Defending Dictatorship: U.S. Foreign Policy and Pakistan’s Struggle for Democracy

 Jan. ’08 NLG Delegation to Pakistan Issues Report

A National Lawyers Guild delegation from the United States, made up of 4 lawyers and 4 law students, visited Pakistan from January 2-12, 2008. Here is the report from the delegation.

About the report

Delegation members went to Lahore, Karachi, Peshawar and Islamabad where they conducted interviews with more than 50 jurists, lawyers, political party representatives, elected officials, civil servants, journalists, students, activists and members of civil society. This report discusses the delegation’s investigation of how Pakistan’s recent history affected 4 principal issues: (1) the independence of the judiciary and the rule of law; (2) media freedom and transparency; (3) the freedom and fairness of upcoming parliamentary elections; and (4) the impacts of U.S. foreign policy towards Pakistan.

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