Today there was a gloomy feel to the day, one attributed it to the cold weather, as getting up to go to work was difficult, and concentrating on it was also different. But I am over here in Karachi, hundreds of miles away from where tragedy took place and I am just a girl; what do I know?
I write with a heavy heart as my country bleeds once again, and the people cry in despair.
Just a year over the tragic Peshawar APS school attack, we as a nation are plagued with another attack on the Bacha Khan University in Charsadda. Every day Pakistan is fighting against terrorism and yet such things are happening.
The Pakistan Army has been a great force in dealing with these heartless and stone cold terrorist, they intensified their military operation Zarb-e-Azb after the dreadful day of December 16th, 2014. Restored Karachi’s peace in many ways, and efforts are still in order to bring this country back to the vision of Quaid-e-Azam Mohammad Ali Jinnah.
As the attack took place this morning, the authorities quickly came in to play and managed to evacuate 200 students safely off of the premises. What yet is known is about the attack is that about 21 have died and 20 more injured, Taliban has claimed responsibility for the attack, and the military operation is underway. More information for anyone who wants to read is available here.
I don’t know what the Taliban are trying to accomplish by targeting schools and universities, our battle to eradicate them from this country and the world won’t stop. We Pakistanis we are a nation built of material that no one can destroy but God, in face of tragedies and turmoil we keep carrying on.
Just a reminder that killing our students, won’t make us stop us. It makes us more determined.