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?

35 responses to “There’s a 9/11, 26/11 and 7/7. Then there’s Everyday in Pakistan.”

  1. Urdu Poetry says:

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

  2. Dr Saqib says:

    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:

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

  4. Shez says:

    They should instead consider the martyred naval commandos and that sipahi Akhtar for this award. They deserve it, not that dead lieutenant who simply happened to be at the wrong place at the wrong time.
    http://www.express.com.pk/epaper/PoPupwindow.aspx?newsID=1101250286&Issue=NP_KHI&Date=20110527

  5. Khuram Khan says:

    While one feels for the loss of someone but those someones left behind should maintain dignity especially if they are from similar proffession. The repeated appearance of the family on TV is an insult to the departed souls of this tragedy. The doubts need to be cleared before rewarding or punishing those involved.NH is certainly not to be considered as this would undermine the highest honour connected with this gallantry award. Please read this.More will come soon.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13508864

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