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The US envoy to Kabul Zalmay Khalilzad, says the government has broken the back of the country's abusive provincial strongmen but concedes they will still influence voters in next week's Presidential election.
Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner John Stevens said the Yard's elite anti-corruption unit had "broken the back" of the problem after a six-year battle.
Addressing a public meeting near Narowal, he said Pakistan has broken the back of terrorists, reported Radio Pakistan .