Reuters suggests that one of the outcomes of Wednesday’s summit between Obama, Zardari and Karzai might be a US push for a national unity government in Pakistan, uniting the Pakistan People’s Party with the Muslim League-N of Nawaz Sharif. The Pakistani newspaper Dawn does not rule out the possibility, though the obstacles are severe. It alleges that the Muslim League-N may need the support of the center to fight off Taliban infiltration of the Punjab, its main electoral base.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the AfPak talks in Washington “very promising.”
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