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    Pakistan – Stability Instead of Democracy

    Way To Go Mushy
    http://www.nzz.ch/english/editorials...kistan_ab.html

    Since September 11 Pakistani military dictator Musharraf has proved more eager to cooperate with the Americans than many had anticipated. It was not an easy decision. A refusal would have meant even greater isolation for his economically taxed nation. Going along threatened to provoke powerful resistance among his own people. It was far from obvious that, at this point, he would be in such good shape.

    Musharraf's risk paid off. [b}Pakistan has reaped the economic rewards, and gained international standing as the most important strategic partner in the region. The big winner, however, is Musharraf himself[/B] . From a pariah on the international scene, he has been transformed a critical ally who also seems to hold the key to political stability in Pakistan.

    Now Musharraf seeks democratic legitimation in the form of a popular referendum. This might seem to be a welcome expansion of Pakistan's fragile democracy, but in fact it amounts to its further erosion. Musharraf has made sure the vote will turn out in his favor, in part by banning all recent political appearances other than his own.

    While a no vote would propel the country into chaos, the meaning of the results will more likely hinge on voter turnout. A low turnout, despite the government's intensive efforts to mobilize voters, would scarcely give the President the credibility he is seeking.

    Long Live Pakistan


    #2
    http://www.economist.com/agenda/disp...ory_id=1100672

    The General orders his vote. So it has been ordered; So it shall be done.

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      #3
      A swiss site? Man, didn't read that today. Oh well, the military is the pillar of stability in Pakistan.

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        #4
        I'd rather have stability I don't care if its by Sharon.

        P.S: But first I would like to kill the ba$tard.

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          #5
          Well it is true. Even if Sharon was to stand in the elections against Osama Bin Laden, the ISI, Army and Political establishment could make Sharon easily win if they so wanted to.

          There will be no real democracy until the Army realizes that they alone do not the hold the key to what is right or wrong in Pakistan.

          Let the people decide for once.

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            #6
            Originally posted by Faraz Mir:
            Well it is true. Even if Sharon was to stand in the elections against Osama Bin Laden, the ISI, Army and Political establishment could make Sharon easily win if they so wanted to.

            There will be no real democracy until the Army realizes that they alone do not the hold the key to what is right or wrong in Pakistan.

            Let the people decide for once.

            True Faraz, but in Pak, only 'might is right'.And nobody has proved this more than the armed political party known as the 'Army'!

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              #7
              Of course with the military in control elections can never be fair. Thus when BBB and NS came to power, the Military rigged it as well. There has been no democractic system in Pakistan. Everybody rigged the elections.

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              Im just a freedom fighter
              No remorse
              Raging on in holy war
              Soon therell come a day
              When youre face to face with me
              You can't fix stupid. So might as well troll them!

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                #8
                Originally posted by Faraz Mir:
                Well it is true. Even if Sharon was to stand in the elections against Osama Bin Laden, the ISI, Army and Political establishment could make Sharon easily win if they so wanted to.

                There will be no real democracy until the Army realizes that they alone do not the hold the key to what is right or wrong in Pakistan.

                Let the people decide for once.

                when are you going to stop with the nonsense....every military gov't that has come into Pakistan has historically enjoyed a higer growth rate....if we leave politics of just politicians...Pak would probably cease to exist...

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