The country's deadliest quake in three decades hit central China Monday.
The US is increasingly out of sync with Pakistan's newly-elected government, say analysts.
A May 10 poll could underscore how unpopular the regime is, as it slowly opens to foreign aid.
The Awami National Party, which leads the ruling coalition in the crucial North West Frontier Province, espouses a nonviolent approach to tackling extremism.
News of an airstrike on Aden Hashi Ayro came on the heels of the State Department's annual report on terrorism, which concluded that Al Qaeda was rebuilding in Pakistan.
Top parties missed a joint deadline Wednesday to reinstate judges deposed by President Musharraf.
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad stops in India Tuesday after visiting Pakistan and Sri Lanka on a trip aimed at inking energy deals and curbing the West's influence.