The US pursuit of Al Qaeda with airstrikes complicates Pakistan's struggle against the Taliban, who launched their largest attack in months over the weekend.
Security for reporters improved worldwide, but Pakistan remains one of the deadliest places for the profession in 2008.
As part of their own 'surge,' they destroyed more than 160 Humvees and trucks bound for Afghanistan.
While conclusive evidence is elusive, blame is being leveled on a Pakistan-based militant group, Lashkar-e-Taiba, further stressing ties between the neighbors.
Militants in Pakistan seized 13 Afghanistan-bound trucks – one carrying two Humvees – without firing a single shot.
Frustration with such strikes is rising in Pakistan. On Thursday, the parliament called for making talks with militants the 'top priority.'
Pakistan weighs asking the IMF for a loan, while continuing to battle militants in Swat and Bajaur in the northwest.