30 December 2007

New Hope For Pakistan

News that the Pakistan People's Party have chosen Benazir Bhutto's 19-year-old son, Bilawal, and her husband, Asif Ali Zardari, as co-leaders of the party and that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif has ended his threat to boycott the country's elections are both welcome developments to end what has been a traumatic week for the nuclear power. It is now to be hoped that when the country's election commission holds its emergency meeting on Monday, it will decide not to postpone the election scheduled for Tuesday week.