Last October, I posted my forecasts about the next 20 years of Pakistan:
- 2008-10: Disenchantment with the West
- 2010-16: Isolation (and possible conflict)
- 2017-26: Crisis of federation
- 2026-27: Emergence of inherent unity
I wish I could explain it in more detail. The writings of Iqbal, Jinnah and Liaquat Ali Khan (along with many others) give us a very clear idea about what is actually happening here and what should be done. However, we need to know more about our history than most of us do (the way the history of Pakistan is written by its sympathizers as well as its critics, it has got more loopholes than the plot of a James Bond movie).
In the meanwhile, here is a snippet from the past: compare the events happening today with what happened in 1971 with the help of this special page in the Chronicle of Pakistan . Do you think there are similarities - or how are they different?