War hysteria is at its peak. Otherwise sane people have overnight become war-mongers, thanks to ISPR propaganda. The multi-dimensional problem of Islamic militancy has, it is said, only one solution — crush the Taliban to death, show no mercy, conduct a full-scale military operation and let the people suffer meanwhile because there is ‘no alternative’ to the military option.
Is war an ‘option’ either, one may ask.
It would be a gross understatement to call it an ‘operation’ since it is a full-fledged war. Over 1.5 million people have been displaced because of heavy aerial bombing in Swat Dir and Buner. The NWFP minister for information says their number can swell to 2.5 million in a few days. This is the hugest human catastrophe our country has seen since 1971. These ‘refugees’ are the people who, until a few days back, had their meal in the peace of their homes. Now they are living off charity in IDP camps with poor toilet facilities. Continue reading “Say NO to war in Pakhtunkhwa”