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[7 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

GUJRAT: The administration of a girls high school in Dinga town have found some leaflets carrying a school closure warning from the militant Islamic State group.
However, personnel of Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) say the hand-written pamphlets might be a move of some naughty students to create panic. But the matter is being thoroughly probed.
Reports said when the school was opened on Jan 5, the management found some pamphlets bearing a hand-written warning, “We are the followers of Osama Bin Laden, so close the school otherwise you will be responsible for …

Headline, Human Rights, Pakistan, Taliban, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

[27 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

By Jon Boone in The Guardian, Nov 26, 2015 at 17.37GMT
Islamabad: A founder of a Pakistani terror group has been shot dead in the middle of Lahore, in an incident that senior police sources privately admitted was a killing staged by the authorities.
Haroon Bhatti, who was extradited from Dubai in September, was killed while in police custody, along with three other members of Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ). LeJ has a track record of attacks on Pakistan’s Shia minority, and intelligence officials feared it could join forces with Islamic State.
Lahore police said the …

Afghanistan, Human Rights, HUMAN RIHGT, Pakistan »

[19 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

Pakistan is home to one of the largest displaced populations in the world — the Afghan refugees. They have been here for 35 years or more; many are second generation, grew up and went to school here and have never known life in Afghanistan. They are now marrying and having children and looking to their futures, which may not be in Pakistan. Pakistan at first welcomed them, difficult as it was to accommodate such a large influx, around three million at its peak, because it was politically convenient to do …

Afghanistan, Human Rights, HUMAN RIHGT, Pak Media comment, Pakistan »

[19 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

The writer is a lawyer and the Pakistan Researcher at Human Rights Watch
“The police asked us, ‘What are you doing here? Go to your own country!’” said Farhang, 31, describing his treatment in Pakistan. “It was 1am … they put all us men in the police cars and took us to the police station … We spent 11 days in jail. Then they took us to the border and told us to cross. I crossed, but then [a few days later] I returned to take my wife and child to …

Afghanistan, Featured, Human Rights, Pak Army, Pak Media comment, Pakistan, Taliban, Talibanisation, Terrorism »

[18 Nov 2015 | No Comment | ]

The writer is an assistant professor at Bahria University.
“We view the Taliban as …an important partner in a peaceful Afghan-led reconciliation process. We are not actively targeting the Taliban”, Pentagon spokesman Navy Captain Jeff Davis.
This is a very significant statement given by the US Department of Defense. The Americans have been trying for peace talks with the Taliban for quite some time. Interestingly, the American President George Bush had said in September 2004 that “…as a result of the United States military, the Taliban no longer is in existence. And …