William Dalrymple never misses an opportunity to point out how the roads of Rajasthan are in pathetic shape as compared to Pakistan. This is part of the familiar point scoring exercise that Zachary has referred to (and is frankly a lot of fun, since as Sahar says, both sides miss out on the fact that the absolute records are so pathetic).
That said this report comparing Pak Rail rolling stock 1948 vs 2012 is too sad for words. The most important data point concerns freight: 6.5MT in 1948 vs 2.6MT in 2012. No rail company in the world will survive with such numbers (and trend lines). If I was the paranoid type I would complain about the pernicious influence of the “roadways mafia” etc.
A glimmer of hope: a few corrupt generals have been summoned by the NAB. But the question remains (as always) what will Gen Kayani say?