MULTAN: The wave of terrorism that recently resurfaced in Pakistan is refusing to die down. It once again struck our beautiful city of Quetta, as a mosque was attacked during Friday prayers. Three people were martyred, including the prayer leader. It is unfortunate and saddening to see the hate that fills the hearts of the monsters that plan such attacks against innocent civilians. We do not know the reasons behind these attacks, that have suddenly started in Balochistan especially, and maybe expecting an explanation from the government is expecting too much. Despite it being two months since the first few attacks, the public has yet to see any conclusive investigative reports regarding the attacks. Perhaps, even if we were to learn of the motives behind these attacks, they would still not make sense to us, and it would still not stop them from happening, but at least the investigations and the efforts by the government will provide some level of comfort and closure for the grieving families, who would finally learn the motives of the terrorists who kill human beings without compunction of conscience.
Irfan Ullah Khan
Published in The Express Tribune, May 27th, 2019.