04.03.13 5:53 PM ET
Pakistani Youth Lose Faith in Pakistani Democracy
Depressing fact of the day: Pakistani youth prefer either Sharia law or military rule to democracy, with only 29% favoring democratic governance.
Of course, it may all depend on what they understand by "democracy." If the term is taken to mean, rule by Pakistan's existing civilian politicians, it's not surprising that young Pakistanis are disgusted. Who wouldn't be?
"Look at this government that just completed its term. What did it give to people?" Waseem Qureshi, a 24-year-old call center worker in Islamabad, told The Associated Press. "You keep looting national wealth, and you tell us to bear with it because it's democracy."