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Why a Pakistani Identity is Irrelevant.

14 May 2010

Courtesy Dawn

“The problem with Pakistan isn’t our national identity. The problem is that we have allowed ourselves to be distracted and bogged down in the name of national identity for too long.

I am Pakistani. Surely that should be enough.”

Says Mohsin Hamid. The whole article gives you a glimpse into what could be a secular, purely democratic, non-ideological Pakistan. It sounds almost blasphemous. I’m sure it was or will be called that some time. But it is worth reading.

What’s your take?

Source: Dawn
Via: Yoon He