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There’s a 9/11, 26/11 and 7/7. Then there’s Everyday in Pakistan.

Posted on May 24, 2011
Filed Under >Adil Najam, Law & Justice, Media Matters, Society
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Adil Najam

The headline is actually a tweet that has been floating around since the attack on Mehran Naval Aviation Base in Karachi two days ago. As far as I can tell it originated from @thekarachikid. Short. Pithy. Poignant. Depicting a truth that Pakistanis can feel in their bones.

The power of the statement is that the sentiment requires no elaboration. However, it does invite introspection. And, maybe, one question: Everyday in Pakistan does now feel like 9/11. 26/11 and 7/7; but what about the day after everyday? Do Pakistanis react to the day after everyday, the way others reacted to 9/11. 26/11 and 7/7? If not, then why not?

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  1. December 2nd, 2011 3:30 pm

    Alas…..!!
    Our leasers do not recognise the importance of a life and thats it!!!!

  2. Dr Saqib says:
    June 5th, 2011 3:51 pm

    We must think that by just lying down in front of US will not help us….. one must think…their one 9/11 has created 9/11 for millions of muslims,and specially for Pakistanis everyday… Our leaders are disasters… they must think..all Meer Jafars & Meer Sadiqs have same end, their money never is for them at the end.. We need prayers, Istighfar and sincerety on individual basis…INSHALLAH a bright day will come soon..

  3. Saeed says:
    May 29th, 2011 8:55 am

    History tests nations. This is our test. I hope we will rise to the challenge and emerge as a united nation out of this.

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