There’s something rotten in the state of Pakistan. The top cop in the country Rehman Malik (Interior Ministry Advisor) told reporters that the president and prime minister were to have dinner at the Marriott on Saturday (at the time it was bombed), but the venue was changed at the last minute. However, the hotel management says that no booking had been made for an official dinner on that day.
We know that even when lesser officials are supposed to visit a place, security officials thoroughly comb every nook and corner hours before the visit, so if the two top executives of the country were going to be at the hotel at the time of the bombing, there should have been strict security in place many hours before the bomb blast.
It’s frightening to think that the fate of the country is in the hands of incompetent people who say things which turn out to be false. But then, we must not forget that Mr Malik’s boss (the president of the country) also backed out after assuring that the chief justice would be restored.
Let’s hope Mr. Malik will be more careful in future and will think carefully before making statements which can easily be checked and verified.