A friend of mine is a Chinese diplomat who, prior to coming to Korea, spent four years in Pakistan. He's spent years working in other countries as well, but when I asked him about his impressions of this chunk of South Asia, he replied simply, "the scariest, most dangerous place in the world. Any future problems in South Asia will start there."
The weekend, of course, is an ideal time to hunker down and take in some video, and so, following on my previous post, here's another bit of visual goodness for you. In this video, the crew at Vice takes a tour of Karachi, of which Michael Totten writes: "Pakistan is a powderkeg and Karachi is the detonator."
The Vice video, which I've only been able to find on Youtube, may not allay your fears about Pakistan, but it will certainly hold your attention.