August 14, 2014

Why Pakistan Is a Mess, Again

Ishaan Tharoor, Washington Post

The Associated Press

Pakistan's Independence Day is on Aug. 14, but this year the occasion is marked by national crisis, not unity. The country is braced for heated protests on Thursday against the government of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Key opposition leaders have called for protests and a march on the capital Islamabad from Lahore, leading authorities to set up barricades of shipping containers on the main highway connecting the two cities. Islamabad is under virtual lockdown, with shops closed and thousands of police and security forces deployed.

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TAGGED: Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan, ISLAMABAD, Pakistan