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Pakistan Towards an Understanding

Bhabani Sen Gupta Pakistan's democracy is still to find deep roots but it seems to be strong enough to disallow another military take-over. "To Pakistan with an open mind From Pakistan, with Understanding" THAT is my badge when I go to Pakistan, which I have been doing every year since 1982, at least once, sometime twice. That was my badge when I spent eight days in Pakistan in the heat and humidity of a rainless September 1991. In May of the year before I found Pakistan a melting pot, in which different social, political, cultural and psychological ingredients were slowly but unbrokenly boiling into a mixed brew. In September I found the brewing going on somewhat faster than a year before, under the pressure of international change and to the tepid warmth of Pakistan's fledgling, reluctant democracy.

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