South Asia Monitor: Pakistan Update - May 1, 2001
May 1, 2001
General Pervez Musharraf's government has made progress restoring its financial credibility, and has begun the Herculean task of rebuilding its institutions. It faces a growing challenge to state authority, however, from militant organizations involved in Kashmir and Afghanistan. Musharraf is likely to bring back civilian government in 2002, while remaining as president. Pakistan's friends can help by encouraging serious economic and institutional reforms. But the job of shoring up the state has to be done from within Pakistan.