SIALKOT: This is with reference to your reports on the Sialkot incident of two boys being beaten to death in public. I can’t believe this incident took place in Sialkot, a city known for bravery, for giving birth to the bearers of Nishan-e-Haider. This is what they have come to now? Killing their own people so brutally? I would like to ask these people: what were you thinking? Just because these boys had nothing to retaliate with, you took advantage and beat them to death without giving them a chance to defend themselves. Are you even human?
These men do not have the guts to stand against the tyranny of their governments, but they think they are man enough to brutally murder helpless boys.
Today, I am ashamed of being a Sialkoti.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 23rd, 2010.