These are the leading stories in Pakistan's newspapers on Thursday. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.
-- In a qualitative difference in Pakistan's approach to the United States, Islamabad will, at the renewed strategic dialogue with Washington, seek "tangible deliverances" particularly on its strategic concerns and wouldn't settle for short-term relief measures.
-- Electricity shortfall rose to a staggering 4,500MW on Wednesday, forcing the Pakistan Electric Power Company to resort to a massive 10-hour unscheduled power cut across the country.
-- Ten suspected militants were killed and two wounded in two separate U.S. drone attacks in the North Waziristan region on Wednesday.
-- President Asif Ali Zardari Wednesday became the first president to donate all his body organs after signing a bill to enact a law to regulate transplant of human organs in the country.
-- The government is "not in a rush" to launch new offensives in the country's border areas, Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani said on Wednesday, adding that Islamabad's focus will first be on holding on to the territory it has reclaimed from the terrorists.
-- Former federal minister Abdul Hafeez Shaikh has been offered and will accept the post of finance adviser to the prime minister, a senior government official said on Wednesday.
-- An anti-terrorism court on Wednesday charged five Americans with funnelling money to outlaws and plotting a terror attack that could see them jailed for life if found guilty, lawyers said.
-- Defence minister Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhar's statement that the government of Pakistan would extradite Mullah Baradar astonishingly bypassed last month's ruling of the Lahore High Court. (Islamabad newsroom +92 51 281 0016/7, Fax +92 51 281 0018)
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