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Monday, 13 April 2009

Pakistan Seems to be the Most Popular Destination for US Officials These Days

And...following on from visits to Pakistan by the new CIA Chief, Panetta, and the new Special Envoy to the region, Holbrooke, now the Chairman of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee, John Kerry, has called on the Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani.

There have been many American officials arriving to admire the scenery in Pakistan since Obama became US President.

This shows how much importance is now being attached to the country's strategic location in the fight to try and keep some sort of grip on the country's increasingly fragile stability.

And the fact that it is the Prime Minister, Yousuf Raza Gilani, not the President, Asif Ali Zardari, who is often in important international as well as domestic meetings demonstrates perhaps that some are keeping their options open while considering who is likely to pulling the strings of power in future.

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