Ayesha Tammy Haq, one of the Pakistan's leading lawyers, has said that services are key to preventing the public falling prey to fundamentalism.
On the day it was revealed the Taleban’s most senior military commander has been captured in Pakistan, one of the country’s leading lawyers has said that services are key to preventing the public falling prey to fundamentalism.
Corporate lawyer and CEO of Fashion Pakistan Ayesha Tammy Haq told the British Muslims for Secular Democracy (BMSD) conference at SOAS today that Pakistanis were “not all fundamentalists” and were in favour of democracy.
“People, when given the chance, do not vote for the religious parties. If good services are delivered, if countries trade with us, that will deter the public from even thinking about fundamentalism.
“Also democracy, education and human rights, these are essential.”
Ms Haq, who joined in the protests against Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari for his sacking and then reinstatement of Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudry last March, ended on a hopeful note, saying Pakistan had much to look forward to:
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