05-24-2009, 03:07 AM
how many know? where is the media?
Other side of the IDP 'coin'
Saturday, May 23, 2009
This is in reference to the IDP crisis. While I understand that they all have had to leave their homes behind and many have suffered the loss of a loved one, I will say one thing -- at the risk of offending some people. What I want to say is that some of the IDPs were -- when they were living in their native areas -- helping the Taliban in terms of providing them with food and/or accommodation. One elderly man was interviewed the other day on a private TV channel and he said that he used to charge rent from the Taliban for staying in his property.
I want to ask the media something: do not the lives of the officers and sepoys matter to anyone? How many people know that the head of Captain Najam Riaz was never sent back
and that he was brutally tortured for two weeks? How many people know of the sepoy who was shot fifteen times by a seven-year-old boy and the video was sent to the GHQ? How much coverage was given to the death of Captain Bilal who was killed last week?
I keep on remembering the way Major Abid Majeed Malik used to put one cigarette upside down in the pack and say to my husband: "This is how I will eventually quit smoking", and where is he now?
(Wife of Major Ayaz Mahmood)
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says W T F!!!!