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4-8-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on April 8, 2010 at 12:56 pm
Pakistan

Other stories:
Pakistan edges closer to banning domestic violence (Associated Press)
U.S. says no to civil nuclear deal with Pakistan (Times of India)
  • Also: China to back demand for civil nuc deal at U.S. summit (Daily Times)
U.S. nuclear policy makes exceptions for Pakistan (Dawn)
Dyncorp to continue working in Pakistan (Dawn)
Revenue target of Rs 1.6 trillion likely next year (Dawn)
Corps commanders’ meeting underway (Dawn)
  • Also: Commanders reaffirm U.S. partnership (Daily Times)
Two MQM activists gunned down in Karachi (Daily Times)
ANP asks judiciary to keep out of parliament’s affairs (Daily Times)
Sporadic terror pose new challenge to security forces (The News)
Editorials:
Not a daughter of Pakistan by Saba Imtiaz (Foreign Policy)
Pakistan’s nukes (Dawn)
Water scarcity (Dawn)
Afghanistan

Other stories:
U.S. tries to mend rift with Karzai (New York Times)
Pressed to act, Karzai fires election monitors (New York Times)
Karzai’s anti-Western remarks leave many guessing sincerity (Los Angeles Times)
U.S. focused on Taliban, not opium crops (Washington Post)
State Dept. doesn’t think Karzai is a drug addict (Foreign Policy)
U.S. Treasury department beefing up staff in Afghanistan (Associated Press)
Five suicide bombers arrested in Kabul (Associated Press)
Threats, bombs sow fear in Kandahar as offensive looms (Reuters)
NATO airbase turns into boomtown in Afghan desert (Reuters)
Afghan Taliban issue video of U.S. soldier (Reuters)
Kidnapped Greek is freed by Taliban (BBC News)
Britain’s armed forces crisis (Time)
U.S. fight Taliban with heavy metal music (AFP)

Editorials:
Why Karzai makes a bad U.S. partner by Peter W. Galbraith (Washington Post)
Curing Afghanistan by Lt. Gen. William Caldwell & Capt. Mark Hagerott (Foreign Policy)
The enemy of my enemy by Tom Toles (cartoon) (Washington Post)
America’s loveless union with Karzai (Financial Times)
America’s Afghan women problem by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon (Daily Beast)
The U.S. needs Hamid Karzai by Simon Tisdall (Guardian)
U.S. and Afghanistan: Bad trip (Guardian)
Reports:
Improvised explosive devices in southern Afghanistan & western Pakistan by Alec Barker (New America Foundation)
India

Other stories:
India’s extreme north-east (Economist)
The consequences of India’s counter-insurgency (Economist)
Editorials:
Progress and democracy collide in India by David Pilling (Financial Times)
Mao vs. Gandhi in Chhattisgarh by Salil Tripathi (Wall Street Journal)
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