Pakistan's Security Challenges
General (Retired) Pervez Musharraf, President of Pakistan (2001-2008)
Chair: Owen Bennett-Jones, Presenter, Newshour and The Interview, BBC World Service
The speaker will discuss the security challenges the country faces, ranging from an insurgency in the tribal areas bordering Afghanistan, to a spate of bomb blasts that appear to be growing in intensity. Do these bomb attacks suggest that the militant groups are on the back foot in the tribal areas, or that they are growing in confidence? General Musharraf will discuss the regional context, and how he sees the current state of Pakistan's relations with India, and with Afghanistan.