Via BBC, on the increasing militarization of Pakistani society:
President Pervez Musharraf has asked India to suggest 'new ideas' to resolve the Kashmir issue if it rejects his proposals of self-governance and demilitarisation, failing which Pakistan will ask the international community to help resolve it.
"If they reject (his proposals), they should give new ideas. If they do not give ideas, we will approach the international community," he told reporters in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan occupied Kashmir on Sunday.
Pakistan's independent Human Rights Commission says people are increasingly excluded from the country's decision making process. ...