Wali Tirmizi

A political science student at Concordia University in Montreal, Canada. He tweets at @walitirmizi.

In search of peace in Pakistan

I’m a fiercely patriotic individual generally. I’ve always been one, and primarily because this country has always given me a reason to. This summer, however, I have been an ashamed, embarrassed, and guilty Pakistani. Ashamed at the fact that today, more than ever before, Pakistani’s have been killing their fellow countrymen. Embarrassed at the fact that no major leader has stood up and asked for this madness, no matter in which part of the country, to come to a standstill. And guilty because I, myself, have not done whatever I could as a citizen of this country to stop this bloodshed and ...

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