Tag "resilience"

Time For Pakistan To Stop Being Apologetic

Terrorism, mounting debt, inter-communal strife, etc. Yes, Pakistan has it all, but it is not the only country facing such circumstances. No one could have imagined that the second millennium would witness the drastic re-shaping of global geopolitics. The security scenario post 9/11 brought about the emergence of a joint US-NATO (Pacific-Atlantic)-dominated war establishment that, to this day, dictates the ‘acceptables’ and ‘unacceptables’ of regional engagements. A recent exception, however,

Pakistan’s resilience continues to defy the odds

Merriam Webster dictionary defines the word “resilience” as “the ability to become strong, healthy, or successful again after something bad happens” or “the ability of something to return to its original shape after it has been pulled, stretched, pressed, bent, etc”. The latter definition specifically concerns objects, but from whatever Pakistan has undergone since its independence, it wouldn’t be wrong to say the state was also “stretched” i.e. over-stretched in