Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, son of former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, waits backstage before posing in a photocall to present the documentary 'Bhutto' at the Rome Film Festival (REUTERS/Alessia Pierdomenico).
Challenging the Pakistani Taliban Through Culture
March 7, 2014,
At the closing ceremony of the Sindh Festival celebrating arts and culture in Pakistan, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari did something no other Pakistani politician has done: publicly defy the Taliban. Cynthia Schneider looks at the importance of Bilawal Bhutto’s message for reclaiming Pakistan’s cultural and social spaces, and its identity, in the the country's battle against extremism.