Saturday, 3 November 2007

Benazir vs. Jemima: Round II

I've been a little slow to pick up on this one, but its interesting nonetheless. Recently, Jemima Khan, ex-wife of Imran Khan wrote an op-ed piece blasting the western media's fawning acceptance of Bhutto's self-projected image as the saviour of democracy in Pakistan. There is, of course, history between the two, given BB's personal attacks on Jemima during the 1996 campaign, but everything Jemima has to say is true.

Of course the article could not go unanswered, and an editorial in the Daily Times - a Pakistani mouthpiece for the PPP - launched a counter-attack. Once again, the points raised in Jemima's article are ignored and the article seeks to discredit Jemima personally. There are some interesting reflections on the episode on the Indian policy blog, The Acorn.

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