Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

Having moved to Islamabad from other parts of the country with dreams of a better life, the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in a vegetable market had no idea theirs would be cut short so abruptly. . . . → Read More: Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

Militants against Militants

Several are being reported killed in infighting between two distraught Tehreek-i-Taliban factions between whom fighting intensified on Friday in Waziristan.

The clash started between the two militant factions a few days ago and the cause of infighting was said to be over interference in matters inside one another’s domains.

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Understanding the real Balochistan

(By Muhammad Faheem Belharvi) Balochistan is an integral part of Pakistan with a history of supporting Resolution of Pakistan-1940, which envisaged creation of a separate homeland for Muslim majority areas of sub-continent India.

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UN Report reveals 400,000 rape cases in 12 months

The United Nations has said more than 3,600 women, children and men were subjected to rape and other sexual violence in Congo over a four-year period by the country’s defense and security forces or armed rebels.

A UN report published on Wednesday documented 3,645 victims of sexual violence between January 2010 and December 2013, with nearly three-quarters of . . . → Read More: UN Report reveals 400,000 rape cases in 12 months

SC: If not food provide them with poison

The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday said if the government could not provide flour to the masses, it should give them rat-killing pills.

A three-member apex court bench, presided over by Justice Jawwad S Khawaja, made these remarks during the course of the hearing of JI Secretary General Liaquat Baloch’s petition against the growing prices . . . → Read More: SC: If not food provide them with poison

The CII’s jurisdiction

By Sabina Khan

Within a decade of the nation’s inception, the 1956 Constitution declared Pakistan an Islamic Republic. It also deemed Islam the official religion of the country. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, the patron of the 1973 Constitution, took it a step further and declared Islam the state religion. An amendment was also added to . . . → Read More: The CII’s jurisdiction

Is CIA in trouble? Interrogation report to be made public

The Senate Intelligence Committee voted Thursday to make public a long-awaited report that concludes that the CIA’s use of brutal interrogation measures did not produce valuable intelligence and that the agency repeatedly misled government officials about the severity and success of the program.

The decision, opposed by three Republicans on the panel, means that the findings will . . . → Read More: Is CIA in trouble? Interrogation report to be made public

Kaboom!! Tit for tat

At least 15 senior Taliban commanders were killed on Tuesday in Ghazni province by asuicide bomber reportedly attempting to keep them from carrying out plans to disrupt Saturday’s elections, according to Afghan officials.

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Modi fears AAP agenda

AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal today said if his party formed the government at the Centre, it would decentralise power to solve the Kashmir and Naxal problems.

“Kashmir is an integral part of India. In addition to the short-term use of security force, AAP believes in long-term approach of decentralisation and devolution of power which would . . . → Read More: Modi fears AAP agenda

Chris Alexander lacks basic knowledge on global security issues

Pakistan is lashing back at a senior Conservative cabinet minister who accused the country of sponsoring terrorism, warning he should not pursue a “personal and prejudiced agenda” on an issue of crucial importance to regional security.

In a statement to CBC News Network’s Power & Politics, the High Commission for Pakistan said Citizenship and Immigration Minister . . . → Read More: Chris Alexander lacks basic knowledge on global security issues