What does President Obama’s re-election mean for us? — Yasser Latif Hamdani

Pakistan is likely to remain a very important part of Obama’s foreign policy agenda in his next term

Pakistan was the only country amongst 21 countries surveyed that preferred Governor Mitt Romney over President Barack Hussein Obama in the US election. It may well be a commentary on the resentment Pakistanis feel towards drone attacks but it is also indicative of a naiveté that our so-called intelligentsia and opinion makers have about the world that we live in. Unfortunately, many of the famous journalists, especially those known for their patronage of the water car, deliberately skew the public opinion in a way that makes it impossible for the ordinary Pakistani to form an informed opinion. It is therefore not surprising that most Pakistanis are oblivious of what is best for their own interests.

Anyone with even a rudimentary knowledge of global politics could tell that out of the two candidates, President Obama remains the far better option for Pakistan. For the first time in 65 years, it is plainly obvious that the Americans are engaging ordinary Pakistanis instead of meeting the suits and uniforms behind closed doors.


Categories: Asia, Pakistan, Politics

2 replies

  1. This is a tragedy of untold proportion. A country, creation of which is solely dependent on the efforts of Ahmadiyya Jamaat, has been ruined and made bankrupt not only financially but morally and spiritually by weak and hopelessly incapable insinsere leaders of the country.
    This is without doubt punishment by Allah for the ungratefulness of the country of Ahmadiyya Jamaat. May Allah open the eyes of the general public of Pakistan. Ameen

  2. It is not factually true that Pakistan is amongst 21 countries which do not want President Obama to be re-elected as President of USA for the next four years up to 2016. Pakistanis are pleased and feel contented at the re-election of Mr. Obama as his skin color is nearer to the Pakies. We of Pakistan can learn a lot from the ideal style of practical politics of electioneering and extremely balanced way of behavior and speech-making round the clock activities.

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