Sunday Levity: Where are the Pakmen?

Between a racial slur and an iconic computer game

Ihsan Aslam is puzzled. If Afghanistan is the land of the Afghans, Uzbekistan of the Uzbeks, Kazakhstan of the Kazakhs, why is Pakistan not the land of the Paks or the Pakis?

One needs to examine the root causes. Even if, by some constitutional mechanism, perhaps another legal framework order, if Chaudhry Rahmat Ali’s original formulation is swallowed (err, followed), enlightened moderation will predicate political correctness, and both Pakmen and Pakwomen will need to come into being.

All this talk is, of course, baseless.