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Re: Once Pakistan was an honorable country
By:shahalam, TX
Date: Saturday, 19 October 2019, 12:27 am
In Response To: Once Pakistan was an honorable country (Dr Shabbir, Florida)

There have been few factors as to why Westerners saw Pakistan like a civilized country in the past than it is now. It was because the manners of the previous leaders, until Ayub Khan were a continuity of British raj, they were trained like goras, dressed like gentleman, knew how to do floor dance, drank some kind of Rooh Afza and spoke Victorian English. The bureaucrats, ambassadors, high commissioners all lived a westernized life more than the westerners. In fiftees to sixties, Pakistani gentry dressed like goras and attended clubs, cinemas, card parties on horse driven buggies. They all went along well with the westerners until Bhutto came and the awam came to the fore. The momentum of British style life came to a halt. Now the culture of shalwar qameez in parliament, rise of moulvi influence in society, TTP, bomb blasts, different different lashkars, all challenging country’s romance with the west. But in subconscious, the residual jubilation of prince and princess visit is still there.

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Once Pakistan was an honorable country
Dr Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 18 October 2019, 12:53 am
Re: Once Pakistan was an honorable country
shahalam, TX -- Saturday, 19 October 2019, 12:27 am