LSE Report Links Pakistan, Taliban | PakPulse 6-12&13-10

In Press Roundup on June 13, 2010 at 10:57 am

"Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas, spokesman for the Pakistani army, which controls ISI, rejected the report, calling it 'rubbish.''


Report slams Pakistan for meddling in Afghanistan (Reuters)

  • Also: Support for Afghan Taliban is “official ISI policy” (BBC News)
  • Also: Pakistan army calls report “rubbish” (Associated Press)
  • Also: Pakistani puppet masters guide Taliban (Times of London)
  • Also: Evidence suggests Pakistan heavily involved in insurgency (Times of London)

Iran approves pipeline deal with Pakistan (Reuters)

  • Also: Pakistan and Iran ink gas pipeline project (The News)

As Pakistan stares at India, India eyes the world (Reuters)

Obama’s dilemma with homegrown terror (Newsweek)

Deadlock ends between PPP and JUI-F (Express Tribune)

U.S. to deliver F-16s by month’s end (Express Tribune)

NAB chairman formally resigns (Express Tribune)

World Bank cancels $750k in technical aid (Daily Times)


One myth, many Pakistans by Ali Sethi (New York Times)

Is a Punjab operation a good idea? by Ayesha Siddiqa (Express Tribune)

The economy and militancy by Hasan-Askari Rizvi (Daily Times)

Violence in Sindh (Dawn)


Ahmed Wali Karzai, ally and obstacle (Washington Post)

U.S. intelligence puts new focus on Afghan graft
 (New York Times)

Karzai is said to doubt West can defeat Taliban (New York Times)

As Afghan fighting expands, U.S. medics plunge in (New York Times)

UN could hasten removal of Taliban leaders from blacklist (New York Times)

Karzai seeks support for Kandahar operation (Associated Press)

  • Also: President visits Taliban spiritual home (Reuters)

NATO upbeat despite Kandahar delays (BBC News)

Poland wants NATO to plan end to Afghan mission
 (Associated Press)

UK government shuffles military team as it deals with Afghanistan (Associated Press)

Good times don’t come easy at Canadian outpost (Reuters)

Is NATO to blame for Russia’s Afghan heroin problem? (Time)


Afghanistan: war of obligation (Telegraph)

The march of folly by Maharajakrishna Rasgotra (The Hindu)

Our mission is doomed by Matthew Parris (Times of London)


Magnitude 7.5 earthquake reported in Indian Ocean (Associated Press)

India’s industrial output surges (Wall Street Journal)

India interviews U.S. Mumbai plotter Headley (BBC News)

Traditional Hindu piety makes way for popular culture (Washington Post)

Recycling India’s e-waste brings jobs but health fears (Washington Post)


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