Archive for February 20th, 2008

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Feb
08

Has Pakistan turned its back on extremism?

Hello Chloe here,

You may have heard at the end of last night’s programme two Pakistani commentators arguing that their country has turned a corner this week. One of the things they argue is that victory for the two main opposition parties suggests that voters are moving away from the Islamist parties. The party of the late┬áBenazir Bhutto, the PPP, says it is ready to form a coalition with Nawaz Sharif’s PML-N after winning the majority of the vote. Yet President Pervez Musharraf says he has no plans to stand down and will try to work with any new government. Continue reading ‘Has Pakistan turned its back on extremism?’

20
Feb
08

A new image for Pakistan ?

President Musharraf declared a state of emergency in November 2007We started to discuss the results of Pakistan’s election at the end of yesterday’s programme – Pakistanis are wondering how long President Musharraf can last.

Continue reading ‘A new image for Pakistan ?’