It is not normal protocol for World Bank vice presidents to make presentations. But this was a special occasion: it was March 2005 and Pakistan’s new-found prosperity was at risk. So as General Musharraf sat to listen at the Presidency in Islamabad, Praful Patel, vice president of South Asia for the World Bank, and not…Read more Powerless
A political assassination keeps Pakistan front and centre on the world stage until the final day of 2007. And the international television coverage is worse than ever. If there were any doubts that 2007 was globally ‘The Year of Pakistan,’ then Benazir Bhutto's death on December 27, 2007, erased them in one fell swoop.…Read more Maximum Exposure
General Musharraf's state visit to the US ends up being a promotional tour for his memoirs. But not everyone is buying what he’s selling. He was cool and relaxed in a baby blue shirt, deep blue tie and navy jacket. His hair was expertly blow-dried. As the TV cameras zoomed in, President Pervez Musharraf…Read more Publicity Stunt?