Source: pakteahouse.net | Obaidullah Khan
If you are living in a wooden cottage and see someone setting the very next wooden cottage on fire, what would you do?
If you sit quietly and watch silently, thinking that a very next cottage on fire will cause no harm to my wooden cottage then you certainly are none other than a Pakistani.
Believe it or not, we Pakistanis have the very same mindset as a whole. We damn care what is happening to our neighbors or companions or citizens until it is done to ourselves.
Terrorism that emanates from the religious extremism and radicalization and nurtured with sectarianism has become the matter of life and death for us today. Even then we never pay any heed to such activities if they are being committed around us and amongst us, as far as these are not against our own sect.
Our state, media and other institutions also adopt the same policy. When we see signs of a potential threat that can lead to severe outcomes, we keep turning a blind eye towards them until some untoward incident happens.
For example, just consider the recent tragic incident of Larkana where a Hindu temple was burnt. Our media suddenly got up from a deep slumber and came to know what happened in Larkana is of ‘some’ importance. More painful was the behavior of the ruling party of Sindh whose hometown and political base is Larkana. There were clear and vivid signs of the radicalization and religious extremism in Larkana before this unfortunate incident—But who cares?
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