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. Shez says:


    PPP wallahs would be happy to stead your idea. Bhuttos/Zardaris are the greediest, both for personal wealth as well as for fame and recognition. Let’s see when they get their hands on NH.

  2. Shez says:


    NH is the highest military award and is given solely on the basis of extraordinary valiance. It’s really shameful if PPP is thinking on the lines you mentioned. In that case, they should find a shia who actually fought at the tribal front and laid his life after fighting gallantly. That would be better instead of giving it to a victim of terrorism. There are more than 35,000 of these people. Will the govt award NH to each and everyone of them?

  3. Adnan says:


    Because Lt.Yasir was a Shia hence Shia PPP government is trying to cash this opportunity to get a Nishan-e-Haider in their pocket.

  4. Shazia says:

    These lyrics “always” inspire me and remind me the basics of our religion taught through childhood bedtime stories. Do they touch your heart too???

    Heart of a Muslim Nasheed Lyrics

    Looking up at the sky, searching for Allah most High
    He rejected the way of worshipping Gods of clay
    Prophet Ebrahim knew that Allah was near
    And that the heart of a Muslim is sincere

    Under the hot burning sun, he declared God is one
    Though with stones on his chest, his Imaan would not rest
    The Muadhin knew that right would conquer wrong
    And the heart of a Muslim must be strong

    It’s the heart of a Muslim through the guidance of Islam
    That makes you fair and kind and helpful to your fellow man
    So living as a Muslim means that you must play a part
    Allah looks not at how you look, but what is in your heart

    In our poor meager state, little food on our plate
    Mother said she was glad, always sharing what we had
    When I asked how can we share what’s not enough
    She said the heart of a Muslim’s filled with love

    He said its time you should know, you will learn as you grow
    That some people around will do what’s bad to bring you down
    Father said to be a star that’s shining bright
    For the heart of a Muslim does what’s right

    So whatever you do, make sure your words are true
    Honesty is the best, because life is a test
    Even if it hurts so much you want to cry
    For the heart of a Muslim does not lie

    Read more about Zain Bhikha – Heart of a Muslim Nasheed Lyrics – Islamise by

  5. Asim says:

    Oh no, did I just give PPP leadership an idea?,…..oooopppss!

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