According to a survey by the Pak Institute for Peace Studies, 29.5 percent of students in postgraduate colleges and universities identified the United States as the greatest threat to Pakistan. The definition and understanding of revolution in Pakistan is striking to us Westerners, as the main target is not their own suppressive government or their own fatal laws, but as the personification of the evil it’s the United States and our democratic system.
While some people express their doubt on the enforcement of President Obama’s AfPak-strategy, Paul Bhatti, Special Advisor to the Pakistani Prime Minister for religious minority affairs welcomes the proposal for a moratorium on the application of the blasphemy law in Pakistan:
“We urgently need to find a solution to prevent this abuse of the law. We can start with a moratorium or consider amendments. But we must also work to change the mentality and culture in Pakistan where there are individuals and organisations who use this law to create disharmony and social tension.”
Pakistan Is Also Erupting — Against the U.S by Peter Charles Choharis and Shamshek Asad (New York Times)
Pakistan: Christians and human rights advocates seek a resolution to Islamic blasphemy issue (SperoNews)