Rocking the System
Musharraf rules! states one teenaged girl. Hes the only person in power in Pakistan weve ever been able to relate to. Musharrafs 1999 coup may have suspended Pakistans democracy but it also lifted the lid on a simmering rock and roll revolution. Rock music, previously banned as un-Islamic, is now Pakistans biggest entertainment industry. Pakistani rock bands tour India, creating a big push for peace. And the arrival of satellite tv has enabled even people in the villages to watch Baywatch. People have realised we dont have to kiss anyones ass any more, states one young woman. We can be ourselves.