Pakistan

Military offensive in NWFP’s Dir is a result of sustained US pressure: Times

Military offensive in NWFP’s Dir is a result of sustained US pressure: TimesLondon, Apr. 27: Pakistan Army’s offensive against the militants in the Lower Dir region of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP) is certainly a result of the continuous pressure from the United States, a times online article said.

Pak leadership slowly waking up to Taliban threat: US expert

Pak leadership slowly waking up to Taliban threat: US expertWashington, Apr. 27: The Taliban’s agreement to pull out of Buner district in the North West Frontier Province following Pakistan’s deployment of paramilitary troops to the area demonstrates the Pakistan military has sent the right signal to the Taliban, feels an American expert on South Asian affairs.

Pak intelligence believes Osama bin Laden is dead : Zardari

Pak intelligence believes Osama bin Laden is dead : ZardariIslamabad, Apr. 27 : Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said that his country's intelligence believes that Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden is dead, but they have no proof to back their claims.

"The Americans tell me they don''t know, and they are much more equipped than us to trace him. And our own intelligence services obviously think that he does not exist any more, that he is dead. But there is no evidence, you cannot take that as a fact," The Nation quoted Zardari, as saying.

Taliban threatens to take revenge from Buner villagers

Taliban threatens to take revenge from Buner villagersIslamabad, Apr. 27 : The Taliban has threatened to take revenge from the villagers of the Buner region who had formed `Lashkar' to prevent them advancing further in the region.

Maulana Misbahuddin Malikpuri, a Taliban operative, said the outfit would seek revenge from the residents of Shalbandi and Sultanwus villages as they had dared to form `Lashkar' against them.

Meanwhile, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Muslim Khan has said the Taliban would not lay their arms until all US citizens are thrown out of Pakistan, and Darul Qaza was set up.

Swat peace deal intact: Pak Presidency

TNSM has no control over Taliban’s splinter groups: ISPRIslamabad, Apr. 27 : Despite the military offensive in the Lower Dir region of the North West Frontier Province (NWFP), the Swat peace deal between the government and the Taliban is intact.

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari's spokesperson, Farhatullah Babar, in a statement said : "The military's offensive in Lower Dir does not void the pact."

Government will review stand on Swat accord if deal fails to convince people : Zardari

Government will review stand on Swat accord if deal fails to convince people : ZardariLahore, Apr. 27 : Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari has said the government would be compelled to review its stand on the Swat peace deal and the Nizam-e-Adl Regulation if the people of the region opined the accord has failed to establish peace.

"When the people of Swat feel there is no peace even after the regulation, then the provincial government, assembly and the parliament can give their opinion on this issue," The Daily Times quoted Zardari, as saying.

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