Pakistan has always been one of the most resource rich
countries in the world but it has paid a heavy price for being
the most loyal ally of United States for over 50 years. The
sad part is instead of being appreciated for this loyalty it
is constantly asked to do more. It has cost Pakistan billions
of dollars worth of looses and irreparable damage to its
infrastructure, to its cities and to its peaceful way of life.
Twice United States failed policy and actions in Afghanistan
have pushed the problems into Pakistan. Instead of Pakistan’s
budget and resources going into education, poverty
alleviation, industrial development, it has been forced to
fight a war on terror which had nothing to do with Pakistan.
Next Global economic
recovery will most likely start from South Asia and China The
3 billion population of the area is mostly poor. They can
easily become 3 billion new consumers. With stable and healthy
Pakistan South Asia and China can help turn the economic
disaster around. It is time Pakistan gets the same level of
economic assistance that is given to Egypt and Israel.