Daily Archives: March 16, 2010

Total National Backlash Against Shahbaz Sharif


The recent national backlash against his statement on Taliban should be an eye-opener for Shahbaz Sharif, who really ought to be above such rightwing pandering.    Not long ago, I saw him speak in person on his vision of Punjab and I wonder how this statement gels with his vision for Punjab.  Does he want Punjab to be labelled a pro-taliban, pro-terrorist hub?   What is more is that by asking the Taliban to spare Punjab,  Shahbaz Sharif has inadvertently stabbed all the Pakistanis fighting a dire battle against the Taliban from Khyber to Karachi.   He has also strengthened those who accuse PML-N and the Punjab of fostering pro-fundamentalist tendencies. Continue reading



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