IT is the first incident of its kind in this land of the pure where two civilians were brutally shot dead in broad daylight on an open road by a foreign national, allegedly a ‘diplomat’. A nation where scores of people are killed in drone attacks every week and where ‘diplomats’ carry arsenal for reasons best known to them, makes it easy to ascertain whether Pakistan is a terrorist state or a terror-struck state. Long ago, in our country we used to have governments that voiced their protests if anywhere in the world the Muslims were agonized or treaded with discrimination. The story of transformation of our government functionary from those governments with some conscience to the present shameless government of today is replete with episodes of utter shamelessness and discrimination to its own public.
It is a matter if no surprise that America is demanding immediate release of Raymond Allen Davis with the assertion that he enjoys diplomatic immunity. What is rather shockingly surprising is that we are hearing this non-sense from certain corners of our own government functionary. The way our government is muttering its stance on the Raymond Davis issue in such a respectable way instead of treating Raymond as an excuse for extradition of Dr. Aafia, it doesn’t seem likely that justice will be provided to the family of the victims. We have not yet forgotten how our government won freedom of Kashmir, the Kashmir with a suffix of Singh, escorted back to his homeland by a minister of the state. While many secrets will never see the light of the day, would someone clarify why someone should shoot a number of bullets on the back and other vital parts of the victim’s body and make it an excuse for self-defense!