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Pakistan aid plan facing resistance

$300m requested for paramilitaries

Pakistani paramilitary soldiers searched a tribesman after security was beefed up in Miranshah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal region last week. Pakistani paramilitary soldiers searched a tribesman after security was beefed up in Miranshah, the main town in the North Waziristan tribal region last week. (Haji Mujtaba/reuters)
By Farah Stockman
Globe Staff / July 22, 2007

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WASHINGTON -- The Bush administration is struggling to get congressional approval for millions of dollars in aid to a tribal paramilitary group in the semiautonomous region of Pakistan where Al Qaeda and the Taliban have gained such a foothold that they have been able to launch destabilizing attacks on both Afghanistan and Pakistan. (Full article: 1325 words)

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