The Problem with Pakistan

Re your cover story "How Pakistan Let Itself Down" [May 25]: Corrupt politicians are responsible for the deteriorating situation of the country. Ordinary Pakistanis worry about what's going to happen tomorrow but the ruling élite has no concerns. Their grand villas and big bank balances in Europe and America are waiting for them.

The role of the army is one of the most important factors in the crisis now facing Pakistan. The first coup under General Ayub Khan might have been justified under the circumstances, but having tasted power, the army...

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