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Efforts to Reform Pakistan's Madrassas Slow

Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf is under intense pressure to modify the curriculums at religious schools known as madrassas because of Islamist extremist undertones. For Musharraf, it's an extremely sensitive political issue, and change is slow to come. NPR's Philip Reeves reports from Islamabad.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.