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Some fear Pakistan could splinter apart

January 9, 2008

By Paul Wiseman
USA Today
January 9, 2008

HYDERABAD, Pakistan — Qadir Magsi, a doctor before he entered politics, says the prognosis for Pakistan is grim: He gives it a decade to live as a united country.

The assassination of opposition leader Benazir Bhutto on Dec. 27 removed “the last hope for Pakistan to stay intact,” Magsi says. He expects Bhutto’s native Sindh province will emerge as an independent nation unless the military establishment surrenders more power to the country’s four provinces.

Others’ predictions aren’t so dire, but the threat of separatism is rising in a country reeling….

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