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Sunday, July 10, 2005

Better Future

With referance to a news item that appeared in your esteemed daily (Friday 20), "Prime Minister designate Shaukat Aziz on Thursday pledges to serve the nation with 'renewed' commitment and vigour to ensure a better future for the country and its people."
It tends to arouse the curiosity that Mr. Aziz is likely to take certain measures for the betterment of the country. Since the time of freedom, we have been quite unfortunate as far as having a loyal leader is concerned. Now it will be interesting to see how the combined efforts of the President and Prime Minister work to bring a change to the country.
Moreover, Mr. Shaukat Aziz's remark, "We will make all-out effort to make Pakistan a modern, progressive and enlightened Islamic welfare state", makes me wonder what exactly he meant by the term 'modern', 'progressive', and 'enlightened'.

Readers Column, The Nation September 2004.