3-24-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on March 24, 2010 at 8:51 am

Top stories:
In U.S.-Pakistan meetings, chance to move past trust deficit (Washington Post)
  • Also: U.S., Pakistan seek to turn page on caustic ties (Reuters)
  • Also: U.S. and Pakistan seek to improve ties (BBC News)
  • Also: Pakistan presents wish list to U.S. (Al Jazeera)
  • Also: Clinton says “new day” has begun for U.S.-Pak ties (Dawn)
  • Also: Pakistan brings specific requests (Dawn)
  • Also: Wish list includes drones, helicopters, energy (Daily Times)

Other stories:
Senators pour cold water on Pakistani nuclear hopes (Foreign Policy)
  • Also: U.S. noncommittal on Pakistan’s nuclear desires (Associated Press)
  • Also: U.S. will consider Pak nuclear deal (The News)
Pakistan judge delays ruling on A. Q. Khan (Associated Press)
Swat pins hopes on community police force (Reuters)
Pakistani security forces kill 14 militants in north-west (Associated Press)
U.S. to engage with India and Pakistan on water dispute (The News)
95% of DFID grant to be spent only on consultancy (Daily Times)
The Pakistan complex (Washington Post)
Pakistan’s war of choice by Michael O’Hanlon (New York Times)
Should Pakistan get a nuclear deal? by Christine Fair (Foreign Policy)
Pakistan needs a friendly Afghanistan by Robert Grenier (Al Jazeera)
Strategic dialogue and the Pashtun by Zubair Torwali (Daily Times)
Substance please by Shamshad Ahmad (The News)
Strategic edge (The News)
Building parliament (Dawn)
Karzai’s peace efforts (Daily Times)

Other stories:
Insurgent faction presents Afghan peace plan (New York Times)
Fighting the Taliban with cellphones (New York Times)
Afghanistan, China sign economic agreements (Associated Press)
  • Also: Karzai in China to discuss trade (BBC News)
UN rights chief laments Afghan civilian toll (Associated Press)
With war and neglect, Afghans face water shortage (Reuters)
Two NATO service members killed in south (Associated Press)
Cell carriers bow to Taliban threat (Wall Street Journal)
Taliban seize home village of Governor of Musa Qala (Times of London)
Afghan judo boys have a lot to prove (Los Angeles Times)
Interview with Gen. McChrystal (Telegraph)
Prosecuting Taliban war criminals by Candace Rondeaux & Nick Grono (International Herald Tribune)
Caution lights for the military’s information war by David Ignatius (Washington Post)
Afghanistan’s troop killers by Jessica Stone (Daily Beast)
Keep Guantanamo away from Afghanistan by Sahr Muhammedally (Foreign Policy)

Other stories:
Indian students wield tests for college spots (New York Times)
Singh says infrastructure spending needs to double (Wall Street Journal)
Pollution fine sought against Coca-Cola (New York Times)
China suspends India power projects (Financial Times)
India’s pirates of microfinance by Sarika Bansal (Guardian)

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