Last month, a Canadian family went to Karachi for a wedding. The day after their arrival in Pakistanís centre of commerce, crime and terrorism, their ancestral home was invaded in broad daylight by three armed men. They held a gun to the motherís head and threatened to kidnap her 3-year-old granddaughter.
For the next hour-and-a-half, they helped themselves to the brideís trousseau, including gold ornaments and jewelry, and almost everything else of value. But they did leave behind, after much pleading, the familyís most valued possession: Canadian passports.
A few days later, a neighbour was kidnapped and released for a ransom of 20 million rupees ($222,000 ó a princely sum in Pakistan). And the neighbourhood grocer was robbed and gunned down dead, along with his two sons and two assistants.
Such harrowing incidents are routine in the city of 18 million, Pakistanís largest.
It is high time we saved the world from the clusterfuck that is Pakistan and its terrorist menace. We should cut off all aid to the central government and give aid to the separatists instead so that Baluchistan and Sindhudesh can be free.