All in all, I ended up having a great time with my brother and three sisters at the mall. My evening, however, was not as pleasant. I came home to disturbing breaking news: Armed militants had bombed the major Pakistani naval base located in Karachi, the largest city and the main financial center of the country. Some newspapers indicated that these insurgents were the Pakistani Taliban who avenged for the government’s support and alliance with the United States in finding and killing the Al-Queda leader, Osama bin Laden. Since May 2nd, multiple other terrorist attacks have occurred throughout the country.
Upon hearing the news, I became nervous all over again. In three days, I would be going to this politically unstable and dangerous country I call my second home. The only thing I could do was stay optimistic. Before sleeping, I prayed that God would keep my father, Baba, and me safe.