Going around in circles: The lack of a coherent policy

Cross-border violations on both sides of the Line of Control seem to be in full swing as of now, with allegations of cross-border firing and infiltration being the most common complaints. They come at a time when Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi just wrapped up his visit to Kargil, in Indian-administered Jammu and Kashmir. Mr. Modi’s . . . → Read More: Going around in circles: The lack of a coherent policy

Peace talks without peace

Tahrik-e-Taliban Pakistan – Terrorists not “Islamic warriors”… why is the Pakistan Government trying to talk peace with them?

Hurrah! Lets celebrate! Lets sing and dance with joy! Lets all sing in praise of our blessed leaders… for they have found a way to bring peace to our terrorism infected country…. yay! Pakistan is on . . . → Read More: Peace talks without peace

Sehbai on Kayani: Can’t Live… with or without you

It seems Mr Sehbai is not clear in his own mind about the role he wants the Army to play. He blames Gen Kayani for sitting on the sidelines and letting the country slide into the current mess. Yet he blames 10 years of Army rule which incidentally except for first three years of Musharraf . . . → Read More: Sehbai on Kayani: Can’t Live… with or without you

24 Pakistani Soldiers Martyred By NATO / ISAF Forces

PESHAWAR/ISLAMABAD NATO helicopters and fighter aircraft attacked two Pakistani military checkpoints along Afghan border in a pre-dawn attack on Saturday, killing up to 26 troops and prompting Pakistan to shut vital supplies to NATO/ISAF troops, besides lodging strong protests with the US and NATO authorities.

 A major and a captain were among the martyred troops . . . → Read More: 24 Pakistani Soldiers Martyred By NATO / ISAF Forces

FBI, Army, Islam & Terrorism: The Stupid Connection

To fix its troubled counterterrorism training, the FBI is calling in the cavalry.

The Bureau has turned to the Army’s Combating Terrorism Center at West Point to scour the FBI’s training materials, after Danger Room revealed that Bureau specialists were teaching agents that “mainstream” Muslims were likely to be “violent” and radical.” The West . . . → Read More: FBI, Army, Islam & Terrorism: The Stupid Connection

Pagara calls for deployment of Army in Karachi

PML-F Chief Pir Pagara said Saturday that the army would need to be called in for the restoration of peace in Karachi, meanwhile Interior Minister Rehman Malik said that some individuals were directing the carnage in Karachi from jails adding that action against miscreants would continue until peace was restored in the city.

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Bajaur’s heroes die fighting for Pakistan

To the rest of the world, they were just four names, but Bajaur will pay a heavy price for them. The deaths of the four Maliks and a lashkar chief in the blast that occurred this week in the area was the death of Fata’s voice against terrorists. For the good of their youth, their tribes and . . . → Read More: Bajaur’s heroes die fighting for Pakistan

Pakistan: Our National Purpose

The national resilience of the Pakistani people is to be judged by the degree of their consciousness and commitment to guard their values, traditions and honour, called the National Purpose, or the raison-d’etre, as the French call it. National Purpose, is sacrosanct and sublime. Quaid-e-Azam first of all preferred to affirm his own faith, belief . . . → Read More: Pakistan: Our National Purpose

5000 Baloch youths to join Pakistan Army

In pursuance of the directives of COAS Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kiyani, the Pakistan Army and the Balochistan government have launched similar projects in health, education and social sectors, aiming to mainstream Baloch people and alleviate their plight.

This is indeed a good sign and a remarkable step towards integrating Baloch people with Pakistan, and . . . → Read More: 5000 Baloch youths to join Pakistan Army

Pakistan Navy Air Defence System – Surface-to-Air missiles tests

Pakistan Navy successfully test-fires SAM missiles from Sonmiani on Dec 27, 2010.

Missiles have fire-and-forget capabilities; added fragile infra-red head; can target high speed aircraft and UAVs.