|Publisher:||penguin books india|
About the Book
Pakistan is still on the brink ofbecoming a failed state as aconsequence of its decades-oldpractice of using proxy warriorsin the region. Because of theweakening of the writ of thestate, neither governance nor theeconomy can function normally;in fact, some say the two strongentities in today's Pakistan arethe Taliban and the army.Non-state actors, and theextremist terror outfits theycontrol, pursue extortion,kidnapping and murder to fundtheir activities, and receiveideological, financial andlogistical support from the deepstate. The army continues touse them in its India-centricagenda. Civilian institutionsare intimidated and individualswho speak out against theterror outfits become targets oftheir retribution. Violence, notlaw, increasingly commandshuman conduct, and thestate's willingness to enter into'peace talks' with the Taliban isviewed as a form of surrender toextremism.Khaled Ahmed is Pakistan'smost respected columnist, andhis formidable expertise onthe ideologies of extremism isinternationally acknowledged.In Sleepwalking to Surrender,he analyses the terrible tollterrorism has taken on Pakistanand appraises the portents forthe future.
About the Author
Khaled Ahmed is the consultingeditor for Newsweek Pakistan,and former consulting editor forthe Daily Times and the FridayTimes. He has a thirty-year careerin journalism, and has writtenon the ideology and politics ofPakistan.
|Title:||Sleepwalking to Surrender||Publisher:||penguin books india|