Pakistan in India media Apr 27

Summary: Hindustan Times in an editorial congratulated Manmohan Singh on his position at the Kashmir roundtable, while the Indian Express cautioned that the deal between Musharraf and Benazir would lead to Nawaz Sharif aligning with the right-wing MMA. The Hindu reported that Russia had cleared the fighter jet deal between China and Pakistan. Interest in Pakistan politics continued.

Total stories: 16
Bilateral relations: 1
Editorials & Commentary: 2
Foreign affairs: 2
Military: 1
Politics: 8
Sectarianism: 1
Terrorism: 1

Bilateral relations

IPI gas pipeline should start soon: Musharraf
Hindustan Times, India
President Pervez Musharraf has said work on the Iran-Pakistan-India (IPI) gas pipeline should be started soon as it would ensure abundant power supply to …

Editorials & Commentary

In Pakistan, a “deal” like no other
Hindu
The danger now is that the “deal”-in-the-making between President Musharraf and Benazir Bhutto could result in people such as Nawaz Sharif joining the MMA against the “liberal-military” alliance.

Square the roundtable
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,
The Prime Minister has done the right thing by putting in perspective issues relating to the behind-the-scenes dialogue with Pakistan on J&K. Because it is confidential, it has given rise to several rumours. The PM has bluntly pointed out that the remarks from Pakistan “do not give the correct picture”, and that ought to set at rest speculation that a deal on Kashmir is imminent.

Foreign affairs

Pak. says no to signing NPT, CTBT unilaterally
Hindu
Islamabad, April. 26 (PTI): Pakistan has said it could not unilaterally sign the Non-Proliferation Treaty or Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty because it shared border with India, a nuclear-armed state.

Israel, PA turn down Musharraf’s offer to mediate
Hindu
Jerusalem, April 27 (PTI): Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA) have politely turned down an offer by Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf to mediate in the Middle East conflict.

Military

Russia clears Chinese jets for Pakistan
Hindu
MOSCOW: Russia has given the green light to the supply of Chinese jet fighters powered by Russian engines to Pakistan, government officials said here. Moscow has issued a formal permission to China to re-export Russian-made engines to …

Politics

Bhutto: Deal with Musharraf good for Pak
Indian Express
Islamabad, April 26 : Coming close to admitting to a deal with President Pervez Musharraf, former Pakistan prime minister Benazir Bhutto has said such an agreement could hurt her credibility, but was essential for the restoration of democracy in her country.

Pak President Musharraf says expects to be re-elected
Hindustan Times, India
Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf said he expects to be re-elected by the outgoing parliament ahead of general elections which he saw taking place in …

Pakistan house to debate top judge’s suspension
Hindustan Times, India
Pakistan’s National Assembly will debate the suspension of Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, even though the issue is before the Supreme Court and …

Pak’s suspended CJ alleges harassment during meeting with Musharraf
Hindu – Chennai,India
26 (PTI): Pakistan’s suspended Chief Justice Iftikhar M Chaudhry has alleged that he was harassed and insulted during a meeting with President Pervez …

Pak judge who supported suspended CJ transferred
Times of India, India
ISLAMABAD: A lady judge in Islamabad, who defied authorities and attended a function addressed by suspended Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikar M chaudhry …

Pakistan government trying to muzzle media
Times of India, India
The letter criticised a move by Pakistan’s media regulator this week against Aaj TV, a private channel covering week-long protests against Musharraf’s …

Pak. theatre banned from staging satirical play on ‘burqa’
Hindu, India
27 (PTI): In an apparent move to appease pro-Taliban clerics threatening to impose Shariah law here, Pakistan government has banned a progressive theatre …

Jamiat parties to celebrate 150 years of 1857 uprising: Maulana
Hindu, India
NEW DELHI: Cutting across national barriers, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam in Pakistan, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind and the Jamiat’s branch in Bangladesh will …

Sectarianism

Four killed in sectarian clash in Pakistan’s northwest
Hindu, India
Dera Ismail Khan, April 27 (AP): Authorities imposed a curfew in a northwestern Pakistani city before dawn on Friday after gunmen in two separate incidents …

Terrorism

Nurturing Taliban a mistake, says Benazir
Hindu – Chennai,India
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan People’s Party leader Benazir Bhutto has admitted for the first time that her Government made the mistake of nurturing the Taliban, …

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