CHITRAL: Bangladesh was once a part of Pakistan as East Pakistan. Our leaders always considered it a liability. They would publicly claim that we (West Pakistan) had to pay for their subsistence. One of our leaders even sarcastically remarked in a public rally that they (East Pakistanis) did not even know how to use a latrine.
Now, after fifty years of separation from us the same old East Pakistan (now Bangladesh) is better than us in virtually every sphere of life. How has it happened so? A high powered think tank committee should be formed to determine the reasons why they have galloped ahead in progress and we are writhing under our own weight. What is this weight that is not letting us breath and progress. It should first be determined and then measures can be taken to address the matter.
.. CN report, 21 Mar, 2021