It might seem as though Pakistanis have little to laugh about. But as Alan Fisher of Worldfocus partner Al Jazeera English discovered when he visited comedian Saad Haroon's standup show in a tent outside Islamabad, political comedy is alive and well in the South Asian nation.
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Pakistan has 80-100 nuclear warheads, making it the world's 6th or 7th leading nuclear power. In this week's New Yorker, Seymour Hersh writes about a secret plan by the Obama administration to use American troops to protect Pakistan's nuclear assets. Daljit Dhaliwal talks to Hersh about why the Taliban overrunning Islamabad is not the greatest concern.
As the Pakistani military continues its offensive in Pakistan, ordinary Pakistanis are coping with the realities of heightened security. Daljit Dhaliwal spoke with Amna Nawaz, a Pakistani-American journalist, who was recently in Pakistan as part of her fellowship with the International Reporting Project of Johns Hopkins University.
After a series of deadly terror attacks across Pakistan, the vast majority of which were carried out by groups with roots in South Waziristan, the army commenced an offensive in the restive tribal region. Imran Khan of Al Jazeera English reports on the humanitarian consequences of the Pakistani military's newest campaign.
A suicide bomber killed five people at the World Food Program's headquarters in Islamabad. Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute discusses the Taliban in Pakistan. Should the U.S. demand that Pakistan do even more to contain Taliban extremists operating in Pakistan? Tell us what you think.