Pakistan in Indian media Mar 30

Summary: Coverage of Pakistan was mostly muted, though some attention given to statements about trade leading up to the SAARC summit. On the other hand, reports linked terrorist outfits with the death of Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer. US statements endorsing Musharraf were reported.

Total Stories: 13
BIlateral relations: 5
Foreign Affairs: 2
Law & Order: 2
Politics: 1
Security: 1
Terrorism: 3

Bilateral relations

Tight security for Pak, Lanka, Afghan leaders
Times of India – New Delhi,India
NEW DELHI: Leaders of Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Afghanistan-three of the world’s most volatile countries-will get extra security during the 14th SAARC summit …

UP’s Muslim AG bats for Pak Hindu CJ
Times of India – New Delhi,India
Expressing solidarity with acting chief justice Rana Bhagwan Das, who was sworn in after he reached Pakistan from a visit to India, Kazmi disapproved of the …

‘India should give duty-free access to small nations’
Times of India – New Delhi,India
“Pakistan’s reluctance to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India, even under the ratified Safta, is another issue that warrants an immediate …

‘India must give duty-free market to smaller members’
Hindu – Chennai,India
“Pakistan’s reluctance to grant Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status to India, even under the recently ratified SAFTA, is another issue that warrants an …

‘Hindus in Pakistan are insecure’
Times of India
KARACHI: A Hindu body in Pakistan has appealed to President Pervez Musharraf for providing security to the minorities, saying there has been a surge in cases of kidnapping and murder targeting their community.

Foreign Affairs

Mush accomplished a lot in making Pak stable: US
Times of India
The United States on Friday said that the military ruler still has “a lot more left to do” in making Pakistan stable, secure and prosperous.

Musharraf has a lot more to do in Pakistan: United States
Hindustan Times
Washington says it will stand by the General and encourage him in his efforts.

Law and Order

Madarsa girls hold cops hostage
The Indian Express
Islamabad, March 29 : These girls have proved quite a match for the General. And on Wednesday, they made the Pakistani authorities bow to their whims again.

Girl students do it again
Hindu – Chennai,India
ISLAMABAD: Students of a prominent seminary in the heart of Pakistan’s capital were locked in a tense stand-off with the Government on Wednesday after …

Politics

Justice Das’s appointment challenged
The Indian Express
Islamabad, March 29 : The appointment of a Hindu judge as Pakistan’s Acting Chief Justice as well as head of the Supreme Judicial Council has been challenged in the Supreme Court. A petition filed by one Shahid Orakzai questioned the “relegation” of a Muslim Chief Justice and the appointment of a non-Muslim judge to the post.

Security

Pak to set up 2 N-power plants near Karachi
Times of India – New Delhi,India
KARACHI: Pakistan is in the process of setting up two nuclear power plants on the outskirts of the country’s business Capital Karachi. …

Terrorism

Dawood hand suspected in Woolmer murder
Times of India – New Delhi,India
According to British tabloid The Sun, the bookie who was thrown out of the Pakistan coach’s room is an associate of Dawood Ibrahim, the Karachi-based …

Woolmer’s murder linked to Dawood, al-Qaeda
Hindu – Chennai,India
(PTI): Pakistan cricket coach Bob Woolmer’s mysterious death took a new twist with a media report here linking his murder to Dawood Ibrahim and al-Qaeda. …

Pakistan soldier killed in suicide attack
The Hindu
ISLAMABAD: A suicide attack near an army camp in Punjab province killed one soldier on Thursday while Pakistan’s tribal regions in the north-west remained in the grip of serious unrest. At least one soldier was killed in the suicide attack in …

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