We talk with Christian Science Monitor reporter, Issam Ahmed, on the ground in Lahore, Pakistan, and Michelle Fanzo, Project Leader for the World Policy Institute, who weigh in on United States' effort to aid in the floods' devastating aftermath.
The United Nations begins an inquiry into the 2007 assassination of Pakistan's former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto. The BBC's Mike Wooldridge joins The Takeaway from Islamabad to discuss whether the commission has enough power to discover the truth.
The presidents of Afghanistan and Pakistan have plans to visit Washington this week. Christine Fair, a senior political scientist for the Rand Corporation, stops by The Takeaway to discuss Pakistan, the Taliban, and the need for U.S. aid.
In another indication of the gathering strength of the insurgency, Taliban militants have taken control of a district close to the Pakistani capital. For more on this story we turn to the BBC's Jonathan Marcus.
The President of Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, and his counterpart from Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari, met in the Turkish capital Ankara yesterday. They agreed to increase military cooperation against Islamist extremists. The BBC's Rob Watson joins us now.
Can Pakistan be governed? To find out, James Traub interviewed the President of Pakistan, who was elected to office after the assassination of his wife Benazir Bhutto. He joins The Takeaway to discuss the results of that interview.
In Pakistan, lawyers and opposition activists launched a cross country protest to confront the civilian government which has banned rallies and detained hundreds of activists. Joining the Takeaway is Aamir Gauhri, a Pakistani analyst.
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