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South Asia

Parades in Pakistan's political circus

Asia Times

By Muhammad Asim

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The twin anti-government marches that have put Islamabad in lockdown for Pakistan's Independence Day on August 14 are ostensibly aimed at corruption, but are likely to prove nothing more than distraction from deeper woes. Leaders of the two parties leading the marches, Imran Khan of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Tahir Ul Qadri of Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) are working to establish confidence in the existing system by attacking an individual when they should be tackling flawed institutions.

 

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