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The World - Episode 20071108 - Pakistan's poor

Despite protests by Pakistan's elite against President Musharraf's emergency rule, the vast majority of Pakistanis seem more concerned with trying to make a living. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with the CBC's Laura Lynch, who is in Islamabad.

The World - Episode 20071109 - Pakistan tensions rise

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Laura Lynch in Islamabad about the rising tensions in Pakistan. Today, opposition leader Benazir Bhutto was prevented by government security forces from leading a rally against President Musharraf's emergency rule.

The World - Episode 20071119 - Pakistan's lawless tribal areas

The United States is worried about Pakistan's tribal areas, near the border with Afghanistan. That's where the Pakistani government is battling al Qaeda and Taliban-linked militants. Given Pakistan's current political instability, Washington is reportedly considering enlisting tribal leaders to deal directly with the militants. Anchor Marco Werman discusses the notion with BBC correspondent Haroon Rashid in Islamabad.

The World - Episode 20071119 - Pakistan politics

The World's Matthew Bell has the latest on the politics in Pakistan as it enters its third week of emergency rule under President Pervez Musharraf. Pakistan's Supreme Court today threw out the main legal challenges to last month's re-election of Musharraf to another five year term in office. And Musharraf is showing no sign of giving in to President Bush's public demands.

Pakistans supreme court ok's Musharraf

The new Supreme Court in Pakistan has dismissed the final legal challenge against the recent re-election of President Pervez Musharraf. It comes as no surprise. The court was purged of judges who were critical of Musharraf. Anchor Lisa Mullins gets the latest from the BBC's Barbara Plett.