Pakistani officials claim to have found evidence of ‘new sanctuaries’ set up by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and its affiliates in the Afghan territory near the border with North Waziristan Agency, where a massive military operation, codenamed Zarb-e-Azb, has been ongoing since mid-June.
A senior security official told The Express Tribune that the new . . . → Read More: As Pak Army destroys TTP in Pakistan, TTP moves to Afghanistan
Police tortures Dawn News’ Quetta reporter by dawn-news A journalist associated with DawnNews was beaten up by Quetta police in the early hours of Monday.
Personnel from the Industrial Police Station picked up reporter Hafeezullah Sherani from his residence at around 3 am and badly beat him up.
. . . → Read More: Journalist gets taste of police brutality
Unidentified men opened fire on a bus in the outskirts of Quetta on Thursday, killing eight people — said to belong to the Hazara community — and injuring one, in what is believed to be a sectarian attack.
Ten men were on the bus and were about to leave a vegetable market in the Hazar Ganji . . . → Read More: Hazara killings continue in Balochistan, 8 more dead
Former president retired General Pervez Musharraf sees Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi as an anti-Pakistan and anti-Muslim politician but he hoped in an interview with an Indian TV channel beamed on Wednesday that he would change the negative stance for the sake of peace in South Asia.
Speaking to Headlines Today from Karachi, the former . . . → Read More: Gen Musharraf calls Modi anti Muslim and anti Pakistan
There’s at least one nation that’s not sweating ISIS.
Pakistan officials seemed cool as a cucumber on Friday after reports surfaced this week of a potentially deadly merger between the bloodthirsty jihadis and the equally barbaric Pakistan Taliban in their country.
“It shows a desperate effort by a decimated [Pakistan Taliban] to find external support . . . → Read More: Pakistan Armed Forces not worried about ISIS
(By Farhan Zaheer) India’s deputy high commissioner to Pakistan said on Wednesday that New Delhi too was worried about the escalating tensions triggered by ongoing border skirmishes.
Speaking at a meeting during his maiden visit to the Karachi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI), JP Singh said there was common understanding in both India . . . → Read More: Indian diplomat – Delhi worried over Pakistan – India border tensions
(By Sajjad Shaukat) When during the Musharraf regime, Pakistan government initiated the construction of Gwadar deep-seaport in Balochistan province in March 2002 with Chinese assistance, sirens went off in the capitals of foreign countries, especially the United States, India and Israel. The US took it as a threat to its global plans, and India felt . . . → Read More: Balochistan issue is real and urgent
(Mohammad Jamil) Balochistan, the resource-rich province of Pakistan, appears to have been attracting the attention of foreign predators, usurpers and imperialistic powers who intend to expand their influence in the region to gain control of minerals and other economic resources. Unfortunately, Balochistan lacks technological prowess and economic resources to exploit its minerals and untapped resources. . . . → Read More: The dangers Balochistan faces
*The figures quoted above have been collected from local and international newspapers. The number of ceasefire violations may vary across sources.
Why is this time different?
The resumption of hostilities has displaced an estimated 30,000 villagers, who have fled their border homes in anticipation of further violence. This year 42 . . . → Read More: Making sense of Pakistan – India LoC
At least nine civilians were killed in Kashmir on Monday as Indian and Pakistani troops traded fire in the disputed region, in the latest setback to what had looked like renewed cooperation between the two nuclear-armed rivals just months ago.
Indian officials say five civilians were killed on their side of . . . → Read More: India, Pakistan relationship reset failing