Pakistan in India media Mar 17

Summary: The spike in the coverage of Pakistan (24 news reports across four newspapers) was caused by the increasing protests over the sacking of the Pakistan Chief Justice. Interestingly, US comments on the issue were also reported.

Total Stories: 24
Bilateral relations: 3
Foreign Affairs: 4
Politics: 15
Terrorism: 1
Misc: 1

Bilateral relations

‘Govt has taken sincere steps on Quattrocchi issue’
Times of India – New Delhi,India
On Pakistan raising certain “issues” in connection with probe into Samjhauta Express blast, he said security agencies of every country had their own ways of …

Flying high on hope
Hindustan Times – New Delhi,Delhi,India
The Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan will provide additional momentum to an already successful peace process. …

Red tape surrounds Bolly-fare in Pak
Hindustan Times
The Culture Ministry has to consult different offices, including the foreign office, in this regard.

Foreign Affairs

Bush move to prevent aid cut to Pakistan
Hindu – Chennai,India
Asked at a press conference if a proposed law adopted by the House of Representatives linking aid to Pakistan to its cooperation in the “war on terror” and …

US pushes Musharraf to do more for democracy in Pak
Hindustan Times
The US describes Musharraf as a good friend and a staunch ally in the war on terror.

Handle judiciary crisis carefully: US tells Pakistan
Hindu – Chennai,India
Islamabad, March 17 (PTI): The United States has advised President Pervez Musharraf to handle carefully the “sensitive” situation in Pakistan after he …

Mush promises elections this year: Boucher
Times of India
Pervez Musharraf has assured US Assistant Secretary of State Richard Boucher that fresh parliamentary elections will be held in Pakistan this year.


Musharraf promises polls by year-end
Hindu – Chennai,India
General Musharraf, who said Pakistan was now a “true democracy” instead of being one only in name under previous governments, asked the people to vote for …

Judge row: Mush to abide by ruling
Times of India
Musharraf on Thursday said he would accept the verdict of the Supreme Judicial Council in suspending Pak Chief Justice.

Musharraf sorry for raid on TV channel
Times of India – New Delhi,India
ISLAMABAD: Police action continued on Friday in Pakistan in the wake of the suspension of Pakistan’s Supreme Court Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhary …

Musharraf apologises for attack on TV
Hindu – Chennai,India
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf phoned in live during a programme on Geo TV and condemned the police attack on the private television …

Gen says sorry for TV raid, anger spills over
Indian Express
President Pervez Musharraf had more trouble on his hands today over the suspension of the Pakistan Chief Justice after the police barged…

Pak bans TV programme on CJ?s suspension
Times of India – New Delhi,India
KARACHI: Pakistan has banned Geo TV from airing a programme that dealt with the suspension of Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Mohammed Chaudhry, …

Pak. pulls TV news show off air after coverage of legal crisis
Hindu – Chennai,India
Islamabad, Pakistan (AP): Police using tear gas and batons raided the office of Pakistan’s leading private TV station during unrest in Islamabad sparked by …

Pak police barge into Geo TV office
Times of India
In a crackdown on media reporting on the judiciary crisis, police entered the Geo TV office and fired tear gas shells.

14 Pak policemen suspended for attack on Geo TV
Times of India – New Delhi,India
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan government has suspended 14 policemen for their alleged involvement in the attack on journalists during the raid on the offices of the …

‘Fight is for independence of judiciary’
Times of India
Former Chief Justice of Pakistan, Justice Iftikar Chaudhry said he was fighting to restore the honour of the judiciary.

Pak police use teargas to disperse protestors
Times of India
Police fired teargas to disperse a large crowd of lawyers and activists protesting against the Chief Justice’s expulsion.

100 Pak Opposition workers arrested
Times of India
They were protesting against Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry’s sacking by Musharraf.

Nearly 100 Oppn workers held in Pak
Hindustan Times
Around 30 people, including several hardline MPs, were arrested in the capital Islamabad.

Sacking of Pakistan Chief Justice condemned
Hindu – Chennai,India
In a statement, Mr. Nariman said: “The summary sacking [or suspension] of the Chief Justice of Pakistan is a matter of grave concern for all who believe in …

Battle for law turns ugly in Pak
Indian Express
President Pervez Musharraf had more trouble on his hands on Friday over the suspension of the Pakistan Chief Justice after the police barged…


I handled 9/11 from A to Z: Qaida No. 3
Times of India – New Delhi,India
He then suggests that Pearl told the Pakistani group that he was connected to both the Israeli spy agency Mossad and the CIA and he was in Pakistan to track …


Hunt for ‘Anarkali’ in Pakistan
Hindustan Times
London-based millionaire Akbar Asif, the son of the legendary Indian filmmaker K Asif who produced the historical epic Mughal-e-Azam, is on a hunt these days for an “Anarkali” in Pakistan.

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