Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

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[Interview with former Pakistani ambassador] Husain Haqqani

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The Diplomat, 21 February 2014

"I am worried about the fact that in 1947 what is today India had a literacy rate of 18 percent and what is Pakistan today had a literacy rate of 16 percent — a difference of just 2 percent. Today, the difference is about 20 percent. Today, India has a literacy rate of 75 percent but Pakistan has a rate of only 55 percent. Pakistan did not become a democracy. The military became too powerful and we are struggling to become a democracy. We became an ideological state instead of a functional state." Haqqani also touches on India's and Pakistan's Afghanistan policies and that of the US in the region.

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