Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Will Zardari usher in change or eat crow?

Recently the new Pakistani Prez Mr. Zardari Bhutto decided to go on the offensive and declare the militant groups in Kashmir as terrorists.
He spoke of the militant groups operating in Kashmir as “terrorists,” the paper said, noting that former President Pervez Musharraf would more likely have called them “freedom fighters.”

This is a far change from the official Pakistan statements in the past when they have claimed the militants in Kashmir as 'freedom fighters'.
Chindu which has long promoted the illogical and radical theory of socio economic factors being the lead contributors to Kashmiri militancy is now left in the lurch. Hence the reporter covering Pakistan, the venerable Ms.Nirupama Subramanian decided to focus the issue towards the lack of response from the parties involved.
Zardari probably in some inebriated mood decided to break the ice by making more statements like these,
India has never been a threat to Pakistan. I, for one, and our democratic government is not scared of Indian influence abroad

The bigger question is will Zardari usher in change in the troubled relationships between the 2 countries or be forced to eat crow by the ISI and other people?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Fall in LiC's Secular Standards!!!

Unabated tensions


"It is this section, especially the Muslim component -- feared for historical reasons, though both the tribal people and the religious minorities suffer equal deprivation -- that has come under attack.