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Democracy in Pakistan Might Bring Tension with Washington

Newly elected politicians want to end extremism, not use it as bait for US funding

Author: Husain Haqqani
February 22, 2008

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Husain Haqqani explains how the newly elected Pakistani government's platform of social reform differs from Pervez Musharraf's on-going goal of fighting extremists. "Pakistan is a nation in need of healing," writes Haqqani, adding that the courage citizens demonstrated by voting may signal that Pakistan is about to embark on a more constitutional governance.

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