Can Pakistan be governed? That is the central question of a new article written by James Traub for this Sunday's edition of the New York Times Magazine. Traub was in Pakistan during the tumultuous protests lead by opposition leader Nawaz Sharif last month. Protestors were calling for the reinstatement of Pakistani Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry and they got what they were asking for. But where did all of that, and the continuing instability in Pakistan, leave the country's President, Asif Ali Zardari? 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.
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