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Tarek Fatah blasts the military-judicial establishment

In the following interview, Pakistani-Canadian journalist, Tahir Aslam Gora conducts a candid interview with another Pakistani-Canadian, Tarek Fatah.  The latter needs no introduction and has provided LUBP with a candid interview as well.  Author of “Chasing A Mirage: The Tragic Illusion of an Islamic State” and the “Jew is not my Enemy”.

In the following interview, Tarek Fatah delves deep into the reasons as to why Pakistan is facing such myriad problems.  His understanding of the military-judicial establishment should be required viewing for our deeply compromised media. We applaud his efforts in this interview and wish that he also included included the third and very important pillar of the establishment – the journalists.

Minor quibbles aside, this is a bold and searing indictment of the military establishment that dominates Pakistan and which is now using the judiciary to undermine yet another democratically elected government.

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  • I think this gentleman should be ashamed of calling himself to be a Pakistani…he may be considering himself to be a literate and very analytical….but he appears to be very biased,anti Pakistan. He should stop degrading Punjabis and stop creating differences between Pakistani…he in my opinion is traitor. I think this he is speaking of his own house where probably his own parents were suffering from inferiority complex that is why they did not allow them to use punjabi in their house despite being punjabi….

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