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Towards a New Equilibrium in Asia

change by mouthing the relevant slogans and winning a massive mandate on the basis of a radical programme. Whether it is able to fulfil all its promises or not, it has certainly changed the political culture of Pakistan to an appreciable degree. Pakistani society can never be the same again, The PPPs major drawback is that while it represents Punjab and Sind, it had not been able to do well in the elections in the NWFP and Baluchistan. But the forces of change in these two provinces are working through the National Awami Party (NAP) which has a longer history of relevant radicalism than even the PPP. If an understanding can be arrived at between the PPP and NAP and the two smaller provinces can be accommodated in Pakistan's new power structure, Pakistan's problems of national integration as well as social change may become much easier than they seem to be on the surface.
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