Era of enlightenment and enlightened moderation
President Abraham Lincoln had used federal troops to stop on going war between Southern and Eastern states of USA, and had succeeded in maintaining the unity of the US federation. General Yahya Khan did the same to ensure unity of federation by sending troops to East Pakistan in 1971 but was failed to keep the federation intact, due to interference of neighboring India Bangla Desh out of East Pakistan came into existence.
President Franklin D Roosvelt had tolerated dissenting opinion of Judges of US Supreme Court regarding his new deal, was elected for four consecutive terms and was finally succeeded to win over Supreme Court, had successfully implemented his new deal and had left his imprints on history as symbol of tolerance and popularity.
Advantage to the US president was geo strategic location of USA, no big neighbor was their on US borders to intervene when President Abraham Lincoln was using federal forces to end war between states, President Roosevelt was facing regarding his new deal opposition from US Supreme Court Judges while his economic agenda for people of USA was at stake, no security threat to existence of USA was posed by any extremists within USA.
President Parvez Musharaf of Pakistan is in an extremely difficult situation, extremists in different forms and shapes are creating impediments concerning his sincere efforts to make Pakistan an enlightened and moderate country, it is not possible to conduct a formal study of the truth behind assumption which I made in first lengthy sentence of this paragraph, but this assumption is formulated on sayings of President Parvez Musharaf.
Due to geo strategic compulsions of Pakistan as state having big neighbors like, China, India and Russia at its borders along with unstable state of Afghanistan which shares 2600 miles long border with Pakistan each state craft expert will agree that present state of affairs in Pakistan is a reaction and not a preplanned effort to improve situation further.
USA is a most allied ally of Pakistan, from nine eleven onwards stakes of USA are extremely high in South Asia and Middle East. Field Marshal Ayube Khan being a most learned and humble dictator was able to cooperate with USA during its alliance relationship in cold war era, as President of Pakistan and trusted friend of USA not only Field Marshal Ayube Khan was able to develop the economy of Pakistan but was also able to maintain the US hold on Iran through his personal qualities but was also able to contain expansion of Soviet Communism in this region.
General Parvez Musharaf as President when talks about enlightened moderation, the reforms much needed and made during era of enlightenment in USA apparently are non existent in Pakistan, quacks and hereditary Hakims are still dominating the scene, MMA government had recently inducted many quacks as 17 grade officers in government hospitals in NWFP, in each village and city of Pakistan hundreds of quacks are playing havoc with health of the people.
Government departments still are trying to place at highest position a person who is less in education then his subordinates; it seems a deliberate effort on part of certain elements to create anarchy in Pakistan. Social Sciences are generally discouraged in each university created in Pakistan recently, trillions of dollars in aid are poured into Pakistan by USA, and you will hardly find any encouragement in terms of employment for graduates of US Studies in Pakistan.
Either General Parvez is not informed about this state of affair or he is preoccupied with certain issues which are best known to him, the outcome of his misconception regarding enlightment and wide spread ignorance and lack of standard reforms in each and every aspect of Pakistani society and its government machinery will keep on resulting in situations which can not be controlled through even emergency measures.
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