Assalam alaikum...sorry for posting a bit late as it was the second day of fasting here in Pakistan today; but it's only been due to a start of the fasting month amidst a strong flu and a high fever!!
Like every other place, people here are so very hopeful of the tidings that the holy month brings with itself. However, the start of the fasting season was mired again by sullen terrorism - related incidents that've shook this country. The first, on the eve of the holy month, when seven persons including six students were shot down in a brutal manner infront of the University of Karachi; another incident in which around twenty Special Services Group members of the Pakistan Army were martyred in a suicide bombing, up north; and another today in which a renown religious scholar was shot dead in Peshawar. So one gets a fair idea of what the mood would have been in this country.
It's so saddening to know that when all evil is supposed to be shunned and in times when the Greatest of Allah's blessings are guaranteed upon the slightest of pretext, we humans choose to be so lowly.