There's a trending hashtag among Pakistanis on Twitter voicing their criticism of the government’s approach toward the Taliban in their country. Originating from Pakistan, #HowNotToEliminateTaliban is a sarcastic collection on what successive Pakistani governments have been doing incorrectly in tackling the world’s No. 1 enemy.
Last weekend gunmen claiming to be from Tehreek-e-Taliban, Pakistan, attacked Pakistan's main airport in Karachi, revealing how vulnerable the state still is to this group. The response on Twitter started soon after.
#HowNotToEliminateTaliban Education. The only way to prosper as a modern nation & root out this medieval mentality— Sarah (@Epilipsy) June 11, 2014
Nawaz Sharif's government tried to have peace talks (locally termed mazakraat) with the Taliban. And at the end of the day you only wished every body would agree on how to eliminate the sworn enemy!
Keep chanting Mazaqraat. #HowNotToEliminateTaliban— SamanAbbasi (@D3vilHuntress) June 12, 2014
#HowNotToEliminateTaliban by not doing MAZAAKRAAT.— Talha Khan (@talhamr99) June 12, 2014
The hypocrisy of the sides involved is criticized:
#HowNotToEliminateTaliban - By having an army that maintains hypocritical relations with militant groups.— Syed Ali Abbas Zaidi (@Ali_Abbas_Zaidi) June 10, 2014
#HowNotToEliminateTaliban Don't kill innocents in the name of so-called "operation" against Talibans. Hypocrite Military Establishment— Shahab Saqib (@RebeldeShahab) June 11, 2014
#HowNotToEliminateTaliban . by bombing and killing innocent children and women in the Tribal Areas.— Humayun Afzal (@humayunafzal) June 11, 2014
#HowNotToEliminateTaliban damning people from tribal areas for illegal arms and drugs, while using Golden route 2 earn billions frm trade— Ali Arqam (@aliarqam) June 11, 2014
The social media avids throw some light on net activism, (mis)use of the net on the net and the bans against the net.
#HowNotToEliminateTaliban consider YouTube bigger threat than Polio.— The Ghan (@Aus_istan) June 10, 2014
By just tweeting about this crap and not coming on streets. #HowNotToEliminateTaliban— Hayyan N. (@InsafianJr) June 11, 2014