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A Personal History Of Pakistan On The Brink

A Personal History Of Pakistan On The Brink
A Personal History Of Pakistan On The Brink
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Moni Mohsin in the Boston Review:

A civilian government replaced Musharraf, but Pakistan faces economic collapse: rampant inflation, unbridled capital flight, and a nose–diving rupee. Benazir Bhutto is dead, killed by the very militants she had pledged to eradicate. Islamist insurgents have annexed chunks of Pakistani territory abutting Afghanistan. A bitter civil war has made refugees of 200,000 civilians. The army, fighting its own people, is demoralised and divided. The same Pakistanis who were agitating on the streets last November are afraid to step out today; roadside and suicide bombs have killed and maimed thousands in the last year. Pakistan has reached a tipping point. How and why did it unravel so fast?

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Do scroll down to read a short response by CM Naim, pointing out some of the more obvious problems with this piece.

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