RESULTS, POLITICAL OPTIONS, GENERAL OUTLOOK

Parliamentary Elections in Pakistan

February 22 Friday

Date/time

February 22, 2008, 09.00 - 13.00

Loc.

KAS Office Islamabad

Type

Experts' Meeting

ROUND TABLE ON "RESULTS, POLITICAL OPTIONS, GENERAL OUTLOOK“

Today is the 4th day after the parliamentary elections in Pakistan. The purpose of this discussion as the title suggests isto have the views of the experts on the following issues. Main questions addressed by the chairman, Dr. Babak Khalatbari, were as follows:

1. Which options for coalitions are possible and likely? 2. Which legal limitations do Nawaz Sharif and Asif Zardari face in this process? 3. What are options and perspectives for President Musharraf? 4. What are options for the individual politic parties and which strategies are expected to pursue in the power game? 5. What role is the USA playing right now and what do you expect from the EU? 6. Was it wise by some smaller parties to boycott the elections?

Contact person

Dr. Babak Khalatbari

Head of the KAS office in Pakistan