Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/01/25/Elections_vs__Democracy_Post-Bhutto_Pakistan Pakistani activist, politician and former cricket star Imran Khan argues that Pakistan's lack of an independent judiciary has created a style of modern-day feudalism in his country. ----- Elections vs. Democracy: Post-Bhutto Pakistan and the International Community with discussant Imran Khan, the World Cup cricketer turned political activist and opponent of military rule in Pakistan. Ali Ahsan, associate officer in the executive office of the U.N. Secretary-General, provides commentary. With the assassination of Benazir Bhutto at the end of 2007, an already turbulent country in the front lines of many of the international community's most pressing concerns - terrorism, nuclear weapons, development, and democracy - was thrown into even greater political turmoil. Parliamentary elections have been rescheduled to February 18, but will elections signify democratic change? And what are the stakes for the international community? - The Century Foundation Imran Khan is Chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek?e?Insaf Party (Movement for Justice). A former cricket legend, Mr. Khan was international cricketer of the year in 1989?1990 and led Pakistan to a World Cup victory in 1992. He transitioned into politics in 1996 and is now an outspoken political opponent of the military regime led by Pervez Musharraf. Born in Lahore, Pakistan in 1952, he earned degrees in economics and politics at Kebel College of Oxford University.
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