Monday 23 January 2017

Pakistan subject to pecking order

Published 25/08/2010 | 05:00

Maybe if one was hewn from stone, could the present destruction in Pakistan be viewed dispassionately.

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But there seems to be a tardiness to respond to the tragedy -- both from governments and some NGOs, at variance with the fulsome response that usually follows such disasters. Perhaps it is a function of our straitened economies.

But I am wondering if this troubled area is widely viewed in the West as beyond redemption, cloyed down in a morass of jihadism and instability, and thus less worthy of help.

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