Hamdan A. Yousuf
Pakistan has been under military dictatorship for the past eight years, but only recently has this seemed to have caught the world's attention. Yes, there has been a superficial veil of "democracy" in place all this time; however, the facts on the ground have changed relatively little with the overt imposition of martial law. After all, the judiciary has never been completely independent, the media has always been under the threat of censorship, and the reaction of most Pakistanis to the suspension of the Constitution was, "We have a Constitution?" Yet, for better or worse, Gen. Musharraf's recent foolhardy behavior has at last brought Pakistan's internal turmoil into the international spotlight....