Posted on December 26, 2007
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33 responses to “Pakistan’s Politics and the Urban Middle Class”

  1. Khwaja Aftab Ali, Florida, USA says:

    Who says there is no feudal in Pakistan. Rural Pakistan is control by the feudal, even in urban areas one can see the people who work hard and other who exploit the situation and make money in the name of Muslim saints or family lands. Our ruling class of so called politicians is from feudal and then industrialist follow them for power in authoritarian society. Law making body-the Majlish Shora, parliament -the senate , national assembly, provincial assembly and district council , every where the members are feudal, indusrialists, drug barons and /or Rtd. corrupt police officers with few Rtd, army officers as well. The writer of the this article and a leading scholar Dr. Aisha Siddiqa is also from feudal class with extra ordinary intelligence. I agree with some people that one should do some thing instead of suggestions. I have done some thing by leaving my home land as it

  2. mara ahmed says:

    thanks for this terrific analysis. listened to sabiha sumar’s interview with david brancaccio on NOW and was absolutely amazed by her insistence on how democracy is a “dangerous” concept for pakistan and how musharraf (and the military in general) are so “democratically-minded”.

    i find the arguments advanced by upper middle-class, educated, professional pakistanis (based both in pakistan and here in the u.s.) for military rule and against democratic elections to be quite staggering.

    your article however makes complete sense. thank you for articulating the messiness that accompanies democracy everywhere in the world and how that process can only be tidied up through practice, not abstinence.

  3. shahbano says:

    why bay nazeer die, but in our heart she is alive.