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Pakistan Newslinks 10-11 May, 2009

Last updated: Monday, May 11, 2009 15:49

11 May, 2009

Suicide Bombing Kills 10 in NW Pakistan
Voice of America – USA
… officials as saying al-Qaida is seizing on the turmoil in Pakistan to strengthen its presence there and bolster other Islamist militant groups.…
www.voanews.com/english/2009-05-11-voa5.cfm

India PM says Taliban must be contained in Pakistan
Xinhua – China
NEW DELHI, May 11 (Xinhua) — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday the Taliban militants in Pakistan must be contained while expressing his …
news.xinhuanet.com/english/2009-05/11/content_11353164.htm

India Sikhs condemn Taliban violence
United Press International – USA
NEW DELHI, May 11 (UPI) — India’s Sikh community held demonstrations to protest reported violence against its members by Taliban in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. …
www.upi.com/Top_News/2009/05/11/India-Sikhs-
condemn-Taliban-violence/UPI-60051242015754/

Suicide car bomber kills six in Pakistan: military
AFP
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) — Six people were killed and three wounded Monday when a suicide bomber detonated an explosives-laden car near a security …
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/
ALeqM5hLTQwknk2SjVzHVFaQqruSLy0biw

Pakistan Inflation Eases to 13-Month Low, Rate Cut More Likely
Bloomberg – USA
By Farhan Sharif May 11 (Bloomberg) — Pakistan’s inflation eased to a 13- month low in April, giving the central bank room to further cut interest rates. …
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=
20601091&sid=aravzxeXRh4Y&refer=india

Pakistan Kills 700 Taliban in Two-Week Swat Valley Operation
Bloomberg – USA
President Barack Obama has said an aid package to Pakistan worth $1.5 billion a year would be conditional on the government tackling extremists.…
www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=2060
1091&sid=aoFuSKaWaRyk&refer=india

Pakistan’s sharia cease-fire: I knew it wouldn’t work, Zardari says
Christian Science Monitor – Boston,MA,USA
Political and military leaders in the region try to look to the positive as Taliban fighters entrench in Pakistan’s Swat Valley. By Mark Sappenfield | Staff …
www.csmonitor.com/2009/0510/p02s01-usfp.html

Shaky Pakistan Seen as Target of Qaeda Plots
New York Times – United States
KM Chaudary/AP Supporters of a Pakistani religious group burned an effigy of President Obama at a rally on Sunday in Lahore, Pakistan. …
www.nytimes.com/2009/05/11/world/mid
dleeast/11intel.html?ref=world

I applaud Pakistan’s stand
Dallas Morning News – Dallas,TX,USA
Re: “Pakistan’s pledge: Crush the Taliban — Leader calls for solidarity behind army’s offensive against militants,” Friday news story. …
dallasmorningviewsblog.dallasnews.com/
archives/2009/05/i-applaud-pakis.html

Pakistan won’t collapse: Zardari
AFP
“Is the state of Pakistan going to collapse?” Zardari said in an NBC interview aired Sunday, after White House talks last week with President Barack Obama …
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/
ALeqM5jGjgfS0klxx1g1ND_6WAMS5AKQjA

It’s time to get ruthless in Pakistan By Dov Zakheim | Shadow …
By Dov Zakheim
The United States cannot afford to stand by and let Pakistan either fall to the Taliban or fragment in some way. Yet it would be foolhardy to try to prop up any Pakistani government, be it the current Zardari regime, or as recent press …
shadow.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2009/05/
10/its_time_to_get_ruthless_in_pakistan

Pakistan Won’t Disclose Location of Nuclear Weapons To US …
By national
Asked whether Pakistan would tell U.S. intelligence officials where all its nuclear weapons are located, to allow for a joint strategy to keep them secure, Zardari said Pakistan is a sovereign country. …
www.nationalterroralert.com/updates/2009/05/10/
pakistan-wont-disclose-location-of-nuclear-weapons-to-us/

Top Obama Administration Officials Speak Out On Pakistan, Afghanistan
GlobalSecurity.org is the leading source for reliable military news and military information, directed by John Pike.
www.globalsecurity.org/military/library/
news/2009/05/mil-090510-voa02.htm

Police: suicide bomb kills 5 in northwest Pakistan – KTNV ABC …
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) – Police say a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into a checkpoint in northwest Pakistan, killing four civilians and a member of the Frontier Constabulary security force. Police official Arif Khan says several …
www.ktnv.com/global/story.asp?s=10337375

Taliban ‘on the run’ after Pakistan offensive | War & Conflicts …
PESHAWAR, Pakistan: Pakistan’s military said on Saturday that a full-scale offensive in the northwest has put militants on the back foot following a pledge from.
www.defencetalk.com/taliban-on-
the-run-after-pakistan-offensive-18707/

10 May, 2009

Pakistan Claims to Have Killed 180 Suspected Militants
FOXNews – USA
AP May 9, 2009: A child sits with his mother in a car at a refugee camp near Mardan, in northwest Pakistan. May 9, 2009: A child sits with his mother in a …
www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,519652,00.html

SCENARIOS: What outcome for Pakistan’s battle in Swat?
Reuters – USA
By Robert Birsel ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s military ordered people out of parts of the Swat valley on Sunday, relaxing a curfew to enable civilians …
www.reuters.com/article/newsMaps/idUSTRE54909S20090510

Pakistan pounds Taliban, takes out 55 militants in air strike on …
New York Daily News – New York,NY,USA
The fighting – about 80 miles north of Islamabad – has become a test of Pakistan’s resolve to fight the growing insurgency there that has alarmed the West. …
www.nydailynews.com/news/us_world/2009/05/10/2009-
05-10_55_dead_as_pakistan_pounds_taliban.html

Egypt’s OT buys $140m of Pakistan unit’s debt
Reuters – USA
L) said on Sunday its Pakistan unit had repurchased up to $140 million in senior notes at a 27 percent discount to face value. The unit, Pakistan Mobile …
www.reuters.com/article/rbssTechMedia
TelecomNews/idUSLA30005620090510

Obama’s big bet on Pakistan
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
The country is Pakistan, and last week it officially became the Obama administration’s biggest and most daunting rescue mission. …
www.latimes.com/news/opinion/commentary/
la-oe-mcmanus10-2009may10,0,3733423.column

Confusion over Taliban muddies the issues in Pakistan
Los Angeles Times – CA,USA
A man sits at a camp in Mardan, Pakistan, for those who fled the military offensive in Swat Valley, where helicopters and jets are pounding militant…
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la
-fg-pakistan-taliban10-2009may10,0,127699.story

Taliban-Style Justice Stirs Growing Anger
Washington Post – United States
By Pamela Constable ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 9 — When black-turbaned Taliban fighters demanded in January that Islamic sharia law be imposed in Pakistan’s …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/
article/2009/05/09/AR2009050902518.html

No talks unless Pakistan acts against Mumbai plotters: Indian PM
AFP
CHENNAI, India (AFP) — Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said Saturday the peace process with neighbouring Pakistan would remain on hold unless it…
www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article
/ALeqM5i2HhyXrhRhyaDiI4sh4UO23ffQGA

Using Air and Ground Attacks, Pakistan Strikes Back at Taliban …
New York Times – United States
Pakistan, a nuclear-armed country mired in political and economic crisis, has been deeply divided over its response to the militants, who are still seen in …
www.nytimes.com/2009/05/10/world/asia/10pstan.html?ref=world

Israpundit “ Blog Archive “ Pakistan basically Taliban state
By Ted Belman
Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, ruthlessly planned this division when he called for direct action — communal blood-letting — by his supporters which led to the massive Hindu-Muslim riots known as the Great Calcutta …
www.israpundit.com/2008/?p=13272

Pakistan’s Vows To Eliminate Taliban – Taliban Vows To Eliminiate …
By national
Pakistan’s PM Vows to Eliminate Taliban. … The militant commander confirmed that the chief of the outlawed Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, Baitullah Mehsud, was advising militants in Swat in their fight against the security forces. …
www.nationalterroralert.com/updates/2009/05/10/pakistans
-vows-to-eliminate-taliban-taliban-vows-to-eliminiate-pak-leaders/

Green Left – Pakistan: Workers and peasants resist fundamentalists …
“Political Islam” has been a factor in Pakistan since its creation in 1948, when the departing British partitioned the Indian sub-continent along religious lines. This led to massacres that killed more than a million people and to the …
www.greenleft.org.au/2009/794/40910

EU plans its first summit with Pakistan | Sindh Today
By Sindh Today
Prague, May 10 (IANS) The European Union (EU) plans to hold a summit with Pakistan in June to help strengthen the civilian government there, a media report said Sunday. The decision to hold the summit is a testament to the political …
www.sindhtoday.net/pakistan/94931.htm

Sky News: Pakistan president sees Taliban ‘war’
The UN refugee agency has warned up to one million people have been displaced in northwest Pakistan, with tens of thousands streaming out of Buner, Lower Dir and Swat, registering in camps or sheltering with families. …
www.skynews.com.au/news/article.aspx?id=330361

 

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