Catching the economic terrorists

Sir: The government has rightly decided to challenge the terrorists who have killed more than 50,000 innocent civilians and soldiers. However, it is vitally necessary to tackle those who indulge in economic terrorism, which is deadlier than the traditional form of terrorism. Economic terrorists are those who cause immense damage to the state by indulging in smuggling, mis-declaration of goods to cheat the government and similar evil practices. Their profits from such illegal activities are used to finance those terrorists who kill our valiant soldiers. The government should run a well-orchestrated campaign to educate the people of the country to refrain from buying smuggled items and thus save innocent lives. The army chief is also requested to extend operation Zarb-e-Azb against these economic terrorists and root them out completely.
Printed in Daily Times, July 12, 2014