Tuesday, July 28, 2009

With Stubborn Unrest in Swat, Landowners Remain in Exile - NYTimes.com

If it continues, the landlords’ absence will have lasting ramifications not only for Swat, but also for Pakistan’s most populated province, Punjab, where the landholdings are vast, and the militants are gaining power, said Vali Nasr, a senior adviser to Mr. Holbrooke, the American envoy.

“If the large landowners are kept out by the Taliban, the result will in effect be property redistribution,” Mr. Nasr said. “That will create a vested community of support for the Taliban that will see benefit in the absence of landlords.”
With Stubborn Unrest in Swat, Landowners Remain in Exile - NYTimes.com
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