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PakistanPulse 2-22-10

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2010 at 1:20 am
Pakistan

Other stories:
Nawaz Sharif calls for limit to presidential powers (Reuters)

Blast kills eight in Swat valley (Associated Press)
  • Also: Deadly blast hits Mingora (BBC News)
India, Pakistan to meet after year of living dangerously (Reuters)
Kidnapped Pakistani Sikh beheaded in Khyber (BBC News)
Hume reportedly tipped as next U.S. ambassador (Dawn)
Senate passes resolution on Siddiqui case (Dawn)
Sindh, Punjab agree on water distribution formula (Dawn)
Pakistan must curb terror, says Indian president (Dawn)
PPP, MQM resolve administrators issue (Daily Times)
Supreme Court resumes hearing on Bank of Punjab (Daily Times)
Newly promoted general to head seniority list (The News)
Defense budget likely to increase by Rs 130 billion (The News)
Pakistan, other Asian nations back India’s bid for UN seat (The News)
Editorials:
Pakistan’s complicated motives (Boston Globe)

Don’t look back by Steve Coll (The New Yorker)

Judicial coup in Pakistan by David Rivkin and Lee Casey (Wall Street Journal)
More than words (Dawn)
Governance reform (Dawn)
Party-based devolution by Zubair Bhatti (Dawn)
Kashmir: what next? by M. Ismail Khan (Dawn)
Stabilizing democracy by Anwar Syed (Dawn)
Arrests and negotiations (Daily Times)
Afghanistan

Top stories:
NATO airstrike said to have killed Afghan civilians (New York Times)

Afghans voice their fears amid Marja campaign (New York Times)


Other stories:

Suicide attack kills warlord accused in bin Laden’s escape (New York Times)
  • Also: Blast kills tribal chief in Nangarhar (BBC News)
Kabul banker feeds crony capitalism in Afghanistan (Washington Post)

In Afghanistan, Sunday mass on a makeshift alter (Associated Press)

U.S. deaths will be tough to bear, says Petraeus (Los Angeles Times)
  • Also: Petraeus foresees heavy casualties in Afghan war (McClatchy)
Taliban just one of challenges faced by Afghan towns (Los Angeles Times)
Next big combat mission will target Kandahar (McClatchy)
Dutch confirm pullout, sparking fears of domino effect (Times of London)
Karzai takes control of Afghan election watchdog (Guardian)

Editorials:
Measuring success in Afghanistan by Fotini Christia (BBC News)
Kabul dispatch: Operation Moshtarak by Asma Nemati (Foreign Policy)
The Dutch dilemma in Afghanistan by Robert Fox (Guardian)
Traces of hope in Helmand by Thomas Harding (Telegraph)
Dutch courage (Times of London)
India

Other stories:
India stresses Commonwealth Games security (Wall Street Journal)
Indian company heads for cloud computer land (Financial Times)
India’s Maoists offer ceasefire (BBC News)

Editorials:
How to create magic in India’s schools by Mayank Maheshwari (Wall Street Journal)
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