Pakistan a failed state: US lawmaker to PM Yousuf Raza Gilani
Posted by The Mindset on May 9, 2012
So finally a US lawmaker said what we had known for long – Pakistan is a Failed State. What’s new in that – in a country where even a governor can be killed and people are sympathetic to the killer , what can you expect.
WASHINGTON:Influential American Congressman Dana Rohrabacher has told Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Gilani that his country is a failed state and no amount of US aid money will ever change that.
“It is becoming increasingly clear to Members of the US Congress that Pakistan is a failed state and no amount of US aid money will ever change that,” Rohrabacher wrote in a letter to Gilani.
In his letter, Rohrabacher condemned a recent police action that resulted in the death of four Baluchi men.
“Pakistan’s future will remain bleak and marred by political violence as long as the Pakistani government and military continue to deny ethnic groups within Pakistan a right to self-determination,” he wrote.
“American aid money for Pakistan will dry up. It is clear that the Pakistani military and intelligence services have for years diverted money intended to help the people of Balochistan, and the other provinces of Pakistan, into funding terrorism and buying weapons to repress their own people,” Rohrabacher said.