Indeed there has been mixed reactions to the speech given on the road map, most comments suggest it lacked substance. Crosbie Walsh has given once again an evenly balanced view . Here are two sides of the story for more in-depth information visit http://www.crosbiew.blogspot.com/
“President Himmat Lodhia urged the business sector to throw their full support behind Government, now that it has indicated the direction it would take. “This is the first time the message from the government is clear in which direction they are moving, that is the most important thing …As a business community we will support it,” he reiterated.
“I am afraid I am very cynical about FB’s promises and claims after what has transpired this far [restrictions on the media, the Emergency Regulations, alleged favouritism and nepotism in the senior public service, arbitrary imposition of the 55 year retirement age. As for…]”democracy will be given to the people in 2014 on a silver platter….Only naive people would believe this nonsense. Participatory democracy cannot emerge out of 8 years of military and ‘coercive’ rule … I don’t see any reason for the on-going imposition of PER.”