By Hafsa Ahmed
Youth Journalism International
LAHORE, Pakistan – The day began like any other normal Sunday. People all over the city relaxed after a tiring weekly routine. Christian families prepared for Easter celebrations. Hardly anyone could’ve guessed that the festive air would be tainted with the blood of innocents as the day came to a close.
It pains me to admit that the people of Pakistan are no strangers to seeing their young being brutally, cowardly murdered by terrorists. Our plight gained international recognition in 2014, when more than 140 lives were laid to rest at the behest of gunmen in Army Public School, Peshawar.
It did not stop there. The event replayed itself in 2015, when students were once again targeted at the Bacha Khan University, near Peshawar.
Sunday, March 27, 2016 marked yet another dark day in the history of mankind when a suicide bomber blew himself up in the middle of Gulshan-e-Iqbal Park, barely meters away from the children’s playing area.
As I watched the horror of the evening’s events replay on television, I could not help but wonder this: what exactly is the worth of a human life? And how much further must we suffer before realizing it?
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