Pakistan and the Rule of Law: Judged and Found Wanting

When former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s son Bilawal became the leader of her Pakistan People’s Party, following her assassination, he told the crowds that ‘My mother always said democracy is the best revenge’. Yet, despite the fact parliamentary elections are now scheduled for February 18, Amnesty International sensed a general mood of hopelessness during a recent visit to the country. ‘Pakistan is lost’ was a refrain heard in many places.

The World Today Published 1 February 2008 Updated 15 October 2020 4 minute READ

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