Pakistan has just witnessed a suicide blast which killed Siraj Raisani, who was running for a provincial seat with the newly formed Balochistan Awami Party (BAP). The country which was already in turmoil politically due to the arrest of former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter, is facing the further deterioration of law and order internally.
Even the President Mamnoon Hussain and Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk condemned the blast attack in their statements. Along with this, Pakistan’s image as the nation of terrorism remains intact in the suspicious eyes of various nations and international organizations. No matter how many explanations, justifications, and assertions come from Pakistan, it is difficult not to associate the nation with terrorism.
Below are some news clippings from The Hindu to support these postulations:
• “At least 133 people, including a top nationalist leader, were killed and over 200 others injured today in a powerful suicide blast and a targeted attack on separate election rallies in Pakistan, the deadliest in a series of assaults on candidates ahead of the July 25 polls.”
• “Today’s attack is the deadliest terror strike in Pakistan since the brazen terror assault on an Army school in Peshawar in December 2014 in which avout 150 people, mostly students, were killed.”
• “The attack came hours after a bomb hit a rally of Akram Khan Durrani of Mutahida Majlis Amal (MMA), an alliance of religious party, including Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Fazal (JUI-F) and Jamaat-e-Islami, in Bannu area of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province.”
• “On Monday, a suicide bomber killed Awami National Party (ANP) leader and candidate in the general elections, Haroon Bilour and 19 others after striking at a corner election meeting in Peshawar city.”
• “On July 7, seven people were injured when a convoy of a Muttahida Majlis-i-Amal came under attack in Bannu.”
All these reports are the evidence that Pakistan’s politics has surpassed the corrupted and dirty politics that is played by Indian leaders at the time of elections. With the recent blasts and Nawaz Sharif’s arrest, Pakistan’s administrative and political condition is as bad as its international image.