Saturday, July 01, 2006

Is Pakistan a Failed State?

Prophets of doom and gloom are trying their best to portray Pakistan as a failed state. Their propaganda machine is working overtime to propagate stereotypical images of Pakistan.

They are circulating like vulture in a hope that they will have a share in the bounty. Their wishes will not come true. They have failed miserably in the past and this is their ultimate fate. Pakistan has proved that it can thrive under very tough conditions and it has a vast potential to grow and prosper.

Pakistan is among the fastest growing economies in the world. Businesses will never invest in a country, which is unstable. Economic growth of Pakistan is proof that it is a stable and prosperous country.

Pakistan has a huge potential to be an economic and business hub. China is investing billions of dollars in Pakistan. It is involved in building a huge oil refinery in Gawadar, Pakistan. It is very keen to use Pakistan as a gateway to import oil and export finished products because North West China is closer to ocean through Pakistan. Central Asian countries are also landlocked and Pakistan is one of the best routes to access ocean.

Meanwhile, India is starting to engage with Pakistan in various projects to import energy. China and India cannot afford to have an unstable Pakistan because they are going to rely on it to import energy.

It is illogical to assume that Pakistan will be unable to grow while residing besides the fastest growing economies of India and China. History has proved that countries in a region grow together and overall economic trends in a particular region head in the same direction. For example countries in South East Asia and Western Europe grew together.

By Muhammad Azeem Akhter


  • The author has made very good analysis.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, October 05, 2007 3:50:00 PM  

  • it is very positve script, and we do need these at the moment, but dears let face the reality, as a nation we are fail becasue we have forgotton our morals and values,,as the author said that countries who are in same region they grow together but compare advance europe coutries with romnia, cheksalvkia and maney other why is that beacause after Qaid e azam and liaqat ali khan we never had any great leader in our history, that is the main couse of our down fall... sorry to say

    By Anonymous billal, at Tuesday, June 03, 2008 4:42:00 AM  

  • The only way pakistan would really come up and claim its position in the Gloabl Map is when you will denounce religious fanaticism, acute hatred for infidels (who incidentally also pray to the same God) and absolute disregard for transparency & accountability. Root out all the ideas that India wants to claim back the land or Kashmir is pakistan's by birth....The stage and time is way too bigger than that...Please rise above pettiness and think like a potential regional power. Or otherwise you are truly failed.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Wednesday, December 03, 2008 10:33:00 PM  

  • WOW! If only 10% of us (Pakistanis) become positive like Bilal, Pakistan would be another country. GEO TV take a lesson from Bilal and his league of writers, rather than pimping with India and Fox TV and blackfacing Pakistan in the eyes of the world. I think GEO's mother enjoyed million males to give birth to it

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at Friday, December 26, 2008 9:57:00 AM  

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