Altaf against all odds

A strange spectacle has unfolded. The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) with its high and mighty political clout seems to be waning at a daunting pace.

13 July, 2015: Shortly after Altaf Hussein’s fiery speech heavily critical of the Army, Rangers and Security forces and the current operation being . . . → Read More: Altaf against all odds

Modi: Indians angry and disappointed with China

The Big Story: The Great Game

On the sidelines of the BRICS summit in Russia, Prime Minister Narendra Modi got a chance to raise India’s unhappiness with Beijing over a specific bit of international maneuvering. According to several External Affairs Ministry reporters, Modi told Chinese President Xi Jinping that India was disappointed, that the Indian . . . → Read More: Modi: Indians angry and disappointed with China

India’s accusations and confrontational statements

The two subcontinent nuclear powers, Pakistan and India, have been recently involved in a war of words and words of war which has reopened the debate on South Asia’s nuclear and strategic stability. Predominantly, three official statements from India in a scorching ‘June’ have further inflamed the traditional tensions between the two nuclear neighbors. Pragmatically, . . . → Read More: India’s accusations and confrontational statements

Pakistan’s NAP score?

Pakistan instituted the twenty-point National Action Plan (NAP) on Dec. 24, 2014, as a comprehensive, consolidated list of steps needed to be taken by the state and law enforcement institutions to curb terrorism and extremism in the country. For Pakistan to finally take this step, it took a horrendous attack on schoolchildren at the Army . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s NAP score?

BBC’s strong allegations against India and MQM

The Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) has received funding from Indian authorities, claims a startling report published by the BBC on Wednesday.

According to the report which quotes an unnamed “authoritative Pakistani source”, officials in MQM have told UK authorities that they received Indian government funds.

The report further states that UK authorities investigating MQM for . . . → Read More: BBC’s strong allegations against India and MQM

Pakistan’s major political party exposed as anti-state

Officials in Pakistan’s MQM party have told the UK authorities they received Indian government funds, the BBC learnt from an authoritative Pakistani source.

UK authorities investigating the MQM for alleged money laundering also found a list of weapons in an MQM property.

A Pakistani official has told the BBC that India has trained hundreds . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s major political party exposed as anti-state

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

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