3-18-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on March 18, 2010 at 11:01 am


Other stories:
Pakistan to investigate A. Q. Khan’s ties to Iran (New York Times)

  • Also: Pakistan to probe nuclear secrets (Reuters)

Gen. Kayani driving Pakistan’s agenda for talks (New York Times)
Pakistan ready to introduce constitutional reforms (Telegraph)
Pak-U.S. dialogue touted as “intensification” of partnership (Daily Times)

  • Also: Gilani says vital decisions to follow talks (The News)

Pakistan to seek U.S. funding for energy projects (The News)
In Swat, Taliban instill fear after defeat (Reuters)

  • Also: Doubts linger over army’s resolve in Swat (Dawn)

Drone raid in N. Waziristan kills five (BBC News)
Authorities curtail Lahore festival (Washington Post)
Roadside bomb in Quetta kills one (Associated Press)
Boy’s ordeal exposes growth of kidnap trade (Times of London)
Gilani says Pakistan backs Afghan reconciliation (Daily Times)
Pakistan to give India rail access to Central Asia (Daily Times)
Iran vexed by Pakistan’s inaction over power offer (Dawn)

A high-risk game (Daily Times)
Campus intimidation (Dawn)
Strategic sense by Shahzad Chaudhry (Daily Times)
Strategic dialogue is a good beginning by Talat Masood (The News)
The dialogue delusion by Khalid Iqbal (The News)
Top stories
Karzai meets Afghan insurgent delegation (New York Times)

Other stories:
Beijing-bound Karzai seeks China’s help in peace push
Thirteen civilians slain amid calls for peace talks (Washington Post)
Indians in Kabul nervous after attacks (BBC News)
Camp Pendleton troops deploy to Afghanistan (Los Angeles Times)
U.S. may expand use of its prison in Afghanistan (Los Angeles Times)

Marines’ role an issue in Afghan campaign (Washington Post)

Six weeks in Helmand by C. J. Chivers (New York Times)
Iran is desperate for NATO to fail in Afghanistan by Con Coughlin (Telegraph)

Other stories
Indian food prices remain high (Wall Street Journal)
India tests new version of cruise missile (The News)

India’s economic miracle loses its shine by Derek Scissors (Wall Street Journal)
Not the next Gandhi by Swapan Dasgupta (Wall Street Journal)


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