An Agenda for Pakistan

At the end of 2001, Pakistan was a country in crisis: near economic collapse, close to war with India, and threatened by religious militants from within. That sense of crisis caused Pakistanis like myself to support a strong leader like General Pervez Musharraf, despite the clear unconstitutionality and undemocratic nature of his rule.

Today, Pakistan is in much better shape. The economy is on a surer footing, peace talks with India are under way, and every week seems to bring news of another group of terrorists being captured or killed. Indeed, not since the end of the 1980s,...