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Wake up, Mr Prime Minister

Published Jan 17, 2014 07:22am


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Wake up, Mr Prime Minister! The country is going to the dogs. Will you wake up when terrorists knock at your door and wake you up?

Look what they have done. They have killed and injured 50,000 innocent people. They killed 5,000 soldiers.

They have killed 15-year-old Aitezaz. They have shot and wounded 15-year-old Malalah in the head. They have killed Chaudhry Aslam, our great and courageous cop. They behead and skin small children. They blow up our schools, hospitals, markets, places of worship, our military bases, they play with the severed heads of our brave soldiers and yet we do nothing and beg those rebels for peace.

Your minister says it’s difficult to fight them off. If it’s difficult, then let the US use its drones freely against them. Take the help from Nato forces. Just don’t sit idle and wait for the peace process. You cannot cut a peace deal with them. They don’t accept our constitution. They want to enforce their version of sharia in this land, and you want to talk to them.

Wake up, Mr Prime Minister, wake up before it’s too late.

Dr Khurrum Fiazuddin

Comments (13) Closed

Jalaluddin S. Hussain Jan 17, 2014 09:45am

I agree completely with Dr. Khurrum Fiazuddin, but the war against the terrorists - both the Pakistani and international kind - must be fought by the Pakistanis themselves.

Amir Cheema Jan 17, 2014 09:52am

How many terrorists were present in Pakistan in 2004? How many terrorists military and drones have killed? Why do we still have terrorists in Pakistan? The reason is drones and so called war on terrorism is creating more terrorists. Pakistani government needs to disengage from war on terrorism and demand that drones be stopped. Drones are counter productive as they create hate and revengeful and retaliatory suicide attacks on civilians and security forces. Give negotiations a fair chance and if they fail then Pakistan will have to fight its own war and not on behalf of USA. Once USA is not involved there will be no Jihadi sentiments to be exploited by terrorists to recruit more suicide attackers.

Krishna Jan 17, 2014 11:07am

Very nicely written letter. I guess help can also be obtained from India in dealing with such a menace,

kamljit Singh Jan 17, 2014 12:33pm

Well said, Sir

Khalid Jan 17, 2014 02:30pm

Dear Dr. Khurram, this is the first time ever, I have seen a logical note to our sleeping Prime Minister. The fact is that our PM does not have anything that makes him stand out from the crowds you see everywhere in Pakistan. He is not highly educated (Obama went to Harvard University, Manmohan Singh went to Oxford University and Jinnah qualified as a barrister in England). Not only he doesn't have education, he is inarticulate, doesn't sound very intelligent when he speaks and certainly doesn't have any credentials or history of running a successful government. His was voted in by the majority illiterates of Pakistan. What more can I say?. Most nations in the world are proud of their leaders. I am ashamed to call him Pakistan's Prime Minister.

edwardian Jan 17, 2014 03:16pm

Are you asking NATO for help? They have lost their war and leaving Afghanistan this year. Wakeup and face the reality.

ali Jan 17, 2014 04:27pm

@Dr Khurrum Fiazuddin It seems like US achieved its goals in Iraq , Syria, Libya, Vietnam and afganistan in controlling gorilla all these cases US failed can pakistan take help from US in controlling Taliban ..did US succeed in Afghanistan? did the NATO and USA with billions of dollors and freedom to attack and drone where ever they want with full backing of UNO succed in defeating Taliban? Why are you inviting US to help us in pakistan?

GK Jan 17, 2014 07:26pm

People like you contribute funds to extremist groups who spread mayhem in India and Afghanistan, and then you expect the Prime Minister to stop the spread of terror groups. Charity begins at home. Stop public support for ALL terror groups, and the problem will solve itself.

Khaled Jan 17, 2014 09:18pm

Its a tall order asking him to wake up, going by the track record,if he had been awake his last two stints would not have been short lived.

Shah Jan 18, 2014 08:04pm

TTP can not be spoken or reasoned with. Pak army must be allowed to bring these terrorists to military courts. And why not, TTP do not recognize our laws.

Ahmed Jan 19, 2014 01:55am

After enjoying Nihari & gajar ka halwa , the Prime Minister will wake up after five years , when Elections will be approaching.

Iqbal Khan Jan 19, 2014 08:06am


I hope they heard you but it seems nothing at all including tears of sobbing mothers , anguish of destroyed families and burning hearts of ordinary Pakistanis like me and you touch their deaf ears. When they talk about negotiating with terrorists , those who are scum of the earth and embodiment of the darkest evil ever, we cry . When the handlers of those terrorist live in Islamabad villas and ride their SUVs openly , we lose all faith in humanity . For Allah's sake , for our identity as Muslim and Pakistani sake , please please listen and clean the scum whatever the cost ! Our generations still have time to start fresh and get our Pakistan back .

Syed Imtiaz Abbas Hussain Jan 20, 2014 09:17pm

Don't disturb please ! PM having Musharraf in dreams for to take revenge - the solo objective to become PM. Sir Marshall Law in India (Calcutta)