TITLE

PAKISTAN BUILDS ANEW

AUTHOR(S)
Bhutto, Zulfikar Ali
PUB. DATE
April 1973
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Apr1973, Vol. 51 Issue 3, p541
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on problems faced by Pakistan in its efforts to regain sense of identity. There is no parallel in contemporary history to the cataclysm which engulfed Pakistan in 1971. A tragic civil war, which rent asunder the people of the two parts of Pakistan, was seized by India as an opportunity for armed intervention. The country was dismembered, its economy shattered and the nation's self-confidence totally undermined. Ninety-three thousand prisoners of war were taken, including 15,000 civilian men, women and children. Considerable territory on the western front was overrun and occupied by India. The introduction of the democratic process is being accompanied by measures aimed at the establishment of an egalitarian society. These spring not from any abstract doctrine or ideological dogma but from the imperatives of progress. It was a mass movement which led to the creation of Pakistan. The nation's sense of identity and purpose could not, therefore, but be mutilated by an iniquitous system that widened the gulf between the rich and the poor. A native system of privileges and exploitation is as odious as one instituted by alien rule. It was, therefore, essential to try to translate the egalitarian spirit of Islam, which continues to inspire our people, into concrete terms of Socialist organization.
ACCESSION #
5804971

 

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