Liveblog: What’s next for Pakistan? Ask your questions here

May 6, 2011

On Tuesday, May 10 at 3 p.m. BST/10 a.m. EST, Reuters is hosting a liveblog about Pakistan and what’s next for it after Osama bin Laden’s death. Reuters journalist Myra MacDonald, who runs the “Pakistan: Now or Never?” blog on, will answer your queries and respond to your comments so please leave them below in the “comments” section at the bottom of this post.

More specifically, Myra will discuss the role of the military in Pakistan, and its relations with both the United States and India. Her latest piece, “Pakistan’s mixed messages on bin Laden sow confusion”, tries to get to the bottom of whether Pakistan was involved with the raid on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan. For more of her pieces, click here.

Please join us for what is bound to be a riveting discussion on Tuesday.

Photo: A supporter of the Pakistani religious party Jamiat-e-ulema-e-Islam holds an image of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden during an anti-U.S. rally on the outskirts of Quetta May 6, 2011. About 1,500 Pakistani Islamists protested on Friday against the killing of bin Laden, saying more figures like him would arise to wage holy war against the United States. REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed


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In Pakistan there is a lot of resentment in the relationship with USA and a sense of betrayal. Also, the troubled relations with India, means that Pakistan is besieged by many problems at different fronts at the same time. My concern and also the question to you is, is Pakistan heading towards isolation? given the strategic implications of the OBL raid and killing, will Pakistan manage to control the damage to its credibility and emerge as a normal country?

Posted by Umairpk | Report as abusive

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What roles have Saudi Arabia or Turkey played or are playing with regards to Pakistan and its handling of Osama bin Laden?

Posted by soham | Report as abusive

I am referring to this report – p/frontpage/story_13946507.jsp – Saudi card in Osama kill ‘Advice’ turns Pakistan around – K.P. NAYAR.
Is it true that the Saudis and/or Turkey coaxed behind the scenes Pakistan to give up Laden in the context of the revolutions storming through the Arab world?

Posted by soham | Report as abusive

Myra, Is there any forethought in Pakistan that sponsored terrorism is going to be a dart which will come and pierce their own back in future ? Instead of funding these terrorists, Is Pakistan government concerned at all about using the funds provided by US & China for improving the living conditions for people of Pakistan ?

Posted by Adarshp | Report as abusive

I have many questions for Pakistan. Who stands for the country? Their president or their prime-minister or their military leader? and What is Pakistan’s response to the presence of these people/organizations on their soil (present/not present/dont know):
The 20 listed at  ?239230 + Abu Yahya al-Libi, Atiyah abd al-Rahman, Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET),Harkat-ul Mujahedden, Jamat ul dawa?
Also does pak want to go alone or co-operate with US in nabbing terrorists in the near future?

Posted by kahnoie | Report as abusive

Now since it is a common knowledge that Pak is hand-in-glove with the most wanted terror masterminds, is there a need for the USA to share any inteligence derived from the captured materials?

How sure any info Pak get will not end up with those masterminds it habors?

Don’t you think UBL is just the tip of the ice bag ?

Posted by Askndo | Report as abusive

A blind is leading the blind, it would appear that ISI was asked to investigate the residents of the villa who were apparently receiving money transfers from Saudi Arabia. The story goes on and it would seem that ISI provided the villa drawings to the CIA. It took CIA over two years to organise the raid without informing the Pakistan Govt. Is this info more reliable than the moon landing?

Rex Minor

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