28 Jun '11, 11am

ANI @smitaprakash Pakistan: The battle against despondency

Islamabad, June 28 (ANI): How the story changes in one year! Last summer, when Ms Nirupama Rao was in Islamabad for the foreign secretary-level talks with her counterpart Salman Bashir, the Pakistani capital was bustling with activity. Within a few days, Indian Foreign Minister S.M.Krishna and Home Minister Chidamabaram too arrived in Islamabad and held talks with their Pakistani counterparts, attended the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) meet. Things were looking up for a country supposedly on the 'descent to chaos'. Hotels were bustling with activity, shops were full of merchandise and fashionable people were going about their business. All signs that said things were not on the verge of collapse or a slide. But, in one year, things have changed. This June, when the Indian foreign secretary landed in Islamabad to prepare the groundwork for the nex...

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