Taimur Ahmed Farooq

Taimur Ahmed Farooq

An Economics and Political Science graduate from LUMS, working as a management associate at USAID's Agribusiness Project. Taimur is also a musician who plays the drums. He tweets at @TaimurF

Advice to Egypt: Don’t trust your Generals!

Yesterday was all about Egypt. News channels across the globe were thronged with surreal images of Tahrir Square. Millions celebrated the forceful ouster of President Morsi via fireworks, banners, chants and slogans. Army helicopters draped in the national flag made rounds over the crowd, symbolising more the army’s unison with the protestors than providing aerial security. Photo: Reuters Morsi’s political dominance lasted a year, and came to a screeching halt after the rather humorous deadline of 48 hours given to him by the army to get his act together. Photo: Reuters Did General Sisi and his loyal comrades ...

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