By Adrian Levy &Cathy Scott Clark
Five years on,this is what we now know. A valued CIA proxy,who infiltrated the Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT),a banned Pakistani Islamist outfit,planned the Mumbai attacks in which 166 people were killed,and more than 300 injured. David Headley,an American citizen,conceived,scoped and ran supplies . . . →Read More:United States role in Mumbai Attacks
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Pakistan’s ideology took more than just a lethal blow on Saturday when treasonous elements set ablaze the Ziarat Residency. A dignified structure that had provided solace during his last days to the creator of this country,it was callously rent asunder to hit the very core of our existence. The ‘before . . . →Read More:Rebuilding the monument is not the solution
By Lawrence Wilkerson
Although it’s far removed from the public conscience,we ought to pay more attention at just what drone use portends.
Akbar Ahmed’s The Thistle and the Drone:How America’s War on Terror Became a Global War on Tribal Islam,should be required reading for American soldiers,citizens and,above all, . . . →Read More:US fails to understand drone abuse
By Nida Afaque
As elections draw near,the political climate within Pakistan has turned sober. Contesting parties are working industriously to widen their voter base,the Election Commission is overworked with verifying candidates’ credibility and the interim government is struggling to contain the country’s affairs until the next government is ready to take charge. But there . . . →Read More:Spearhead Analysis:Elections held hostage
The commission formed to probe the missing persons case has submitted its report in the Supreme Court of Pakistan (SC) Wednesday,Geo News reported.
According to the statistics in the report,24 cases were completed in Sindh while 100 are still pending.
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Thirty-six people were killed and 87 injured in 16 incidents of political violence between March 16 and 22 across the country,compared with the preceding week when 43 were killed and 63 injured in 17 incidents,says the Free and Fair Election Network (FAFEN).
During the week under review,three political party workers were also . . . →Read More:FAFEN report says political violence claimed 36 lives
By Dr Akmal Hussain
As the tempestuous tenure of the present government ends,the political parties are readying themselves for elections. Yet,the morning after the exciting electoral contest the new government will be confronted,with a sobering array of challenges in the economic,security and diplomatic spheres. Let us identify the key issues involved in . . . →Read More:Post Election 2013
According to one of the more hard line analysts a fourth generation war—4GW—has been declared on Pakistan. The dots he connects to make the mosaic are—the insurgency in FATA,the lawlessness and violence in Baluchistan and Karachi,the insidious propaganda to defame and defang the military and intelligence institutions,the rapid economic decline and . . . →Read More:Tacstrat Analysis:The Invisible War
Twin road side blasts in upper Kurram tribal region on Wednesday wounded five civilians,officials told Dawn.com.
Tribesmen travelling on foot were hit by the improvised explosive devices (IED) planted on the roadside in Kurram tribal agency,said an official,adding that three of the people were injured in Spina Shaga area while two were . . . →Read More:IED bombs injure 5 in Kurram Agency