AsianetApril 11, 2013 12:34
Ten years ago, shortly after the Western forces invaded Iraq, President Bush on May 1, 2003, spoke with a banner behind him proudly proclaiming “Mission Accomplished”. When the Zardari regime completed its five-year term, TIME hailed it with the banner headline, “A Giant Leap for Pakistani Democracy”. But is it? When the Zardari setup was installed, a top US policy expert gushed, calling it “possibly the best government Pakistan has ever had.” Was it?
Policy prescriptions often ignore accompanying pitfalls.