Long Ago and Far Away another Pakistan Existed

Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, addresses a rally at Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s mausoleum in Karachi in 1969. (Photo courtesy of eBay.)

By Nadeem F. Paracha 

There is very little memory left of a Pakistan that today almost seems like an alien planet compared to what it has been ever since the mid-1980s.

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American officials debate whether National Security is being compromised in offering too much evidence to OBL Filmmakers

By Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd

Newly released documents have reignited the debate in Washington over whether Obama administration officials granted too much access to filmmakers making a movie about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden — and whether national security was compromised in the process.

The documents show, for example, that a defense official . . . → Read More: American officials debate whether National Security is being compromised in offering too much evidence to OBL Filmmakers

Viewers of Fox News losing IQ Points?

After a study published last year labeled viewers of Fox News as grossly misinformed, the researchers who conducted the poll have expanded their work and now confirm, again, that the network’s audience might want to consider changing the channel.

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Al-Qaeda exhorts followers to declare E- Jihad

Al Qaeda may be turning its destructive attention to cyber warfare against the United States. In a chilling video, an al Qaeda operative calls for “electronic jihad” against the United States, and compares vulnerabilities in vital American computer networks to the flaws in aviation security before the 9/11 attack.

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Is Facebook the new terror launching pad?

TERRORIST groups are using Facebook to recruit loners from Western countries like Australia to their cause and authorities are struggling to stop it, a leading counter-terrorism expert says.

The Australian Ambassador for Counter Terrorism, Bill Paterson, says terrorists have embraced the rise of technology, particularly the internet, to spread their messages and attract followers.

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Pm’s disqualification proceedings judgment to be unveiled by Speaker NA today

By: Asim Yasin

Speaker National Assembly Dr Fehmida Mirza is likely to decide today (Thursday) whether the question of Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani’s disqualification arises or not following the Supreme Court’s verdict regarding the contempt of court case against the prime minister.

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Pakistan asked to pardon Shakeel Afridi

A Pakistani surgeon recruited by the CIA to help find Osama bin Laden has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for treason, sparking a warning from US senators over American aid.

Shakeel Afridi, who was sacked as a government doctor two months ago, was found guilty on Wednesday under the tribal justice system of . . . → Read More: Pakistan asked to pardon Shakeel Afridi