Last night we were watching PTV, and my mom made a really interesting observation to add to my list of 27 reasons why people choose to leave Pakistan bringing the total to 28.
A lot of vacant jobs are filled by ex-military personnel: retired major so-and-so, retired captain this-and-that, retired colonel whats-his-name.
So where do the young and extremely talented go? If they have the means, they leave the country. If they don't, they are forced to take up menial jobs, or they starve.
Does the Pakistani government see any of this?
Of course not, because the army IS the government.
Looking forward to reading Military Incorporated by Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa.
While I am on the topic, why don't I just throw this question out there....
What is better for the people....a corrupt democracy or a righteous dictatorship?