RAWALPINDI: What I am at a loss to understand is why kill and damage you own people and property while the actual blasphemers remain totally unaffected and unconcerned by our such protestation? Still more alarming is the fact that all appeals from religious, political and government leaders to desist from violence and vandalism had no effect upon the protesters who kept coming in hordes defying the barricades. The police looked helpless in controlling the situation and at places had to withdraw to safety to escape the wrath of the protesters. Is this the way to record our discontent and what message have we given to the world as a nation?
Col (retd) Riaz Jafri
Published in The Express Tribune, September 23rd, 2012.
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