What's Next for Pakistan?

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Despite photographs of a gunman and doctors' reports of bullet wounds to the head and chest, the Pakistani government claims that Benazir Bhutto died when her head struck the sunroof of her vehicle. President Pervez Musharraf has asked help from Scotland Yard to investigate the assassination. After Bhutto's killing and Musharraf's fumbling response, Pakistan is "disintegrating." That's the opinion of a former high-level Pakistani official, who talks ominously about the "death of hope" in his country. We talk with him and others about the impact of the assassination and elections as a possible vehicle for national unity. Will Scotland Yard give Musharraf new credibility? Was he ever a trustworthy ally in America's "war on terror?"

Credits

Guests:
Jugnu Mohsin - Publisher and Managing Editor, Friday Times, Akbar Ahmed - Chair of Islamic Studies, American University, Marvin Weinbaum - Senior Scholar, Middle East Institute, Adrian Levy - Special Correspondent, Guardian

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Sonya Geis, Christian Bordal