From an address delivered by Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto at The Pakistan Institute of International Affairs on 24 February 1996.
The world today is very different, but the world today is not yet much better. Heightened expectations in the emerging democracies of East and Central Europe, Asia, Africa and South America remain unfulfilled. A disequilibrium, a discontent and envy is sweeping across the world. Although democracy has triumphed, even developed nations battle to balance their budgets. For too long, the world spent more than it earned to sustain the superpower confrontation and now that the Cold War is over, we confront the challenge within the nation-states to balance our looks, we face this challenge in the East and we face this challenge in the West.