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Riz Khan
Pakistan's challenges
Pakistan's foreign minister talks about the floods, a 'trust deficit' and the other challenges facing his country.
Last Modified: 21 Sep 2010 11:18 GMT
The Pakistani army and aid organisations are struggling to cope with the aftermath of floods that killed more than 1,700 people and displaced millions [GALLO/GETTY]

Battered by floods, bruised by the Taliban, and blamed by some western nations for not doing enough to fight terrorism, how will Pakistan pull it together?

It is facing perhaps the most daunting challenge to its stability since independence. Pakistan's worst-ever natural disaster killed more than 1,700 people, left millions homeless, and caused damages worth billions of dollars.

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Its troops are not only helping with flood relief but are also fighting the Taliban in volatile tribal areas.

Many have accused Pakistan's intelligence agencies of protecting extremist groups and fomenting violence in neighbouring Afghanistan and India.

This week we will bring the show to you from New York where Shah Mahmood Qureshi, Pakistan's foreign minister, joins us on Monday to discuss those issues.

This episode of Riz Khan aired from Monday, September 20, 2010.

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