October 17, 2006


I do not know how credible this is, but this report from the Asia Times reveals how difficult Musharref's situation in Pakistan is. Under threat they say from a recent attempted coup by Islamists within the air force's elite units, the general has been forced to arrest 40 officers. Whether the report is over dramatising or not I do not know but Pakistan is definitely a fragile ally against Al Quaeda, despite Musharref's personal solidity.