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U.S. demands swift Pakistan action on militants

The United States called on Pakistan on Friday to take action within “days and weeks” on dismantling Afghan militant havens and encouraging the Taliban into peace talks in order to end 10 years of war. Crucially Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared to extract recognition from Pakistan that it could…

Pakistan PM hints at family pardon for US official

ISLAMABAD — Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani suggested on Wednesday that relatives of two Pakistani men shot dead by a US official might pardon the American, but also said it was for a court to decide the man’s fate. The comments came as US Senator John Kerry visited the country…