Photo Gallery: Ahmed Rashid, Pakistan's Voice of Reason
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Photo Gallery: Ahmed Rashid, Pakistan's Voice of Reason

The Taliban's New Target Losing Faith in Pakistan's Future

Long a home to Pakistan's intellectual elite, the tolerant city of Lahore has become a favorite target of the Taliban. The development is causing the country's leading writer, Ahmed Rashid, whose books are required reading in the West's military academies, to lose his optimism that the Islamist militants can be defeated.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan