Glad that we Finally agree on something.
I am not here to play devil's advocate (Poking fun at anyone) here but simply to show to my people to please SUPPORT Pakistani Companies and Products so that we too can make Cars that can be of International Quality.
India has been substantial progress, thats wonderful. As I have said many times before, Prosperity breed goodwill, in any region. And Prosperity, good jobs, good will, among the general public of South Asia is long over due.
Glad to see Both India and Pakistan finally making great progress. India had a little head start and alot of foreign help, specially in 1990s, and their own effort too, lets not discount that, and now Indians are seeing good results in all the fields.
Pakistan although was AHEAD of INDIA, in attracting Foreign Investment, specially DURING 1960s. Chrysler of USA was in Pakistan in 1960s assembling cars, LONG before it went international and WAY WAY WAY before any American company came to INDIA. BUT........ Unfortunately, one of our Crazy political Leader, Zulficar Ali Bhutto, NATIONALIZED all the Pakistanis Industries, meaning he FORCEFULLY let Government of Pakistan, take over all the private industries. Which led to FOREIGNER running away from Pakistan.
Imagine if the NATIONALIZATION of 1970s had not happened, Pakistan would have been ALOT RICHER... It won't be too crazy to say, that Pakistan may even be at the LEVEL of SOUTH KOREA. Yes, South Korea was behing Pakistan in 1960s, in Banking and Even at attracting Automobile sector investment, but what can we say now.
Our Politicians failed us miserably.
Uptil 1999 our country was being looted by corrupt politicians, and thankfully, General Musharraf came to power. He along with his finance minister of that time now Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shaukat Aziz, introduced many Business friendly policies, which have led to current growth in Pakistan's economy. I hope this team of Shaukat Aziz and Parvez Musharaf remain in power for atleast 5 more years to put the country on solid economic growth.
From the debt ridden, economy, which was slowing down along with couple of weeks of foreign exchange left when Nawaz Shareef was overthrown by military Coup, in 1999, to now, when we have solid economic growth of close to 8% and 12Billion Dollar of Foreign Ex. reserve, and auto and finance sector that is booming, Pakistan is finally looking at good old days of the 1960s, all over again.
Hopefully, both Pakistan and India will continue to prosper and we can be proud of our collective region of South Asia, and the World no longer would see South Asia as Most poverty stricken region.