by Dr. Muzaffar Iqbal
Jasmines are about to blossom in Islamabad, but is there any possibility of a Jasmine revolution in Pakistan? Such a revolution began in Tunisia, it arrived in Egypt and then went to several other Arab countries with mixed success, but can Pakistan be on its itinerary?
The Tunisian Jasmine revolution depended on the resilience of the civil society and youth against terrible odds, so was the case in Egypt. The ambiguity inherent in the term "civil society" notwithstanding, there is a broad base of educated people in Pakistan and hence this component is
similar to Egypt and Tunisian situation.
This segment of Pakistani society has already demonstrated its ability to bring about change in the past, most notably in the case of restoration of the Chief Justice and departure of the last military dictator. So, can it bring about another change?Click HERE for more