Competing extremes – S Akbar Zaidi

Hoardings all across Karachi, placed by the ‘Citizens of Pakistan’, in both English and Urdu, are asking the question: do we want the Taliban’s Pakistan or Quaid-e-Azam’s. This is a rather poor choice, for neither of these two futures reflect Pakistan’s current reality. Enough has been written by the so-called westernised lifestyle liberals condemning and damning Taliban’s version of Pakistan’s future, but what is understood to be Jinnah’s vision goes unchallenged by this class, and in fact questioning Jinnah has acquired a form of secular blasphemy.

via Competing extremes – S Akbar Zaidi.

About Irfan

I am an independent researcher and blogger interested in everything under the sun, but more so in the philosophy and history of education and education reform generally, and specifically in the so-called post colonial contexts

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