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Tuesday, March 01, 2005

When will we see a true democracy in Pakistan?


I always wondered that if there will be a day...
I will rise one morning and see my country as a truly democratic soverign state.
Tell me Hassan do u see anything on the horizon.
Hassan Abbas's book "Pakistan's Drift Into Extremism: Allah, The Army, And America's War On Terror" is a recomended reading.


  • As we say in Urdu: "Umed pay dunia kaaem".
    Yes, Pakistan has every potential to become a truly democratic state. As far as signs are concerned, they are not good given Pakistan military's entrenched position in the country and its corporate interests but I believe sooner or late it will be realized in Pakistan that its very existence depends on its capability to transform into a democracy. We lost half of the state in 1971 primarily due to Pakistani establishment's refusal to hand over power to the democratically elected leader Mujib ur Rahman.
    And in my humble view, the path towards democracy is linked to strengthening of civil society in Pakistan as well - people have to stand up and challenge the autocratic tendencies of Pakistan's miitary, bureaucratic and political elite on one hand and expose the true face of Pakistani mullahs on the other.


    By Anonymous Hassan Abbas, at Wednesday, March 09, 2005 5:33:00 PM  

  • Read my latest comments in my latest post on March 30, 2005 at http://www.emullah.com

    By Blogger E Mullah الیکٹرونک مُلا, at Wednesday, March 30, 2005 2:03:00 PM  

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