Why the chicken can never cross the road to Naya Pakistan0 SHARES EmailOn November 29th, the leader of the nation walked up to the stage to a standing applause in an elaborate ceremony celebrating the achievements of Prime Minister Imran Khan’s first 100 days in government, and to set the agenda for the hundreds of days ahead. The speech lasted for the better part of an hour, with its more nuanced prescripts perhaps being dominated by the ‘chicken plan’ in the media cycle. The opposition’s response to the prime minister’s speech is endemic of the political polarisation that has torn apart Pakistan. The PTI government needs to reconcile that the solution for Pakistan’s problems cannot solely come from Pakistan. The idea of a Naya Pakistan must be partially built on purani (old) policies that were effective, if its foundations are to be successful.
Source: The Express Tribune December 06, 2018 11:48 UTC