Pakistani PM makes war on terror No. 1 priority

Pakistan's new prime minister vowed to make the war on terror his No. 1 priority, but said peace talks and aid programs could be more effective than weapons in fighting militancy in tribal areas along the Afghan border. It was the new government's latest rebuke of President Pervez Musharraf's military tactics on the lawless frontier, which many Pakistanis believe have led to a spike in domestic attacks. The United States is seeking reassurance that Pakistan's new coalition government will keep pressure on extremist groups using the country's wild northwest frontier as a springboard for attacks in Afghanistan and beyond. In his first major policy speech since his swearing-in, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani said boosting government services to the region could lure tribesmen away from extremism.