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Crisis in Egypt reinforces need for Pakistan to engage country’s youth

Commentary: Building excitement for the democratic process is a challenge.
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Young supporters of Imran Khan chant slogans during a public meeting in Lahore on March 23, 2013. (Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images)
The stunning turn of events in Cairo last week have understandably prompted comparisons between Egypt and Pakistan. Both countries have a history of military coups; both struggle to balance political Islam with a crackdown on terrorism; both are considered strategic allies of the United States.
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