Gilani's Visit to the U.S.

Editorial: Poking fun at the Prime Minister
Daily Times, August 4, 2008

The media is having a good time poking fun at Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani for being terribly inarticulate during his US visit. Criticism has been heaped on him for not “answering back” to the Americans and, in particular, not conveying to them the sentiments of the Pakistani people. But we all know what the Pakistani sentiments are these days. If they are expressed anywhere in the world, Pakistan would become the most isolated state in the comity of nations. The political parties are at loggerheads and the TV “anchorocracy”, mostly boasting zero grasp of statecraft, is breathing fire on “behalf” of the people.

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