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3-4-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on March 4, 2010 at 8:15 am
Pakistan
Other stories:
Former Pakistani officer Col. Imam embodies policy puzzle (New York Times)
Robbers kidnap 5 year-old British boy in Pakistan (Associated Press)
Kidnapping is thriving industry in Pakistan (Times of London)
  • Also: Child kidnappings are growing problem in Pakistan (The Independent)
Pakistan flag flies over former Taliban stronghold (BBC News)
Pakistani construction workers killed in Afghanistan (BBC News)
Taliban attack army checkpoint in Mohmand (BBC News)
  • Also: Dozens of Taliban dead in clash (AFP)
Pakistan refuses to hand over Taliban big guns to U.S. (The News)
LeT denies Kabul attacks (Dawn)
  • Also: Holbrooke refuses to blame LeT for Kabul attack (Dawn)
Court acquits Malik in corruption reference (Dawn)
Qureshi: development is a must for victory against terror (Dawn)
Norway sees Pakistan role in Afghan stability (Dawn)
Naseem Baig tipped as finance adviser to PM (The News)
Editorials:
To Pakistan, almost with love by David Ignatius (Washington Post)
Reading notes on South Asia by Steve Coll (The New Yorker)
CSF reimbursements (Dawn)
From Bajaur with love (Daily Times)
Victory in Bajaur (The News)
Afghanistan
Other stories:
U.S. redraws Afghan command (Wall Street Journal)
UN envoy Eide warns that Afghan mission is at critical point (BBC News)
U.S. military questions Karzai’s steps on corruption (Reuters)
Reluctant Pashtuns hamper Afghan recruitment drive (Reuters)
NATO chief calls Afghanistan a model for future crises (Associated Press)
Former Guantanamo detainee said to be running Afghan battles (Associated Press)
Afghan army countering Taliban infiltration (Reuters)
First steps for stability in Marja? (BBC News)
Afghan survivors describe NATO helicopter assault (McClatchy)
Editorials:
Unfinest hour (Times of London)
How to cut collateral damage in Afghanistan by Marc Garlasco (Foreign Policy)
Not your father’s Taliban by Andy Borowitz (The New Yorker)
India
Other stories:
Publishers predict India will become biggest English book market (Guardian)
Dozens dead in Indian temple stampede (Associated Press)
India confident of reaching growth target (Financial Times)
BJP accuses Singh of planning secret Kashmir deal (Daily Times)
Editorials:
The end is near, thanks to the marketers by K. Srikrishna (Wall Street Journal)
Why is India shunning safer food? by C. Kameswara Rao (Wall Street Journal)
The terror of Bollywood by Arun Venugopal (Wall Street Journal)
Subsidy reform can help India spend better by David Pilling (Financial Times)
The sex-slave rescuer by Michelle Goldberg (Daily Beast)
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