A teenage girl in a burqa steps out and takes the microphone. She launches into a tirade about the lack of girl's education in her home town of Gwadar on the Arabian Sea. In Pakistan, it's unusual for a young girl speak out. It's very rare for her to do so in front of Pakistan's most powerful man, the chief of the armed forces. The general came to Gwadar to listen to people debate a multi-billion plan to make the port a centerpiece of a new "silk road" trading route to China.
At least 28 people were killed and more than 320 injured in a suicide car bombing and an assault by armed militants in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Tuesday. The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack on a key government security agency.
When the Pakistani government is worried, they turn off phones in the capital city. The phones are blacked out because of the sudden arrival of 2,000 religious extremists protesting the hanging of a murderer.
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