Ahmed Rashid on what's next for Pakistan

Monday, March 16, 2009

The Pakistani government agreed early this morning to reinstate the former chief justice of the Supreme Court. Many see it as a major concession to opposition leader Nawaz Sharif, who was threatening to stage a mass protest after he broke free from alleged house arrest at his residence. Joining The Takeaway with analysis on what's next for Pakistan is Ahmed Rashid, a Pakistani journalist and author of Decent into Chaos: The U.S. and the Disaster in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Central Asia.

"We're going to see now the army playing a much more critical role in the domestic fabric of Pakistan, controlling foreign policy through the Prime Minister, controlling domestic policy through the Prime Minister, and isolating and weakening those areas further."
— Pakistani journalist Ahmed Rashid on new developments in Pakistan


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Comments [1]

Athar Murtuza

it was rather sad spectacle to hear the announcer struggle with the name of Ahmed Rashid. listen to BBC and that will teach you how to pronounce names.

Mar. 16 2009 09:31 PM

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