Send Pakistan more money, Obama. That will fix this right up. “Pakistani youth ‘prefer Sharia to democracy,’” from the BBC, April 2:
Pakistani youth would prefer Islamic law or military rule over democracy, a British Council survey suggests.
More than half of 5,000 18-29 year-old Pakistanis polled said democracy had not been good for them or the country.
Furthermore, 94% said Pakistan was going in the wrong direction – a figure up from 50% in 2007.
Almost a third of registered voters in Pakistan are under 30 years old, and are expected to play a big part in a general election due in May.
When asked to pick the best political system, both Sharia and military rule were favoured over democracy.
The survey points towards a pessimistic generation, disenchanted with democracy after five years of civilian rule, says the BBC’s Orla Guerin in Islamabad….