Sunday, 12 May 2013

Definition of Insanity

We all know it, do we not? Doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result?

I know Pakistan quite well, having travelled there three times a year for five years or so in the late 80s and early 90s. I have followed, with heavy heart, the evolution of the state from General Zia's strong-arm tactics to the recent absurdity of Asif Ali Zardari's administration. Zardari is a kleptomaniac, of billionaire status.

Nawaz Sharif is not much better. His last administration became so brazenly corrupt it virtually invited the military to take over again after the softest of coups. Sharif had to flee to Saudi Arabia.

There was only ever the slightest chance of the great Imran Khan getting his countrymen to see sense. But to vote Sharif back into power and expect a different result this time is bonkers. Even his own daughter has said  publicly that he has learned his lesson and won't be so corrupt this time. Crikey.

The failed state of Pakistan will remain a basket case, harbouring outlaws, terrorists and people who sell nuclear secrets to the North Koreans. Its government spends less on education than it does on minsterial limos. Less than a quarter of the last Cabinet paid any income tax at all.


Thud said...

The less knowledge of and contact with Pakistan and all its doings the better my life is.

Blue Eyes said...

I was speaking to a friend of a friend over the weekend and he had recently been to a wedding in Pakistan he said it was awful because the hosts had given all the overseas guests minders who wouldn't let them do anything because of the perceived security situation.

How sad.

Anonymous said...

I thought all the Pakistanis had left and moved here to Rochdale, Oxford, Sheffield, Hull...

I notice you have spam? Fashion Games of Teen Girls etc." I can't help noticing it's here, in this post.

Said Pip

idle said...

Thanks Pip. How unsavoury. Have dealt with it.

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