asif ali Zardari, PM Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, COAS General Kiyani , DG ISI Lt Gen Zaheer ul Islam-, DG MI and DG FC Balochistan- to undertake measures to identify the culprits and bring in front of Nation- Otherwise, God forbid, whole Pakistan will be put on fire of the sectarian clashes, which is the principal motive of the hostile agencies and even those enemies who meet us in the garb of true friends.
The very existence of
will be at stake , God forbid, if
civil and military brains don’t sit together, with equal national spirit
to eradicate the wave of sectarian terrorism
and target- killings. Pakistan
The writer is Defense and International Relations’ Analyst, President of Journalists for International Peace.