WICHITA, KS, US: This is with reference to Daniyal Noorani’s article of August 8 titled “How Pakistanis perceive America”. The shoe cobbler has been fed this perception of anti-Americanism by those wearing broken chappals as well by those donning American designer shoes (purchased most probably with the money loaned by America).
When America left after the last Afghan war, the Pakistanis complained at having being left in the lurch. The question that people in Pakistan need to ask themselves is, who is responsible for the deaths of thousands of innocent Pakistanis as well as soldiers and policemen? Is this not the Taliban and their other militant/extremist allies?
And if that is the case, why do so many Pakistanis hate America, despite the fact that American drones have taken out hundreds of known terrorists?
Published in The Express Tribune, August 9th, 2011.
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