Fatima Bhutto, the niece of assassinated Pakistan Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, has painted a pessimistic picture of the country, blaming its leadership for the current problems, including the Taliban menace.
Fatima appeared particularly concerned about the future of the country under its present leadership, which she said was too corrupt to be trusted.
The budding novelist was highly critical of the infamous 'National Reconciliation Ordinance', which had let the most corrupt in the country go scot-free.
"Its authors claim that it was conceived on the lines of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission but ironically they forgot to put the truth part of the TRC in their NRO," she was quoted as saying by the Dawn News online on Thursday.
Speaking on the current situation in Pakistan, she described the 'Nizam-i-Adl' Shariah deal with the Taliban as "unconstitutional", the daily said in report from London.
However, she did not support the military action in NWFP's Swat valley as it had created a major problem of internally displaced persons in the country that would pose a socio-economic and political threat to the very existence of Pakistan.