1-13-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on January 13, 2010 at 10:45 am
Pakistan’s Ahmadis face persecution (Economist)
Train and bus crash in fog, killing 8 children (Associated Press)
Child is killed by bomb in northwest (AFP)
State bank projects GDP growth at around 3.3% (Dawn)
Zardari forms PPP-MQM peace committee (Dawn)
Holbrooke in Islamabad to meet with leadership (Dawn)
Economic committee approves bailout package for Pakistan Steel Mills (Daily Times)
NWFP assembly passes resolution against new U.S. security measures (Daily Times)
National Assembly shows concern over country’s water shortage (Daily Times)
Arms merchants are in Rs 20 billion trade (The News)
Born of superstition (Dawn)
Zardari in Punjab (Dawn)
Drone fury by Sana Saleem (Dawn)
Revival of student unions (Daily Times)
Where is U.S. public diplomacy? by Shamshad Ahmad (The News)
Questions for Holbrooke by Anjum Niaz (The News)

Deadly protest in southern Afghanistan highlights tensions (New York Times)
  • Also: Afghan protesters killed by security forces (Financial Times)
  • Also: Anger over alleged Koran burning (BBC News)
Drone strike kills 13 insurgents in Helmand (Washington Post)
UN blames Taliban for Afghan toll (New York Times)
  • Also: Civilian deaths rose 14% in 2009 (BBC News)
U.S. boosts efforts to track aid money in Afghanistan (Washington Post)
Afghans meet with NATO over shots at Helmand protest (Reuters)
Two U.S. troops, four Afghan soldiers killed in east (Associated Press)
Obama wants additional $33 billion in war funding (Associated Press)
Afghan government to lure Taliban to switch sides (Associated Press)
Afghanistan’s parliamentary pitfalls (Economist)
How U.S. is tackling opium trade in poppy heartland (Christian Science Monitor)
Turkey says it can broker peace with Taliban (Times of London)
U.S. turns to farmers to uproot insurgency (McClatchy)
Afghanistan corruption isn’t limited to Afghans (McClatchy)
Fighting shifts in technology used by insurgents (McClatchy)
The U.S. military maps the human terrain of Afghanistan (The Weekly Standard)
ABC interview with Hamid Karzai (ABC News)

A jihadist’s destiny by H. D. S. Greenway (International Herald Tribune)
Loose ends by Morton Abramowitz (The National Interest)

India’s industrial sector buoyant (Financial Times)
Bangladeshis help themselves to Indian wood (BBC News)
India-Bangladesh telephone deal (BBC News)
Ganges braced for 60 million bathing pilgrims (The Independent)
Indian army acts to lower its profile in Kashmir (Dawn)

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