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The Taliban's influence in Pakistan
How will the establishment of sharia courts in Swat impact women's rights?
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2009 11:58 GMT

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Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, says Pakistan is abdicating to the Taliban by allowing sharia courts to be formally set up in Swat valley.

Meanwhile, Gordon Brown, the British prime minister, has warned of a "crucible of terror" developing along the border between Pakistan and Afghanistan.

We discuss the growing influence of the Taliban in Pakistan and how it is impacting women's rights in the country.

Riz Khan is joined by Farhana Ali, a writer, lecturer and senior advisor on Pakistan for the US government, and Yasmeen Hassan, a Pakistani lawyer and the deputy director of programmes at Equality Now, an international women's rights organisation based in New York.

This episode of the Riz Khan show aired from Monday, April 27, 2009.

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