Comments on: India and Pakistan agree to expand trade, rewrite the rules http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/04/29/india-and-pakistan-agree-to-expand-trade-rewrite-the-rules/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Utrade http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/04/29/india-and-pakistan-agree-to-expand-trade-rewrite-the-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-38679 Mon, 06 Jun 2011 09:31:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7281#comment-38679 Indo Pak trade should go on in parallel with peace talks, Kashmir issue always remain main focus as far as Pakistan is concern. Todays domecratic government in Pakistan making good efforts to start the peace talks with india after Mumbai attacks.
Both India and Pakistan should make efforts to revive there economy specially make trade agreements.

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By: netizen http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/04/29/india-and-pakistan-agree-to-expand-trade-rewrite-the-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-37855 Mon, 02 May 2011 08:30:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7281#comment-37855 I just learned Pakistan lost The Great Leader! Sorry Paks.
LOL

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By: rainydays http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/04/29/india-and-pakistan-agree-to-expand-trade-rewrite-the-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-37821 Sat, 30 Apr 2011 06:37:05 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7281#comment-37821 In my opinion, this is nothing but window dressing. I think Mr. Sibal is dead on. These govts are really good at making grand gestures and promises and only carrying out a few of them. Myra talks about the aspiration itself representing a significant shift. However, I think the foundation behind the aspiration is hollow. It is only to put on a show for the international/national audience.
I believe the link between post WW2 Europe and South Asia cannot be made. First off, Germany was de-industrialized by the Allies and lost most of its manufacturing base. This lead to a lot of problems for the Germans.
We forget that there was a fundamental decision made by the Truman admin regarding Germany (West) and to allow it to be part of the European recovery. Onwards came the aid and the start of the economic integration. I believe that decision of allowing Germany to participate in the recovery lead to the whole “peace and prosperity” we see now in Europe.
I don’t think that the moment has come now for India and Pak, and definitely don’t think that this agreement represents that fundamental step. I believe that time will come when “K” is dealt with.
Anywho, only time will tell.
Myra, Keep up the great work. I really enjoy reading your work. Planning to read your book soon. Thanks!

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By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/04/29/india-and-pakistan-agree-to-expand-trade-rewrite-the-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-37806 Fri, 29 Apr 2011 13:13:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7281#comment-37806 “Er, three words – Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.”

Add Indira Gandhi as well. These are not really civilian leaders. They are civilian dictators. In India, every state has such dictators. But in the long democratic practice, such dictators slowly begin to disappear. You forgot Nehru. A few bad apples do not make the system bad. But military rulers have never been a better alternative.

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By: prasadgc http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/04/29/india-and-pakistan-agree-to-expand-trade-rewrite-the-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-37796 Fri, 29 Apr 2011 05:49:25 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7281#comment-37796 KP Singh said:

> Civilian leaders always seek peace and improved relations with their neighbors.

Er, three words – Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto.

Regards,
Ganesh

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By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/04/29/india-and-pakistan-agree-to-expand-trade-rewrite-the-rules/comment-page-1/#comment-37794 Fri, 29 Apr 2011 05:31:10 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=7281#comment-37794 I really wish Pakistan’s democratic infrastructure grows stronger. It will surely help diffuse all the tension in the region and shift the focus towards peace and co-existence. It is important for Gilani to complete his full term as Prime Minister of Pakistan, followed by electoral process. This exercise will bring hope and faith in democratic exercise. Civilian leaders always seek peace and improved relations with their neighbors. I am hoping that Pakistan will turn into a strong democracy driven by civilian governments for a couple of decades. That process will curtail the nefarious schemes of its warped military and its intelligence wing which has earned the reputation of being clubbed with terrorist groups like Al Qaeda. Going the democratic way is the only last option Pakistan has got. India should definitely work with Pakistan’s democratic government.

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