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U.S. offers Pak joint offensive against TTP
The U.S. has offered Pakistan to conduct a joint military offensive against the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) along the Pak-Afghan border, in a move indicating that the two estranged allies have sought to cooperate in specific areas despite worsening ties.

Top U.S. commander to press Pak on action against Haqqani network
A top U.S. commander leading foreign forces in Afghanistan, will be visiting Pakistan this week amid renewed pressure by Washington to eliminate "terrorist sanctuaries" from the tribal belt.

Top U.S. commander visiting Pak to press for reopening NATO supply routes
The top U.S. commander stationed in Afghanistan, General John Allen, is expected to arrive in Pakistan on Wednesday to discuss the restoration of NATO supply routes.

Pak Army to stay in South Waziristan to prevent resurgence of terrorism: Kayani
Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has said the Army would continue the rehabilitation and reconstruction work for the upliftment of the people of South Waziristan, after eliminating terrorists from the area.

Memogate Commission report exonerates 'Boss' Zardari from any involvement
The Memogate Commission in its findings has exonerated Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari from any direct involvement in the memo scandal.

Pak political, military leaders in huddle to break NATO supply routes, ties with US impasse
Pakistan's political and military leaders have reportedly met to discuss the issues of regional security, relations with the United States, and the reopening of NATO supply lines into Afghanistan.

Pak SC set to grill Army Chief Kayani in Balochistan unrest case?
The Pakistan Supreme Court has hinted it might summon Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani over the worsening law order situation in Balochistan, and seek a solution to the problem.

'Patriotic' Haqqani to challenge 'one-sided' memo verdict aimed at distracting people
Reacting to the Memogate Commission report, which found the former ambassador to the United States guilty, Husain Haqqani has tweeted his response on the micro-blogging website Twitter, saying that the commission's proceedings were one-sided.

Memogate Commission's report claims ex-envoy to U.S. Haqqani authored memo
A report submitted in the Supreme Court by the judicial commission probing into the Memogate scandal has claimed that former envoy to the United States, Husain Haqqani, had authored the confidential memo.

Fresh Pak-U.S. 'reconciliation' talks end in abject failure
Crucial talks between Pakistan and the United States have led to no significant progress, with the negotiators stuck on the issue of an apology by the U.S. over last year's November NATO air raid that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers.

India, Pakistan to discuss Siachin today
India and Pakistan will hold Secretary level talks over the military standoff on the Siachin glacier, here on Monday, against the growing clamour to demilitarise the world's highest battlefield.

Peace loving Pakistan harbors no aggression towards anyone: Kayani
Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has said that Pakistan is a peace loving nation and the focus of its armed forces has always remained on defending and serving the country.

Armies of India, Pakistan, egos 'biggest hurdle in resolving Siachen issue': Mukhtar
Pakistan Defence Minister Ahmed Mukhtar has stressed that the biggest problem in resolving the Siachen issue were the armies of both India and akistan.

Top leaders' huddle useless due to military's 'short-sightedness': Pak editorial
Referring to a recent meeting of top political and military leaders aimed at finding a solution to the Balochistan issue, an editorial in a Pakistan daily has said that with the military seeming bent upon continuing with its short-sighted, repressive actions, the so-called high powered meeting would do no good.

Kayani forced to admit military operations no solution to burning Balochistan problem
Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani has backed a political solution for the troubled province of Balochistan by assuring that personnel of armed forces and the Frontier Corps (FC) would carry out their tasks within the ambit of the law.

World should realise Pak's efforts against terror: China FM
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi has called upon the international community to acknowledge the sacrifices made by Pakistan in the war on terror and the role it played against terrorists, and for peace in the region.

Six-member body formed to save Balochistan from '71 type eventuality
Pakistan's top political and military leaders, who had met in order to resolve the Balochistan issue, have announced a fresh push to begin dialogue with disgruntled Baloch leaders and formed a committee for this purpose.

Pak political-military honchos in huddle to douse burning Balochistan fires
In the first serious move to address the problem fuelling insurgency in Balochistan, Pakistan's top political and military leaders have scheduled a meet to find solutions to the contentious issue of enforced disappearances in the province.

No Kayani-Antony meet in Singapore: ISPR
The Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) has denied Indian media reports that Pakistan Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani is expected to meet the Indian defence minister in Singapore's Sigari-la moot, scheduled for June.

Army Chief fumes on eve of retirement, alleges official role in letter leak
Chief of Army Staff, General V.K. Singh, disclosed here yesterday that he had rung up the Army Commanders on the eve of going to Supreme Court earlier this year and told them that the age row was a personal matter.

US-Pak ties heading towards final clash over release of November 26 attack probe report
The Pakistan- US ties appear to be heading towards a final clash, ahead of the release of the detailed American probe report into the November 26 airstrike into the Pakistani border posts.

US may punish perpetrators of deadly November 26 Pak airstrike post final enquiry
The United States has indicated it may take action against the perpetrators of the November 26 NATO airstrike on the Pakistan border but only after receiving the final report of an official inquiry into the incident.

Haqqani's counsel urges Pak Supreme Court to summon Ijaz for Memo Gate probe
Former Pakistan envoy Husain Haqqqani's counsel, Asma Jehangir has pleaded before the Supreme Court that American-Pakistani businessman Mansoor Ijaz be summoned before the bench for cross-questioning in connection with the Memo Gate probe.

Jehangir questions Pasha's motive behind meeting Mansoor Ijaz
Asma Jehangir has questioned a meeting between the ISI chief Lt-Gen Ahmed Shuja Pasha and Pakistani-American businessman Mansoor Ijaz who had allegedly authored the controversial memo, a day after Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani had adopted a soft attitude towards the military leadership.

Pak Federation slams memo as 'pack of lies' in reply to Supreme Court probe
The Pakistani federation has slammed the memo as a pack of lies, adding that it indicates US-based businessman Mansoor Ijaz's attempt to pitch the country's institutions against one another.

Pak government not planning to oust army chief Kayani, ISI head Pasha: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has rebuffed speculations that the government is planning to sack the country's top military leadership.

'Pak Supreme Court may come to military's rescue if government sacks army, ISI chief'
The Pakistan army may approach the Supreme Court if the Pakistan People's Party (PPP)- led government sacks either army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani or Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) chief Lieutenant General Ahmad Shuja Pasha.

U.S. gearing for curtailed ties with Pak after deadly November 26 NATO airstrike
The US is gearing up to have curtailed ties with Pakistan, which it believes will complicate its efforts to target extremists and provide supplies to NATO troops in Afghanistan.

Pak political parties, judiciary and army support democracy: Gilani
Pakistan Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that political parties, the judiciary and the army chief, General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani, have voiced support for democracy, which would dispel rumors of rift between the country's institutions.

Pak Opposition Leader Nisar Khan slams Gilani over questioning bin Laden's presence
Pakistan Opposition leader Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan has criticised Prime Minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani for raising the question of slain Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's presence in Pakistan during an assembly session.

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