Insight Into The Taliban's Class War in Pakistan

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pakistani soldiers stand guard outside a cave complex, a key militant headquarters in Damadola, in the Bajaur tribal region on March 2, 2010. (A Majeed/AFP/Getty)

Afghan president, Hamid Karzai meets with President Obama in Washington this week. High up on the agenda will be talking about the Taliban, particularly in the Afghan-Pakistan border regions. However, we look deeper into Pakistan with the BBC’s Owen Bennett-Jones. He has just returned from the Punjab, Pakistan’s economic powerhouse, which is a region far away from the border with Afghanistan where the Taliban is gaining in popularity among the poor and disenfranchised.

Guests:

Owen Bennett-Jones

Produced by:

Kate McGough

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