Pakistan is touting its influence over the Haqqani network to aim at preserving its influence in an Afghanistan endgame in talks with the US, New York Times reported.
Pakistan's army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani made clear his country's willingness to mediate at a meeting late last month at NATO headquarters with top American military officials.
The Pakistanis want to be part of discussions that could involve reconciliation, a Pakistan military official said.
The Pakistani offer makes clear that any stable solution to the war will have to take into account Afghanistan's neighbours, in a region where Pakistan, India, China, Iran and others all jostle for power.
IPL drama seems to be more exciting and eventful than the actual game in action. Politics has crept in at all levels and Lalit Modi is surely a very brave man indeed to even think of the possibility of IPL in the Indian political conditions!
First it was the Bal Thackeray of Mumbai who thinks he owns Maharashtra to threaten the inclusion of OZ and Pakistan players! Sena has a very comical thinking and has already become totally a joker to poke their noses daily on one issue or other.
Now it is the turn of the Andhra Pradesh Sports Minister who appeals to the Deccan Chargers to boycott the IPL since there is no likelihood of many matches due to political situation in Andra Pradesh. It is very sad that sports is politicalised very badly in India and all the leaders of various political parties are taking advantage of the confused scenario.
Modi can now organise an Indian Political League.