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Conflict

Pakistan's patience with terrorism may finally have run out

Attitudes towards terrorism in Pakistan can be complicated, but the attack on a Peshawar school on Monday may have tipped the balance against the Taliban and other militant groups. The brutal assault seems to have shifted the mood among Pakistani politicians, even those who usually take softer lines on terror.

Development & Education

Pakistan's Election Symbols

When Pakistan goes to the polls, their ballots will not have the names of any contesting parties on them. Using symbols on ballots has been standard procedure in Pakistani elections for decades, because over 40 percent of adult Pakistanis are illiterate.

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Global Politics

Elections next week in Pakistan

The mood in Pakistan ahead of Monday's presidential elections, where surveys show a strong support for the party of assassinated leader Benazir Bhutto as well as widespread disapproval of current president Pervez Musharaff's government.

Global Politics

US policy in Pakistan after elections

Anchor Marco Werman speaks with Anatol Lieven a teacher of War Studies at King's College in London; Lieven is working on a book about Pakistan, and he explores US policy options in dealing with a new Pakistani government.

Global Politics

Musharraf facing impeachment

Today the leaders of Pakistan's ruling coalition government announced they want to impeach President Pervez Musharraf, and Anchor Katy Clark speaks with the BBC's Mark Dummett in Islamabad about this latest challenge to Musharraf's rule.

Global 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.

Global Politics

Can Pakistan Be Governed?

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.

Development & Education

Pakistan's Election Symbols

When Pakistan goes to the polls, their ballots will not have the names of any contesting parties on them. Using symbols on ballots has been standard procedure in Pakistani elections for decades, because over 40 percent of adult Pakistanis are illiterate.