Friday, February 11, 2011

Day 135: "Globalization" and Striking Triumphant

Normal tasks like shopping at a local grocery remain mini-examples of a strange kind of globalization, at least of western name brands. But the news of the day is actually the global triumph of the people - news channels here in Lahore covered breaking news of triumph in Egypt in between the news of the PIA pilots' strike issue. There was a point in the evening when we all were fearful that the strike would lead to some sort of massive civil war as protesters began to consider violence, as my mamoo informed us. Their voices against the corruption of president Zardari and the MD Aijaz Haroon were strong enough to force Haroon to resign. Near-chaos and complete resolution all within a matter of hours - that's how politics run here, says my khaloo.

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