Here’s an interesting and very detailed report about the FIA’s investigation into Benazir Bhutto’s murder. It concludes that Baitullah Mehsud was ultimately responsible for BB’s death. Most PPP supporters would consider this conclusion a huge cop-out since it basically validates the Musharraf government’s initial pronouncement on her death.
Cyril Almeida’s reports on the Supreme Court proceedings in the NRO case suggest that the judiciary has backed down somewhat spectacularly on its original confrontational stance on writing to the Swiss authorities. Is it possible that there has been a quid pro quo between the government and the establishment and the establishment’s end of the bargain is exerting pressure on the judiciary to back down from its confrontational stance on the NRO?
I would say it’s too early to tell but it certainly looks likely. If that’s the case then the government should be very, very careful that it doesn’t concede too much in exchange for too little.