4-22-10 PakPulse

In Press Roundup on April 22, 2010 at 10:56 am

Top stories:
Pakistan launches plan to tackle power shortages (AFP)
  • Also: As shortages spread, Pakistan switches off the lights (McClatchy)
  • Also: Energy saving measures include shorter working week (Guardian)
  • Also: A new strategy to tackle the power crisis (Express Tribune)
Other stories:

Pakistan holding thousands in indefinite detention (Washington Post)
  • Also: Kayani says courts for prosecution, army for operations (Express Tribune)
On the run, militants find new haven in North Waziristan (Associated Press)
Caught in the crossfire of Pakistan’s war in NWFP (The Independent)

Gunmen kill politician in northwest (BBC News)
Kayani says forces will remain in Swat until complete peace (Daily Times)
  • Also: Taliban still powerful in Swat one year after offensive (Telegraph)
IMF delays aid to Pakistan (Express Tribune)
World Bank links $500m loan with anti-trust law (Express Tribune)
The human cost of the fighting in the north (AFP)
U.S. not to mark out Pakistan, India for NPT (Dawn)
U.S. embassy reacts to allegations leveled by JI (Daily Times)
Cabinet approves SAARC agreement on trade in services (Daily Times)
Indian delegation arrives in Lahore to pursue peace (The News)

Who is the Swat Taliban’s commander? by Daud Khan Khattak (Foreign Policy)
Power plays in Pakistan by Huma Imtiaz (Foreign Policy)
Soft on militancy? (Dawn)
The energy summit (Daily Times)

Other stories:
Building up Afghan capacity seen as key challenge at Quantico conference (Reuters)

NATO apologizes for killing unarmed Afghans in car (New York Times)
Entrepreneurs rush to open private schools (Los Angeles Times)
An Afghan refugee camp that’s state of the art (Christian Science Monitor)
UN officer was likely killed by Afghan security forces (Foreign Policy)
Surge planned as shift to Kandahar proposed for UK soldiers (Guardian)
Report shows Taliban defectors are rejoining insurgency (Times of London)
New Afghan elections chief sworn in (AFP)
Gen. McChrystal defends Karzai’s efforts (AFP)
Merkel says early Afghan pullout would be more disastrous than 9/11 (Dawn)
The test in Kandahar by Joe Klein (Time)
Ruins and reunions by Anna Badkhen (Foreign Policy)
What happened to the fence? by Martine van Bijlert (Foreign Policy)
Golden surrender: Risks, challenges, and implications of reintegration by Matt Waldman (Afghanistan Analysts Network)

Other stories:
U.S. issues India travel warning (Associated Press)
  • Also: U.S. warns of potential attacks in Delhi (BBC News)
  • Also: Australia, Britain also issue warnings (Dawn)
India unprepared for urban migration (Financial Times)
India and Brazil to pressure China on currency (Financial Times)
BJP protests against high food prices (BBC News)
India’s top tweeter proves a twit by Sadanand Dhume (Wall Street Journal)

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