Punjab regiment slogan” House of Punjabis”in Mardan could be a reason of suicidal killing.
February 12, 2011 13 Comments
Once again hate sentiments on the basis of abnormal faith and uneven attitude has killed 35 young men of Pakistan and leaving 50 injured.Young boy dressed in a uniform of the local Aziz Bhatti College has carried out a suicide bomb attack in North-West Pakistan killing dozens of soldiers in one of the worst attacks in recent months.The young suicide bomber attacked soldiers conducting morning exercises at a Pakistani army training camp in the town of Mardan, where its entry slogan is marked as House of Punjabi
Attacks by Taliban militants in the region had been going through a relative low side before this strike which happened at around 8am local time.An increase in the use of teenage bombers across Pakistan, the country’s army has been still in tracing the training camps in the North-West where children as young as 10 or 12 were being trained to become suicide bombers.
In one side if we consider this event as failure of our govt and military planning to end this kind of horrible killing in which only local dutiful sons face dreadful consequences for each other and other side such scene of projecting the dominance of one community in affected areas of KPK is inflicting wounds of prenatally and physically hurt people.We sown seeds of militarism there and now reaping in more contagious state which treatment procedures are still on way to give positive results on shattered society of Pakistan.
One can see the wide and clear slogan on the main gate of attacked cantonment of Murdan where first prominent entry words are “Home of Punjabis”. it is nothing more than unprecedented attitude of management who selected such logos in the vicinity of community who are forefront victims of war continuing there for last 7 years. In last year many times the soldiers and officers belong to pukhtoon background have given up assigned duty and many are facing court-martial for denial to join combat mission against their community even knowing the consequences in strict military discipline.Such reaction of soldiers and officers has forced higher management to push more Punjabi background officers into disturbed territory.Such polarization of ethnicity is second time being seen in Pakistan’s history, first in 1971 and now in 2000 era.
Repetitive mistake of projecting Punjabi dominance in army and bureaucracy circles is some kind of big blunder our policy makers of military politics has done again and again without considering its long-term effects on affected and deprived community of Murdan and suburb areas.After seeing such scenes of mass killing in the house of Punjabis, one can easily conclude that why such deadly scene is being created and it is only to harm the integral approach of nationalism which is sharply toward decline side due to military adventures of Pak army and Americans on our soil.
This hate culture based on the basis of faith, ethnic background and as privileged class has gotten its deep-rooted growth in our national ground and parting people of Pakistan more than last decades.All are signs of backwardness, fragmentation of national unity and confined political approach of ruling groups.On the basis of persisting scenario of killing it wouldn’t be wrong to sense that through such ethnic labels ethnic differences are more projected in affected areas and could be reason of fatal attack like that on men who are just doing their jobs to have some career and financial income for their large families.
So this is crucial time to provide ethnic and racial free remedy to injured people who are facing threats of joblessness, terrorism and economical upsets due to unjustified and conservative approach of our corrupt policy makers .Equal distribution of funds, opportunities and basic facilities of life are right of all people of Pakistan without segregating them in classes on the basis of their areas, religious and family backgrounds.