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Pakistan court ruling eases civil-military tension

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Monday further eased tension in the country’s worst crisis in civilian-military ties since a 1999 coup by lifting a travel ban on a former envoy to Washington, who angered the generals after the emergence of a murky memo.

Husain Haqqani was barred from leaving the country in December by the Supreme Court, which is investigating the memo that sought U.S. help in reining in Pakistan’s generals after the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden in Pakistan in May last year.

Jan 29, 2012

Pakistan’s PM reassures political crisis has eased

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – A political crisis in the past three months that has seen the worst tension between Pakistan’s government and military since a coup in 1999 appears to have eased — for now — with a delicate balance of power re-established, observers said.

The latest sign of a thaw was in snowy Davos, Switzerland, where Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani again backed away from critical remarks earlier this month that the military had acted “unconstitutionally” by supporting a top court-led investigation into a mysterious memo.

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      "Pakistan Bureau Chief. Born in Arkansas, Allbritton has been in Pakistan since mid-2009, working as a freelance reporter for TIME Magazine and other publications. Prior to that, He spent a year on a John S. Knight Fellowship for Professional Journalists at Stanford University, where he examined foreign correspondence and the online medium. Allbritton got his start as a reporter on the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, followed by two years working for the Associated Press in New York. In 2002, he pioneered reader-funded reporting through his Back-to-Iraq.com website and for the past six years he has focused on covering the Middle East, including ..."
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