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1-14-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on January 14, 2010 at 8:45 am
Pakistan
Top stories:
Mehsud was target of U.S. drone strike (New York Times)

Other stories:

Holbrooke tries to calm tensions with Pakistan (AFP)
  • Also: Holbrooke expresses satisfaction over Swat (Dawn)
  • Also: Holbrooke says screening of Pakistanis will continue (The News)
  • Also: Gilani asks Holbrooke to expedite CSF payments (Daily Times)
  • Also: U.S. to invest $1 billion in energy sector, says Holbrooke (Daily Times)

U.S. steps up missile attacks in Pakistan (Associated Press)
  • Also: Qureshi says drone attacks will hurt U.S.-Pak ties (Daily Times)
Pakistan threatens to pull $3 billion mining project (Financial Times)


Taliban storm Pakistan army outpost (AFP)
Mehsud cultivates ruthless reputation (Dawn)
Pakistan warns India against hegemonic mindset (Dawn)
Zardari deflects pressure for now (Dawn)
Two killed in Mohmand explosion (Dawn)
Qureshi, Krishna review Mumbai trial status (Daily Times)
Government on path to showdown with judiciary (The News)
Editorials:
The state bank report (Dawn)
Handling Karachi (Daily Times)

India’s unhelpful attitude by Tariq Fatemi (Dawn)
Engaging with the U.S. by Syed Talat Hussain (Daily Times)
The battle for Karachi by Ikram Sehgal (The News)
Afghanistan
Other stories:
U.S. approves training to expand Afghan army (New York Times)
Islamists press Jordan to stop aiding U.S. in Afghanistan (New York Times)
Suicide bomber kills 20 in Uruzgan province (Associated Press)
Taliban is blamed for Afghans’ deadly ’09 (Washington Post)
Hopes for Brown’s Afghanistan conference recede (Times of London)
Bit-part role for UK as U.S. plans to control key Afghan routes (Times of London)
How fingerprinting campaign is catching bombers (Globe and Mail)
Senate Democrats leave Kabul still wary of surge (McClatchy)
  • Also: Sen. Levin blasts Afghan troop training (Politico)
Iran plans to build schools in Ghazni (Pajhwok)
Editorials:
Hope has returned to Afghanistan by Martine van Bijlert (Foreign Policy)

India
Other stories:
India’s military fears 9/11 style air attack (Financial Times)

Festival expected to draw millions starts in India (Associated Press)
Indian troops vacate Kashmir schools and hospitals (BBC News)
Report says half of Indian defense equipment is outdated (Daily Times)
Editorials:
A test ahead for India’s defiant optimism (International Herald Tribune)
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