Pakistani Troops Captured by Taliban | PakPulse 6-16-10

In Press Roundup on June 16, 2010 at 1:19 pm

Gary Faulkner, Osama-hunter, is the new Chuck Norris


American detained in Pakistan had sights on bin Laden (New York Times)

Dozens of Pakistani troops captured by Taliban (BBC News)

Authorities ban public political meetings in Karachi (BBC News)

Pakistani drug addicts denied help after row (BBC News)

Sindh government forms committee on targeted killings (Express Tribune)

Tense India ties cost Pakistan huge losses in trade (Express Tribune)

Two-day U.S.-Pak dialogue underway (Express Tribune)

49% of Pakistan suffers from food insecurity (Express Tribune)

U.S. wants China to clarify Pakistan nuclear deal (Dawn)

Taliban reappear in Bajaur Agency (Daily Times)

Multi-billion rupee scam brewing in power sector (The News)


Pakistan, U.S. play waiting game by Abubakar Siddique (Asia Times)

The benefits of having nuclear weapons by Kamran Shahid (Express Tribune)

Sectarian scourge (Dawn)


Lashkar-e-Taiba expands attacks in Afghanistan (New York Times)

U.S. bolsters Afghan police to secure Kandahar (New York Times)

Senators challenge Afghan deadline (New York Times)

Ex-Taliban leaders see hopeful signs for talks (New York Times)

Afghan media criticize security officials’ resignations (New York Times)

Taliban suspected in car-bomb death of district leader (Washington Post)

Afghanistan invites firms to develop mines (Wall Street Journal)

Karzai seeks support on Japan visit (Associated Press)

Two U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan (Associated Press)

Questions on Afghan strategy touch nerve in Pentagon (Reuters)

Afghanistan’s woeful water management delights neighbors (Christian Science Monitor)

Battling IEDs in Afghanistan (Time)


The power of education in Afghanistan by Kathleen Parker (Washington Post)

From land mines to copper mines by Michael Ross (Foreign Policy)

Chinese takeout by Aziz Huq (Foreign Policy)

Will Afghan surge run into the sand? by Simon Tisdall (Guardian)

Newfound mineral wealth could fuel conflict by Michael Williams (Guardian)

Let them buy votes? by Ann Marlowe (World Affairs)


Afghanistan’s civic war by James Traub (New York Times Magazine)


Statement of Gen. David Petraeus (Senate Armed Services Committee)

Statement of David Cameron (House of Commons)


Clogged rail lines slow India’s development (New York Times)


Remember Bhopal by Philip Bowring (International Herald Tribune)


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