Musharraf nostalgia may blind India, US to opportunities in Pak after political change

August 27th, 2008 - 3:31 pm ICT by ANI  

Pervez Musharraf

Washington , Aug 27 (ANI): The biggest danger that the ouster of former Pakistan president Pervez Musharrafs ouster from political scene in Islamabad is that nostalgia will blind India and the US to the opportunities that political change might bring in from there, said an analysis published in the Yale Global online.

With strife threatening Pakistans borders and its economy limping, the danger is not that India and the US have lost a comfortable relationship with Musharraf, but that nostalgia will blind them to the opportunities that political change might bring, the Daily Times quoted the analysis as saying.

It said that although the false promise of military rule had too frequently disappointed Pakistanis and their patrons, pliant donors have often invested the military with the attributes they want and hope to see.

After 2001, Musharraf was expediently billed as the saviour who could save the economy, align Pakistan with the West, stop terrorism, and rid the country of tainted politics. This was myth masquerading as fact in a place where everything, including nuclear technology, was for sale, said the analytical article. (ANI)

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