ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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Pakistan: Rescuing a Drowning State

The floods in Pakistan are a humanitarian disaster of massive proportions, yet international assistance has been slow to come due to the purported lack of credibility of the State. The Pakistani state has been weakened over decades of abuse, in which the west has been complicit. Today this is being used to further discredit and weaken the State, a course which will only strengthen the military establishment and the militants. The international community should understand that aid needs to be given in large amounts and in ways which reinforce the legitimacy of the State.



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