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Pakistan’s Army belongs to the barracks in Rawalpindi, not in the corridors of power in Islamabad

Army belongs to barracks in Rawalpindi

By: Hiranmay Karlekar

Embattled Pakistani President Asif Ali Zardari may want to improve relations with India but his Generals will not allow him to do so. New Delhi must keep nudging Islamabad to strengthen its democratic institutions. That alone can contain the Pakistani Army

Something that was never stated officially but said or hinted at media talk shows or in private conversations during Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari’s visit was that India had a responsibility to help Pakistan’s democracy to consolidate itself. There is nothing exceptionable in the suggestion. Every democracy has a responsibility to strengthen kindred political systems. The question is: How should that be done?

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A must read column- Futile resistance

manzoorejzWASHINGTON DIARY: Futile resistance

by Dr Manzur Ejaz, USA

Courtesy: Wichaar.com, June 23rd, 2009

After eight years of Bush, the Republican Party’s rout at the polls showed that reactionary forces against rising trends can only go so far. And the Evangelicals had ended up facilitating the election of a black man as President of the United States.

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