The ordinary Pakistani

The ordinary Pakistani thinks a great deal of himself and takes too many airs. He holds himself in high esteem. But he does not extend the right of this indulgence to anyone else. He is a whole man; all others are incomplete, imperfect, tainted. The natural result is intolerance. Views other than one’s own are unwelcome, unpalatable, not worth a consideration. Argument or logic plays no part in his life. Self-righteousness conquers all. Consequences are extremism, sectarianism, hatred, ethnic conflicts, insurgencies and so on.

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