The bombing of schools by the Taliban shows that militancy is not under control, said a Pakistani daily which pointed out that a staggering 100 schools have been destroyed in Mohmand Agency so far.
“Schools continue to be bombed, depriving children across the tribal belt and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa of education that could protect them from falling prey to poverty and eventually extremism,” it said.
Last week there were three bombings in which schools were destroyed or damaged. .
The daily said that in some ways, “still more frightening is the fact that militants are able to strike even in the heart of large cities like Peshawar”.
“It is quite obvious some lasting solution to this serious problem needs to be found quickly, given that we have too few schools and cannot afford to keep reconstructing those that have been deliberately damaged by those who see education as an enemy,” it said.
“In all 100 schools have been destroyed in Mohmand by militants so far. We can only imagine the damage this is inflicting in an area where literacy is already low. It is clear that militancy is not under control and that something needs to be done and fast,” the editorial added.