Our 1971 Debacle Analysis

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This is with reference to Sirajuddin Aziz’s article “Our 1971 debacle” (December 16). The writer’s emotionalism with regard to the loss of our eastern wing is understandable but what is not is that he eulogized the role of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto in lifting the morale of a demoralized nation. In fact, I would say that he would speak half the truth about what had happened. When Mujeeb-ur-Rehman achieved a landslide victory in the 1970 election, instead of accepting the defeat provoked the people of East Pakistan, Mr. Bhutto made very provocative statements which further alienated the former. This may well have sowed the seeds of separation. He also committed the crime of boycotting the session of parliament that was held in Dhaka on March 3, 1971. Had Bhutto agreed, at the United Nations, to a referendum for the people of East Pakistan, the army would have been saved from the impending humiliation. Surely, his role was not positive in the whole affair. Safir A Siddiqui Published in The Express Tribune, December 19th, 2010. Corruption references against Sharif brothers…show more content…
If this trend continues then Pakistan will soon lose its economic stability & sovereignty. Moreover, because of financial problems caused by this debt, Pakistan’s institutions will find it hard to function including the military of Pakistan, which is essential for fighting terrorists and balancing external threats. A bankrupt Pakistan and a bankrupt military will spell nothing short of a disaster for Pakistan. Pakistan’s external debt has increased substantially in the last nine years (Figure 1). Between 2007 and 2014, Pakistan’s external debt increased by around $35 billion to $89.6 billion, in inflation adjusted terms. This is about a 156 per cent increase in external debt. Moreover, the worrying trend has been that in recent years the rate at which external debt has been accumulated has increased

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