KARACHI: A simple question that comes to mind, as a result of Lal Masjid, is why General Pervez Musharraf’s government allowed it to become an issue for so many months. Why wasn’t action taken against the students of the seminary much earlier? For instance, when they kidnapped a Chinese national and later two local women and then conducted a ‘trial’ of the latter, ‘convicting’ them of running a brothel? Why did the government allow the situation to get so far out of hand that in the end, a military operation using SSG commandos had to be used?
Who will provide answers to these questions?
Published in The Express Tribune, May 24th, 2012.
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