SUPPORT AR NOW

We have no underwriters, government grants or advertising income. Radio stations receive our programming free of charge. We have no T-shirts, coffee mugs or refrigerator magnets. We depend upon your donations, subscriptions, and program purchases to keep the lights on at AR.

Help AR spread its progressive message to larger audiences at a time when it's particularly needed! We have no underwriters, government grants or advertising income. Radio stations receive our programming free of charge. We depend solely on you, our listeners, to sustain us. You can mail us a check for any amount. Send your check to Alternative Radio, PO Box 551, Boulder, CO 80306. Or just give us a call at (800) 444-1977, Monday–Thursday 9–5pm.

DonateSubscribe

Pakistani Bombshells

Program #HOOP002. Recorded in Chautauqua, NY on August 11, 2003.

For more than half of its existence, since its formation in 1947, Pakistan has been ruled by the military. A poet lamented, "Now each day is fair and balmy, Everywhere you look: the army." The country hasn't done much better with civilian leaders. Almost all of them have been notoriously corrupt. Today, another general, Pervez Musharraf is at the helm. He seized power in a 1999 coup. A former supporter of the Taliban, he quickly switched sides after September 11. Musharraf is now a valued US ally. But the situation inside Pakistan is fraught with instability. The majority of Pakistanis are illiterate and live in poverty. Islamic fundamentalism is strong. Matters are further imperiled by an ongoing conflict with India over disputed Kashmir. The fuse to potential catastrophe is short. Both countries have nuclear weapons pointed at each other.

Speaker(s):

Pervez Hoodbhoy

Pervez Hoodbhoy is professor of physics at Quaid-e-Azam University in Islamabad. He writes and lectures on South Asian issues. He appears on major news programs in Pakistan and around the world

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet Write a review

Shopping Cart

Your cart is currently empty

(800) 444-1977
info@alternativeradio.org