2-8-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on February 8, 2010 at 9:34 am
Al Qaeda is a wounded but dangerous enemy (Washington Post)
Militants targeting Americans are arrested (Associated Press)
India proposes Feb 18 or 25 for dialogue (Daily Times)
Singh accuses Pakistan of not checking terror attacks (Daily Times)
U.S. lodges protest against police actions (The News)
Pakistanis doubt that Taliban chiefs are in Balochistan (Dawn)
Gilani wants steps to address Sindh’s water problem (Dawn)
Six TTP suspects arrested in Lahore (Dawn)
NATO container attacked near Pak-Afghan border (Dawn)
Zardari says expanding China ties is key objective (Dawn)
World Bank commits $1.3bn to Pakistan for 2009-10 (Dawn)
Social protection (Dawn)
Zardari and the transition to democracy by Izzud-Din Pal (Dawn)
Civilians, the first line of defense by Syed Irfan Ashraf (Dawn)
The NGO sector: issues and challenges by Bilal Naqeeb (Daily Times)
Not enough professors by Syed Mansoor Hussain (Daily Times)
The imperative to resume Indo-Pak dialogue by Praful Bidwai (The News)
On Afghan road, scenes of beauty and death (New York Times)
U.S. civilians at front in battle for Afghan trust (Reuters)
British death toll in Afghan war matches Falklands (Associated Press)
Afghan official held for allegedly aiding Taliban (Wall Street Journal)
Taliban fighters vow to defend Marjah (Financial Times)
NATO seeks partners to fight Taliban (Financial Times)
Russia seen as route into Afghanistan (Financial Times)
Handover to Afghan forces faces obstacles (Financial Times)
NATO officials mull Taliban talks but rule out direct contact (Christian Science Monitor)
U.S. troops push into Kandahar’s “heart of darkness” (Christian Science Monitor)
Surprise attacks are not in vogue (Times of London)
UK defence minister urges Britain to “hold resolve” (The Independent)
The battle for Helmand (Times of London)
Home comforts land at Kandahar airfield by Julius Cavendish (The Independent)
15 Indian soldiers dead in Kashmir avalanche (Reuters)
Indian growth set to hit 7.2% (Financial Times)
Potholes in India’s economic road (Financial Times)
Poverty and power in one of India’s poorest areas (BBC News)
Maoist rebels blow up railway track (BBC News)

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