Is Mehsud the Taliban's Che Guevara?

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Hakimullah Mehsud is the new leader of the Pakistani Taliban. He's an enemy of Pakistan and, by extension, the United States. However, to some in his own ranks he is a hero: a young Pashtun willing to stake everything on upholding the Taliban's cause. BBC Urdu correspondent Haroon Rashid has met Hakimullah Mehsud many times and offers us a profile of the apparently charismatic young leader.

The following clip is in Pashto, but the images of Hakimullah Mehsud are fascinating in any language:

Guests:

Haroon Rashid

Produced by:

Rob Hugh-Jones

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