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Discussion in 'South Asia & SAARC' started by tariqkhan18, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. brahmos_ii

    brahmos_ii Major SENIOR MEMBER

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    • Serving assistant sub-inspector of Pakistan's Intelligence Bureau accuses senior officers of not taking action against terrorists
    • ' High officials of the IB directly involved with terrorist organisations having linkages with hostile enemy intelligence agencies'
    ISLAMABAD: A Pakistani intelligence officer has accused his own spy agency of "protecting" terrorists and filed a petition in a court here requesting for a thorough probe in the matter, a media report said today.

    http://m.timesofindia.com/world/pak...ng-terrorists-report/articleshow/60840347.cms
     
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  2. Blackjay

    Blackjay Developers Guild Developers -IT and R&D

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    Point to note.IB is a civilian agency hence getting targeted and pressurized.
    Meanwhile, the investigation will be carried out by ISI,who is both creator and nurturer of half the terrorist organisations known to man.
    Even IB's director general is mentioned to keep whole leadership under pressure.Just another way to keep civilians in check.
     
  3. Butter Chicken

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    Some countries out to denuclearise Pakistan: NSA

    ISLAMABAD: National Security Adviser (NSA) Lt-Gen (retd) Nasser Khan Janjua has warned that some world powers want to denuclearise Pakistan by taking advantage of its internal problems.

    “These countries also want to undermine China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC),” said Gen Janjua while briefing a meeting of the National Ulema Mashaikh Council presided over by Minister for Religious Affairs Sardar Mohammad Yousaf.

    Gen Janjua was invited to brief the participants on the internal and external security challenges as well as steps being taken by the government to streamline religious seminaries. Due to the sensitivity of the topic, media was not invited to cover the event.

    Later, the officials of the Ministry of Religious Affairs issued an official statement quoting the NSA as saying that certain international and regional countries were not in favour of CPEC.

    Gen Janjua did not name any country, but he was certainly referring to the growing strategic partnership between the US and India. “The same powers are also against peace and stability in Afghanistan,” he claimed.

    The NSA said current situation required of Pakistan to maintain unity in its ranks not only to thwart such challenges but also to set its priorities straight.

    “Apart from protecting our geographical and ideological boundaries, we need to keep an eye on our internal challenges,” he stressed.

    He also briefed the meeting about steps the government was taking to reform religious seminaries. However, the statement did not provide further details.

    However, the religious affairs minister said soon some of the seminaries would be given college and university status, adding that students studying at these seminaries would opt to join Pakistan Army or police or other reputable professions on completing their studies.

    During the meeting, a unanimous resolution was passed to show solidarity with the Rohingya Muslims. The participants demanded that Pakistan must consider severing diplomatic ties with Myanmar if its forces do not stop atrocities against the innocent Muslims.

    They also urged the United Nations to take urgent steps to bring perpetrators of heinous crimes against Rohingya Muslims to justice.
     
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    US cannot attain objectives in Afghanistan, without change of behaviour by Pakistan: Gen Dunford

    WASHINGTON: A top US military officer on Tuesday said US would not be able to “attain our objectives” in Afghanistan, where American forces have been deployed since 2001, without a change of behaviour by neighbouring Pakistan.

    “It is unacceptable that Pakistan provides sanctuary, and we ought to bring the full weight of the US government and our coalition partners on Pakistan to ensure that they do not provide the sanctuary that they have provided historically to groups like Haqqani and the Taliban,” claimed Marine Corps General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

    US officials remain frustrated by what they term Pakistan’s unwillingness to act against militant groups, including the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network. The Trump administration is exploring whether to harden its approach toward Pakistan to crack down on militants launching strikes in Afghanistan.

    Pakistan argues that it has done a great deal to help the US in tracking down militants, and has suffered hundreds of deaths in attacks in response to its crackdowns.

    About the Iran nuclear pact, Dunford said exiting the deal would make future deals tough.

    The top US military officer said Iran was complying with the pact curbing its nuclear programme and warned that any American decision to walk away from it would make other nations less likely to enter into agreements with the US.

    US President Donald Trump is considering whether to withdraw from the 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and six world powers including the US, calling the accord an “embarrassment.”

    Dunford told the Senate Armed Services Committee that Iran was complying with its obligations under the nuclear deal, but had increased its activity in other areas. “Iran is projecting malign influence across the Middle East, threatening freedom of navigation, while supporting terrorist organizations in Syria, Iraq and Yemen,” Dunford said.

    The committee’s top Democrat, Senator Jack Reed, asked Dunford whether walking away from the Iran nuclear pact would affect the US ability to negotiate with North Korea or devise a non-military solution toward Pyongyang.

    “It makes sense to me that our holding up agreements that we have signed, unless there is a material breech, would have an impact on others’ willingness to sign agreements,” Dunford said during his reappointment hearing.

    Trump this year also announced he would withdraw the United States from the international Paris climate agreement and the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.

    US officials, including senior military leaders, have said that the first option to deal with the threat posed by North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile programme is through diplomacy.

    The ambassadors to the US from Britain, France, Germany and the European Union all strongly backed the nuclear agreement with Iran on Monday as long as Tehran continues to comply with the pact.

    If Trump does not recertify by October 16 that Iran is in compliance with the agreement, Congress would have 60 days to decide whether to reimpose sanctions on Tehran suspended under the accord.

    That would let Congress, controlled by Trump’s fellow Republicans, effectively decide whether to kill the deal. Although congressional leaders have declined to say whether they would seek to reimpose sanctions, Republican lawmakers were united in their opposition to the deal reached by Democratic former President Barack Obama.

    A collapse of the deal could trigger a regional arms race and worsen Middle East tensions.

    Threat posed by Russia

    Dunford said that while North Korea currently poses the most urgent threat, Russia presents the biggest threat in terms of overall military capability.

    Asked if he supported US lethal aid to Russia’s neighbour Ukraine, Dunford said he does and has “made that recommendation” within the administration. He said discussion of the issue has reached the White House, but did not say when a decision would be made.

    Ukraine has sought US support against Russia since a pro-Western government took power following street protests in 2014, when the Kremlin-backed president fled the country. Russia seized Crimea from Ukraine the same year.
     
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    'Hafiz Saeed, Lashkar-e-Taiba are a liability for us,' admits Pakistan's foreign minister

    NEW DELHI: Pakistan's foreign minister admitted late yesterday that terrorist Hafiz Saeed and terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) are a "liability" for his country and for the South Asian region.


    "You mentioned a name. It's a proscribed organisation. The gentleman's under house arrest. But I agree with you that on that score we have to do more. We have to do more. There are people in Pakistan who can be a liability in times of crisis for Pakistan and (for) the region. I don't disagree with that," said Pakistan's foreign minister Khawaja Asif at a Q&A session at the Asia Society in New York, referring to Saeed, who masterminded the 2008 terror attacks in Mumbai.

    Asif also acknowledged that Pakistan has to continue its efforts in dismantling terrorism and elements of extremism but added that it needs time and "assets" to do the job.

    "Saeed, LeT, they are a liability, I accept it, but give us time to get rid of them, we don't have the assets to deal with these liabilities," said Asif.

    In an engaging Q&A session, Asif made an impassioned defence of his country, lamented its slide into extremism and eloquently laid much of the blame on the rise of terrorist elements in Pakistan in the last 20 years on the US.

    He said, by "wrongly" supporting the US in a "proxy war" in Afghanistan against the Soviets in the 1980s, Pakistan paid a very high price. Jihadist elements were nurtured by both the US and Pakistan during this conflict, added Asif.

    "Don't blame us for Saeed, these people were your darlings 20 years ago, they were being dined and wined in the White House. Now you say go to hell, Pakistan," said Asif.

    sif said his "heart bleeds" seeing what Pakistan has become today.

    "We justified jihad because it suited our friends the US, because they wanted to kick Russia out. In the process our ethos was destroyed. It makes my heart bleed. Some things have become irreversible...people you are naming, people Trump is talking about, some of these things can't be reversed overnight cause we developed that culture and ethos deliberately...We are paying a very heavy price."

    To a question on what his reaction was to US President Donald Trump's savage takedown of Pakistan in August, Asif said: "Not very pleasant". He said despite Pakistan standing with US over decades, it was being made a scapegoat for US failures in Afghanistan.


    "Pakistan has stood firmly with the US during the war against the USSR in Afghanistan - which I personally believe was wrong, a proxy war - then we were used and discarded. In the 60s we were in your (US) camp, in the 70s and early 90s sanctions were imposed on us. Despite heartbreaks we still stood with the US," said Asif.
    Pakistan's foreign minister then scoffed at Trump's comment that the US has given Pakistan "billions and billions of dollars" in financial aid.
    "No billions of dollars were dished out to us, that was money for services rendered. No billions of dollars," he said.

    Then he quickly added: "...But I'm here to mend fences."
     
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    एशियन विकास बैंक ने पाकिस्तान को दी चेतावनी कर्ज चुकाओ वरना इकॉनमी डूबने वाली है : PAK MEDIA
    (After World Bank,ADB warns that Pak economy is about to crash)
     
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    No US delegation will be entertained in Pakistan without mutual agreement

    LAHORE: Highly upset with US President Donald Trump's accusations against Pakistan of harbouring and supporting terrorists and playing spoilsport for establishing peace in Afghanistan, Islamabad has set down new rules of engagement with Washington.

    As per the new rules of Pakistan's foreign policy, "No US delegation would be entertained without mutual agreement and strict protocol will be maintained with US delegations according to their official status," the Pakistan Foreign Office said.

    "On the one hand, you literally humiliate us and undermine our sacrifices in the fight against terrorism, and at the same time, you expect us to entertain US delegations that too at the time of their choosing. This will not work anymore, strict protocol will be followed," The Express Tribune quoted a senior Pakistan Foreign Office official, as saying.

    Low-ranked US officials such as the assistant secretary of state will now not be given the privilege of calling on the president and prime minister of Pakistan, he said.

    This became evident when Pakistan told Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells just hours before her arrival in Islamabad on August 28, to put off her visit.

    "The apparent snub was a clear message to the United States that there would not be business as usual in the aftermath of the new roadmap unveiled by President Trump for Afghanistan on August 21 and Pakistan could not be taken for granted any more," The Express Tribune quoted senior Foreign Office official as saying, who requested not to be named.

    Acting Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asia Alice Wells made a sudden plan to visit Pakistan , when she was supposed to undertake a tour of Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to discuss the Trump administration's new strategy for Afghanistan.
     
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    Why not Indian National Anthem tried in the same way :award:
     
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    Why you guys use Urdu language ? Should have opted for more authentic Islamic language i.e. Arabic. I mean Urdu is 2nd rated language created in Kafiron ka land.
     
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    we don't want anyone to distort our national anthem. Singing or listening to national anthem in any other manner other than correct and official version is bad for any patriotic Indian. You Pakistanis have no patriotism so you can be happy with it. You do not even know what you shud celebrate and what you shud denounce. You have lost all sense of righteousness.
     
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    Learn proper English first. It should have been anthem and not nathem and reaction not reation and national not nationa. :haha::haha:

    It just shows the world level of education in Pakistan. :rofl::rofl::rofl:

    The only thing which Pakistan teaches properly is terrorism and how to kill innocent people in different ways.:hitwall::hitwall::hitwall:
     
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    National Anthem is a song of respect and honor for Motherland not to be played as a clubbing song. India has specific rules for National Flag,National Anthem which need to be respected by everyone,those not doing so can be prosecuted by law.
     
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    Hafiz Saeed sends Khawaja Asif Rs100m defamation notice

    A legal team — on behalf of the chief of the banned Jamaatud Dawa (JuD), Hafiz Saeed — on Friday sent a Rs100 million defamation notice to Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif for his remarks at the Asia Society forum in New York earlier this week.

    Asif, who told the forum that Pakistan was not to blame for militant outfits in the country, had said: "Don't blame us for the Haqqanis [the Haqqani Network] and don't blame us for the Hafiz Saeeds [referring to the head of banned Jamaatud Dawa]. These people were your darlings just 20 to 30 years back. They were being dined and wined in the White House and now you say 'go to hell Pakistanis because you are nurturing these people'."

    The notice, served by Advocate AK Dogar under Section 8 of the Defamation Ordinance of 2002, claims that Saeed is "respected as a deeply religious and devout Muslim".

    "I will be failing in my duty as a lawyer if I do not remind you of the Fundamental Right enshrined in Article 14 that [the] dignity of man is guaranteed by our Constitution," it continues.

    The notice accuses Asif of "an absolute lie and falsehood that Hafiz Muhammad Saeed is one of those persons who had been the darlings of Americans and had been dining and wining in the White House."
     
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    Irony.... Why is he under house arrest????
     
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