While progress on nearly half of the 20-point National Action Plan is showing a downward trend, reforms in Fata, the return of Afghan refugees and issues associated with the operation in Karachi were the factors that prompted the last week’s call from military commanders for “matching governance initiatives”, officials say.
Senior officials privy to the . . . → Read More: Military wants govt to implement NAP
(By Syed Talat Hussain) If Lieutenant General Asim Bajwa’s tweets and statements are something to go by, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif’s US visit is the best thing that has happened in the country’s foreign and defence relations in the past six decades.
The fulsomeness of self-praise is obvious, as is the unmistakable desire to . . . → Read More: Functional national institutions needed to fight terrorism
Recently a lot of media hype was created on Pakistan’s nuclear program and its presumed relentless and reckless expansion. The Stimson and Carnegie Endowment for International Peace papers by Toby Dalton and Michael Krepon, reporting by David Ignatius and the inevitable editorials of the New York Times were all aimed at creating alarmist concerns about . . . → Read More: The nuclear deals and Pakistan narrative
Of late a Mr. Malik Siraj Akbar is proving to be quite the jack in the box; popping up right on time with an eager-to-influence-the-narrative blog post when PAK-US relations experience an upward trend.
His recent blog post for the Huffington Post can only be described as pure . . . → Read More: Malik Siraj Akbar – Terrorist Poodle
(By Abdul Manan) Top civil and military leaders have decided to speed up the surgical operation in Karachi which has apparently slowed down in recent weeks. Moreover, they fine-tuned the agenda of army chief General Raheel Sharif’s upcoming crucial visit to the United States.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting on security on . . . → Read More: Karachi Op to gain momentum
The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) expressed great sorrow over the killing of Zaman Mehsud, an HRCP monitor for South Waziristan, in a targeted attack in Tank on Tuesday.
The commission, in a statement, said, “We announce with great sorrow and grief, the killing of Zaman Mehsud, a dedicated member of the HRCP family . . . → Read More: Zaman Mehsud of HRCP killed in Tank attack
Security forces on Tuesday have seized huge cache of weapons in an operation in Orakzai Agency.
Security forces acted on a tip-off from intelligence agencies and raided a house in Masti Mela. Wepons, in huge amount were seized from the house.
At least 15 mortars, four grenades, a bullet proof vest, four sub-machine guns (SMG), . . . → Read More: Orakzai Agency: heavy weapons recovered
Is Pakistan on its way to becoming the first country to defeat a large scale Islamist insurgency?
In 1990, three colonels were inducted into the Pakistani army’s planning cell for Kashmir, the Himalayan territory at the heart of its conflicts with neighbouring India. Tasked with assessing the ramifications of the withdrawal the . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s war against Islamist insurgency