Nawaz Sharif was Prime Minister of Pakistan until 1999 when he was ousted by General Musharraf in a military coup. He's currently in exile in Saudi Arabia. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with him today about the state of emergency imposed by President Musharraf.
Anchor Lisa Mullins speaks with The World's book critic Christopher Merrill about a novel set in East Pakistan, the part of Pakistan that declared its independence in 1971 as the new nation of Bangladesh.
Pakistan's ruling coalition has fallen apart, with the leader of one major party pulling out of the government. That increases the uncertainty in Pakistan, a key U-S ally. Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Charles Haviland in Islamabad.