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. Asim says:

    I am just happy for the PPP leadership’s generosity for not asking Nishan-e-Haider for Zulfiqar and Benazir Bhutto

  2. Shez says:


    Geo and Express also gave undue attention. Shaheed this and shaheed that. But yes Samaa is going overboard.

  3. zia says:

    To stop this terrorism by American-Taliban(TTP, kharjis), we most replace our government. We most join in the darnas aginst drones.

  4. Khuram Khan says:

    Shez, only one tv channel called samaa is persisting and there could be some underlying reason that you and I cannot fathom.

  5. Shez says:


    We can expect the worst from this PM and president but what about the media? They are projecting that dead lieutenant as a great hero, which he obviously was not. They have not given any coverage to others who laid their lives. Others who actually confronted the terrorists and killed them. They are the real heroes. It would be a great shame if they give NH to that not-so-brave lieutenant.

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