Islamabad: Pakistani Nuclear scientist Pervez Hoodbhoy expressed his disappointment for the army’s control over Pakistan. He said that the need of the nation has to be based on the interests of people and not on any ideology.
“What we need is a Pakistan that is built upon the common interests of the people, which includes Baloch, Sindhis, Pathans and Punjabis. This is not a country that was made for the armed forces of Pakistan,” said Hoodbhoy.
He was speaking at a literary fest “Adab Festival” in Karachi.
“This is a country that was made for its people. We do not need any ideology for Pakistan. Countries can survive without ideologies,” he said.
Hoodbhoy urged the Pakistan government to work for the betterment of the people for the country to “thrive”.
“We must find our way out of this morass. The way out is by becoming a normal country. Normal countries do not have ideologies. They simply work for the benefit of their citizens. Those countries not just survive, they thrive. We should also thrive,” Hoodbhoy asserted.
He also targeted Mohammad Ali Jinnah and said, “Jinnah, who we hold in such regard, is the founder of Pakistan. But he never was able to put down what that Pakistan was to be. He never wrote a single research paper, he never wrote an essay. He gave a lot of speeches which are different times said very differently.”