Image via WikipediaLawrence Solomon in Canada's The National Post presents one of the most reductionist and naive analysis of the challenges in Pakistan. It appears to me that he perhaps has never visited the places he now wants to split as independent countries.
He argues that the province of Sindh would prosper as an independent country because "Sindh would be a coherent country that could develop without the many contradictions that come of needing to live within an incoherent federal structure."
Mr. Solomon is most certainly unaware of the bloody ethnic/linguist/cultural wars that are taking place in Sindh, which have claimed the lives of hundreds in the past six months alone. The fact that Sindh is made up of the Urdu/Pushto speaking urban areas and Sindhi speaking rural areas is lost on Mr. Solomon.
Given the complexities involved in analyzing the challenges faced by Pakistan, one hopes that newspapers may want to consult those who may know a thing or two about the place.
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