Of the Lahore blast and PTI’s real “achievements”

Published: February 14, 2017

Instead of directing the national discourse towards the root causes of extremism, the focus changes to third rated conspiracy theories.

The city of my birth, Lahore, is bleeding again. Many are shocked and have condemned it in strong words, while some have reiterated their pledge that the fight against extremism would go on – both Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Bajwa made strong statements of condemnation. With respect to fight against extremism, military and civilian leadership seems to be on the same page.

However, reactions from some quarters were unfortunately petty. One of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf’s (PTI) sitting MPA, Murad Raas, tweeted the following reprehensible words:

It is indeed tragic that at a time of mourning and national tragedy, some PTI politicians, instead of acting maturely and responsibly, are indulging in a petty blame game. They are weaving absurd conspiracy theories and trying to play politics on dead bodies. I keep hearing tall claims by PTI that it “cares” about ordinary people and is their real “representative”, yet this reprehensible behaviour from their MPA directly contradicts these claims. These words show almost no respect for the martyred and utter disregard for even commonplace decency.

It seems that in its obsession to bring down the Nawaz government, PTI is literally ignoring every ethical and moral consideration and now interpreting terrorist attacks (which have been occurring for over a decade) as “conspiracy” by the government itself!

These words are inexcusable and have deservedly been condemned by some.

  • Asif Khan

    Please continue voting for Sharifs and please flush your degree down the toilet before you vote again.Recommend

  • Ahmar Khan

    PTI is a disgrace. Imran Khan is a known taliban sympathizer. No surprises here.

    As for why terrorist attacks always take place when PTI is protesting….does anyone remember a time in the last 3.5 years when PTI hasn’t been protesting? The whole country can die and go to hell but no one dare change media coverage of panama case and PTI politics. Shameless creature that IK.Recommend

  • Humza

    Try to read the article and understand what is said before commenting. When anti state cowards and criminals attack civilians and the police to create anarchy, it is not the time to play politics but to stand together as one. Do you think the cowards who attacked care about PTI, PPP or PML ? Of course they don’t. They are serving anti state agencies since they are afraid of the development, Pakistan’s improving economy and CPEC. The world has been upgrading Pakistan’s economy and shifting the nation into middle income status state. Even if you disagree with western world financial analysts who are upgrading Pakistan’s economy, understand that now is not the time to play politics and give anti state cowards the satisfaction of seeing disarray. Now is the time to show a common face to criminals.Recommend

  • asad

    I cannot stand to hear from the people supporting PMLN even after what their law minister said for the massacre in Lahore. Blaming someone ones failure is typical of the people who are not true to themselves and the people around themRecommend

  • RHR

    The law minister did not say that protesters actually conducted the blast! The PTI MPA and trolls are suggesting that government itself was behind the blast. There is a hell lot of differenceRecommend

  • https://twitter.com/shoaib_112 Mirza Shoaib Ahmad Jarral

    hahahah…i feel sorry for you bro! how someone can lie to him self,i just figured out.Recommend

  • Humza

    Bhai, try to think beyond emotion and party rhetoric. Criminal acts undermine the nation and the people who are involved in such acts are trying to create discord. Don’t play politics with the lives of civilians is all I am saying. The beauty of democracy is that you can vote out or vote in whomever you want. We should debate issues in parliament and in the media but once the ballot has been cast, our job is to accept the mandate of the majority. I may have a foreign degree that you think I should flush down the toilet but my vote is as valuable as the illiterate farmer in a village in Sind or your degree from a Pakistani University since we are all citizens of the same land with the same voting rights. We need to accept the culture of voting and democracy even if we don’t like the results. I don’t like or want Imran Khan to ever be the PM because I think he is incompetent and unstable but I will accept the result of the majority of voters and understand that the nation and the system is more important than any party or leader. Try to do the same.Recommend

  • numbersnumbers

    You neglected to provide any credible proof AGAIN!Recommend