Middle-class mantra: Everyone above us, corrupt! Below us, uncouth! Only we pious & ethical. We deserve revolution. And more shopping malls.
— Nadeem F. Paracha (@NadeemfParacha) July 22, 2014
“But it’s hard to be truly prepared for a country so full of contradictions, divisions and delusions that some argue it is barely a country at all. By the time I left — actually, long before the Bin Laden raid — I was a wreck, prone to emotional outbursts, extremely cynical about religion and disillusioned by practically every actor involved in the Pakistani drama.”