The News “reports”:http://thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=173977:
bq. The death penalty is now mandatory for blasphemy, under Article 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code.
The government has been making some noise recently about how they don’t support the ongoing takeover of Pakistan by the Taliban, but their actions clearly speak otherwise. The terrorists had pulled 2 steps ahead of the Pakistan government by introducing a mandatory death penalty a few years ago, but the Pakistan govt. finally woke up and is now closing the “killing it’s own citizens” gap.
While the Pakistan govt. has stepped up the killing, the Pakistan Army seems happier to be blown up by sucide bombs rather than actually fight the world-wide coalition of terrorists slowly taking over most of Pakistan.
They say they fight, but even now it’s obvious that the number of terrorists taking over the Pakistani towns number in the hundreds, while the Pakistan Army numbers in the hundreds of thousands. The most damning fact is that some of the towns taken over had army garrisons with a lot more men than the terrorists coming in – yet the Pakistan Army mysteriously dissolves into thin air as the terrorists advance, town by town.
Conspiracy theory of the moment: The Pakistan Army is setting up the elected government for a fall. The army has close ties with the Taliban, and their coordinated movements with the militants – the army retreats just before any meaningful fighting can take place – suggests they are setting up the reasons to take over with international acclaim.
The farce rolls on…