4-1-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on April 1, 2010 at 8:47 am

Other stories:
Pakistan seeks Swiss Zardari probe (Wall Street Journal)
  • Also: Corruption officials ask for revival of Zardari case (Los Angeles Times)
  • Also: Swiss prosecutor throws ball back to Pakistan (The News)
Parties reach accord on proposal to weaken president (Bloomberg)
General says army will clear North Waziristan by June (McClatchy)
Pakistani troops kill 28 militants in northwest (Associated Press)
Pakistan moves closer to renaming NWFP (Associated Press)
Pakistan and Turkey to improve strategic ties (Dawn)
  • Also: MOUs on economic cooperation, agriculture, investment (Daily Times)
Pentagon says Pakistan has role in Afghan reconciliation (Dawn)
Gilani, Zardari hail signing of amendment bill (Dawn)
Trial of five American terror suspects begins (Daily Times)
The Bhutto inquiry request (Dawn)
An angry court (Dawn)
Water talks run dry (Daily Times)

Top stories:
Parliament’s lower house rejects Karzai election proposals (Washington Post)
  • Also: Parliament takes first step toward overturning decree (Wall Street Journal)
  • Also: Parliament pushes back on election commission (BBC News)
  • Also: Parliament resists vote panel takeover (McClatchy)

Other stories:

No shortcuts when the military moves a war (New York Times)
Karzai lashes out at the West over elections (Reuters)
DEA says Afghan opium seizures soared in 2009 (Associated Press)
Cannabis is Afghanistan’s new bumper crop (Time)
A. W. Karzai to stay in place despite drug trade claims (Times of London)
Pentagon sending aid to smaller partner nations in Afghan war (Associated Press)

What France can do (New York Times)
Campaign to reform Kandahar is rife with pitfalls by David Ignatius (Washington Post)
U.S. timetable isn’t right for Afghanistan by Con Coughlin (Wall Street Journal)
Harvesting democracy in Afghanistan by Joe Klein (Time)

Other stories:
India begins world’s biggest head count (Associated Press)
India launches right to education (BBC News)
An India-Pakistan sports marriage (Christian Science Monitor)

Opening school doors to India’s poor by Parth Shah (Wall Street Journal)
When Beijing and New Delhi pull together by James Lamont (Financial Times)

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