Why US Accelerates Drone Attacks?

 By Sajjad Shaukat At this sensitive moment, when Pak-US diplomats are negotiating a complex issue of restoring the NATO supply routes across the country to Afghanistan, while some American top officials have claimed that both the countries are near to sign an agreement, US has accelerated drone attacks on Pakistan. In the last 11 days, CIA-operated pilotless aircraft killed more than 30 people in North Waz ...

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Anti Sikh Riots 1984 – No Justice for Sikhs in India

Guru Piarey Jio, Across the world next month, a lot of Sikhs will be getting together and marching, shouting slogans, making speeches and holding up Placards saying “Sikhs want Justice”, “India stop killing Sikhs” and “Freedom is our Birthright”. Conversely, many young, educated, practising Sikhs born and brought up in the West who are leading lights in their communities will be shunning these same demonstr ...

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Insensitivity of international community and institutions

 Asif Haroon Raja The secular lobby in Pakistan tries to highlight theimportance of international community, international institutions andinternational laws, and above all the role of sole super power as well as India.It never tires lecturing that without compromising with the tyrannical andunjust practices of the powerful nations, Pakistan will not survive. Ourpresent government which is totally subservie ...

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US-Pakistan Relations: Common and Clashing Interests

Shehzad Qazi The last calendar year was by far the most tumultuous in a decade of tense and mistrustful relations between Pakistan and the United States. It began with CIA contractor Raymond Davis shooting and killing two Pakistanis in broad daylight in Lahore, then only worsened in May when Osama bin Laden was found and killed in a US raid at a compound near the Pakistan Military Academy in Abbottabad (an ...

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US Drones, the Empty Aerial Assault

Judy Bachrach Sherry Rehman, the Pakistani ambassador to the United States, wants the US to (a) apologize for a NATO attack on Salala and (b) halt drone attacks on her native soil, neither of which demands—let’s face it, Sherry—is going to happen anytime soon. Always a bad idea to apologize to governments and security agencies run by certain officials who want you dead, and besides, the really tall bearded ...

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U.S drone’s campaign is fuelling terror

Obama's escalation of a war that's already caused thousands of deaths will only destabilise his own allies and bolster al-Qaida Seumas Milne More than a decade after George W Bush launched it, the "war on terror" was supposed to be winding down. US military occupation of Iraq has ended and Nato is looking for a way out of Afghanistan, even as the carnage continues. But another war – the undeclared drone war ...

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Shakil Afridi was imprisoned for giving care to militants

Jon Boone The Pakistani doctor who assisted the CIA in its hunt for Osama bin Laden was given a 33-year jail sentence not for aiding the US intelligence service but for providing medical care to banned terror groups, according to leaked legal documents. According to a five-page verdict seen by Pakistan's Dawn newspaper, the administrator from the country's tribal areas that tried and convicted Shakil Afridi ...

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