Two Steps Forward, One Step Back

Pakistan's president, Pervez Musharraf, must be puzzled. The country's image abroad remains far worse than the reality. The international media give scant coverage to our rapidly expanding economy, with GDP growth of over 8% and so many opportunities that every month another friend of mine seems to join the "brain gain" of those quitting jobs in New York and London to return home. Few stories are written about the dynamic youth culture expressing itself on our new television and radio stations, or through underground events like the massive rave that took place in Lahore last month. Little is told of the...

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