Q. What, in Liaquat All Khan’s opinion, the West, particularly America, owes to the people of Asia ?(Pakistan and The Modern World)
Ans. Almost all countries of Asia remained under the Western colonial rule for two or three centuries. They were kept backward in all fields of life. They had no opportunity to acquire the knowledge of science and technology. The result is that, although they are free nations today, they are very poor and undeveloped. The people of Asia wish to get rid of their misery and poverty, but they need help. They are aware of the huge difference between their standard of living and that of the West. If the West does not help these backward countries in developing their resources, their impatience and discontent will go on increasing. They will remain unstable and will become a danger to the world peace.
In today’s world, war and peace and prosperity are indivisible. Discontent and instability in one part of the world is bound to affect other parts. America and other countries of the West must help Asia for the sake of world peace. They must help this vast continent in the fields of technology and industry.This will enable millions of people to overcome their misery and poverty.