Over a month has now passed since the Peshawar incident. Although it had been a bitter pill to swallow for each one of us the country is now facing new challenges in the aftermath of the attack. The winter break had been extended by all provincial governments to provide adequate security measures. Unfortunately, other then a few I feel none of them cuts any ice. It seems like we have become a nation that wakes up after the water crosses its limits above us and sleep again after it distances a little. Contrary to what we expected, even the big names of education providers have failed to beef up the security of their instituitions. A number of schools have extended their boundaries and put up high electric wires others however have not even bothered to review their security systems one bit. We have witnessed the greatest lapse of security which cannot and should not be consigned to oblivion. This was the time for school authorities across the country to pay attention to all the intricate details to ensure nothing like this happens again. Yet this is all we could think of?  On one side we have witnessed the courage and motivation of the students reaching its optimum level. While on the other side the authorities; the ones who have been given the responsibility of protecting our future seem satisfied with the measures they have taken. Education teaches us how to come out of ignorance. Yet how many of us are aware of the exact lapses that caused the peshawar incident anyway? Have we tried to find out what went missing so that we can fill in the gap before hand? Our ideoligies of defence should not be confined to our tongues only. We can always learn from the efficiency and responsibility our army has shown in response to the attack. The pak army has prominently proved their concern regarding the country’s security. Our soldiers are dominantly fed the aim of risking and giving their life for the soil of our country. The nurture provided to them has no comparison neither can it be compared to anyone’s patriotism. While all the eyes are set on the heavy boots to protect us, I’m sure they expect more than our support. Not every school can be protected by our army and rangers. Our eyes should be open too. Our country has been fighting terrorism for over a decade and this cruicial turn in which the young souls of the country are being targetted is dispecable. We dont mean to create any more paranoia but we will question such flawed security measures. When the incident occurred the barbarism took away the sleep of the entire country. Such a brutal act could not be registered in our minds. I thought that this would be the end to our negligence. But seeing the condition now, I want to remind our country that this is something you said you’d never forget but wait – Have you forgotten already?

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Over a month has now passed since the Peshawar incident. Although it had been a bitter pill to swallow for each one of us the country is now facing new challenges in the aftermath of the attack. The winter break had been extended by all provincial governments to provide adequate security measures. Unfortunately, other then a few I feel none of them cuts any ice. It seems like we have become a nation that wakes up after the water crosses its limits above us and sleep again after it distances a little. Contrary to what we expected, even the big names of education providers have failed to beef up the security of their instituitions. A number of schools have extended their boundaries and put up high electric wires others however have not even bothered to review their security systems one bit. We have witnessed the greatest lapse of security which cannot and should not be consigned to oblivion. This was the time for school authorities across the country to pay attention to all the intricate details to ensure nothing like this happens again. Yet this is all we could think of?  On one side we have witnessed the courage and motivation of the students reaching its optimum level. While on the other side the authorities; the ones who have been given the responsibility of protecting our future seem satisfied with the measures they have taken. Education teaches us how to come out of ignorance. Yet how many of us are aware of the exact lapses that caused the peshawar incident anyway? Have we tried to find out what went missing so that we can fill in the gap before hand? Our ideoligies of defence should not be confined to our tongues only. We can always learn from the efficiency and responsibility our army has shown in response to the attack. The pak army has prominently proved their concern regarding the country’s security. Our soldiers are dominantly fed the aim of risking and giving their life for the soil of our country. The nurture provided to them has no comparison neither can it be compared to anyone’s patriotism. While all the eyes are set on the heavy boots to protect us, I’m sure they expect more than our support. Not every school can be protected by our army and rangers. Our eyes should be open too. Our country has been fighting terrorism for over a decade and this cruicial turn in which the young souls of the country are being targetted is dispecable. We dont mean to create any more paranoia but we will question such flawed security measures. When the incident occurred the barbarism took away the sleep of the entire country. Such a brutal act could not be registered in our minds. I thought that this would be the end to our negligence. But seeing the condition now, I want to remind our country that this is something you said you’d never forget but wait – Have you forgotten already?

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