May 16, 2010
QUETTA: A number of schools, including at least two girls’ schools, have closed down in Quetta after threatening letters were received by their managements. (Daily Dawn 15th May 2010)
Security was also beefed up in parts of the provincial capital Quetta and in Mastung.
Some of the letters threatened that if purdah was not observed in schools, then teachers and administrative heads will have to bear the consequences.
Similar letters threatening against wearing 'western' clothes were also sent to schools in Mastung.
The letters warned the school managements with the presence of informants among the students and the staffers and threatened severe consequences in case of non-compliance.
The letters, sent by Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan's Balochistan chapter, created a sense of fear and panic among the students and teachers.
Number of Schools has been destroyed by Taliban
According to official figures, a total of 401 schools were destroyed by the Taliban in Swat. Of these, 226 were partially damaged. While the army has repaired 202 schools, the civilian administration has none to its credit. (The Express Tribune 4th May 2010)
These terrorist are working to make the bad name of Islam and want to keep the nation illiterate. Islam is the religion of peace and has insisted on education. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said so many saying for seeking education; Seek knowledge since cradle to grave, Seek knowledge for that you may to go China.
Who are Terrorists?
Taliban, Alqaida, Lashakar-e-Jhangvi, Sipah-e-Sahab, Jandullah all are criminal terrorists wings and working under same umbrellah.. It is proved that they are involved in looting banks, dacoits, ransom, target killings and smugglings. Police, law enforcement forces, interior ministery and courts know these facts, and these agencies have expressed such facts on media several times. In spite of that no strong action has been taken against these evil forces who are trying to unstable Pakistan when ever they are arrested usually they are released by courts, like Malik Ishaq a terrorists of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi who was murderer of 70 innocent people and involved in 44 different cases but escaped conviction. Because of releasing such danger terrorist he again involved in attacking on Srilankan team in Lahore (Ref: Daily Times 22nd April 2010)