Increasing number of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Despite the continuing process of voluntary repatriation of Afghans, the number of registered refugees in Pakistan is growing steadily as approximately 50,000 children are born to refugee families every year.

The UN refugee agency said that the National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) would register some 150,000 children born to the registered parents in past . . . → Read More: Increasing number of Afghan refugees in Pakistan

Afghans protecting TTP terrorists from Pak Army

(By Tahir Khan) ISLAMABAD: Afghanistan’ National Security Council (NSC) on Sunday ordered the country’s security forces to suppress all incursions by Pakistan and its security forces on Afghan soil.

Outgoing President Hamid Karzai presided over the meeting of key ministers, top military generals and intelligence officials in Kabul and reviewed the movement of Pakistani forces along . . . → Read More: Afghans protecting TTP terrorists from Pak Army

USA – Can’t stay out of other country’s affairs

Ukraine. Gaza. Syria. Yemen. Pakistan. If it feels like the United States is always at war somewhere, that’s because it is. Not just Iraq and Afghanistan – the two wars we all know about. And, granted, we’re not only talking boots on the ground. It’s our money, our weapons and – more often in recent . . . → Read More: USA – Can’t stay out of other country’s affairs

Now it’s Pakistan’s war

By Fatima Rizvi

In todays interconnected world no country is alone because the media makes sure that everything is splashed across in headlines and breaking news breaks. One just has to take the time to survey the world. Right now the Somali terrorist group Al Shabab is carrying out bombings in Somalia and Kenya. Sudan is facing . . . → Read More: Now it’s Pakistan’s war

What goes on behind the drone controls

Drones are often called unmanned aircraft. But there is a lot of human drama when they crash. Drone pilots and other crew members swear, scream and yell at their remote-control video screens when the aircraft fly out of control. Those moments are often captured by audio recorders in ground control stations. Here’s a sampling of . . . → Read More: What goes on behind the drone controls

Drugs related deaths higher than terror toll

RAWALPINDI – Anti-Narcotic Force (ANF) Director General Maj Gen Khawar Hanif said the use of drugs had become national security issue which was also affecting the youth and causing serious diseases among them.

He expressed these views at press briefing held at ANF Headquarters on Tuesday. He said that billion of . . . → Read More: Drugs related deaths higher than terror toll

Zarb-e-Azb: The only option

Pre 9/11 the terrorist activities were not politically motivated but were funded by foreign powers so that Pakistan would be internally weakened enough to give up its support and demand for Kashmir and would not extend any support to Afghan Mujahideen who were fighting Soviet Union in Afghanistan. But at that time the . . . → Read More: Zarb-e-Azb: The only option

Armed offensive launched to eliminate terrorists

The Pakistan Army on Sunday finally launched the long-awaited full scale military operation against foreign and local terrorists in North Waziristan tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

The announcement came from the military through a statement on Sunday, hours after air force jets bombed hideouts of terrorists in the volatile region, claiming to have killed more than . . . → Read More: Armed offensive launched to eliminate terrorists

America’s hero – not totally

The sense of pride expressed by officials of the Obama administration at the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is not shared by many of those who served with him — veterans and soldiers who call him a deserter whose “selfish act” ended up costing the lives of better men.

“I . . . → Read More: America’s hero – not totally

FORK TONGUED PALEFACES

Bruce Riedel, a former CIA man and now affiliated with a Washington think-tank is no friend of Pakistan. This much was always clear from his writings. Now an article written by him and published in India’s Hindustan Times seems to indicate that he is no friend of India’s either. What he has proposed as an . . . → Read More: FORK TONGUED PALEFACES