Comments on: In Pakistan, history may not even rhyme, let alone repeat http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/12/24/in-pakistan-history-may-not-even-rhyme-let-alone-repeat/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/12/24/in-pakistan-history-may-not-even-rhyme-let-alone-repeat/comment-page-1/#comment-40193 Mon, 02 Jan 2012 18:45:17 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8084#comment-40193 This is an interesting piece of article about Imran Khan:

http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion  /2012/01/20121272859946334.html

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By: HiddenHammer http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/12/24/in-pakistan-history-may-not-even-rhyme-let-alone-repeat/comment-page-1/#comment-40192 Mon, 02 Jan 2012 14:01:36 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8084#comment-40192 Some informative stuff in this article, however, as with all Western journalists, Myra fails to inform us that the single biggest problem in Pakistan is CORRUPTION.

The public consider every politician in every major party to be corrupt with the exception of Imran Khan. This is why his PTI are so popular with the people and there is hope that if he wins in the election it would break the cycle of power-sharing between the corrupt and the corrupter.

Any journalist or news agency that fails to acknowledge the prime significance of the corruption problem in Pakistan should not be taken seriously.

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By: Matrixx http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/12/24/in-pakistan-history-may-not-even-rhyme-let-alone-repeat/comment-page-1/#comment-40191 Mon, 02 Jan 2012 07:42:43 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8084#comment-40191 I forgot but happy New year to you all.

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By: Matrixx http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/12/24/in-pakistan-history-may-not-even-rhyme-let-alone-repeat/comment-page-1/#comment-40190 Mon, 02 Jan 2012 07:39:06 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8084#comment-40190 Here is an offering in flow of things:
http://www.economist.com/node/21542184
This one comment on page4, got my attention and here it is with due credit to the writer: Have fun.

FriendsofIndia Jan 1st 2012 1:39 GMT
The absurd barrage of venom against India from the Economist continues now unabated. Don’t you know that you have already repeatedly violated the cardinal law of reporting on India, and insulted India beyond imaginable.

India’s economy is self reliant. We do not need to export to the rest of the world to make our economy to grow at 10 percent. Just imagine, once we start to export, our growth rate will go through the roof, all the way to the North Pole.

Mostly impoortantly, India is the world’s greatest democracy; our democracy contains more souls than your entire populations. Our middle class alone blast your whole countries to smithereens. We shine a leading light to the rest of the world on how to operate the world’s only one-vote-half-a-man democracy. Come enjoy the spectacle of our annual elections. About half of our people are capable of reading even their names, they literally vote for whoever providing them a splendid pre-election 5-rupee meal. With our flowerily decorated meal stalls, such greedy eyes and eager stomachs, our elections are always busy affairs, never mind just about half-a-man counts for each vote.

With Indian democracy, nobody needs to worry, it’s sunshine everyday, everything can be overcome, and nothing cannot be done.

Our hundreds of millions of computer engineers are graduating from the IITs each quarter, they are flooding into our super power software companies like Tata, InfoSys, and Wipro.

India shines while the world declines. And your little island, of course it is drowning not only in its financial deficits but also its education deficits. American and Europe are swimming in their own muddled puddle of debt, Japan is just inhaling the last breath before its final sinking into the sea, and China is imploding as predicted right on schedule. This leaves India, India alone, as the world’s greatest and superest and duperest super power, and its only credible democracy.

Incredible India will automatically resume leadership of the world after this crisis in the US, Japan, and Europe.

Here in Mumbai, there in Delhi, and there again in Pune, India shines while the world declines!

And what are the rest of you in, PIIGS, Bordello, Old Prussia, Chinks, and Yankees? A crisis of course. All, come to sugar daddy, India; we are willing to rush to your help! We got all the jobs in the world, and our dalits are certainly willing to spare their jobs for you. Our prime minister has already pledged $300Billion US dollars of aid, virtually every single drop of dollars in our coffers.

Because we can afford it! India’s Tata has been lording over the world industries by purchasing such Western properties as LRJ and Corus, and making these former money pits a big success. Our Mittal has been overwhelming the world’s steel makers by swallowing up Arcelor. Our mobile phones have been out-talking all other countries by growing 100 million users every quarter. Our architects had designed and finished the world’s largest airport in Delhi in Terminal 2. Our engineers have built the world’s greatest hydro dam. Our road builders had just completed the world’s longest bridge in Mumbai. Our prime minister has been presiding over these big international meetings by sounding our voices over all these heads of all your minor states. Our super aircraft carriers have been patrolling the world’s oceans and scaring all the Ethiopia and Somalian pirates off their pants.

For all these a million reasons, submit to your fate under our Hindu colossus, beg our 5-rupee meal middle classes, bow to our super powers.

Pray for India, we will have pity on you. Jai Hind!

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By: sensiblepatriot http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/12/24/in-pakistan-history-may-not-even-rhyme-let-alone-repeat/comment-page-1/#comment-40186 Fri, 30 Dec 2011 17:41:32 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8084#comment-40186 KPSingh01,
Nice link. Now I had a bigger laugh after our fumblings for the last 2 days in our own parliament. The group which created the video should be congratulated. :-)
On a serious note though, The truth is slowly emerging that, with explosion of mass communications and its content, coup’s are no longer that easy and Pakistan has a window of oppurtunity here to embark on pluralistic democratic politics and gradually come out of the quagmire it finds itself in, (in the long term).
http://www.dawn.com/2011/12/30/a-more-co mplicated-script.html

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By: KPSingh01 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/12/24/in-pakistan-history-may-not-even-rhyme-let-alone-repeat/comment-page-1/#comment-40185 Fri, 30 Dec 2011 01:44:53 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8084#comment-40185 Here is a nice song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tIP6Ado06 Bk

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/12/24/in-pakistan-history-may-not-even-rhyme-let-alone-repeat/comment-page-1/#comment-40184 Wed, 28 Dec 2011 10:15:09 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8084#comment-40184 let us not forget that seventy eight percent of Pakistanis (Galuppol) still believe that military is the best institution they have at present! The ruling as well as the main opposition party have lost the confidence among Pakistan citizens and this is not healthy for a democracy!

Rex Minor

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By: Umairpk http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/12/24/in-pakistan-history-may-not-even-rhyme-let-alone-repeat/comment-page-1/#comment-40183 Tue, 27 Dec 2011 20:26:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8084#comment-40183 Dara
In Pakistan the term ‘establishment’ refers to the civil and military bureaucrats and includes intelligence services, guys who have the power behind the elected PM or President.
Rather, the current ‘government’ of Pakistan is frightened by the rise in popularity of PTI.

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By: pakistan http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/12/24/in-pakistan-history-may-not-even-rhyme-let-alone-repeat/comment-page-1/#comment-40181 Tue, 27 Dec 2011 00:32:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8084#comment-40181 Not true Myra Macdonald, military coups are never planned and Pakistan is not an exception. Mr Haqqani is a pathological liar, Pakistan military leaders from the very start of the republic were of the opinion that the military in Pakistan must not take orders from the democraticaly elected Govt.in case it looses people’s support and require military intervention to suppress domestic unrest. Mr Musharaf intervention was an exception and this was provoked by the then Prime Minister!

Rex Minor

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By: DaraIndia http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2011/12/24/in-pakistan-history-may-not-even-rhyme-let-alone-repeat/comment-page-1/#comment-40179 Mon, 26 Dec 2011 06:05:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=8084#comment-40179 Umair,

“Imran Khan and his party have become a force to be reckoned with not bcoz the establishment supports them, ….”

Correct me if I am wrong but I think by ‘the establishment’ you meant the army. Otherwise, as I see it, the ‘establishment’ would actually be the government of Pakistan.

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