THIS is to highlight the major impediment to effectively quelling the menace of terrorism in the country. It has sadly been observed that terrorists apprehended by the law-enforcement agencies are often let off by courts due to want of evidence.

The people out of fear are mostly unwilling to give evidence in the court of law. Circumstantial evidence at times fails to meet the prevalent legal requirements.

While investigations carried out by law-enforcement agencies cannot be used as evidence, this in turn strengthens the hands of terrorists.

There is a need to make the government realise that it is its failure to enact appropriate laws to check terrorism which is negatively affecting the moral of security agencies.

The inability of the state to administer justice is proving highly detrimental for the security of the country.

The sufferings of Pakistanis at the hands of terrorists are unprecedented. The death of over 30,000 innocent civilians and about 4,000 security personals makes it our war.

The leniency and indifference exhibited by the government in punishing the terrorists is having its toll.

This menace cannot be checked unless its perpetrators are punished and made example of.

They do not even deserve any compassion for being tools in the hand of their foreign masters and for killing their own kith and kin for the sake of money.

There is a dire need to understand that it is the collective responsibility of the government, the judiciary and the media to bring these criminals to justice.

A’AYAN HUSSAIN Islamabad

More From This Section

Computerisation of arms licences

SINDH has enforced computerisation of arms licences, and Punjab is likely to follow suit. Both say this will improve...

Jallianwala Bagh

AT least 1,300 civilians were killed in Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar, on Besakhi Day of April 13, 1919, as, in...

Safety measures needed

ONE of the sources of the spread of polio and dengue virus in Pakistan is its terrible sewerage system. This could ...

Bilawal House

BILAWAL Bhutto-Zardari is a smart, young person and people look up to him. I have just a small request for him. I...


Comments are closed.

Comments (3)

khanm
February 18, 2013 11:39 am
My dear readers Justice should remove the bandage from her eyes long enough to distinguish between the vicious and the unfortunate.
M. Siddique USA
February 18, 2013 6:42 pm
Well written letter. Is anyone reading/listening out there.
raza
February 18, 2013 5:55 pm
If the people call them freedom fighters or Muslim Warriors then it is very difficult to bring them to justice.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Cartoons
E-PAPER
Front Page