Pakistan in India media Apr 30

Summary: Terrorist attacks in Pakistan hogged the limelight as the Indian media gave extensive coverage to the attack on Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao. The reports painted a picture of rising militancy and jihadi terrorism in the country. In politics, Times of India (ToI) reported Benazir Bhutto’s “do-or-die return to Pak”. The Hindu reported Sharif’s surprise over reports of Bhutto-Musharraf deal while ToI speculated that ‘Sharif may end alliance with Bhutto’

Total stories: 27
Bilateral relations: 1
Business & Economy: 1
Editorials & Commentary: 1
Foreign Affairs: 1
Kashmir: 2
Politics: 7
Terrorism: 14

Bilateral relations

Pakistan MP’s visit to Kerala sparks row
Hindu – Chennai,India
Kannur: PakistanMP Mohammed Thaha Mohammed’s recent visit to Thalassery has sparked a controversy, with Sangh Parivar groups questioning the motive behind a …

Business & Economy

Pakistan seeks US $17 billion for construction of dams
Times of India – New Delhi,India
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sought US $17 billion funding from international lenders for the construction of three dams by 2016 saying that they were needed to …

Editorials & Commentary

Exercises in bigotry
Hindu – Chennai,India
I HAVE long believed that the secret heroes of the Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh are the bigots on the other side. In their philosophy and method, and in their fears and aspirations, the votaries of Hindutva tend to mimic the Islamic fundamentalists. Because Pakistan is an Islamic State, say our local bigots, we must become a Hindu State. Because politicians in Iran take orders from the ayatollahs, our local netas must likewise seek guidance from the sants and the sankaracharyas.

Foreign affairs

Pak parliamentary panel chief denied visa to UK
Times of India, India – Apr 28, 2007
ISLAMABAD: The head of a Pakistani parliamentary panel has been denied a visa to Britain due to “statements” found offensive by the High Commission. …

Kashmir

‘India considering Pak suggestions for Kashmir solution’
Times of India – New Delhi,India
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Opposition leader Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has said that India is considering Islamabad’s suggestions for the settlement of the Kashmir …

India considering Pak. suggestions for Kashmir solution: Fazl
Hindu – Chennai,India
29 (PTI): Pakistan’s Opposition leader Maulana Fazl-ur-Rehman has said that India is considering Islamabad’s suggestions for the settlement of the Kashmir …

Politics

‘When people think they’re more Islamic than I am, I do not appreciate it. Religion is between you & God’
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
I’m Shekhar Gupta and my guest today is a real woman of substance who has made the headlines for all the wrong reasons — Nilofer Bakhtiar, Pakistan’s …

Benazir promises do-or-die return to Pak
Times of India – New Delhi,India
LONDON: Benazir Bhutto has announced her determination to return to Pakistan “by the end of this year whether Mr Musharraf would like it or…not” but sent …

Bhutto to return to Pakistan by year end
Hindu – Chennai,India
(PTI): Vowing to go back to Pakistan by the year end, former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto has said she is ready to work with President Pervez Musharraf if …

‘Sharif may end alliance with Bhutto’
Times of India, India
ISLAMABAD: Deposed Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif may end his alliance with his arch rival of the past and former premier Benazir Bhutto in view of …

Surprise over Benazir’s “deal”
Hindu
ISLAMABAD: Nawaz Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (N) said on Sunday it was seeking “clarification” on Benazir Bhutto’s remarks to a British newspaper that if elected Prime Minister, she was prepared for a working relationship with Gen. Pervez …

Choose nation or Musharraf: Sharif to Pak generals
Indian Express, India
PTI. Islamabad, APril 29: Deposed former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif urged the army generals to choose between the country and General Pervez …

Pakistan move to ban satirical play draws flak
Hindu – Chennai,India
He was referring to the students of the Islamabad women’s madrassa who have threatened unilateral action to “clean up” Pakistan if the Government does not …

Terrorism

Pakistan on high alert
Hindustan Times
Security is tightened in Pakistan after an attempt of assassination on a cabinet minister and reports of possible bomb threats.

Attack on Pakistani minister fits pattern: Investigators
Times of India – New Delhi,India
Officials said he appeared to be an Afghan or from Pakistan’s tribal areas, where militant groups have been linked to previous blasts around the country. …

Suspicions fall on militants for Pakistan attack
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,Delhi,India
Investigators on Sunday attempted to identify a suicide bomber

Pakistan probes suicide attack as death toll rises to 28
Hindu – Chennai,India
Pakistan has suffered a spate of suicide bombings this year, including attacks on the military and police, and at a five-star hotel in the capital, …

Pak probes attack as toll rises to 28
Indian Express – New Delhi,India
Pakistan has suffered a spate of suicide attacks this year, including attacks on the military and police, and on a five-star hotel in Islamabad. …

Sherpao attends funeral of victims killed in suicide attack
Hindu
Says the attempt on his life has strengthened his resolve to continue with his normal political activities

Tribal militant behind attack on Sherpao
Times of India
Preliminary investigations into the deadly suicide attack in Pakistan’s NWFP have revealed that tribal militant Abdullah Mehsud was behind it.

Pak minister injured, 30 killed in NWFP blast
Times of India – New Delhi,India
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s Interior Minister Aftab Khan Sherpao was injured while 30 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack at a public meeting in North …

20 die in blast at Pakistan meet
Hindu – Chennai,India
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Interior Minister Aftab Ahmed Khan Sherpao survived an attempt on his life in a suicide bombing at a public rally in the North-West …

Pak. Minister terms his escape in blast a ‘miracle’
Hindu, India – Apr 29, 2007
Islamabad, April. 29 (PTI): After surviving the suicide bomb attack which rocked his public meeting killing 30 people, Pakistan Interior Minister Aftab Khan …

Four killed, three injured in Afghan missile attack
Times of India – New Delhi,India
ISLAMABAD: Four persons were killed and three others injured when missiles fired from Afghanistan struck a seminary in Pakistan’s North Waziristan province. …

Militants kill two ‘US spies’ in northwest Pakistan
Times of India – New Delhi,India
Several tribesmen have been shot dead or beheaded this year for allegedly spying for US-led forces in Afghanistan or supporting Pakistan’s campaign against …

Five Pak-based LeT militants killed in encounters
Times of India, India
SRINAGAR: Five militants of Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Toiba outfit were killed in two separate encounters in Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday, where ultras shot …

Afghan president calls on Taliban to stop fighting
Times of India – New Delhi,India
The president has often said Taliban fighters are being used by extremist Islamist elements in foreign countries, notably Pakistan. …

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