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By Nafisa Hoodbhoy

‘Aboard the Democracy Train’ is ready politics and journalism in Pakistan. it's a gripping front-line account of the country’s decade of turbulent democracy (1988-1999), as informed throughout the eyes of the one girl reporter operating throughout the Zia period at ‘Dawn’, Pakistan’s best English language newspaper. during this quantity, the writer finds her particular studies and insurance of ethnic violence, women’s rights and media freedoms. The narrative presents an perception into the politics of the Pak-Afghan quarter within the put up September 11 period, and exposes how the absence of rule of legislations claimed the lifetime of its in basic terms lady top minister.

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