from Foreign Policy..
May 10, 2013, BY MOSHARRAF ZAIDI
Yes, it’s broke, violent, and tumultuous. But here are five reasons Pakistan is better off than you think.
[Ed. Note: I have excerpted this long, must-read article.]
As Pakistan prepares to return to the polls on May 11, dark clouds loom. What should be a time of celebration for a country experiencing its first democratic transition in 63 years has turned into a somber and strange moment of quasi-reflection….
The 5 Reasons:
1. Feisty democracy
2. Activist judges
3. Freer media
4. Youth surge
5. Indian thaw
Link to the entire article: http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2013/05/09/five_reasons_to_be_positive_on_pakistan?page=0,0