The tale of diplomatic gifts
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Pakistan, Sept. 21 -- "When plunder becomes a way of life for a group of men in a society, over the course of time they create for themselves a legal system that authorizes it and a moral code that glorifies it"- Frederic Bastiat
A gift is usually permanent. Creditors may forcefully take their money back from debtors, purchases can be got refunded and a disgruntled client can demand fees from its service provider, but no one asks for return of the gift once it is given unless it is the case of a belligerent husband and wife fighting a separation suit.
Exchange of diplomatic gifts, between heads of states is a centuries' old practice. It is a gesture to promote not only one's traditions and culture but it also plays a pivotal role in est...
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