Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Nuclear Incoherence

clipped from www.adnkronos.com
Islamabad, 27 October (AKI) - By Syed Saleem Shahzad - A political crisis in Pakistan is looming as Taliban-led militants continue to step up their campaign of violence. Two suspected Taliban gunmen on a motorbike on Tuesday tried to kill an army brigadier in the capital, Islamabad when they opened fire on his vehicle before fleeing the scene.

The attack came a day after a meeting between Pakistani president Asif Ali Zardari and former prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday in Islamabad which failed to resolve the rift between their two parties.

The meeting between Zardari, who is co-chairman of the ruling Pakistan People's Party, and Sharif, who heads the largest opposition party, Pakistani-Muslim-League-N party, took place in Islamabad.
Scrapping the NRO is one of the main issues between Zardari and Sharif.
It would also mean abolishing the 17 Amendment of the constitution, which makes the parliament subordinate to the parliament.