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[12 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Imdad Soomro in The News, May 12, 2017
KARACHI: The Sindh Rangers have started an inquiry into alleged life threats to a businessman and attempts to deprive him of assets by a businessman at the behest of the ruling party head in the Sindh province.
Shahzad Riaz, a businessman, in a complaint filed with the DG Rangers on May 4, 2017, application copy available with The News, sought protection for him, family and business.
Riaz blamed that the head of Omni Group of Companies Anwar Majeed and Khawaja Salman Younis had been …


[7 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Mohammad Nafees in The News on Sunday (TNS). May 7, 2017
Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ) is a militant outfit that was born and raised in South Punjab with one basic agenda — counter Shia faith through militancy. Its ancestor, Sipah-e-Sahaba Pakistan (SSP), was established in Jhang during the military rule of General Ziaul Haq whose prime objectives were to get rid of the deposed secular leader, Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, and introduce laws that can target minority religious communities of the country. Like the ruler of the time, SSP also had one basic …

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[5 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

report in The Nation, May 04, 2017, 2:45 pm
Web Desk: A complaint against excise officials has surfaced in which they are accused of allegedly physically torturing the North Korean ambassador to Pakistan and his wife on April 9 at their residence in Karachi.
In a letter addressed to the Government of Pakistan and the Deputy General (DG) Excise department, the North Korean embassy in Islamabad requested necessary action against the incident that reportedly took place on April 9.
“10 or more armed and unarmed excise officers illegally entered into the embassy residence …

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[1 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

AP report on Dawn.com, May 1, 2017
RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s security forces said on Sunday they had arrested 46 people for their suspected link to a terrorist cell responsible for a stunning attack outside Masjid-i-Nabwi, in Madina, last year.
Interior Ministry spokesman Maj Gen Mansour al Turki said the group was also behind a suicide bombing near the US consulate in Jeddah.
Both attacks took place in July during the final days of Ramazan.
The bombing outside Masjid-i-Nabwi killed four security officers.
Talking to reporters, Mr Al Turki said that 32 of those arrested were …


[25 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

Dear Readers: As we greatly value the trust you place in us, we think it fit to apprise you that over the last three months, the Dawn Media Group has been under cyber attack. Multiple attempts have been made to hack and hijack our official social media accounts and the accounts of our staff.
If such attempts were to succeed, the Dawn Media Group would lose control over what gets published and the hacker(s) would acquire the dreadful power to post false, harmful and dangerous content to give an impression to …


[21 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

By RAHMATULLAH NABIL in The New York Times April 21, 2017
The writer served as the head of Afghanistan’s national directorate of security from 2010 to 2012 and from 2013 to 2015.KABUL, Afghanistan — Pakistan is not just one of nine countries with nuclear weapons, it is also a hotbed of global jihadism, where the military and the intelligence services use terrorist networks to advance their regional goals. And even as Pakistani officials proclaim that their nuclear assets are secure, evidence, including internal Pakistani documents, suggests that they know better.
Having served …


[15 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

RAWALPINDI: Commander Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan General John Nicholson called on Chief of Army Staff General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Wednesday, an Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) statement said.
Matters of mutual interest including regional security issues and border management mechanism along Pakistan-Afghanistan border were discussed.
General John Nicholson lauded the achievements of Pakistan army in fight against terrorism and continued efforts for peace and stability in the region.


[13 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

The writer is a columnist based in Islamabad.
Wars have long been fought on land, in the air and at sea. Future wars, however, will be fought in the cyberspace. Cyber warfare is         “internet-based conflict involving politically motivated attacks on information and information systems. Cyber warfare attacks can disable official websites and networks, disrupt or disable essential services, steal or alter classified data, and cripple financial systems –among many other possibilities”.
Just how does cyber warfare work? An electronic army, or simply hackers, uses computers to gain unauthorised access into the computers …


[10 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

ISLAMABAD: Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told the Senate Committee of the Whole on Wednesday it is wrong to state that only the armed forces had a role in the Operation Zarb-e-Azb and the government and political parties had not.
He said the infrastructure of non-state actors had almost been destroyed in North Waziristan and unregistered and irregular seminaries were being closed. He said the government does not discriminate between the non-state actors when it comes to formulate policy. He said this government has given a better performance in two-and-a-half …


[10 Dec 2016 | No Comment | ]

The writer is a retired brigadier and a former president of Islamabad Policy Research Institute
General Qamar Javed Bajwa took over command of the Pakistan army’s 16th chief on November 29, 2016. I introduce him here as Raheel’s successor because Raheel left a unique legacy. But, I suspect, it won’t be long before Bajwa makes his own mark in our history.
Bajwa has much in common with his predecessor. During the run-up to the elections, both were considered dark horses. Raheel was third senior most among those likely to be promoted and …