Or sink, the lot of us, lock, stock and barrel, the whole blessed country and all who sail in her. Why, I ask myself, did the recent massacre at the Parade Lane mosque in Westridge, the heart of the Rawalpindi cantonment, trigger this thought when the Peshawar Meena Bazaar bombing was more ghastly because it killed a lot more innocent human beings, mainly women and children?
Why did I not say what I am saying when the attacks on the Punjab police and the ISI regional office in Manawan and Lahore, and the tens of other attacks happened, killing hundreds and maiming thousands?
Was it because a very dear friend lost a young nephew, just 18 years old, a 'remarkably good boy' as he told me, who was just now starting his higher education at NUST?
Was it because I consider myself very much part of the army family, and so many officers and men died in that one attack, some friends of my good friends? No.