At present the gravest problem that Pakistan is facing is terrorism. It has become a headache for federation and a nightmare for public. Though, it is a global issue but Pakistan has to bear the brunt of it. We are facing war like situation against the terrorists. This daunting situation is caused due to several factors. These factors include social injustice, economic disparity, political instability, religious intolerance and also external hands or international conspiracies. Terrorist acts like suicide bombings have become a norm of the day. “Everyone’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s really an easy way: Stop participating in it.”
Though terrorism has no accepted definition, yet it can be defined as the use of violence or threat of violence against civilians in order to attain goals that are political or religious or ideological in nature “There is no moral difference between a Stealth bomber and a suicide bomber. They both kill innocent people for political reasons.”
The religion of Islam, advocates freedom, peace and mutual agreement and admonishes aggression. The following verse makes it very clear. “You shall not kill any person * for GOD has made life sacred — except in the course of justice.”
Illiteracy is the root causes of extremism and terrorism. More than one in five men aged 15 to 24 unable to read or write, and only one in 20 is in tertiary education. such a high illiteracy rate has made Pakistan vulnerable to terrorism. Illiteracy and lack of skills provide fertile ground for those who wish to recruit young men and women to their cause, especially when significant monetary payments are attached. Regarding poverty, it is also an another cause of terrorism. And it is said that “A hungry man is an angry man.”
Especially for the youngsters, unemployment has made the matter worse. In these adverse circumstances, some people go to the level of extremism and even commit suicide. These are the people whose services are hired by the terrorist groups and they become easy prey to terrorism. Another reason of terrorism is dissatisfaction. When a person is dissatisfied with the rulers and thinks that his rights are being humiliated or exiled, his living of life has not been compensated, then he joins some religious parties. It does not matter which organization it would be. None of the organizations has any importance for him. Adopting an organization would only save him from the critical situation he is in and leaves him to play in the hands of his so-called leaders who destroy his public sense of security. “Killing people civilians is terrorism not a war against terrorism “
Furthermore, lack of proper government set-up and lack of coordination and information sharing between various institutions of government is also a cause of behind the escalating terrorist activities The impacts of terrorism are brutal and breathtaking on the country as it has destroyed the economy of our country. The main reason behind this is that due to such horrible law and order situation of Pakistan the foreign investors have stop their investment in the country and even the existing projects have been stopped so that have ultimately had a negative impact on the economy of the country as the unem The peace and the law and order of the country has even made the citizens fearful as day by day the terrorist activities are being made which has killed thousands of people who were not guilty. The loss of precious lives and the destruction of the public and governmental property have made terrorism as one of the most threatening and intimidating factor for the national interest of Pakistan. Unemployment has increased “How can you have a war on terrorism when war itself is terrorism?”
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