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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.
The Taliban bombed three police checkposts and a girls' school in Darra Adam Khel. Security forces seized three illegal FM radio stations and detained 16 Taliban, including a wanted commander in Swat. A curfew has been imposed in Khairpur after 10 were wounded during sectarian clashes.
A suicide bomber killed five Pakistani troops when he detonated outside a paramilitary base near Wana, South Waziristan. The Pakistan People's Party allegedly selected its choice for the country™s next prime minister, but the decision may already be causing rifts within the party. Pakistan successfully conducted its final flight test of its indigenously developed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), Uqaab.