Pakistan disappointed in $33 million aid tied down to Dr Shakil Afridi

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Monday criticised the US over legislation linking $33 million in aid with the release of a doctor who helped the CIA track down Osama bin Laden, saying it was “disappointed” by the move.

Shakeel Afridi is awaiting retrial on a treason conviction under the country´s tribal justice system for alleged ties to militants.Angry . . . → Read More: Pakistan disappointed in $33 million aid tied down to Dr Shakil Afridi

United States role in Mumbai Attacks

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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Hussein Haqqani must appear before SC within 3 week notice: SC

Pakistan’s Supreme Court today warned that it would ask authorities to cancel the passport offormer Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani if he did not appear in court within three weeks in connection with a probe into a mysterious memo that allegedly sought American help to stave off a military coup.

A nine-judge bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry rejected Haqqani’s petition asking that . . . → Read More: Hussein Haqqani must appear before SC within 3 week notice: SC

Hundreds of non-Muslims observe World Hijab Day

By Catrin Nye

World Hijab Day calls on non-Muslim women to try out life under the traditional head scarf. Can it lead to more religious tolerance and understanding?

“Because I’m not very skilled I’m wearing what you could call a one-piece hijab – you just pull it over your head. But I’ve discovered the . . . → Read More: Hundreds of non-Muslims observe World Hijab Day

American officials debate whether National Security is being compromised in offering too much evidence to OBL Filmmakers

By Dugald McConnell and Brian Todd

Newly released documents have reignited the debate in Washington over whether Obama administration officials granted too much access to filmmakers making a movie about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden — and whether national security was compromised in the process.

The documents show, for example, that a defense official . . . → Read More: American officials debate whether National Security is being compromised in offering too much evidence to OBL Filmmakers

Pakistan asked to pardon Shakeel Afridi

A Pakistani surgeon recruited by the CIA to help find Osama bin Laden has been sentenced to 33 years in prison for treason, sparking a warning from US senators over American aid.

Shakeel Afridi, who was sacked as a government doctor two months ago, was found guilty on Wednesday under the tribal justice system of . . . → Read More: Pakistan asked to pardon Shakeel Afridi

Tacstrat: What double-game?

By Zoon Ahmad Khan

For the most part Americans and the World believe Pakistan has fallen no short of treacherous in the ‘War on terror’ that started eleven years ago. Islamabad’s so-called ‘shady tactics’ have given her biggest ally cold feet, time and again. With aid cuts and unilateral attacks Washington has been able to . . . → Read More: Tacstrat: What double-game?

Islamist parties’ irrelevance to our problems

By Murtaza Haider

A year after his assassination in Abbottabad, Osama bin Laden is as irrelevant today to the welfare of millions of starving and suffering Muslims as he was when alive. The same holds true for almost all Islamist political movements who are singularly concerned with enforcing their ideologies on the often unwilling Muslim populace, . . . → Read More: Islamist parties’ irrelevance to our problems

Clinton- Secretary State of Coolness

It started with “Texts from Hillary ,” a Tumblr depicting imagined text-message conversations between the secretary of state and various public figures. Then came  her description  of the mood in the Situation Room during the raid that took down Osama bin Laden. In the blogosphere, predictions began rolling in about whether she could run for president in 2016 .

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