Sleeping with the enemy

Published: June 10, 2014

Yesterday, our flag used to flutter in the midst of an independent Pakistan. Today, it is used to cover the bodies of our dead citizens. And we’re okay with it.

Today, on June 10, 2014, Pakistan has officially become the biggest joke in the world. This is the second attack to have taken place, one at and one near the largest airports in the country.

It came after an emotional morning in which the world was informed that bodies of seven people, remnants of the first attack, who were stuck inside the cold storage area, were retrieved. This, of course, only happened when the media boxed the eardrums of every politician it could reach. Before that… well before that we were asleep.

We did wake up though. For a few hours during the first attack and called it a day as soon as we thought the situation was under control. A furious battle took place on the runway, terrorists were killed and then we scanned the area, ‘to our satisfaction’; comfortable with our accomplishments, we settled down into our regular routine again.

I mean, who thinks about survivors after the incident takes place, right?

After a terrorist attack of this magnitude, where we came out the obvious ‘winners’, why would we need to check every nook and corner of the airport to make sure no sneaky little terrorist was left behind. Since we didn’t do that, we obviously would not think we’ve left survivors, our own citizens, those who worked AT the airport, behind. What an insult. Please. Pakistan knows how to do a clean sweep.

Anyhow, after hours and hours of the victims calling family members, them pleading with the authorities and finally the ‘rescue efforts’, we were able to get the bodies out. Unfortunately, and predictably, by this time, they were burnt beyond recognition. Hope died. Some stated that the victims had bullet wounds and may have died due to those. That’s good enough. Yup. We can settle for that. So what if they took over 24hours to start trying to get them out? The fact that there were bullet wounds means they were probably dead anyway, right? Phew, that’s a load of our conscience. We might as well settle for something that will help us sleep better at night.

Funnily enough, the one thing we are taught in school, when preparing for the real world is not to settle. Don’t become comfortable, they would say. Success comes to those who never believe they have done enough; they strive for more, for bigger and better. Isn’t that why nations prosper? They don’t become comfortable with the level of success or development or progress they have achieved; the wheels of hard work and determination keep moving. Don’t set a goal for yourself, but don’t stop yourself from touching the sky. The sky’s the limit.

But in Pakistan – we settle. We settle for the poverty thrust upon on us. We settle for honour killings. We settle for child marriages. We settle for corrupt politicians. We settle for incompetent security forces. We settle for Pakistani Christians being persecuted. We settle for forceful conversion of Pakistani Hindus. We settle for Shia pilgrims being brutally murdered and we settle for terrorism thriving in our airports and backyards. Yes, we settle.

We squirm, plead and cry but we settle. We give in. We don’t forgive, but we forget.

Sunday night, our airport was attacked; the biggest airport in the country. You know why? Because we settled for an airport like Jinnah International Karachi. You think it’s the fault of the security forces present there? No. It’s not. They did their job. They secured the area. They settled for mediocre ammunition, no bullet proof jackets and crappy salary because you and I settled for that airport.

We settled for the second rate security measures because we believe we have done enough. We settled for the fake bomb-detecting device that wasn’t able to detect the rocket launchers that were used last night. Obviously, they had been covered in an invisibility cloak, because we hadn’t managed to see it until much later either. We settled for security forces reaching the site of attack an hour later because they were busy performing protocol duties with the so-called VIPs of this nation. We settled for 12 hours of war at our airport.

That same night Shia pilgrims were targeted. Did we act up? Did you get off that couch of yours and demand resignations? Did you take to the streets? Of course not. That’s not convenient. That’s not comfortable. We sat back, whispered a few words of condolences, shock and anger, and then we settled our backsides back in that warm spot we had somehow managed to jump out of for a few seconds.

Are you surprised that this attack took place? Think about it. Close your eyes and visualise that airport. Visualise how many times you have seen tiny little security lapses. Did you report that lapse? Of course not. It’s not your responsibility. Why would you? Why should you have to get out of your comfort zone and demand the security be heightened?

It doesn’t affect you anyway, it’s not like you travel that much, right? It doesn’t affect you anyway because you aren’t Shia, right? It doesn’t affect you because you pay the security forces to go out there, without bulletproof jackets and mediocre ammunition to protect you, right? It’s not like you are in the line of fire. You are personally affected by nothing.

We settled for negotiations and look what that brought us? We settled for this government and look what that brought us? We settled for embarrassing security measures and today, yet again, we were attacked. Whether it was one person or an army of 300, the question is why they had the guts to do that. Why did they have the courage to stand up to security personnel yet again? Why did we allow Pakistan to become to laid-back? Why?

Yesterday, our flag used to flutter in the midst of an independent Pakistan. Today, it is used to cover the bodies of our dead citizens. And we’re okay with it.

Yesterday, we did not ask any questions. We, the citizens of Pakistan, did nothing but wait for media updates. We didn’t take to the streets, we didn’t protest, we didn’t demand resignations and we didn’t demand justice.

So why ask now?

Don’t demand change, Pakistan.

You don’t know what it means.

You don’t know how to achieve change.

You don’t know how to value human life.

You don’t know how to value independence.

Today, once more, let’s just settle.

Today, we slept with the enemy – failure.

We settled, yet again and NOTHING is going to change!


Erum Shaikh

The writer is a News Editor at The Express Tribune and has an Undergraduate Degree in Law from the University of London. She tweets @shaikherum (

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Supriya Arcot

    Makes you wonder , where are the gods now FGS .Recommend

  • nazarbaaz

    lady has a point although media also does not play its part in developing awareness even after knowing it has become the controlling power and how addicted our people are to the current affairs.Recommend

  • NITS

    What a shame… attacks of these magnitude are not even happening in Af..let alone any other country of the world!

    I think US should keep some residual force in pak too as the countrymen deserves their RIGHT TO LIVE .. which is not possible under civilian/ army govts.!Recommend

  • Modi_for_better_India

    Down below your article, you had written another article few months back.

    “Indian elections : Give peace a chance, don’t vote for Modi ”

    Well like always Indians are exact opposite of Pakistan and vice versa and they didn’t pay heed to your advice and voted Modi with absolute majority.Now the irony is you were thinking if Modi came to power there will be a conflict between India and Pakistan. But exact opposite is you are battling an enemy you were in bed with all these years for your strategic depth.Recommend

  • Naila

    Please keep US away from this country, we have enough Taliban. Recommend

  • ajeet

    If you feed a snake thinking that it will only bite your neighbours, this is what you face. This is called KarmaRecommend

  • Naila

    What is it going to take for this country to WAKE UP? Recommend

  • abhi099

    you were worried about modi and asked indians to not vote for him but couldnt see how your country failed you?Recommend

  • Ajay Gupta

    A nation created out of bloodshed and intolerance was doomed to fail!Recommend

  • Shah (Berlin)

    Dear Author,

    sorry dont agree with you on many levels…Your country is broken. Due to carpet bombing and killing of innocent in Afghanistan through US/NATO a new kind of Guerilla warfare has started. You enemy is not afraid to die and come in with one way ticket…You wrote and taunted every one from soldiers to politicians. But can you give a solution..??? No you cannot …and you will not be able to…Because the situation is so critical.
    Please also note that two super powers Russia and USA lost to this kind of Guerilla warfare….and Pakistan is a drop of water in Ocean campared to those super powers. The Budget which USA used to attack Afghanistan is more than your 50 years budget…..!!!!

    Security agencies cannot check every car and every house. If they catch some one they have no proves…thus if you kill the suspicious terrorist its called Extra judiciral killing…!!!!

    Your Army/Security forces cleared an airport within 6 hours!!!!! is a big achievement. Any one played even Xbox or PS3 video games knows tht….. Please keep in mind Mumbai forces took 4 days to fight back and clear the situation..!!!

    My point is rather than being a smart alex either give a solution or stay united…monking and bonking is not needed right now ..Thank you ..!!!!Recommend

  • Engineer

    You sound like a sales engineer who has no idea about physics and taunts the engineer why is he progressing so slow….rather than bursting out in tears please give a solution…On my problems any one can write…!!!!Recommend

  • Shah (Berlin)

    We are talking about Pakistan not India..I think you misunderstood…!!!Recommend

  • water bottle

    That’s not true.

    Pakistanis have not been in bed with any enemy.

    Pakistanis have been giving birth, nursing and rearing their enemy.Recommend

  • water bottle

    Nothing to wonder.

    All these are happening because Pakistanis are not praying enough and not making enough Duaa.

    If TODAY, 180 million Pakistanis make duaa, TTP will disappear TOMORROW.Recommend

  • Tracking Indian Trolls

    So many Indian trolls here today, I expect the new Indian unemployment rate to be much higher. Dont you guys have anything else to do, or is Pakistan-bashing a favorite time killer in India?Recommend

  • Critical Thinker

    Wake up from wht..??????

    Terrorist attacked the country…from wht do you want to wake uP…in these times you can only stay united …and back ur security forces who are ready to lay their lives for your safety…..!!!!!Recommend

  • Critical thinker

    again ..operation took 5 hours to curtail 10 terrorist..NOT like in Mumbai …4 days..HUH!!!!…country is strong against the forces…its the thoughtest time in Pakistans history and we will survive…after every dark night there is a sun shine.this night or ours is a bit too long …..but we will survive….Ins sha Allah…..!!!Recommend

  • abhi099

    we won our independence without a single drop of blood. Not sure about pakistan though. Read history from internet rather than your textbooks.Recommend

  • Asad

    oh, in that case India should not have formed and trained and given financial assiatance to LTTE, who killed hundreds of thousands in your neighboring country ?? did you forget about that ??Recommend

  • Asad

    just like you gave birth to Tamil TigersRecommend

  • abhi099

    Ltte is dead. Who else are you going to bring up now to remind india? Do u think indians supported Lttle? Hahah…..Ltte was supported by mostly by indian govt and most indians even now dont even know it. Only south indians especially state of tamil nadu supported ltte.Not every indian didnt even care about Ltte.

    Ltte killed sri lankans not indians . There is no karma for indians. It is karma for ltte.Recommend

  • Spark

    I agree with the author’s premise: no matter what happens in Pakistan, we just don’t have it in our bloods to take to the streets and demand justice. That is the only way to move forward. Nations have always had mass movements of civil rights that eventually brought about change in society. I don’t see that happening in Pakistan. We are just too comfortable with our daily lives (work, social, family) and beyond condolences don’t have much to offer.Recommend

  • Naila

    Why are not the people on the streets? Why aren’t they demanding their safely from the government? It is their right, and they are asleep. Recommend

  • Arun

    Pray tell me then, why has’nt the great Pakistan Army been able to save 70K Pakistanis from TTP over the past half decade? And how did it declare the area clear when 7 folks were locked up in Cold Storage? Stop bluffing yourself & smell the coffee kid.Recommend

  • Faulitics

    And india got bit by that snake. Rajiv Gandhi was assassinated by LTTE after he stopped supporting them. India learnt its lesson pretty quickly. Pakistan establishment appears to be ready to sacrifice its country without having learnt anything from the past decade.Recommend

  • Faulitics

    See! You have learnt nothing from history.Recommend

  • Faulitics

    Great trolling indian troll hunter, don’t you know that pakistan is more interesting and “eventful” than india?Recommend

  • Rahul

    LTTE was armed and trained by the Rajiv Gandhi government and look how he died. There is universal truth in what Ajeet is saying. You reap what you sow!Recommend

  • Samir tariq

    There’s no point in saying anything anymore…As Hassan Nisar puts it so eloquently…”we are not a nation…we are merely a large crowd”…No matter what few enlightened and sensitive people like you say, the majority consists of complete idiots and extremists who would either start calling you “traitor”, or an indian (which to me frankly in this day and age is a compliment).. i bet you would now have so many comments below by so called patriots who would condemn this article, immediately drawing paralel with other countries etc…some will say its israel,india etc who is doing it…lol…some would even brand you a foreign agent or question your sect just because you are showing them a mirror and what they see repels themRecommend

  • water bottle

    Asad, thanks for reminding me about Tamil Tigers.

    Because you gave me a BLISSFUL opportunity to prove once again how ill-informed are 180 million Pakistnais.

    Here are the facts:

    1) India was the first country (out of 200 odd countries) to declare LTTE a terrorist organization.

    2) India never gave a home to Prabhakaran, the LTTE chief.

    3) One of Indian PM was killed by LTTE.

    4) Rajapakse thanked India for our support to Srilanka in crushing LTTE.

    Are you reading my comment, sir?

    ET, don’t deny me the opportunity to gloat, please.Recommend

  • Oats

    So when will India face the karma for what it has done to Kashmir and its neighbours for the past 70 years? You do know that the terrorists had Indian weapons and were supported by Indian operatives in Afghanistan?Recommend

  • Naila

    ‘Single drop of blood’ yeh right. Recommend

  • Mirza Shoaib Ahmad Jarral

    is guard is suppose to be a Security guard or what? go and get a life plzRecommend

  • Naila

    180 million people praying may not get rid of ttp but will certainly put some sense into our population. Recommend

  • Gatorade

    LOL – yes. Also, if you don’t gather one thousand likes in ten minutes you will have BAD LUCK FOR TEN YEARS!!! Thanks for the insight ‘water bottle’ – clearly only duas is the solution at this point.Recommend

  • Mirza Shoaib Ahmad Jarral

    you misunderstood.she was talking about Govt. but not Forces.Recommend

  • Pacifica

    Asad – very true. We in India made a huge mistake by arming, training, and supporting the LTTE. However, once we realized the mistake, we quietly helped the Sri Lankans to eliminate the LTTE once and for all. Prabhakaran is dead and the LTTE have been wiped out. Sure, we have political complications in our relations with Sri Lanka, but they are manageable issues. Nobody is killing any one any more.

    You still quibble about good vs bad Taliban, blame drones for polio, and continue to support terrorists that you hope to use in J&K, and turn a blind eye to the murderous sectarian terrorists who massacre minorities in cold blood.Recommend

  • Atif

    Are you talking about West India? Yeah I agree..Recommend

  • Atif

    what is FGS?Recommend

  • Hindkut

    yeah you earned yours without bloodshed, but killed Pakistanis in achieving theirs.Recommend

  • Junaid

    Actually, i guess one can smell the hatred residing inside indians the comments sections. And by the rapture with which they discuss the loss of Pakistani lives, any sane mind can’t call indians ‘peaceful’ or anywhere near ‘tolerant’ people. Thank God we aren’t a part of the country and Thank God Jinnah had the wits to part our ways and Thank God none of them had the guts to stop Jinnah. And the bitter resentment of the failure is quite evident in every forum you can check.Recommend

  • Malti Chaturvedi

    yeah… never mind the frequency with which these fighters bomb airports in pakistan…. yeah naval base too :)Recommend

  • bigsaf

    At least you noticed, Erum, thanks.

    I’ve had some Pakistani ‘friends’ (more than a couple of educated folks, from and in Pak), during the height of the Hazara genocide, bombing in 100’s (which had the attention of local media and even non-Pakistani, non-Desi friends through international media) literally play dumb (“Really? Oh, I didn’t know…”) when it was brought up. They knew. You can’t imagine how painful such wilful ignorance, if not outright dishonesty, is. May have been worse than the insincerity of dismissive stupid conspiracy denialists. It took it to a whole new level.Recommend

  • PrasadDeccani

    Do you really need 5 hours to diffuse a false flag operation?Recommend

  • gopi thomas

    who gave birth to tamil tigers…Recommend

  • Chacko Cherian Calicut

    I have solution for Pak’s problems.Pakistanis are incapable of handling their own affairs.China should take over it,implement what it has been doing in Xingjiang in Pakistan.someone want to practice religion within the confines of his/her own home thats fine.Nothing more.Meanwhile educate the masses in true history(viz a vis India,world..)science,art..Carl Marx has said that religion equals opium to make people intoxicated.Present Pakistanis are true manifestation of that.Even though myself being an Indian i wouldnt want India to takeover Pak as India is not ruthless like China which can bring a wayward nation like Pakistan back to senses.

    PS-No offence plz ET.I have been seeing many of Pakistanis searching for a solution to get out of the mess it is in.Solution may be unpalatable to you.But believe me the pill may be bitter but sure it will cure your ailment.Choice is yours Pakistanis..(hope you publish it)Recommend

  • BlackJack

    No, we haven’t forgotten – and we changed our approach because we learn from our mistakes; LTTE was listed as a terrorist group in 1992 and the Indian Government worked actively with the Sri Lankans to eliminate them. (On an aside, pls stop cooking up numbers – the entire Sri Lankan army is only 200k people, and if LTTE had killed hundreds of thousands, they would be ruling Sri Lanka now – further, they have consistently gone after high profile target killings, so the civilian body count is actually much lower than Pakistan).Recommend

  • Blunt

    Today, on June 10, 2014, Pakistan has officially become the biggest joke in the world.

    I just stopped there. Even after loosing more than 25 precious lives of security forces and civilians, How come Pakistan become ‘the biggest joke in world’. God forbid, someone in your neighbor looses some dear one for whatever the reason, you would condole him/her or make him the biggest joke in the world.Recommend

  • Pakistani Troller

    Trolling is so much fun. I don’t blame Indians that they troll on Pakistani blogs. I think their also having fun and killing time just as any other person would do if they had nothin better to do. So go on my Indian counterparts, keep on trolling. Emma toooooniiiiteeeeRecommend

  • Anoop

    Tell me, oh LTTE expert.. Who is the leader of LTTE now?

    When was the last time they attacked India?Recommend

  • Aimen

    the blooad shed was caused by you and your hindu ancestors , our Quaid didnt let a single drop of blood be shed , YOU get your facts rite ! PAkistan is v confident of its facts and historyRecommend

  • Anoop

    Millions died during Partition.

    Direct Action day call killed thousands. Are you disputing Muslim League under Jinnah called for Direct Action?

    What Ajay says is right.

    India’s Independence movement was peaceful. That is why people like Gandhi are known all over the world – for their non-violent movement.

    “Eye for an eye, will make the whole world blind”. Guess who said this?Recommend

  • Muhammad Saim

    …..we settle when the Imam of our neighborhood mosque yells hate ainst those belonging to other faiths and religious mindsets, we settle when these Imam issue fatwas of killing and murders for other sects and minorities, we settle when an On-line Aalim issued fatwa of Killing Ahmadies live on TV, we settled when the National Assembly decided to intervene between Almighty & Humans and declared by constitution Ahmadies are non-Muslims, we settled when a Military dictator barred Ahmadies from Saying Azan and Calling their places of worship as Mosques and put them behind bars for printing Almighty’s name of their wedding cards and letters…..we settle on every issue and yet we complain…that’s unfairRecommend

  • Anoop

    Pop quiz : Please name the latest attack by LTTE on India.Recommend

  • NoNy

    We’ve become a security risk for the world too, let us face it. What if a plane was hijacked and crashed into any neighboring country or what if an international flight was shot by a rocket launcher ? We can’t just play oh poor me all the time while keeping nuclear arms under our bed. We have become extremely hypocrite that we want to keep the status of a nuclear power as well as act helpless at the same time. We have to take responsibility for terrorists living and nourishing inside our borders and clean our territory, enough of conspiracy drama already. Or otherwise we should be well prepared to join the league of counties such as Iraq, Afghanistan or Syria.Recommend

  • Shah (Berlin)

    Love your nation blindly so tht you can believe the lies….you army has massacred thousands of people in Kashmir. Before I should read history from Internet please check all Indian Military personal who served in Kashmir are labelled as terrorists in CANADA…Shame on you…!!!Recommend

  • Naila

    Trolling is one thing, spewing hate is another.Recommend

  • abhi099

    yaa keep believing lies taught in your country rather than what is true. keep sleeping with your enemy.Recommend

  • Khan

    Excuse me till your government keeps playing dirty games…open 4 consulates in Afghanistan and train these terrorist will take us some time to curtail the problem. India is just a unjust nation and violence supporting nation in the world..THANKS GOD I AM IN PAKISTAN and not in India..even in these situation I would prefer to die in this country…Recommend

  • abhi099

    where is the evidence to your claims? Even now nawaz shariff didnt give a single evidence agianst india in any talks with india. Keep lying.Recommend

  • Critical Thinker

    Yes I know Pakistan is …thank for your comment now go and kill innocents in Kashmir…or ban them in University…and if you have more time than kill some muslims in Gujrat your PM has no problems with tht…..!!!!Recommend

  • Critical thinker

    We are Victims of terrorism…lost thousands of soldiers till now…civilian casulties are over half million since the last decade buisness ..economy is shattered…!!!!
    World should stand with us ……not against us…when a girl gets raped dont blame the girl, blame the guy who did it..:!!!!Recommend

  • Shah (Berlin)

    Went through the article again…you are right…I think I got my anger out on the wrong blog….May Allah keep this land safe…AmeenRecommend

  • Lahore wala

    @ water bottle
    Look like you reared your hateful head again in E T.
    Must be boring life, except to leave hate messages on Pakistani websites. Must be addicted to hate Pakistan ideology.Recommend

  • An

    To be specific to this incident, do you have any idea how many bombs have been dismantled by our army, terrorists wanted to bring the whole airways system down, army/security saved all the planes, no passengers were hurt. The attack on the second day was all prepared for, terrorists were annihilated but it was an attempt to tarnish Pakistan’s growing business in the biggest city. There are obvious elements/sources who do not want to see Pak progress. To put things in perspective whole Boston was shut down by America to catch one suspect in Boston shootings! This is not an easy job for our agencies, we are losing precious lives every day trying to save our country and you can’t even show appreciation.Recommend

  • An

    No other country has that many unique problems and is still standing!. Afghanistan is a constant threat, our neighbours mainly India take every single opportunity to break us, there are certain groups who wreak havoc in the name of our beautiful religion, terrorists financed from so called peace loving countries are out to destroy our economy/infrastructure/reputation..everything. Despite all of this Pakistan is standing. Yes there are million things we can do better but we are trying! People like you offer no solution but always up for ranting. The least you can do is have hope. Our problems are enormous to put it lightly. Please stop writing this junk!Recommend

  • Gul Bahadarullah Magsi.

    E T How can you allow this hate message ! This is unacceptable.This is against your rules and blog etiquette.
    He is name calling 180 million Pakistanis ! ?
    You need this trash in your paper? Are your mods Indians?
    Anti Muslims?Recommend

  • Naila

    If they are indeed training the terrorists against us, then just be patient. God sees everything and they we will get what they deserve. In the mean time, just pray for the betterment of the country and do everything you can to make it a better place.Recommend

  • Naila

    The world is not going to stand with us. If even half of the 180 million people stand together, we can change PakistanRecommend

  • Tanzeel

    Name calling or not, it’s true. As inconvenient and offensive as it may be to some, it needs to be said. Enough is enough.Recommend

  • Tanzeel

    Name calling or not, it’s true. As inconvenient and offensive as it may be to some, it needs to be said. Enough is enough.Recommend

  • Parvez

    We settled for a system called ‘ democracy ‘ which is a system that is supposed to DELIVER for the people……but we settled for a version that ONLY delivers for the 1%, stupid us………..unless this version is corrected things will get worse and ONLY the 99% will suffer, even more.Recommend

  • NoNy

    What do expect of the world ? do we want them to come and clean Pakistan of terrorism ? then allow drones. If no, then take responsibility and do it. We will do this only is we first accept that terrorists do not come from Mars they are very much our own product but may be financed by others. Whatever the case may be, a country under attack has to stand and the world would stand with it. But we are busy plying proxy and conspiracy games, so let us have the taste of it.Recommend

  • Syeda KAzmi

    Aren’t you aware or you have purposely ignored the role of India in Baluchistan & Afghanistan?Recommend

  • Mehdi

    Really guys you hijacked the blog by attacking India using LTTE. Talk about the tragedy in hand. This is the main reason why Pakistan’s rear end has been handed to the Taliban. As a Shia Muslim if anybody call me indian, it is a great compliment. India has made many stride in terms of development and have pulled close to half a billion people out of poverty.

    Today Cathay pacific announced its ending its flight to Pakistan. For the chest thumping Pakistani patriot, international airlines are fighting the competition to gain a landing slot either Mumbai or Delhi Int airport. World business is going to either china or India , you are still worried about Kashmiri? I have met few Kashmiris here in the USA, they need to embrace modernism.Recommend

  • Mehdi

    @asad and other beloved Pakistani patriot. listen to good advise even if they are given to you by your enemy. Recommend

  • Mehdi

    Are you a Taliban sympathizer ?Recommend

  • abhi099

    India only needs kashmir but not its religion of peace people like yourselves. We are going to defend kashmir at any cost.Recommend

  • Shah

    WHT..Evidence..Canadian government considers every Indian Army officer who worked in Kashmir as a terrorist..Please google it ..Better use becoz Indian version of Google says only in Indian interest LOLZZZ…Recommend

  • PAK 786

    For your information. Muslim were peaceful and were struggling peacefully to get it. But Hindus over there did not want Muslims to come Pakistan and killed Millions including newborn babies, raped girls, looted caravans of Muslims. despite all of this, they patriotic masses kept raising slogan ” Bat k rahega Hindustan , Ban k rahega Pakistan”. and you also need to read true-depicted history Books.Mr Jinnah was never put behind jail throughout separation movement but Mr. Ghandi was put behind jail many times. and Indian lok sabha member and BJP party leader Mr.:”Jaswat Singh” praised Jinnah and and he was expelled from party after 30 years loyal affiliation with party he said that ” i thought my book will set Pakistan on Fire but it is troubling India”. such reaction in India is self explanatory that who is extremist. You guys has never accepted the reality and will never do.Recommend

  • Shah

    The reason is simple becoz Indian goverment and Army are terrorists…..The current PM was involved in Muslim killing in Gujrat in 1992. Today he is the PM…Kashmiris Students are not allowed to study in ur Universities freely..So to your freedom of speech…Shame on this blood lust country…!!!!Recommend

  • Shah

    Wow..nice one ..Please eleborate your conspiracy ..oh sorry have to time to read rubbish..!!!Recommend

  • Shah

    Yeah only India is learned by killing innocents in their country and….how do you feel tht indians support terrorists…!!!Recommend


    He was half Hindu for Pakistanis general knowledge. His mother was a Hindu. OK??????????????????????////Recommend

  • Me

    @water bottle on every article there is some hate filled comment by you. Don’t you have anything better to do apart from posting comments against Pakistan?Recommend

  • Naila

    Not all of them are like that. But truely the ones who are must not have any human sentiments. Recommend

  • Naila

    What comments do you have regarding the disgusting comments made by our so called ‘enemies’? If someone in your neighbourhood dies, you don’t start having a party. Most Indians on ET spew nothing but hatred against Pakistan; how do you expect us to accept their ‘advice’? If it were in their hands, all of us Pakistanis would rather be dead than alive. Recommend

  • Gul Bahadarullah Magsi.

    These Indian trolls fill up these blogs with their hate against Muslims
    and Pakistan. Imagine what they must do to Muslims in India? How much hate, vitriol, anger, viciousness and danger they spread in India?
    How bad things must be for Indian Muslims ! No wonder they elected
    Modi the top hater of Muslims.Recommend

  • water bottle

    You Pakistanis have a real problem understanding English don’t you?

    What is hateful, please point out.Recommend

  • IHateDisqus

    abhi099 is referring to Gandhi. Do you not agree that Gandhi won India’s freedom without the use of violence?Recommend

  • Mir

    But you seem to be blissfully ignorant of the “core issue”. LTTE was a brain child of RAW, it was aided, abetted, nurtured, armed and fed by India. There is no going back.

    Yes LTTE did kill an Indian PM but the perpetrators of the crime have still not been punished ….It bit the hand which fed it.

    India banned the LTTE only after the assassination of Rajiv Gandhi. LTTE has grassroot support in Tamil Nadu, it still has, where people still believe he is alive and would resurrect the Tamil Eelam….

    RajaPakse also thanked Pakistan and CHina for the assistance in crushing LTTE. So what ? It does not add up to the facts I have stated.Recommend

  • Billoo

    Well for tht every indian army officer can travel to Canada freely. Not like paki army ‘afsars’ who always travel there to seek asylum…. N while u still on google, just check how much time does it takes for a Canadian from Pakistani back ground takes to get his spouse a visa for Canada and how much time it takes for an Indian to bring his spouse to Canada. You will find your rightful place there. LMAO. Recommend

  • nikhil sharma

    from india with loveRecommend

  • Mir

    You don’t need to be an LTTE expert to know a bunch of commonly-known facts.Recommend

  • Mir

    You must be deluded…
    The US, the Russians, and countless other armies have failed in crushing guerrilla movements and suppressing terrorist organisations.
    Think it’s a cake walk, eh?Recommend

  • Muhammad Atif Ibrahim

    Asad, I don’t remember correctly but members of LTTE were indeed trained in India . Tamil Nadu I think. There are pictures available of LTTE members with RAW. There is no denying in that. Don’t waste your time with Indians there are just too many and life is just too small :) . We need to do what is right for our country. But are we? I don’t think so.Recommend

  • Eagle_eye

    You know tolerance. We sure are lacking it.
    Wouldnt it be great if the attack had the reverse effect and ended up uniting the country instead? Everyone shouting “Pakistan Zindabaad!”. Our Media praising the Army’s efforts. Young Pakistanis offering their services to the country.
    All Political leaders putting Pakistan first because there is voter demand for it. And in future there is a sense of national pride and we are prosecuting criminals.Recommend

  • Faulitics

    I know. Modis name was engraved in sanskrit in the guns carried by karachi airport attackers. Right?Recommend

  • Faulitics

    There is a Kashmir and a Gujrath happening every other week in Pakistan. Thats why Pakistan is “interesting”.Recommend

  • 1BDI

    The ones who are not like that are too few to matter. Any brotherly affection or nostalgia one may develop for Indians as a Pakistani is instantly cured by reading one of these forums. No matter how bad things get, at least we are not with India any more.Recommend