Month: March 2011

Waziristan Strategy or Pakistan Strategy?

By Vision21 Part II Pakistan is at war. In this war the whole of the country has become a battlefield. This war is being fought as much within our cities as on the frontlines of the militant areas. This war is not merely a military battle. Rather it is an attack on our very foundations, diverse cultural system, social value system, intellectual milieu and for want of better term, an attack on the progressive and forward looking interpretations of Islam. Therefore, it has become a war for the very survival of people, a war which we must win. But this war has to be fought and won on the several different fronts. Without that military action alone will not work and may result in huge blowback. In the first part of this article, we have laid out briefly the significance of the ongoing war in Waziristan as a symbol of the paradigm of destruction and the threat to the future of Pakistan’s stability and meaning. In Pakistan there exist two main conditions of a sudden …

Vision of Pakistan

By Vision21 In Italy, for thirty years under the Borgia’s, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, and the Renaissance. In Switzerland they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace, what did they produce? The cuckoo clock. Orson Welles 2032 This is year 2032. It has been 85 years since Pakistan was created. It has been 17 years since Pakistan Accord was concluded. That was year 2015. It seems to be such a long time ago. Pakistan has come so far since then. Where once it was being labeled a failed State and was termed the most dangerous country in the world, it has miraculously achieved the status of the country with the highest economic growth, for past several years. In fact Pakistan is the only country that over the past 15 years has replicated the economic miracle that was produced by China between late 1980s and 2010s.