The pitiless brutality against women and small children by organised bands of armed young men is more savage than anything witnessed in the riots that have shamed this nation from time to time during the past century.
We have a free trade policy and everyone can import anything from outside without paying for customs through Nato containers, but we don’t allow imported alcohol in those containers.
We love our army and judiciary, the only two truly effective institutions in this country, the bureaucracy and media are also stakeholders of Pakistan and they get a plot for their great sacrifices for the nation. We have bara markets all over Pakistan to cater to the needs of our low income classes.
Numbed with disgust and horror, I return from Gujarat ten days after the terror and massacre that convulsed the state.
My heart is sickened, my soul wearied, my shoulders aching with the burdens of guilt and shame.