Consequences: Foreign Policy or Foreign Fantasy

Bhutto was key to US plan

Benazir Bhutto was central to American hopes of broadening out Pakistan‘s government from the figure of General Musharraf. Washington helped engineer the political deal that saw her return and now it has seen that lead to disaster, with the loss of one of […]

Watching Musharraf With Baited Breath …

Musharraf visits troops in farewell ceremonies before becoming civilian leader (AP)

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan – President Gen. Pervez Musharraf visited troops Tuesday to bid them farewell, a day before he planned to stand down as military chief to become a civilian head of state in a move aimed at easing the country’s political […]

Pakistan’s Bhutto Detained Again – Ahead of Protest

LAHORE/LONDON (Reuters) – Pakistani police put opposition leader Benazir Bhutto under house arrest for a week on Tuesday as the Commonwealth threatened suspension unless President Pervez Musharraf repealed a state of emergency.

Army chief Musharraf set off a storm of criticism when suspended the constitution, sacked most judges, […]