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Frontline/WORLD: On a Razor's Edge

Sharmeen Obaid
Reporter
Friday, March 26, 2004; 11:00 AM

Pakistan, a key U.S. ally in the war on terror, is a nation in turmoil. Its president, Pervez Musharraf, narrowly survived two assassination attempts last December, and he faces a rising tide of Islamic fundamentalist opposition over his progressive agenda and cooperation with America. On the verge of an historic peace with his country's bitter enemy, India, Musharraf faces yet more challenges to his survival -- and Pakistan's future-with his handling of a growing nuclear scandal. In the latest edition of the international newsmagazine FRONTLINE/World, reporter Sharmeen Obaid journeys across her native Pakistan to see how the people feel about the president's bold political moves, as well as his crackdown on domestic terrorism.

Obaid was online Friday, March 26 at 11 a.m. ET, to discuss her film and what she learned in Pakistan.

"On a Razor's Edge" airs Thursday, March 25 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS (check local listings).

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