Pakistan to field candidate?

What India does, Pakistan must do. That's why they have the bomb. And so they will have a UNSG candidate. Isn't this silly? But so reports the Indian press:

Pakistan may field Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz for the post of United Nations secretary-general, a media report has said.

Pakistan daily The Dawn on Thursday reported quoting sources that 'Pakistan, which had never ruled out a possibility of fielding a candidate for the top post at the UN, is considering nominating Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, who has secured considerable clout with the UN member states recently'.

And what do the Indians think about this?

Observers in India feel Aziz's nomination will eat into the chances of India's Shashi Tharoor, for whom India on Friday voiced official support.

Finally, a point from the official announcement:

"It's a matter of pride if a son of India and son of Asia becomes United Nations Secretary-General," said Navtej Sarna, spokesman for the ministry of external affairs, while making the official announcement.

Is national pride really how we should be selecting our Secretary Generals? If it is, no wonder the Chinese oppose an Indian.

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