Pakistan Government could collapse within 2 weeks says Petraeus

Last updated on May 1, 2009

Posted on May 1, 2009

Gen. David Petraeus, commander of US Central Command, today said in an interview that if Taliban is not defeated within the next two weeks, then the current Pakistani Government could collapse.

There is a strong indication, ostensibly, that Pakistan’s army Chief General Ashfaq Kayani may come back as the Government collapses.  While the Army is trying to flush out the Taliban from the areas of Swat and Buner, the crisis has grown.

There have been riots in Karachi leaving over 35 dead between MQM followers and Pashtuns in that city.  It is a direct reflection of the growing Pashtun influence in the various cities of Pakistan.

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