WHY this concern about Americans getting another foothold on the land of the pure where Satan is banned and angels tread everywhere.
It was not the Americans who stopped us from constructing large dams, spending less than two per cent of our GDP on formal education, while turning a blind eye to the mushrooming of Saudi-funded madressahs which preach bigotry.
At last count there are 700 in Islamabad alone.
Did the US Congress pass blasphemy and Hudood laws or stop us from taxing feudal lords and big businessmen?
Sadly, today we are our own worst enemy and the world at large is preparing for the inevitable.
JAVED KHAN Islamabad