21st June 2012, marks the 59th birthday of Great leader of the world, Daughter of the East. Mohtarama Benazir Bhutto was a visionary leader. She was committed to her homeland and her beloved country. She struggled for democracy in Pakistan within the country and abroad.
When she returned to Pakistan on October 18, 2007, her nation was under siege facing threats from terrorists and a dictator desperate to cling on to power. Despite visible threats to her life, she vowed to fight against terrorists’ mindset and was of the view that war on terror can never be won until and unless such mentality and thought is eradicated globally. She called such thought a hindrance to establish democracy in Muslim countries. And eventually, she gave her life for this great cause.
Both the UN Commission and Scotland Yard held Baitullah Mehsood responsible for her killing. Though terrorists physically snatched her from her followers yet her legacy is the touchstone, and it is to be followed, her party has been fighting against terrorism successfully but still terrorists’ mindset exists inside the country and abroad. Same is out there in another Muslim country Lebanon, where democratic and liberal Prime Minister of the country Rafik Hariri was assassinated in 2005. In a nutshell one would figure out that this is the apotheosis of predominating terrorists’ mindset and Pakistan should learn the lesson and must not let terrorists’ nurseries to breed while all steps must be taken to ensure their literature is condemned, websites be blocked and fund raisers be traced.
Our media also has to widely and intensely condemn terrorists and their activities come what may. We must unite and fight this menace not only for us, but for all those, people and leaders alike, who gave their lives to eradicate terrorism from the country. This is a long haul. Not a short term solution. By taking such steps we can eradicate terrorists’ thought from our society for once and all.