Pakistan Goes to the Polls: The Promise and Potential

Date: May 8, 2013

Pakistan goes to the polls on May 11, 2013. The promise and the potential of a fresh beginning — for the moment — feels heady. The Afghan war has taken its toll on Pakistan. Can the country reinvent itself with a clear eye on the challenges and opportunities it faces in South Asia — at the age of 65 in its new political incarnation — even as it is flanked by Afghanistan and India?

Growing up in India, Pakistan seemed like the bright successful shiny country bordering a rather poor India. It seemed that success for Pakistan was just around the corner, even as India struggled with its many millions of impoverished masses. But history has turned out differently — and now Pakistan is the struggling member of the family.

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