Maryland April 4th 2009: In a strongly worded letter to Government of Pakistan through Ambassador Haqqani, PAKPAC President Saud Anwar demanded from the Government of Pakistan to act swiftly in bringing an end to animalistic and heinous acts carried out in the name of Islam in particular against women. As the world watched in horror yet another barbaric act was carried out in Swat in the name of Islamic justice the Pakistani American community has only one word for government and people of Pakistan, ENOUGH. We say enough to savagery in the name of religion but more importantly enough to all the apologists who always seem to find some twisted explanation for these heinous crimes. We feel that government has given a free hand to extremist religious groups to abandon the sovereignty and constitution of Pakistan and enforce their own brand of laws in the name of Islam. Nothing less than Pakistan's soul itself is at stake.
PAKPAC asks will Pakistanis rise up to the occasion and reclaim their own country or will they lose this war after seemingly having lost the battle. Pakistanis have a stark choice. They alone can determine whether Pakistan's future is one of a respectable member of the world community or as an outcast only to be feared and loathed. We urge the Pakistan Armed Forces, politicians of good faith and most importantly the courageous people of Pakistan to unite against virulent militancy hiding behind religious facades. PAKPAC urges Pakistanis living outside Pakistan to write to Pakistan media, their friends and families in Pakistan asking them to stand against extremism in all forms.