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[4 Oct 2017 | No Comment | ]

Reuters report in The News, Oct 4, 2017
WASHINGTON: In a Senate hearing on Tuesday, the top US military officer said he believed Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) directorate, had ties to militant groups.
“It is clear to me that the ISI has connections with terrorist groups,” Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (JCS), told the Senate Armed Services Committee. The Pakistan Embassy in Washington did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The United States in 2012 designated the Pakistan-based Haqqani network as a terrorist organization.The …

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[25 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Sachin Parashar in The Times of India, Sept 25, 2017
NEW DELHI: Pakistan PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi last week yet again flaunted+ his country’s tactical or nonstrategic nuclear weapons, saying they were meant to deter the Indian Army’s ‘cold start’ doctrine.
While Abbasi declared that Pakistan’s nuclear assets, including the tactical nukes, were under a robust command-and-control system, the short-range weapons meant to be used early in a conventional conflict with India are vulnerable to accidents and risk of landing up with terrorists.
According to a recent report by the Federation …

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[14 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

By Umair Muhammadzai in the Express Tribune, Sept 14, 2017
PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has already lost hundreds of youngsters to the ‘charm’ of the various Taliban groups and factions. Now, it appears the Khorasan franchise of the ultra-extremist group Islamic State (IS) has moved in to tap into this recruitment pool, security officials told Daily Express.
Muhammad is 22. He went to the country’s most prestigious boys’ school – Aitchison College in Lahore. He eventually got a scholarship to study in the United States.
Then, two-and-a-half years into his degree programme, he started showing …

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[12 Sep 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Marvi Sirmed in Daily Times, September 12th 2017
ISLAMABAD: The latest issue of Jaish-e-Mohammad’s (JeM) weekly magazine Al-Qalam lashes out at the extremist Buddhist monk who has been labelled as ‘Buddhist bin Laden’ by global media.
“This Buddhist terrorist is called ‘bin Laden of Buddhism’, while he is in fact ‘bin rat’,” says the leading column, which regularly appears in every issue of the Al-Qalam and is reportedly authored by the proscribed organisation’s emir Masood Azhar.
JeM’s tirade against the ultra nationalist monk Ashin Wirathu is because of his instigation of Myanmar’s …

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[28 Jul 2017 | No Comment | ]

By MEHREEN ZAHRA-MALIK in The New York Times online, July 27, 2017
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Dr. Faisal Ranjha was examining a patient in the crowded critical-care unit of his hospital in northeastern Pakistan when a federal officer abruptly walked in, seized his cellphone and told him he was under arrest.
Officers took him home to scoop up his laptop and the tablet computer on which his 8-year-old son was playing games, then drove the doctor more than 150 miles to the Federal Investigation Agency headquarters in Islamabad. Only then was he told …

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[2 May 2017 | No Comment | ]

PTI report in The Times of India online, May 2,2017
WASHINGTON: Afghanistan’s relationship with India is “unacceptable” to Pakistan, which is using proxies like the Haqqani network and Taliban against its neighbours, eminent experts have told US lawmakers.
During a Congressional hearing, Seth Jones, Director of International Security and Defence Policy Centre at the Rand Corporation said that Pakistan has resorted to proxy organisations to further its foreign policy goals.
“Pakistan has resorted to proxy organisations to further its foreign policy goals both in places like Jammu and Kashmir against Indians and in …

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[25 Apr 2017 | No Comment | ]

by Praveen Swami in The Indian Express,April 25, 2017
New Delhi: Top jihad commander Maulana Masood Azhar’s Jaish-e-Muhammad has begun a new drive calling on landowners to gift their ushr, a religious tithe levied on the harvest, to help “martyrs, prisoners detained for Islam, the families of religious warriors, seminaries, offices and needy individuals”, an advertisement issued in Jaish’s latest house-magazine, al-Qalam, has announced.
Issued by the Jaish’s charitable wing, the al-Rehmat Trust, based at the organisation’s fortress-like Bahawalpur headquarters, the terrorist group’s ushr campaign comes just ahead of the harvest season …

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[11 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

KABUL — When representatives of four nations meet Monday to plan peace talks aimed at ending nearly four decades of fighting in Afghanistan, the most important figure is almost sure to be absent.
Akhtar Mohammad Mansour, the leader of the Taliban, is likely to remain in hiding when U.S., Afghan, Pakistani and Chinese officials meet in Islamabad to lay the groundwork for future talks. Nonetheless, his shadow will hang over the proceedings.
In the six months since word leaked that the Taliban’s founder, Mohammad Omar, had died in 2013, Mansour has proved …

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[11 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

At least 43 Taliban militants were killed and 15 others were injured during military operations by Afghan national security forces in the past 24 hours.
The operations were jointly conducted by Afghan national police, Afghan national army and Afghan intelligence – National Directorate of Security (NDS) operatives.
Interior ministry following a statement said Saturday that the militants were killed or injured in Kandahar, Ghazni, Helmand, Paktia, Paktika and Maidan Wardak provinces of Afghanistan.
The statement further added that two Taliban militant were also arrested during the operations.
The statement by interior ministry also added …

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[11 Jan 2016 | No Comment | ]

By MUJIB MASHAL and AHMAD SHAKIB in the NY Times, Jan 10, 2016
KABUL, Afghanistan — The urban attacks are suddenly coming at a dizzying pace — five in the first week of January alone. Three were relatively simple even if massive bombings, but in the others, Talibangunmen entered important cities, seized buildings and hostages when they could, then set off their explosives vests when capture seemed imminent, sometimes after hours of fighting.
As the insurgents have been grabbing stretches of territory in Afghanistan’s border provinces, the quick guerrilla assaults have been …