Look up the guy the university was named after. He basically stood against everything the Taliban and Islamists in general are for, and the attack happened on the anniversary of his death.
"Teachers' associations had objected to arming staff, saying it was not their job to fight off militants."
I see teachers associations are just as stupid there as they are here. This chemistry teacher is a hero for protecting his students.
I didn't know the second amendment of the Pakistani Constitution was the right to bear arms.
I'm saying, with reference to the USA Constitution for people who don't know where I get the second amendment from, that members of the community, not including police, should have the right to bear arms for the sole reason of reacting to ongoing criminal actions for purposes of mitigation. Self defense.
I don't know how you made the leap to arming Muslims, unless you know the second amendment of the Pakistani Constitution or you are really stupid.
Well, the armed people would be reactionary. A step further would be prevention.
What causes criminal activity and why, the only answer I can think of is poverty or lack of resources and lack of rights. People who feel oppressed, with enough provocation, will retaliate.
Focusing to much on prevention and you will have no means to immediately resolve a conflict. Focusing on reaction will in no way reduce the frequency of conflicts so finding that balance between should be the goal.