Turmoil in Pakistan
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Protests against Pakistan’s President and chief of the Army Pervez
Musharaf turned bloody last week but thousands turned out again today
to protest. The US calls Musharraf an ally in the war on terror yet he
has reduced his efforts. On Reporters Notebook, 90 million
American war records have gone online.
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Turmoil in Pakistan ()
Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharaf suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry on charges of abusing his office - only to face massive protests. In two days of clashes and gunbattles, forty people were killed. Today, about three-thousand lawyers, opposition activists, and civil rights campaigners were back on the streets of Lahore.
- Tariq Azim Khan: Information Minister, Pakistan
- Samina Ahmed: Head of the South Asia Office, International Crisis Group
- Ahmed Rashid: Reporter, Far Eastern Economic Review
- Paula Newberg: former Special Advisor, United Nations
War records go online ()
Ninety-million United States war records are now available at ancestry.com. These records date from the Jamestown Colony in 1609 to the end of the Vietnam War in 1975. They’ll all be free...for awhile.
- Megan Smolenyak: Chief Family Historian for Ancestry.com
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