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Rough Cut: Pakistan: Disappeared
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International Herald Tribune: Relatives and Rights Groups Search for Pakistan's Missing
Citing reports from the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan and Amnesty International, this International Herald Tribune story was one of the first to report on Pakistan's arrests and detentions of suspected terrorists. The article also details some of Amina Janjua's campaign to find her husband.

The Christian Science Monitor: Pakistan Police Tactics Spark Ire

David Montero writes for The Christian Science Monitor about Janjua and the Pakistani protests against police tactics, as well as the RAND report that suggested the U.S. suspend its aid.

BBC Timeline: Pakistan Legal Crisis
The BBC details the chain of events surrounding the suspension of chief justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry and his recent reinstatement to the Pakistan Supreme Court.

TIME/Asia: On the Road with Pakistan's New Hero
TIME/Asia's Aryn Baker hits the road with Chief Justice Chaudhry and witnesses the tens of thousands of supporters who come out just to watch the embattled judge's car drive by.

Online NewsHour: Pakistan: A Nation Divided
NewsHour correspondent Margaret Warner traveled to Pakistan to explore the politics of beleaguered President Pervez Musharraf, the country's complicated ties with the United States and its uncertain role in combating the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

TIME/Asia: Musharraf on the Brink in Pakistan?
The decision to reinstate Chief Justice Chaudhry to the Pakistan Supreme Court could signal the beginning of the end for President Pervez Musharraf.

From Our Files

Pakistan: On a Razor's Edge
Follow FRONTLINE/World reporter and producer Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy to her native Pakistan as she investigates the clashes between President Pervez Musharraf, a key U.S. ally, and the increasingly powerful Islamic fundamentalists who oppose him. Extensive background and links are included with the story, as is a series of short interviews with some of Pakistan's leading voices.

Pakistan: Cold Comfort
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy reports from the town of Balakot, the epicenter of the devastating 2005 earthquake. In the makeshift hospitals and Islamic relief camps, and amid the already heated politics of the region, she finds a mix of medicine and religious ideology being dispensed.

Kashmir: A Troubled Paradise
In this FlashPoint visual essay, Getty photojournalist Ami Vitale presents a portrait of this "magnificent but cursed landscape." Her images of Kashmir, taken over a period of five years, reveal the beauty and the violence in a place claimed by both Pakistan and India.

Pakistan: This is You Wife
FRONTLINE/World correspondent Kim Perry travels to Pakistan to witness the arranged marriage of Pakistani-American man living in California to a woman he barely knows from Pakistan. What she brings back is an affectionate portrait of a young man caught between his parents' cultural expectations and his own sense of himself as a 21st century American.

Return of the Taliban
Nearly five years after the Taliban was toppled, Al Qaeda and the Taliban continue to use Pakistan as a de facto base, virtually unchallenged and far out of American's reach. FRONTLINE correspondent Martin Smith returns to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and presents a rare look inside this secret sanctuary, a region long suspected of harboring Osama bin Laden and strictly off-limits to U.S. troops.

-- Matthew Vree