Update on Pakistan
The international community had placed high hopes on the outcome of the general elections in Pakistan (originally scheduled for 8 January 2008) as they were expected to herald a shift towards more democratic governance. The assassination of Benazir Bhutto on 27 December 2007, however, raised deep concerns over the threat of renewed political instability. Dr Farzana Shaikh will give her briefing in light of these new developments.
This event is strictly by invitation only.
To enable as open a debate as possible, this event will be held under the Chatham House Rule.