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Boatmen Wait On The Banks Of The Indus

Gracious in person, Abdul Sattar’s bilious pen spills an anti-India screed—a lesson in ‘national identity’. Yet it shows how a path of reconciliation can be cut through the shrillness.

Boatmen Wait On The Banks Of The Indus
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Boatmen Wait On The Banks Of The Indus
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2017-09-09T12:03:51+05:30

Indian readers will be left apople­ctic at this ‘concise history’ of Pak­istan’s Foreign Policy, 1947-2106 by veteran Pakistani diplomat, Abdul Sattar, who served as both Pak­i­s­tan’s ambassador and high comm­issioner to India, as foreign secretary, and twice as foreign minister of his country. They would be well advised to remember the lines of the Scottish poet, Robert Burns:

“Oh, wad some Power/The giftie gi’e us/To see oursels as ithers see us.”

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