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Has Pakistan Arrived?

By Brigadier (ret) Simon Samson Sharaf

In an emotional and controversial address to his constituency, the President of Pakistan, Mr. Asif Ali Zardari referred to the country as Sindhu Desh. In his fiery and reactive speech, this was perhaps the only silver lining. Deliberately or otherwise, he had touched a very sensitive issue of nationhood.

The politicians of Sindh unlike the Unionists of Punjab have been more Pakistani in many ways than they are accredited. Jinnah, the Syeds, Qazis, Soomros and Bhuttos are but to name a few.  Reviewing the annals of history, we are pleasantly reminded that Pakistan was never the realization of one ethnicity, sect or mindset. It was a struggle based on the aspirations of diverse groups and still remains so. Continue reading

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Long March: Stand up and be counted

By Aisha Fayyazi Sarwari

Two days after NYT warns that Pakistan is on the brink of “abyss,” the country sinks deeper into turmoil.

It was bad enough that after President Asif Ali Zardari paved the way for ousting Nawaz Sharif, the two time prime minister of Pakistan and his brother, ex-Administrative head of Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif, from contesting elections in the country or from holding government offices, but he also flowered the road for self-proclaimed secular capitalist, Salman Taseer to enforce Governor Raj in the Punjab province — Mistake after mistake, following the footsteps of General Musharraf in his second term, President Zardari is concerning behavior therapists around the world.
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