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1-21-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on January 21, 2010 at 10:40 am
Pakistan
Top stories:
Gates, in Pakistan, seeks action against Afghan Taliban (Reuters)
Other stories:
Pakistan resists U.S. call to root out militants (New York Times)
Zardari reemerges, but effect on Pakistan is unclear (New York Times)
Pakistan army says no new offensive for 6-12 months (Associated Press)
  • Also: Pakistan snubs U.S. over Taliban offensive (BBC News)
UK counter-terror spending ambitions in Pakistan are cut (BBC News)
Pakistan sets security deal with tribesmen in South Waziristan (Bloomberg)
Securing South Waziristan could take a year, says army (Dawn)
Mehsud tribes agree to hand over Hakimullah (Daily Times)
  • Also: Mehsud jirga will hand over most wanted (The Nation)
Three killed, 20 hurt in Bajaur blast (AFP)
Missile killed Filipino militant in Pakistan (Associated Press)
Kayani says intelligence sharing with U.S. will increase (Dawn)
Presidency braces itself for legal battle (Dawn)
Gilani says military is not only solution to terror (The News)

Editorials:
Our commitment to Pakistan by Robert Gates (The News)
The civil society movement by Niilofur Farrukh (Dawn)
An elusive Balochistan package (Daily Times)
Engaging with the U.S. by Syed Talat Hussain (Daily Times)
Afghanistan
Taliban overhaul image to win allies (New York Times)
U.S. envisions lasting civilian presence in Afghanistan and Pakistan (New York Times)
Afghans say civilians were killed in raid (Associated Press)
NATO planning to establish civilian boss in Afghanistan (Associated Press)
Marine unit headed for Afghanistan rerouted to Haiti (Christian Science Monitor)
Obama team drops the term “AfPak” (Foreign Policy)
Taliban leaders to be offered asylum under London peace plan (Telegraph)
Allies hatch plan to lure away Taliban fighters (Financial Times)
India
Mumbai’s skywalks give people a lift (Wall Street Journal)
U.S. warns of threat over Mumbai-type attacks (Financial Times)
Indian market holds multi-nationals at bay (Financial Times)
Kashmir lifts pre-paid phone ban (BBC News)
India’s literary lights (Daily Beast)
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