Politically Turbulent Times in Pakistan

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As expected, Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharaf was re-elected by national and local parliaments this weekend, even though he’s still the Army’s Chief of Staff. His victory was assured when the party of exiled former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto abstained from voting.  But the Supreme Court has yet to rule on whether it’s legal for Musharaff to hold elected office while he still wears his uniform. Meantime, Bhutto plans to return to the country after Musharaff granted her amnesty from corruption charges.          

Credits

Guests:
Mark Sappenfield - South Asia Bureau Chief, Christian Science Monitor , Aitzaz Ahsan - Pakistani Senator and lead lawyer, Makhdoom Amin Faheem - Vice Chairman of the Pakistan Peoples Party and the chairman of the Alliance for the Restoration of Democracy, Talat Masood - former General, Pakistani Army, Paula Newberg - Georgetown University

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal, Karen Radziner