Conventional wisdom has it that the use of an evil, even for the best of human causes is bound to lead to catastrophe sooner or later. This is Peshawar's message to Pakistan today -- once the land of Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Persians and Muslims --- where the Islamabad-created Taliban itself perpetrated the cold-blooded massacre of 132 children and others in an Army Public School. The message is loud and clear: the militant Islamist threat has over the years become too dangerous for Pakistan to be overlooked; if the threat is not addressed immediately, the doom of its composite culture may not be far away.It is assuring that Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif have both grasped the gravity of this message. The country has suffered a lot on account of terrorism. According to an estimate, in the last 14 years Pakistan has lost over 50,000 lives on this account. Determined to save Pakistan’s civilians and their culture, and to foster an atmosphere of peace and development, Islamabad has taken some bold measures to give exemplary punishment to those found have been associated with the Peshawar massacre. According to reports, Islamabad has intensified its offensives against the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan which has claimed responsibility for the Peshawar massacre. By now Pakistan’s security forces in Pakistan have killed Taliban commander Saddam who allegedly facilitated the attack on a Peshawar school. They have arrested six of Saddam's accomplices. They have also killed some alleged militants in North Waziristan, on the border to Afghanistan. Besides, Islamabad has announced its plans to execute over 500 convicted extremists after a moratorium on capital punishment has been lifted in the wake of the Peshawar massacre.