Wagah blast

Sir: Now that so many people have been killed in Lahore (the stronghold of the Sharifs), one wonders if anything will be done about improving security measures in the country. Knowing the government’s track record, it is difficult to assert that they or the law enforcement agencies will move to do anything to prevent such incidents. Apart from condemning the blast, as if that can prevent extremists from killing people, and the usual noises about how the killers will be tracked and punished, they should get to the task of eliminating the root causes of terrorism like financial inequality and illiteracy. How many times do they need to be reminded that the most important issue before the country today is security and the government should first try to solve this problem before bombarding the nation with more and more Metro Buses? 

Printed in Daily Times, November 13, 2014