Today’s editorial piece in Express Tribune shocked and agrieved me too. The paper wrote:
News that five Pakistanis were arrested in Uganda for being members of the al Qaeda-affiliated Al Shaabab rebel group should come as no surprise at all, despite the fact that Pakistanis should have little interest in what is going on in Uganda or have any cause to join a Somali militant group.
The paper lamented that why Pakistan love to take part in others affairs. It wrote:
Yet we have made it our business to poke our noses where they don’t belong. This fervour for meddling in the affairs of others began during the reign of Ziaul Haq, who employed religious rhetoric and the concept of the ummah to encourage Pakistanis to fight in Afghanistan and Kashmir.
We must do something to stop our young people became pawns of Jihadi organizations.