The city of Karachi is once again in the headlines for the target killing of famous Qawwal Amjad Ali Sabri. The incident took place on 22nd June, Wednesday’s afternoon when two unknown assailants fired at his vehicle in the city’s Liaquatabad area.
The question that remains unanswered is, isn’t the state and government responsible for the life and security of a citizen?, whether the person be related to media or a person like you and me, everyone deserves equal treatment.
The Caliph Hazrat Umar (R.A) said:
Even if a dog dies hungry on the banks of the River Euphrates, Umar will be responsible for dereliction of duty.
We live in an Islamic constituted state, but we don’t get protection. Are the government officials not afraid of accountability?
- As a Pakistani, we are deprived of the basic necessities of life, i.e.; food, shelter and clothing. How could one even think of getting security, it is reserved only for the powerful.
- As Pakistani’s we are a highly emotional and judgmental nation. We are very fast in declaring a person as good or bad. This is the main reason why honor and target killings take place.
- As Pakistani’s and as Muslims, we have seen and suffered so much that we have become conscienceless, for us the purpose of life is to survive and we don’t even want to take a look at the big picture. Issues like Dr. Aafia Sidiqqui’s case, the Kashmir Issue, killing of Muslims in different parts of world etc remained unaddressed with new issues being in highlight every day.
- We should try to mend our own ways too, to avoid such incidents further.