Pakistan

Arts, Culture & Media

A Pakistani cartoonist tries to keep up his craft in the face of rising restrictions

It's tough being a political cartoonist in Pakistan. In some schools of Islam, the artistic portrayal of people and animals is perceived as sacrilegious and Pakistan's extremist politics is spawning a new wave of restrictions on the production of visual arts. Sabir Nazar is a Pakistani cartoonist who is trying to reclaim the power of images and restore the role of cartoons as a way to convey messages across cultural and linguistic divides.

Politics

Who runs Pakistan?

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.

Conflict & Justice

Pakistan and The Taliban

Pakistanis are increasingly ambivalent about supporting the war against terrorism and the Taliban on its border with Afghanistan. Many think a military solution won't work. The World's Aaron Schachter reports.

Politics

Global Hit

Anchor Marco Werman interviews Indian-American saxophonist Rudresh Mahanthappa about his new CD "Apti" which means "coming together." He performs it with his trio the Indo-Pak Coalition, and believes that after the Mumbai attacks.