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Idea of the Day: How Pakistan’s Prime Minister Can Embrace the Country’s Potential

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Pakistan’s historic election on May 11, 2013, has given Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s center-right political party, the Pakistan Muslim League, a decisive mandate to form a new government. The former and now re-elected prime minister can learn from his considerable experiences in government and as a successful businessman to embrace the country’s enormous potential by focusing on trade, infrastructure, and reducing tensions on Pakistan’s borders.

This critical moment in South Asia must be seized for both the young college graduate in Lahore looking for employment and for the rest of the world that looks at headlines from this region with increasing trepidation. While the challenges facing the nation remain daunting, the first transition of power between two democratically elected governments in Pakistan’s history gives hope for a new, more enlightened course of action that will improve the quality of life for hundreds of millions of people and create hope for more amicable interactions between India and Pakistan.

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