Corruption in US prisons

A second prison employee has been charged in connection with the stunning escape of two convicted murderers from a maximum security facility in upstate New York earlier this month.

Officer Gene Palmer, a veteran prison guard, gave at least one of the inmates a screwdriver and a wrench to help fix electrical . . . → Read More: Corruption in US prisons

Racial killings in America

IN Charleston, South Carolina, last Wednesday, Dylann Roof spent an hour in a Bible study class with a dozen or so parishioners before declaring, “You rape our women and you’re taking over our country, and you have to go.”

He took out his gun and murdered nine people, reportedly reloading his weapon five times. When . . . → Read More: Racial killings in America

COAS, PM agree to continue anti-criminal ops

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif held a meeting with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad today and discussed internal and external security situation of the country. They also discussed progress of Operation Zarb-e-Azb.

It was decided that operation against criminals and terrorists will continue unhindered across the country, to optimally utilize the . . . → Read More: COAS, PM agree to continue anti-criminal ops

Maleeha Lodhi warns that any threat to Pakistan will not be tolerated

Pakistan clarified in the United Nations on Tuesday that any attempt to destabilise the country or to violate its territorial integrity will be dealt with ‘forcefully’ and befittingly.

“Let me be clear, we will be relentless in rooting out terrorism, whosoever its sponsors, external or internal,” Lodhi told the UN Security Council.

“Any effort to . . . → Read More: Maleeha Lodhi warns that any threat to Pakistan will not be tolerated

China rejects India’s hollow claims against Pakistan

United Nations: China has blocked India’s move in the UN demanding action against Pakistan over release of Mumbai attack mastermind and LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in violation of a resolution of the world body as it contended that India provided insufficient information.

As the UN Sanctions Committee met here at India’s request, a clarification was . . . → Read More: China rejects India’s hollow claims against Pakistan

We were told but we did not act – cyber security

The seven young men sitting before some of Capitol Hill’s most powerful lawmakers weren’t graduate students or junior analysts from some think tank. No, Space Rogue, Kingpin, Mudge and the others were hackers who had come from the mysterious environs of cyberspace to deliver a terrifying warning to the world.

. . . → Read More: We were told but we did not act – cyber security

There’s big difference between Pakistan and Myanmar

(By Sitara Noor) Last Tuesday, Indian forces carried out surgical strikes inside Myanmar’s territory, reportedly inflicting “significant casualties” which, as per varying estimates, stand at 50-100 militants. As reported, the blitzkrieg maneuvers were done by India’s Special Forces (21 Para), that is a unit under Kolkata-based Eastern Command headquarters, along with troops of Assam Riffeles . . . → Read More: There’s big difference between Pakistan and Myanmar

Lessons from India’s Myanmar raid

Days after elite army commandos took on terrorists along the border with Myanmar, the neighborhood is still edgy. Within India, there is the heightened state of alert along the Indo-Myanmar border obviously being extra careful of a strike back by insurgents. And on the western front, Pakistan is still fuming not only on account of . . . → Read More: Lessons from India’s Myanmar raid

TTP’s need for media presence

Ever since its creation in December 2007, Pakistan’s most vicious terrorist group the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has been at odds with the country’s mainstream media. At times coalescing and often intimidating, particularly against journalists whose parent companies would deny space for the TTP propaganda. Ironically, in the absence of stringent enforcement of regulations of the . . . → Read More: TTP’s need for media presence

Cornered and desperate – End of a party

By Azmaish Ka Waqt

Much is being read into the recent so called ‘macho’ speech of the Co Chairman of the PPP. Some analysts are calling it some kind of a gauntlet thrown at the ‘establishment’ which they think and hope will be picked up so that fireworks can start. The . . . → Read More: Cornered and desperate – End of a party