Asia Program

Pakistan's Former Leader Facing Treason Charges

Ispahani discusses charges faced by Musharraf

Nov 21, 2013

In a recent interview with Iskhandar Razak of Radio Australia, Public Policy Scholar Farahnaz Ispahani laid out some of the possible reprecussions of the upcoming trial of Pervez Musharraf, former President of Pakistan.  Ispahani calls it "a historic happening for Pakistan" but also comments that "justice should be done and justice must be seen to be done."

While Ispahani stresses the importance of the trial, she states that it "is also potentially volatile and there's some concern that this may led to a confrontation between the civilian government and the Pakistan military."  The Pakistani population is very wary of new confrontations and conflicts, and that this "may not be the best time."

The audio and a transcription of the interview are available at the Radio Australia website.

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