Saturday, July 10, 2010

Terrorists and security

Sir: As usually happens, within 48 hours of the Data Darbar carnage, the police arrested a number of suspects, some of whom are supposed to have been involved in previous terrorist attacks. Why could the police not have nabbed these persons earlier? Probably we will hear nothing more about those arrested, since it is highly probable that most of them are innocent, while others are drug addicts or petty criminals on whom the police depend for supplementary income. Apart from this, one wonders why the government spends so little on security and so much on other things like buying the loyalties of lawyers or on the houses of the prime minister and the president. While it may be true that terrorists have no religion, it is equally true that the religion of those in power is money, the taxpayers’ money.

Daily Times, July 10, 2010