From Our Own Correspondent - Chaos in Pakistan and Burns Night in Jamaica
Correspondents with dispatches on the uncertain security situation in Pakistan and on Burns Night in Jamaica. Presented by Pascale Harter.
Pakistan is a busy patch for a reporter – but unfortunately little of the news is good. Orla Guerin has been living in the country for years, and she has seen her share of chaos. Two recent events stand out though – protests against the government led by a charismatic Muslim cleric, and the bombing of a snooker hall in Quetta. Despite the unrest and violence, there are still Pakistanis who hold out hope for their country, but do they stand a chance against extremist elements who continue to use violence? Plus, a report on Burns Night – not in Scotland, where the poet Robert Burns is revered and celebrated every January, but in Jamaica, which has a surprising Scottish connection of its own. There are more people named Campbell per head of population in Jamaica than Scotland, reports our correspondent Nick Davis. And in the melting pot of the Caribbean, Burns Night makes for quite a party. Presented by Pascale Harter.
- Broadcast on BBC World Service, 4:50AM Fri, 25 Jan 2013
- Available until 12:00AM Thu, 1 Jan 2099
- First broadcast BBC World Service, 11:50AM Thu, 24 Jan 2013
- Duration 10 minutes