Happy New Year! 2008 has been an eventful year for the world. In Pakistan, we have seen a transition from military rule to an elected government, an intensification of violence, natural disasters [the Balochistan earthquake], increased national solidarity against militancy and terrorism, the impact of the global financial crisis, and the rise of tensions on both our western and eastern borders. Let’s hope that 2009 is a better year for the future of our country and our people.
CHUP’s one year anniversary is also fast-approaching on January 11th, and I am putting together a special post commemorating the most interesting, shocking, and significant events I have covered in the past year. However, this blog could not have survived without you – my glorious readers that have contributed your thoughts, your readership, and your ideas over this past year. So I’d like to hear from you – what are your perspectives on Pakistan’s last year? What should the country do in 2009 to progress towards a better future? Leave comments here, or email me thoughts, or even videos of your thoughts to email@example.com.