Newsline Editor’s Note: August 2012

It is Pakistan’s 65th anniversary, but what should we, the awam, be celebrating?
Rehana Hakim Karachi

The Pakistani flag will be hoisted atop all government buildings. State functionaries will make their customary trips to the Quaid’s mazar to lay wreaths and the electronic media will, throughout the day, espouse the Quaid’s message of practicing unity, faith and discipline. As night falls, a myriad fairy bulbs will light up all public spaces.

Yet, on Pakistan’s 65th birthday, the country’s political landscape has never been darker.

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