3-23-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on March 23, 2010 at 10:11 am
Top stories:
U.S. sees hope in Pakistan’s requests for help (Wall Street Journal)
Parliament expected to approve curbs on Zardari’s powers (Washington Post)
Other stories:
Pakistan asks court to reopen A. Q. Khan probe (Washington Post)
Pakistan seeks access to western markets (Financial Times)
Gen. Kayani begins U.S. strategic dialogue (BBC News)
  • Also: Qureshi & Kayani meet U.S. officials (Dawn)
  • Also: Kayani, Petraeus reaffirm strategic partnership (Daily Times)
  • Also: Strategic dialogue to take up economic agenda (Daily Times)
Pakistan police foil plot on hotels, diplomats (Associated Press)
Jordan’s ambassador to Pakistan targeted by plot (Associated Press)
Swat promises justice to fight Taliban (Reuters)
How Pakistani help gets in Karzai’s way (Time)
Divorce deals cruel blow to Pakistani women (Los Angeles Times)
Senate passes anti-money laundering bill (Daily Times)
Energy crisis (Dawn)
Electricity woes (Daily Times)
Troubled Balochistan (Dawn)
Bad publicity for the police (Dawn)
Why parties need change by Maleeha Lodhi (The News)

Other stories:
Afghan election body is set for major overhaul (Reuters)
Afghan Taliban name new deputy leaders (BBC News)
The gang that couldn’t shoot straight (Afghan Nat’l Police) (Newsweek)
Taliban spokesman claims no involvement in peace talks (Reuters)
At least 35 die in Afghan avalanche (Associated Press)
Helicopter mishap injures occupants (Associated Press)
U.S. air support troops learn to hold back (Los Angeles Times)
In Marja, the battle for power now begins (Christian Science Monitor)
Five steps to making a deal with the Taliban by Chris Bowlby (BBC News)

Other stories:
Is India-China conflict inevitable? (Time)
India’s woes reflected in bid to restart old plant (New York Times)
Indian military to weaponize world’s hottest chili (Associated Press)
Maoists bomb railway, derail high-speed train (Reuters)
America’s India envoy needs to run permanent campaign by Paul Beckett (Wall Street Journal)

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