Preserving Coalition Government Key to U.S. Objectives in Pakistan
Publication Date: May 2008
Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)
Author(s): Lisa Curtis
Keywords: Terrorism; National security; pakistan; taliban
A power struggle is underway between Pakistan People's Party (PPP) co-chairman (and widower of Benazir Bhutto) Asif Ali Zardari, Pakistan Muslim League/Nawaz (PML/N) leader Nawaz Sharif, and President Pervez Musharraf. This struggle threatens to unravel the newly elected coalition government and plunge Pakistan back into political chaos.