The nation is still in a shock over the horrendous fire accident in Karachi which has resulted in so many deaths. The enormity of this tragedy is mind-numbing. These tragic events are now almost a routine and the latest incident is the murder of 10 labourers in Mastung, Balochistan. We seem to be at war with forces which are bent on destroying the fabric of our society by creating despair and despondency in the country. Since it is not a conventional war, but a surreptitious, multifaceted one, we seem to be unable to even realise the gravity of the situation.
I appeal to all political parties, the armed forces and the judiciary of Pakistan to unite for the common cause of ensuring Pakistan’s safety and stability. Whenever there is a conventional war, people unite, setting aside their differences, to save their country. We are all responsible, through acts of commission, omission or sheer negligence and apathy, for the current state of affairs. Therefore, it only makes sense to unite for the common cause.