Christina Lamb spent a year reporting on the political turmoil in Pakistan in 1989 for The Financial Times As a result she won the Young Journalist of the Year Award This book analyzes her experiences in what she sees as the tragedy of Pakistan as it moves towards the 21st century a woeful catalogue of vested interests, corruption, overpowering military and unconfident and enfeebled new democracy She looks at the treatment of women, urban life, patronage and government, the troubled relationship with India, Afghanistan and the power of tribes and drug lords, the great game of espionage on the frontier, Benazir Bhutto and her failure to impose change and the imminent breakdown of democracy....
|Title||:||Waiting for Allah: Benazir Bhutto and Pakistan|
|Publisher||:||Penguin Books Ltd New edition edition October 29, 1992|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
|File Size||:||973 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Waiting for Allah: Benazir Bhutto and Pakistan Reviews
Ms Lamb seems to have very little understanding of the complex melee that makes up Pakistan. Her observations are superficial and generally lacking great insight. She starts with preconcieved biases and nowhere in the book does she try and test these preconceptions. This is a truly disappointing book given the amount of time the correspondent has spent in the region.