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Pakistan Topics

Democracy Now! stories, posts and pages that relate to Pakistan

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  • Former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has been assassinated just two months after returning to Pakistan from exile. She died after an apparent suicide attack in the city of Rawalpindi. Bhutto had just addressed an election rally when gunfire and an explosion occurred. We go to Pakistan and simulcast part of the breaking news coverage on Dawn News and speak with Sadaf Aziz, professor of law and policy at Lahore University of Management...
    Dec 27, 2007 | Story
  • It’s official: Iran doesn’t have the nuclear bomb. But who does? The United States, Israel, Pakistan, India and five other countries. We speak with Jonathan Schell, author of "The Seventh Decade: The New Shape of Nuclear Danger." Schell argues that the Bush administration has ushered in a new nuclear age. With a concurrent first-strike policy, a weapons buildup at home and a reduction in monitoring and negotiations, Schell says the...
    Dec 07, 2007 | Story
  • Adrian Levy examines how five consecutive U.S. administrations, from Jimmy Carter to George W. Bush, have been complicit in building and protecting Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal. Levy is co-author of the new book Deception: Pakistan, the United States, and the Secret Trade in Nuclear Weapons. [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 19, 2007 | Story
  • Mazhar Abbas, the deputy director of one of the stations, ARY One World television, joins us in New York. He is also the secretary-general of the Pakistan Federal Union of Journalists. He has been a well-known champion of press freedom over the past 27 years. [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 19, 2007 | Story
  • Asma Jahangir is the chairperson of the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and is the United Nations special rapporteur on freedom of religion. She was among the first people rounded up in the state of emergency declared by General Pervez Musharraf. She joins us on the line from her home in Lahore, where she remains under house arrest. [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 14, 2007 | Story
  • The U.N. estimates 100,000 people have left Mogadishu in the last two weeks to escape fighting between U.S.-backed Ethiopian troops and Somali fighters. Former U.N. spokesperson and journalist Salim Lone says the international community is ignoring a major humanitarian crisis for which it bears considerable responsibility. [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 14, 2007 | Story
  • Thousands of lawyers, human rights activists and journalists were tear-gassed, beaten and arrested Monday for protesting what they describe as nothing short of martial law. We go to Pakistan to speak with journalist Farzana Fiaz. [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 06, 2007 | Story
  • In a countrywide crackdown, Musharraf has declared a state of emergency, removed Pakistan’s chief justice and arrested thousands of people. We go to Lahore for reaction from American lawyer Devin Theriot-Orr and speak to Pakistan historian Manan Ahmed. [includes rush transcript]
    Nov 05, 2007 | Story
  • The acclaimed British-Pakistani historian, novelist, political campaigner and commentator Tariq Ali joins us with his analysis of the latest from Pakistan. Days after General Pervez Musharraf’s re-election in a boycotted contest, at least 250 people have been killed in clashes along the Afghan border. Musharraf and his policies have generated a maelstrom of opposition from a broad spectrum of the Pakistani population. [includes rush...
    Oct 10, 2007 | Story
  • The longest and sharpest argument came over foreign policy and Senator Barack Obama’s comments last week that he would be willing to attack areas in Pakistan with or without approval of the Pakistani government. Obama said, "If we have actionable intelligence about high-value terrorist targets and President Musharraf will not act, we will." Obama came under attack from his Democratic rivals for his comments. [includes rush...
    Aug 08, 2007 | Story