Pakistan is taking a tough official stance on militants across their country. The region has been plagued with attacks from Islamic militants, who have taken a deadly toll on innocent lives. In Peshawar on Tuesday a school came under attack by such militants who killed over 130 young school children in the name of their fruitless cause. The public across Pakistan became so engulfed with rage towards these attacks that the government has resorted to executing those found to be participating in such activities.
Pakistan Hangs 4 Islamic Militants In Wake Of Deadly Taliban Attacks
The hangings are meant as a form of deterrent against people wanting to participate in terrorist activities, and also as a way to reassure the public that the government is doing something to curb violence against innocent people. The Pakistani government has not been particularly successful at repelling the Taliban and other militant Islamic organizations, who use their country as a breeding ground for recruiting.
Pakistan has been a haven for militant organizations for decades. Many of the rural areas of Pakistan are so rugged and remote that they operate with virtually no law enforcement. Even the fabled Osama bin Laden had chosen to live peacefully in Pakistan before being killed by US Navy SEALs. This type of activity is going to no longer be tolerated by the official government.
Many other militant prisoners were executed this week at jails across Pakistan to make a statement. Many of those who had been caught in the past would likely serve a minor jail sentence before getting released back to their normal way of life. Now that there is the prospect of the death penalty to be imposed swiftly against these types of prisoners, there may be some reduction in terrorist activities in the near future.
Pakistan Hangs 4 Islamic Militants In Wake Of Deadly Taliban Attacks.