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 armed . . . → Read More: TTP’s latest ruse: “we will not impose Sharia by force”

Fight against tuberculosis: more health officials required

PESHAWAR: Addressing a seminar for World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on Monday, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Minister for Health Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said TB eradication was a serious challenge while other department officials shared the province’s progress in this regard.

Secretary Health Ghulam Qadir Khan informed that the Provincial TB Control Programme has achieved the target for case . . . → Read More: Fight against tuberculosis: more health officials required

Musharraf receives direct threat from Taliban

Terrorist groups the Taliban and al Qaeda are planning an assassination attempt on former president Pervez Musharraf.

The revelation from the Interior Ministry in a letter on Monday prompted media speculation that Musharraf may not appear in court on Tuesday. The letter was sent to the Home Secretary Punjab, the Islamabad police chief, the chief commissioner . . . → Read More: Musharraf receives direct threat from Taliban

Pakistan Senate panel asked to remove YouTube ban

Senate committee says access to information people’s basic right

ISLAMABAD – The head of Pakistan Telecommunication Authority (PTA) Monday strongly defended before a Senate panel for lifting ban on YouTube before the parliamentary committee decided to move a resolution in the House as well as recommend the government for unblocking the popular content sharing site.

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#CrushTTP

Pakistan is trying to come out of the grip of terror and violence. Terror and violence that has destroyed its economy and internal security during the last ten to fifteen years. Some say that this terrorism started as a result of USA’s invasion of Afghanistan and Iraq, some say it is because the USA . . . → Read More: #CrushTTP

TTP is making nuclear Pakistan a joke

(by Dr Mohammad Taqi) Mr Sharif has started an open-ended process without defining the brief he has given his committee, and what it means for those already affected by terrorism. Neither Mr Sharif nor his team apparently knows what their bottom line is

The history of talks between the Pakistani state and the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), and . . . → Read More: TTP is making nuclear Pakistan a joke

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

Taliban Khan: A lethally accurate label

PLENTY, if it happens to be ‘Taliban Khan’. The wit who bestowed the nickname on Imran Khan probably had no idea how lethally accurate this label would prove to be. He may have intended to be ironic, but turned out to be prescient.

The TTP, in nominating the PTI chief to their negotiating team, recognised . . . → Read More: Taliban Khan: A lethally accurate label

This is the era of democratization

When the whole nation was geared up to brace military action against the Taliban, to the surprise of many, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the National Assembly announced that his government would give peace yet another chanceby holding talks with the notorious insurgents.

If the decision of forming a four-member team to negotiate with the Taliban . . . → Read More: This is the era of democratization

A moment of silence? No, realization

On the morning of January 6th, Aitzaz Hasan lost his life while preventing a suicide bomber from entering his school. The only thing standing between the 2000 children enrolled in the local Government High School Ibrahimzai in Hangu and a suicide bomber sent to kill them was the courage of this teenager.

The Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has . . . → Read More: A moment of silence? No, realization