January 3, 2013

Pakistan's Real Challenge

I.A. Rehman, Dawn

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THE most critical challenge Pakistan faces in 2013 is the test of the 65-year-old Pakistani nation’s capacity to ensure a credible general election and a normal transfer of authority to the parties/coalitions commanding majorities in the national and provincial legislatures.

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