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Ahmed Rashid

Lahore, Pakistan

Ahmed Rashid, a Pakistani journalist based in Lahore, was the Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, for 22 years until the magazine was recently closed down. He presently writes for the Daily Telegraph in London, the International Herald Tribune, the New York Review of Books, BBC Online, The Nation, and academic and foreign affairs journals. He appears regularly on international TV and radio stations such as CNN and BBC World Service. Close.

Ahmed Rashid

Lahore, Pakistan

Ahmed Rashid, a Pakistani journalist based in Lahore, was the Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia correspondent for the Far Eastern Economic Review, for 22 years until the magazine was recently closed down. more »

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Put This Question to Rest

This is a favorite question of Western analysts but it's an absurd question because Partition is a fact of life and a fact of history now for millions of Indians and Pakistanis.

Young Pakistanis just do not ask this question any longer and accept that they have to make Pakistan a better place. Going on about the past is just not what they are all about. On the 60th anniversary of independence, I think we should finally put this question to rest and think about what we can do to improve the lives of our citizens.

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