The terrorist attack on Karachi is condemnable and we must protest against it vehemently. Our nation was very slow to wake up to the realisation that the tribal areas are not that far from what we consider mainstream Pakistan and urban Pakistan cannot live in its bubble while KP and FATA suffer from the ignominious activities of the terrorists. These networks are encroaching further into Pakistan and their reach is ever-expansive. Uprooting terrorism not only requires operations in the tribal regions but also amped-up security throughout Pakistan. Our counter-terrorism strategy suffers from a lack of well-though planning and concrete policy making. Our policy makers need to rethink their approach and work on a comprehensive plan to root out terrorism lest its too late.