Leaders on both sides need big achievements in the immediate future to build their legacy.
Today we prove that we have finally become a true democracy.
With only 7 days remaining in elections, I implore leaders of parties to not let thugs of TTP define who they are.
Instead of uniting against forces of retrogression, our politicians are trying their best to be part of them.
The actual culprits in most cases go scot-free while only petty criminals and lesser thugs languish in jails.
New breed of politically motivated youth has been brought up on half-baked truths, pessimism, paranoia and xenophobia.
If truth be told, it is our establishment that is broken and all this talk of reform is mere hyperbole.
The political parties have shown their readiness to talk to terrorists and all this is being done to win elections.
I know one thing for a fact. Had Dr Shaikh not been there, the situation would have been much grimmer.
Our simple-minded pursuit of surrender has convinced us that perhaps, a Swat-like strategy will work this time, too.