Aboard the Democracy Train: A Journey through Pakistan’s Last Decade of Democracy
ISBN/ASIN: 0857289675,9780857289674 | 2011 | English | mobi | 268/0 pages | 2.28 Mb
Publisher: Anthem Press | Author: Nafisa Hoodbhoy
‘Aboard the Democracy Train’ is about politics and journalism in Pakistan. It is a gripping front-line account of the country’s decade of turbulent democracy (1988-1999), as told through the eyes of the only woman reporter working during the Zia era at ‘Dawn’, Pakistan’s leading English language newspaper. In this volume, the author reveals her unique experiences and coverage of ethnic violence, women’s rights and media freedoms. The narrative provides an insight into the politics of the Pak-Afghan region in the post 9-11 era, and exposes how the absence of rule of law claimed the life of its only woman prime minister.