Young boy in Lahore (AP)"The single most useful thing the United States can do to help Pakistan succeed is to put Pakistanis to work. And the single most effective step toward this end Washington could take would be to eliminate its current punitive tariff policies on Pakistani exports."
In the days and weeks ahead, the administration must make clear its expectations of Pakistan. The good news is that—contrary to what Pakistanis widely believe—the United States wants for Pakistan the very same things most Pakistanis desire: a stable government responsive to their wishes; a prosperous economy that meets the needs of the meekest as well as the mightiest; a judicial system that dispenses impartial justice; an end to extremist- sponsored violence; and peace with their neighbors.
If the country’s new political leadership is prepared to move Pakistan in this direction, Pakistanis have every right to look to the United States for substantial assistance in strengthening their economy, providing for the education of their young people, making quality health care available to all Pakistanis, and working with Pakistan in a multitude of other ways to build a modern, prosperous country. Access the full article>>