March 5, 2014

The T-Shirt Revolution

Rafia Zakaria, Dawn

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THE days of American pullout from Afghanistan are near. With the exit from next door, a similar emptying is expected in Pakistan: the American turning away is likely to mean an end to the aid economies burgeoning in Islamabad and Kabul. The restaurants that have catered only to foreigners, the landlords who own property in guarded sectors, and the myriad other forms of price-inflated businesses that emerge with war, and with the relief and aid work that surround it, will similarly conclude.

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