Political Turmoil In Pakistan
Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas at protesters in Islamabad this week. The demonstrators are calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. They say his election last summer was rigged.
One of the opposition leaders is Imran Khan, the former cricket star. He says the government’s response to the protests amounts to state-sponsored terrorism.
The BBC’s Owen Bennett-Jones joins Here & Now’s Meghna Chakarbarti to discuss what this means for Pakistan and the region.
- Owen Bennett-Jones, freelance journalist and one of the hosts of “Newshour” on the BBC World Service. He tweets @owenbennettjone.
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