Lahore witnessed another bloody day on Friday, when at least
80 people were killed in two terrorist activities carried
out in broad daylight. As per news reports 8 to10
terrorists, equipped with the latest weaponry, attacked two
places of worship in Ghari Shahu and Model Town in Lahore
where scores of people were saying their Friday prayers.
This time, however, the capture of two terrorists may
provide the proof to those who still deny the presence of
Taleban or their like-minded groups in the province,
especially in the southern Punjab. As usual the chief
minister for Punjab has asked for an inquiry report within
According to media reports, one of the captured terrorists
hails from southern Punjab, got his education in a Karachi
madrasa and later trained in northern Waziristan. This is a
very well-known trail of events but where is the will and
action to break this chain?
There are several media anchors who openly spread hatred
against other religions but no one can ever touch them. Just
a few months ago, Christians were targeted in Gojra in the
same manner but no one has learned any lesson from these
repeated incidents of religious and sectarian violence.
Unfortunately, this Lahore incident will also be forgotten
in next few days and terrorists will have a field day with
another attack on a day of their choice.
There is a complete lack of intentional, or maybe
unintentional, understanding and coherence to tackle the
religious and sectarian violence in the country. Unless
there is firm action against those institutions who are
churning out armies of brainwashed zombies, peace in
Pakistan will remain an illusion.
The GCP event was set for 6 hours, beginning 1 hour before
the attack at 13:15 on 28th May. (07:15 to 13:15 UTC).
The result is 21699 on 21600 df for p = 0.317 and Z = 0.476.
It is important to keep in mind that we have only a tiny
effect, so that it is always hard to distinguish signal from
noise. This means that every "success" might be largely
driven by chance, and every "null" might include a real
signal overwhelmed by noise. In the long run, a real effect
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