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NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer said Pakistan is "part of the solution" to the problems in Afghanistan. The Ahmedzai Wazir tribes in South Waziristan said the only acceptable replacement for the Frontier Crimes Regulation laws is shariah. Three police were wounded in an IED attack in Swat.
The Taliban insisted the Pakistani government give up support for the US as conditions for peace talks. The Taliban also said attacks in Afghanistan would continue despite any deal made with the government. The Awami National Party has made formal contacts with the Taliban and will begin negotiations. Taliban commander Mullah Nazir Wazir™s office in Wana, South Waziristan was bombed.
The Taliban has praised the new government's plan to repeal the Frontier Crimes Regulation and conduct negotiations. Police arrested a "top militant" in Swat. Two warring tribes in Kohat declared a cease-fire after 35 people were killed in clashes. The first joint intelligence center manned by US, Afghan, and Pakistani agents has been opened.
The leader of the Awami National Party said the new government will withdraw the Army from Swat. Fifty police were fired for "lack of courage." Two Taliban were arrested for arms smuggling. The Taliban warned tribesmen not to meet Americans envoys.
President Bush waived democracy-related restrictions on $300 million of US assistance to Pakistan. Seven civilians were killed in an attack on an ambulance in Kurram agency. The Taliban bombed a bridge in Swat. Four suspects in the March 11 suicide attack in Lahore have been detained.
Yousuf Raza Gillani was sworn in as Pakistan's new Prime Minister by President Pervez Musharraf. Gillani was elected prime minister by a two-thirds majority in the National Assembly or lower house of parliament. Insurgents blew up 36 oil tankers destined for Coalition forces in the Khyber Pass area, 100 injured.