Pakistan – The world’s most dangerous place


According to this article in the economist, Pakistan is now the most dangerous place in the world. It also discusses the political situation of the country in wake of Ms. Bhutto’s assassination. Have a look and comment people.

20 Comments so far

  1. Aamir (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 12:03 am

    The Economist saying so doesnt make it true. Such sensationalist claims are made by foreign media to make entertaining reading. Pakistan certainly has serious problems, with some folks like Musharraf trying to solve those problems, but Pakistan isn’t going to implode or explode and nukes are not going to fall in the hands of terrorists.

    Pakistanis need to pay less attention to what goras say about them.

  2. KAMI (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 1:19 am

    I agree with AAMIR, but sadly our own people are responsible for working against the interests of their own country, lobbying the US Congress and the think tanks and going overboard with their claims and giving a political twist to suit there selfish interests. Certain professional organizations have been in the forefront of this campaign, however, the good sign is that there are lot of voices now within those orgs who are questioning this approach. The bottom line is if there is to be a fight for change then it should be fought within the country, it’s a strange paradox that those who complain about too much US involvement in the Pakistan affairs are themselves lobbying for the same. The result being, that every tom, dick and Harry who happens to be a congressman has something weird to say about Pakistan.

    Those who think that election and the subsequent govt will solve all our problems are sadly mistaken, the fact is that the civil society cannot do it without the military and vice versa, we just have to set our priorities right.

    Here is another interesting read from Toronto Star, this time from a gora who actually visited;

  3. SELF (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 2:04 am

    Seems Pakistan had more suicide bombings this year than Afghanistan. Certainly not good.

  4. JayJay (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 6:04 am

    Yes, Self, unfortunately Pakistan has had more suicide-bombings (and the resultant deaths) during the last six months of 2007 than any other country of the world, including Iraq and Afghanistan. We have truly attained the status of The Terrorist Central. While it is painful to learn about terrorism-related casualties, it is more heartbreaking to see the attitude of the nation towards the culprits. We hardly see any politician or note coming out forthrightly to condemn the terrorists what to talk of rally people against the menace of religion-inspired fascism. Media is also guilty of colluding with the perpetrators of terror through their attitude of indifference towards the terrorists at best and open support for their cause of mayhem and destruction at worst. We need to build a coalation of civil society against terrorism, extremism and obscurantism if we don’t like Pakistan remaining the focus of internaional news almost always for bad reasons. Pakistan is the most dangerous place on earth. Beliving otherwise is akin to burrying our heads in the sand like a proverbial ostrich.

  5. Islooite (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 10:28 am

    This is nothing new for the people of this region. Although our next door neighbours managed to break lose from their 1000 year old legacy, or atleast are trying with a vision and a relatively stable democracy, this country, unfortunately is still sticking to the quagmire of insecurity, poverty, lawlessness, pleutocracy and ignorance. When west was building centres of excellence like Oxford and Cambridge, our royal highnesses were busy building man’s greatest erection for a woman, meaning the Taj Mahal, Red Fort and the Lahore Fort. If you look back in history people of the sub continent back then too yearned for a loaf of bread. Load shedding, sugar crises, wheat crises, rising crime, terrorism are the gifts of the present government to the people. And still anyone has doubts that Pakistan is not one of the most dangerous place on earth? It’s not just a dangerous place for its people, but now being an unstable nuclear armed state in the backyard of Al-Qaida, and in the claws of a corrupt army, civil service, and political framework, it’s the greatest threat to the rest of a world. A threat bigger than any other…

  6. IUnknown (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 12:50 pm

    Our ruler is reponsible for all the crisis in the country in 2007. Although, citizens cant be forgiven as well but they cant do much against ARMY.

    Before doing any thing, we needs to define TERRORISM first. Then we can do any thing to prevent it

  7. True_Pakistani (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 3:51 pm

    Pakistan should excavate Jinnah and hang him more than thousand times for creating this goddamned country.

    God bless Israel and America.

  8. RE (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 9:21 pm

    If we search on google under Pakistan we find many articles written by Indians spreading the influence against Pakistan. Can Some Pakistani people write some articles or answer those articles with facts. So at least they become part of search engines. So when people like me are searching for some facts , We can find them under pro Pakistan listings. If you have influence with someone in Pakistan Government. This is important this should be done at Government level. Some people who are knowledgeable about truth should be given this job as full time job to search web and fine places to tell the facts about Pakistan. I am not asking to lie.

  9. RE (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 9:27 pm

    Do not blame Mushraf we many in Pakistan has acted very irresponsible.World say things when they see things on news. Nuclear Power Pakistan acting like people in Kenya scares them. Hate can blind people this is what happened in Pakistan. Hate against Mushraf blinded many Pakistanis and then they forgot they are hurting image of Pakistan by acting like lawyers did and many others. Images spread fast around the world , stop blaming Musharraf. act civilize and no one can touch us. Act like animal they will be scared of animals.

  10. Faraz Khalid (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 10:27 pm

    “Most dangerous? Or most happening?”…. sometime ago I wrote this post at Lahore Metblog…

  11. Ganghadin (unregistered) on January 5th, 2008 @ 11:43 pm

    God The Economist is so anti-Pakistan. I have been reading the economist every week for the past 3 years and whenever they have an article about Pakistan its agenda is clear: Portray Pakistan in the worst possible light

    I recommend Newsweek which is far more centrist and had accurate journalism :P

  12. A for [pine]apple (unregistered) on January 6th, 2008 @ 12:47 am

    It was Newsweek who originally posted it, No?

  13. True_Pakistani (unregistered) on January 6th, 2008 @ 1:27 am

    Economist is not anti-pakistan. It’s just that you guys can’t face the reality. PAKISTAN TRULY IS A BAD COUNTRY AND A HOTBED FOR EXTREMISTS, TERRORISTS ANTI-AMERICANS AND ISRAELIS. :)

  14. True_Pakistani (unregistered) on January 6th, 2008 @ 9:51 am

    Sorry I didn’t really mean that. I love Pakistan. God bless Pakistan and long live Pakistan. :|

  15. TRUE_PAKISTANI (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 9:46 am

    I am actually an Indian who is gloating over Pakistan’s miseries. India is Singapore while Pakistan is Somalia.

  16. [EDITED] (unregistered) on January 8th, 2008 @ 11:24 pm

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  17. True_Pakistani (unregistered) on January 9th, 2008 @ 3:00 pm

    No. Actually I’m not Indian. I’m true Pakistani. I don’t know who posted that comment under my nickname. Check out that –>

    Long live Pakistan and God bless Pakistan.

  18. Shafaat Awan (unregistered) on January 11th, 2008 @ 2:28 am

    Ab tou Hoon Jeysay bhi halaat hamare logo
    Kudh ko taqseem na karna mere piyare logo

    what else I can say…

  19. Khan (unregistered) on January 11th, 2008 @ 10:56 am

    I am surprised at so many comments posted here- most have nothing to do with the original topic. First of all, what does Pakistan have anything to do with Israel? The only possible thing we have in common is that we are in favor of Palestine. Anyhow, this has nothing to do with Pakistan being the most dangerous country in the present world. I was schocked when I read the article on Newsweek website, but it’s all becoming so true. It’s just not safe anymore..

    I am not sure who to side anymore, Musharraf is doing just as bad of a job as any other ruler we have had lately. But then again- it’s easily said than done. We can sit here and chat about it, but in reality, it’s just really hard to wipe out terrerism when half the Pakistan is held hostage.

  20. Ron (unregistered) on January 24th, 2008 @ 1:30 am

    First of all Musharaff needs to be a little grounded.He thinks he is the most powerful president of the most powerful country in the world.Wabbles his mouth like Stalin and writed a book (full of BS) here and there.And stop wasting your tax money building weapons to wipe out India.Pakistan cannot wipe out India rather spend money on infrastructure,education and economic development.Be realistic people.Look at India,they are poised to be one of the largest economies in the World.And for the record India didn’t conduct nuclear bomb tests to warn Pakistan but instead to warn China.So grow up Pakistani’s and make your country better.Its not the end of the world.

    Your Neighbour,

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