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March 12, 2009
Pakistani government cracks down as protests mount

The United States is counting on Pakistan to do more to fight Taliban and al-Qaeda militants along the border with Afghanistan, as American involvement in the region expands.

But on Thursday, a protest movement against Pakistan’s civilian government intensified, as did a crackdown by the government on its political opponents. All of this has the Obama administration worried.

Abdullah Hussain Haroon, Pakistan’s ambassador to the United Nations, joins Martin Savidge to discuss the Zardari government’s waning popularity, its crackdown on the protesters, and Pakistan’s strategy when it comes to combating the Taliban and al-Qaeda.

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The wheels are coming off the bus everywhere!


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