Pakistanis visit U.S., face questions on Swat Valley pact

02/24/2009 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

Uncertainty continues to surround Pakistan's controversial peace accord with insurgents holding the Swat Valley. Two Pakistani officials are in Washington this week to seek military support and answer questions about the week-old pact, which critics fear could expand Taliban and al-Qaeda influence and inspire similar deals elsewhere. Meanwhile, Pakistani army operations in Swat have stopped and the Taliban has announced an indefinite ceasefire.

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