Zawahiri in Pakistan?

Prof Ali Sukhanver "Zawahiri is in Pakistan", assured the gracious lady Hillary Clinton talking to media in Kolkata, a few days back. She further said in the same interview: "You have to go over those who are trying to kill you. You have to be focused on that." Hillary is no doubt very much true in her concept of pursuing those who are trying to kill you. Her approach in this regard must be sincerely follow ...

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Retrieving Balochistan from the brink of disorder

Bassam Javed It took one US Congressman to jolt Pakistan on the urgent need to address Balochistan issue. Whatever malicious designs he had on an integral part of a sovereign nation that too a consistent ally in US regional endeavours, speak of US thinking on this strategically located part of Pakistan. The crude way however with which he took upon himself to speak for Balochistan on the floor of US Congres ...

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Pak-US War of Nerves

By Sajjad Shaukat On April 12, this year, Pakistan’s parliament unanimously approved recommendations of the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) in connection with the re-engagement with the United States. Besides other matters, the recommendations include an immediate cessation of drone attacks and infiltration into Pakistani territory, entailing some conditions regarding supply to NATO forc ...

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Hiding OBL was not an option for Pakistan

by Asif Haroon Raja As long as Mullah Omar was in power in Afghanistan, al-Qaeda under Osama bin Laden (OBL) enjoyed his patronage and protection. Once his regime was uprooted from power in November 2001 and the Taliban rendered homeless and fugitives, al-Qaeda as an entity also got displaced from Afghanistan to South Waziristan (SW). Ahmadzai Wazirs who had fought alongside Afghan and Arab Mujahideen in th ...

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Indian intelligence goof irks Pakistan

By Rama Lakshmi India’s intelligence agency sparked outrage in Pakistan and self-deprecatory jokes at home this week after it listed ordinary Pakistani shopkeepers as terrorists on a mission to attack some of India’s landmark institutions. The Research and Analysis Wing, India’s premier intelligence agency, issued an advisory to state governments in which it said that five trained militants from Pakistan’s ...

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Why did Ambassador Cameron Munter quit?

Did he quit in anger? Was he forced out? Or did the U.S. ambassador to Pakistan just want to spend more time with his family? The speculation about the resignation of Ambassador Cameron Munter after less that two years on the job has been gripping diplomats and journalists in Islamabad since he quietly told his embassy staff of his decision Monday. Unnamed diplomatic sources whispered to reporters that Mr. ...

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Pakistan insisted not been “complicit” in sheltering Osama bin Laden

Pakistan's PM denies authorities knew Osama bin Laden was living in country Global 'intelligence failure' to blame for al-Qaida leader going undetected for so long, says Yousaf Raza Gilani Pakistan's prime minister has insisted his country had not been "complicit" in sheltering Osama bin Laden and said the fact the late al-Qaida leader was able to live undetected for so long in Pakistan was down to a univer ...

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The International Committee of the Red Cross suspends operations in two Pakistani cities

The International Committee of the Red Cross suspended operations in two of Pakistan’s largest cities and announced it would review its presence in the South Asian country after the brutal murder of Khalil Rasjed Dale, one of its workers who had been kidnapped in January ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The International Committee of the Red Cross suspended operations in two of Pakistan’s largest cities Thursday and ...

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