Pakistan's Imran Khan has been trying to push his sports stardom into political power for more than a decade, with little success. Recently, however, he seemed to make some headway among the urban, educated population.
In SMS-happy Pakistani, many young people are writing their text messages in using the Latin alphabet, rather than the traditional Urdu script. That has some concerned that the classical script will disappear.
In a sign of the continued deterioration of the relationship between Pakistan and the United States, Pakistani officials gave their military permission to return fire on Americans if they're attacked. They've also shutdown the border, the primary avenue for supplies for the NATO force.
Pakistan has shut off the US supply route into Afghanistan after a US airstrike last week killed 24 Pakistani soldiers. As reporter Fahad Desmukh tells us, truckers who ferry supplies for the US military are actually applauding the move.