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3-26-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on March 26, 2010 at 9:22 am
Pakistan

Top stories:
Pakistan boosts troops on Indian border (Financial Times)
Pakistan’s game of high stakes (Financial Times)
U.S. and Pakistan agree to reinforce strategic ties (New York Times)
  • Also: Policy steering group set up for further talks (Dawn)
  • Also: Opposition, government not on same page over U.S. talks (Dawn)
  • Also: U.S. to work for enhanced market access to Pakistan products (The News)
  • Also: Qureshi satisfied with talks on nuclear cooperation (The News)
  • Also: Pakistan says giving it drones would change U.S. image (AFP)

Other stories:
Five Pakistani security officials killed in clash (New York Times)
  • Also: Clash in Orakzai kills militants and troops (BBC News)
UN welcomes Pakistan’s move on Afghan refugees (BBC News)
U.S. legal adviser says drone strikes are justified (NPR)
Kayani says Army ready to forgo hardware requests (Dawn)
Nawaz about-face stalls constitutional reform (Dawn)
No U.S. pressure over gas pipeline project (Dawn)
Editorials:
Give Pakistan a nuclear deal by Nadir Hassan (Foreign Policy)
The U.S. & Pakistan: it’s all talk by Huma Imtiaz (Foreign Policy)
Turning a new page by Ayesha Siddiqa (Dawn)
Power, promise and people (The News)
Afghanistan
Other stories:
Tighter rules fail to stem Afghan deaths at checkpoints (New York Times)
Pentagon revamps Afghan troop deployments (Wall Street Journal)
Afghan rebels discuss peace talks as U.S. pulls back (Wall Street Journal)
Uzbek-Tajik dispute hinders Afghanistan supplies (Associated Press)
Gunman attacks aid project, kills one (Associated Press)
Royal Marine guilty of attacking Afghan prisoner (BBC News)
NATO axes Afghan junk food joints at bases (BBC News)
  • Also: Commander gives order to close TGI Friday’s (McClatchy)
U.S. forces pin hopes on new Afghan civil police (McClatchy)
Editorials:
Afghan marksmen: forget the fables by C. J. Chivers (New York Times)
Is it time to cut a deal? by Robert Haddick (Foreign Policy)
India
Other stories:
Foreign universities study India opening (Wall Street Journal)
Terror suspect Headley traveled unimpeded (New York Times)
Access to Mumbai terrorist creates U.S.-India rift (Washington Post)
India falls short of China’s Olympic glory (Financial Times)
Indian politician accused of provoking mosque riot (BBC News)
Mumbai streetsweepers look for gold (Christian Science Monitor)
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