A story in the New York Times this week by reporter Carlotta Gall suggests Pakistan did not fully cooperate with American efforts to track down Osama bin Laden. Were senior Pakistani officials aware of bin Laden’s presence in the country? Hari Sreenivasan speaks with Dan Markey, of the Council on Foreign Relations, about what the Pakistani Intelligence Service might have known about bin Laden Continue reading
In other news Tuesday, Pakistan’s former president Pervez Musharraf has been indicted on charges in connection to the assassination of Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto in 2007. Also, 300 tons of radioactive water have escaped from a storage tank at the damaged nuclear plant in Fukushima, Japan, and seeped into the ground. Continue reading
A new documentary film about the life and death of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto — the first woman head of an Islamic country who was assassinated in 2007 — may attract as much interest for its political content as for its artistic or journalistic value; her husband Asif Ali Zardari is now the president of Pakistan, elected after her death.
Baitullah Mehsud, the leader of the Taliban movement in Pakistan, was reportedly killed this week by a CIA drone strike. ITN correspondent Alex Thomson reports. Continue reading
The reported death of Taliban leader Baitullah Mehsud may present a major setback for militants seeking to destabilize Pakistan. Husain Haqqani, Pakistan’s ambassador to Washington, and journalist Steve Coll assess the development. Continue reading
Asif Ali Zardari, the widower of slain former premier Benazir Bhutto, was elected Sept. 6 as president of Pakistan, the next chapter in the political career of a man once labeled “Mr. 10 Percent” because of corruption charges levied against him. Continue reading
Former Pakistani prime minister Nawaz Sharif said Monday that he will withdraw his party from Pakistan’s five-month-old governing coalition. Continue reading