In Pakistan things do not take much time when it comes to changes, especially when it is about friends turning foes or foes turning into greater foes. Take the current situation of the country; it is yet another manifestation following a cascade of explosive scandals that has left the media and judiciary of the country at each other’s throats. Not long ago, the judges and journalists were working as allies to expose the corrupt and hold the powerful accountable for their actions.
Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has been convicted by the Supreme Court of Pakistan in contempt of court case in refusing to graft cases against the President of Pakistan, Asif Ali Zardari. What will be the course of action now? Will he leave his office? That is the question in every one’s mind.
Film maker Sharmeen Obaid won the Oscar for her documentary Saving Face, Truth Serum sheds light on the state of affairs with regards to women in the Muslim world today. The role of leaders, rulers and their wives also comes under question.
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