This article was originally published by Asia Times
Samuel Johnson, the famous English poet and moralist, once remarked that patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel. The saying couldn’t have been truer in the case of Pakistan. Continue reading “Pre-election provocations in Pakistan irresponsible”
Written on April 14, 2013
As national elections in Pakistan draw closer, there are still some who doubt that the elections will be held as per schedule. It is widely believed that many in the political mainstream, the civil and military bureaucracy, and judiciary, as well as in the media are not only hoping but striving to postpone the general elections. It is also widely believed that only one political party would suffer if the elections are postponed i.e. Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) which is currently considered to be the front-runner in the run up to the elections, as if all others including the country itself would benefit from the delay.
However, statistics as well as the historical precedence would say otherwise. Continue reading “Stability in Pakistan and Lack of Optimisim”