National Press Club

Political Turmoil in Pakistan

November 14, 2007

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Run time: 56 minutes

Sheikh Akram, as a representative of Pakistan's chief justice, talked about the political crisis in his country. He opposed General Musharraf's continuation as president of the country as chief of the army staff. He also criticized the U.S. for dealing with General Musharraf and his government. Topics included Musharraf's original revolt against an elected government, the recent suspension of the constitution, and the declaration of martial law. After his presentation he responded to audience members' questions.