23 years after I was the Editor of The News in Lahore, I received a call from Pakistan’s largest-selling English-language daily newspaper to write an article on the Pakistan of future for Pakistan’s 67th Independence Day. Screen shot above.
My article does not mince words about the future: Contrary to the shaken beliefs of whoever you meet on the road and as the headline suggests, it’s solid, it’s perfect, in sha Allah.
It’s also significant that the article appears on the day when forces of disruption and some vultures want to derail democracy and a government in Islamabad is finding it difficult to manage them adequately – politically and administratively.
In spite of what the firces on either side of the aisle do, Pakistan is going to come out stronger – economically, socially, in sha Allah. In 2050, it is going to be one of the top 20 economies in the world.
You can read this article today on The News epaper. Or, wait for tomorrow when I upload the [UPDATED] text-version of this article.
See also: Everything else we reported on Pakistan and its future (links below)
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Guest post by Privatisation Minister Zubair on positive economic outlook
Moody’s revises Pakistan rating from negative to stable
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Pakistan is world’s 9th least peaceful country: 2014 GPI
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South Asia world’s most corrupt region: TI
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Native languages in Pakistan
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