US explains provision of military equipment to Pakistan

The United States has defended its latest sale of military equipment to Pakistan, arguing the American weapons systems would enhance Islamabad’s counter-terrorism abilities.

“This proposed sale of helicopters and weapons systems will provide Pakistan with military capabilities in support of its counter-terrorism operations inside the country,” US State Department Acting Spokesperson Marie Harf said at . . . → Read More: US explains provision of military equipment to Pakistan

PM briefed by COAS about setting up new FC wings

Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif called on Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at PM House on Thursday and briefed him on the ongoing operation Zerb-e-Azb and the process of rehabilitation of the temporarily displaced persons back to their homes.

According to the prime minister’s media section, matters relating to the return of temporarily . . . → Read More: PM briefed by COAS about setting up new FC wings

How to make FATA work

(By Yasmeen Aftab Ali) A leading newspaper carried news that Sarah Sewall, the US Undersecretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, argues: “In the Pak-Afghan region, Tehreek-e-Taliban has long exploited local grievances in the tribal belt in order to sustain itself.” (March 12, 2015) She makes a lot of sense, common yet not so . . . → Read More: How to make FATA work

Polio count jumps to 158

Pakistan’s polio crisis has pushed the country to a point of no return. From 145 cases on September 12, the national case count on Tuesday jumped to 158 when the Polio Virology Laboratory at the National Institute of Health (NIH) confirmed 13 more wild type-1 polio cases in a single day.

With a meeting of . . . → Read More: Polio count jumps to 158

Is ISIS capable of finding support in Paksitan

With Pakistan experiencing the worst period in its political history as well as fighting the Taliban within its borders, the Islamic State could not have chosen a better time to make inroads into Pakistan — if it wanted to.

The political squabble has refused to die down since it began on . . . → Read More: Is ISIS capable of finding support in Paksitan

Pakistan’s food donation to WFP second largest

ISLAMABAD : Pakistan has emerged the second largest donor for the World Food Programme (WFP) with donation of 150,000 metric ton wheat in 2013.

The donation valued at Rs 5.5 billion ($52 million) demonstrated Pakistan’s continued commitment to help its people in need, said WFP spokesman.He said the donation was provided . . . → Read More: Pakistan’s food donation to WFP second largest

Imaam of Kaaba asked to visit and help with fight against Polio

The Ministry of Health, Organisation of the Islamic Conference and Islamic Development Bank have invited Imam-e-Kaaba Abdul Rahman al Sudais to attend the International Ulema Conference on Polio Eradication.

To be held in Islamabad from June 15 to 16, the event is expected to draw at least 50-60 religious dignitaries and . . . → Read More: Imaam of Kaaba asked to visit and help with fight against Polio

Time to serve Pakistan

By Shemrez Nauman Afzal

Two things are extremely important for the political stability of any country: the devolution of power to the grassroots level, and economic growth through fiscal responsibility and visible socioeconomic prosperity that is available to the general public.

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Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

Having moved to Islamabad from other parts of the country with dreams of a better life, the victims of Wednesday’s terror attack in a vegetable market had no idea theirs would be cut short so abruptly. . . . → Read More: Tribesmen’s dreams for a better future in Islamabad smeared

TTP’s latest ruse: “we will not impose Sharia by force”

By Corrupt Keeray PAKISTANPAL’S BLOG

As expected the Taliban have shown their true colors and intentions. By refusing to free Shahbaz Taseer and Gilani they have tacitly admitted that they kidnap Pakistan citizens or have them kidnapped through their proxies. This implies that they are fully involved in the extortion and . . . → Read More: TTP’s latest ruse: “we will not impose Sharia by force”