ISLAMABAD: This is with reference to Kamran Shafi’s article of April 6 titled “Digging our own graves”. My heart bleeds out thinking about what we have done to our people since General Zia’s reign of terror and destruction. Parachinar is one more example.
I have completely lost hope. Perhaps, a greater tragedy is that the indoctrination that began under Zia’s martial law regime is what defines the narrative in this country today. He has won. We have lost the ability to be tolerant, to analyse and have become apathetic towards human misery. And what is disturbing is that millions of people now have been successfully indoctrinated during the past three decades to share such a worldview and mindset. The collective dreams which so many shared once have all gone sour.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 7th, 2012.