This book is about politics and journalism in Pakistan. It is a gripping front-line account of the country’s decade of turbulent democracy (1988-1999), as told through the eyes of the only woman reporter working during the Zia era at Dawn, Pakistan leading English language newspaper. In this book, the author reveals her unique experiences and coverage of ethnic violence, women’s rights, and media freedom. The narrative provides an insight into the politics of the Pak-Afghan region in the post 0-11 era when the absence of rule of law claimed the life of its only woman prime minister. It explores the Pakistan army’s new doctrine that the main threat is from the enemy within’, – that has led to its more nuanced handling of the Taliban and political mafia groups. It is the inside story of how the army has de facto managed to rule Pakistan through artful maneuvering, in the backdrop of the changing global situation.