Peshawar heading on Beiruts path

December 8th, 2008 - 1:49 pm ICT by ANI  

Peshawar, Dec.8 (ANI): Peshawar is once again in the news, but for all the wrong reasons.
Last week, a car blast rocked the historic Qisakhawani bazaar killing three people and injuring several others. Then, trucks carrying NATO supplies were set on fire by extremists December 7.
The rockets fired by the militants sparked off a fire that damaged up to 80 armoured vehicles and trucks parked inside a complex. The attack also triggered an exchange of fire between militants and security forces though there were no reports of casualties among the rebels.
This was the second attack within a week on the terminal in Peshawar. On December 1, two persons were killed and over two dozen trucks were damaged when militants attacked the complex.
The attack on parked trucks carrying NATO supplies is testimony to the danger that exists, therefore its no surprise that Peshawar has become a one huge security check point.
High profile kidnapping and murders have added to the fears of Peshawar residents.
There are fears in Peshawar that over 500 hardened militants camping in Khyber Agency may storm it in the near future.
The Awami National Party (ANP) Government has run out of ideas and seems to be a hostage to its own internal political mechanizations.
The Government is facing an internal debate on whether to abandon governance or to take the fight to its logical end.
The symptoms of a Beirut-like situation are emerging in Peshawar.
People here have death dancing on their heads all the time and, they are left with no other option other than to live with it.(ANI)

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