The OPIA Blog

Looking at Pakistan’s Future

William Dalrymple’s recent piece in the New Yorker investigates the May lawyers’ demonstrations in the streets of Islamabad against the military government of President Pervez Musharraf. Dalrymple focuses on Asma Jahangir, one of Pakistan’s top human-rights lawyers, who has “spent her professional life fighting for a secular civil society, challenging the mullahs and generals, and championing the rights of women at risk of ‘honor killing’ and religious minorities accused of blashpemy.”