Monday, December 31, 2007

What now, in Pakistan?

For a different perspective on the stories coming out of Pakistan, here's Peter Galbraith in The Guardian: Pakistan may not make it.
A UN investigation can help calm passions, but only the permanent departure of the army from power can provide a hope - and it is only a hope - of saving the country.

And, long-time activist and native of Pakistan Tariq Ali has his own special take on the future of Pakistan, in The Independent: My heart bleeds for Pakistan. It deserves better than this grotesque feudal charade.
Some of us had hoped that, with her death, the People's Party might start a new chapter. After all, one of its main leaders, Aitzaz Ahsan, president of the Bar Association, played a heroic role in the popular movement against the dismissal of the chief justice. Mr Ahsan was arrested during the emergency and kept in solitary confinement. He is still under house arrest in Lahore. Had Benazir been capable of thinking beyond family and faction she should have appointed him chairperson pending elections within the party. No such luck.


  • Pakistan is here to stay inshallah

    Your dreams will never fullfil

    Raza Pakistan

    By Blogger Raza, at 2:03 AM  

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