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Pakistan: Two Quick Viewpoints

Posted by K.E. White on October 8, 2007

“All politicians are the same,” said Ali Ahmad, a 28-year-old teacher in the eastern city of Quetta. “They are the enemy of poor people. They gave us nothing but suicide attacks, terrorism and violence.”

A local’s reflection on the recent Pakistani presidential election*. (Source: Associated Press)

“The Pakistan People’s Party (Ms Bhutto’s party) played games with us and we played our game, which we won.”

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat on the National Reconciliation Ordinance. The release of the ordinance’s terms sealed Musharraf’s landslide victory in last weekend’s presidential election—and has fostered profound cynicism among the Pakistani pubic. (Source: The Australian)

*Presidential elections in Pakistan are not democratic. Instead the parliament, now ruled by Musharraf’s party, selected the President.

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One Response to “Pakistan: Two Quick Viewpoints”

  1. […] Pakistan: Two Quick ViewpointsPakistan’s Prime Minister Chaudhry Shujaat on the National Reconciliation Ordinance. The release of the ordinance’s terms sealed Musharraf’s landslide victory in last weekend’s presidential election—and has fostered profound cynicism … […]

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