40pc of the world’s drug trafficking handled by a staff of 1600

The Anti-Narcotics Force (ANF) has only 1,600 staff members to counter over 40 per cent drug trafficking of the world via Pakistan.

This was disclosed during a briefing to the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by the ANF on Tuesday. It was stated that the ANF had 1,600 ‘enforcers’ to counter the smuggling of heroin and . . . → Read More: 40pc of the world’s drug trafficking handled by a staff of 1600

Repelling the Taliban Threat: Pakistan and its Coercive Policy

The Taliban is in transition. Its leadership council in Quetta—in Pakistan’s Balochistan province—announced recently that Mullah Akhtar Mansour would replace Mullah Mohammed Omar as the leader of the insurgent movement.

The appointment of Mullah Mansour to head the Taliban is an opportunity for Pakistan to solidify its control over the organization and finally help bring . . . → Read More: Repelling the Taliban Threat: Pakistan and its Coercive Policy

Learn from USA how not to play the Great Game

(By Alfred W. McCoy) It might have been the most influential single sentence of that era: “In these circumstances it is clear that the main element of any United States policy toward the Soviet Union must be that of long-term, patient but firm and vigilant containment of Russian expansive tendencies.” And it originated in an . . . → Read More: Learn from USA how not to play the Great Game

Pakistan to eliminate terrorism

(BY ASHISH KUMAR SEN) Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary says military campaign against terrorists in ‘critical phase’

The Pakistani military has dismantled the Taliban’s core in a successful operation that is now in a “critical phase,” Pakistan’s Foreign Secretary Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry said June 4 at the Atlantic Council.

The terrorist group’s leadership “is on the run,” . . . → Read More: Pakistan to eliminate terrorism

How India has failed to handle AFPAK

From the press release issued by the Chinese Foreign Ministry in Beijing on Tuesday, there is no evidence that the situation in Afghanistan figured in the meeting between the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and State Councilor Yang Jiechi on the sidelines of the recent BRICS meeting in Moscow. Regional security as such, surprisingly, didn’t . . . → Read More: How India has failed to handle AFPAK

Making Afghanistan work

What happens in Afghanistan will affect Pakistan — this must be the foundational idea of Pakistan’s policy towards this unfortunate country that has gone through three cycles of war, spanning over a period of about 37 years. News coming out of Afghanistan is not good, and it must worry Pakistan. What is all this news? . . . → Read More: Making Afghanistan work

Is United States using IS?

The Levant Report, the highly respected American NGO-watchdog on the transparency and accountability in government and politics in the United States, has done a great service to the intelligentsia in the South Asian region by obtaining through a federal lawsuit a selection of classified documents from the US Department of Defence and State Department relating . . . → Read More: Is United States using IS?

Afgan Intelligence and ISI to work together to eliminate terrorism

(By BAQIR SAJJAD SYED) In a path-breaking deal Pakistan’s premier intelligence agency Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and the Afghan intelligence outfit National Directorate of Security (NDS) have signed an accord for cooperation, which is aimed at bolstering fight against terrorism.

The first-of-its-kind deal between the two intelligence agencies followed a landmark visit by Prime Minister Nawaz . . . → Read More: Afgan Intelligence and ISI to work together to eliminate terrorism

Christine Fair lost in propaganda

Christine Fair’s most recent article (tirade) — ‘America’s Pakistan Policy is Sheer Madness’ is a true masterpiece of distortion and opinionated utterances. She calls members of the US Congress, White House, Departments of Defense and State pusillanimous besides faulting them for not just a flawed policy but a policy that harms US interests. . . . → Read More: Christine Fair lost in propaganda

Fight against the multi-billion dollar terrorism

(By Syed Moazzam Hai) On April 17 the UN appealed for $275 million in humanitarian aid to Yemen. What a poor country, we would naturally reflect somberly. And we would overlook that a UN probe disclosed earlier in February that Yemen’s former President Ali Abdullah Saleh amassed up to $60 billions. That’s 59,725 million dollars . . . → Read More: Fight against the multi-billion dollar terrorism