Root Cause of Terrorism in Pakistan
3596 WordsDec 9th, 201115 Pages
Root Causes of terrorism In Pakistan : Not only Pakistan but the whole world is facing the problems of prevailing terrorist activities in one or some other form. These activities and attacks are prevailing like the cancer in the whole world that may be the most developed nations or the third world countries. In Pakistan Some attribute the terrorism and these terrorist activities to the political instability, economic conditions, standard of lives of the masses. yet others attribute it to the religious extremism of portion of the masses of Pakistan. There is another school of thought that say that the injustices done by World super powers towards the third world countries and Muslim countries have led the world to this situation and yet…show more content…
The religion of Islam (Submission), advocates freedom, peace and mutual agreement and admonishes aggression. The following verses make it very clear.
“And do not aggress; GOD dislikes the aggressors”. (Quran 5:87)
“You shall resort to pardon, advocate tolerance, and disregard the ignorant”. (Quran: 7:199)
The relations of Muslims (Submitters) with others are based primarily on peace, mutual respect and trust. The theme in the Quran is peace, unless there is oppression or injustice that cannot be resolved by all the peaceful means available. The true religion of Islam forbids the killing of innocent people, irrespective of the cause, religious, political or social beliefs.
“...You shall not kill * GOD has made life sacred * except in the course of justice. These are His commandments to you that you may understand.” (Quran 6:151)
“You shall not kill any person * for GOD has made life sacred — except in the course of justice.” (Quran17:33)
In Islam, an amazingly powerful emphasis is laid on developing love for mankind and on the vital importance of showing mercy and sympathy towards every creature of Allah Almighty, including human beings and animals. For indeed, love and true sympathy is the very antidote of terrorism.
Injustice is one of the foremost factors
Female Pakistani police commandos take part in training in Nowshera. The Pakistani government has announced a national plan to fight terrorism. (Getty Images)
Pakistani political parties reached an agreement Wednesday to set up a special military tribunal court to handle terrorism cases in the country. The agreement is part of a national action plan to fight terrorism, which comes a week after the deadly attack on a military school in Peshawar that killed 149 people, 133 of them children.
Addressing the nation after midnight, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his government will set up a rapid response force in an effort to root out terrorists in the entire country.
Below are some of the details that are listed in the action plan, translated from Urdu:
- Immediately after the tragedy in Peshawar, the government decided to enforce executions for terrorists sentenced to death. Implementation on this has begun.
- In the past, criminals involved in heinous acts of terrorism used to evade punishment due to some weaknesses in the legal system. Hence, special trial courts are being established under military officers so that such elements can be dealt with without delay. These courts will exist for two years.
- No armed organization will be allowed to operate.
- The anti-terrorism organization NACTA is being strengthened and activated.
- We will act against literature, newspapers and magazines that are spreading hate, [ideas of] beheading people, sectarianism, extremism and intolerance.
- All sources of funding of terrorists and terrorist organizations will be completely eliminated.
- Banned organizations will not be allowed to operate under another name.
- A special anti-terrorism force will be created.
- Action is being taken to stop religious extremism and to protect religious minorities.
- The registration and regulation of seminaries (madrassas) is being planned.
- There will be a complete ban on airing the views of terrorists and terrorist organizations in the print and electronic media.
- Keeping the return of IDPs as an immediate priority, the pace of FATA’s administrative and development reforms will be sped up.
- Terrorists’ communication networks will be completely dismantled.
- Immediate steps are being taken to stop the spread of terrorism on the Internet and social media.
- There will be no space left for terrorism in areas of Punjab, like in every part of the country.
- The ongoing operation in Karachi will continue until it reaches its goal.
- For broader political consensus, the Balochistan government is being given complete authority by all stakeholders.
- Decisive action is being taken against elements that spread sectarianism.
- A comprehensive policy for Afghan refugees is being developed, as well as the initial stage of registration for them.
- Criminal law reforms are being sped up for provincial intelligence organizations to get access to terrorists’ communication networks and anti-terrorism organizations to be further strengthened. Constitutional amendments and legislation are also being done to make this possible. Constitutional amendments will be made for the courts headed by military officers.
You can watch a video of Sharif's speech here, which is in Urdu. We will try to get a version with English subtitles soon.
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Update: This post has been updated with a full list of details listed in the action plan. Translated by Saba Imtiaz.