Pakistan is at a crossroads. Its fragmented internal and external political situation is gradually inching towards chaos. The key to understanding these current crises is in the understanding of state building and statecraft.
The situation has plenty of opportunities, challenges, outcomes and concerns. If this moment is utilized appropriately to resolve highly volatile old and new issues of Pakistan society as well as statecraft based on any new social contract in the form of legislation and practices, the history may start documenting a new Pakistan.
Pakistan will undergo the decisive general elections of its history in May 2013. The country, which has been facing a decade-long human catastrophe in the form of religious extremism and war against terrorism, freedom wars and ethnic as well as sectarian violence, will get direction through the polls out of the only options of reforms or anarchy.
Pakistan seems to be on the brink of religious anarchy. Talbanization of the country has turned Punjab province into a hell for the Christian and Ahmadiya religious minorities. Does country intend to adopt the path of harmony? Silence is the only answer, for now!