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Floods Raise Questions About Politics in Pakistan

Tuesday, 24 Aug 2010 09:24 AM

Pakistan’s embattled President Asif Ali Zardari has warned the country could take at least three years to recover from the devastating floods that are continuing to wreak havoc four weeks after they began, The Christian Science Monitor reports.

In an interview with a group of foreign correspondents in Islamabad, Mr. Zardari said at least three years was required to rebuild its infrastructure but added: “I don't think Pakistan will ever fully recover.”

The Pakistan floods have also weakened the standing of Zardari, who did not return from a trip to Europe when the crisis began, as well as parliamentarians generally, who have in many cases been notably absent from their home constituencies. The Army, meanwhile, which has ruled Pakistan for roughly half of its 63 year existence, has profited from some good PR.

Over the weekend, Altaf Hussain, the leader of Pakistan’s MQM party, a coalition partner in the government, said his group would support “patriotic generals” in any “martial law type action” against Pakistan’s corrupt and feudal politicians.

Read the entire story at csmonitor.com

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Pakistan’s embattled President Asif Ali Zardari has warned the country could take at least three years to recover from the devastating floods that are continuing to wreak havoc four weeks after they began, The Christian Science Monitor reports.
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