Of course, the harshest impact of the fatal reality was on the economy of Pakistan which began directly or indirectly during the last ten years. And, the most emotive moments of modern times occurred during the decade in question indeed - leading to changes in peoples’ attitude towards the Muslim community.
Historically speaking, the well organized “Islamophobia manufacturing industry” with a network of funders, activists, and bloggers is believed to be causing hate crimes against Muslims so persistently. In fact, all previous “Islamophobias” - one after the other have been there from time to time in the remote past too. Presently, the groups behind the curse, being the natural beneficiary have also been daringly utilising the golden opportunity to go for the ongoing spell of Islamophobia almost all around the globe. Certainly, the skilfully created "menace of phobia" against a particular community in question has worked really well to push Pakistan deep in to the secluded area where interaction with the outside world is bound to become naturally minimal.
Currently, out of control Islamophobic environment has provided enough of ease to the culprits to create the present state of lawlessness and terrorism in the country.
Sadly, the Religion of Islam is seen as violent, aggressive, a monolithic bloc, static and unresponsive to change. More worrisome is the hostility towards Muslims, which is used to justify all discriminatory practices against Muslims, exclusion of Muslims from mainstream society. Unfairly, anti-Muslim feelings are viewed as normal. It’s so pathetic!
As the hatred against the Muslim populace has been on the rise worldwide, Pakistan is suffering the most under such environment of hostility. Pakistan’s heavy sacrifices in the war against terror have hard time getting international recognition. The result: the warring guerrillas (sophisticatedly armed with state of the art weaponry) have intruded deep into the country - putting a deep dent in the security apparatus. This is one of the main reasons for Pakistan’s economic turmoil.
Lack of helping attitudes of international community towards the Muslim community is something to really worry about.
Furthermore, some presence of biased people among the print or electronic media is a great cause of concern. Of course, a criminal negligence on the part of media with “who cares attitude” regarding the hot issue of ongoing poisoning of attitudes towards the Muslim world is unnerving. As the trend is the most dangerous one, the media is not doing enough to play a pivotal role to neutralize the poison of hatred against the fellow Muslims.
At this very moment, Pakistan definitely suffers from a crippling economy, a mismatched budget and an ailment of peaceful atmosphere. Numerous precious lives have been lost in a war on terror. Collateral damage is not seen as unusual any longer because of all year round 24/7 pursuit of enemy in hiding.
On the other hand, the Tourism Industry is ruined as hotels in some cities had no choice but to shutting down due to security threats posed by the “ever-intruding warring factions” dangerously armed to the teeth. Most of the Industries are at a standstill or facing a major slow down resulting in rampant unemployment, street crimes and other corrupt ways to bring food onto the dining table.
War on terror has claimed the lives of over 35,000 civilians and thousands of security personnel in Pakistan.
As a front line supporter of the war on terror, Pakistan’s economy suffered a big setback in its normal trading activities. The cost of trading increased because of higher insurance cover while the growth demands slowed down which resulted in a decline of revenue from tax collection and foreign investment.
The cost of Pakistan’s
involvement in the war on terror amounts to $67.93 billion, which has affected the education budget, the health and nutrition sector and the sanity projects that could have taken place but were postponed or discontinued due to the presence of the war against militancy in Pakistan.
After the war on terror, Pakistan’s investment to GDP ratio - hit a downfall from 22.5% to 13.5% in just a few years. Economically frustrated Pakistan hasn’t been compensated as yet for such a heavy economic loss.
Among other problems is the “over-active media” creating hype whenever possible. No doubt, media is responsible for an influx of hundreds and thousands of images of dying people along with irrelevant details. It’s worth mentioning that the media has become a tool for intense sensationalism mainly focusing only on the juicy details of breaking news. This group of the civil society is busy with overly highlighting the exaggerated stories - misleading the audience. Obviously, there isn’t any need of such a large number of TV channels - airing nothing but demoralizing stuff.
The other cunning groups like TTP (Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan), Punjabi Taliban or Baluchistan liberation army and others are illegally engaged in war of terror; they continue to destroy the sanctity and sanity of those living within the country.
Sad reality still remains that the kidnapped/brain washed kids are being used to carry out war of terror in order to heavily damage the writ of the State of Pakistan.
Finally, Pakistanis from all walks of life including youth and the seniors are all having just one single desire - for a permanent peace in the country.
It has been more than enough of targeting people of Pakistan, now the Pro Pakistan Global Powers must give an assisting hand to Pakistan, so that a viable strategy on perpetual basis is worked out to kill all the guerrilla cockroaches in the best interest of Pakistan - now or never.