Posts tagged as: Tribal Areas

Militants kill 2 soldiers in Bajaur


Suspected Taliban militants have killed two soldiers in Bajaur tribal region, security sources said Thursday. The gunmen attacked a vehicle of the security forces early Thursday when the paramilitary soldiers were on a routine patrolling, they said. Officials said that four other soldiers were also injured when militants attacked their vehicle at Qamar area, some […]

United Nations to investigate drone strikes in Pakistan

A United Nations investigation into targeted killings will examine drone strikes in Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen and Somalia, Guardian reports.   Ben Emmerson QC, a UN special rapporteur, will reveal the full scope of his review which will include checks on military use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in UK operations in Afghanistan, US strikes in Pakistan, as […]

US President Barack Obama recognizes Pakistan’s role in Afghan peace process

US President Barack Obama recognized the importance of Pakistan’s support for peace and stability in Afghanistan, seeing greater awareness in Islamabad on addressing extremism in the region.   Speaking after long deliberations at the White House with visiting Afghan President Hamid Karzai on the way forward in Afghanistan and the region, Obama said curbing extremism […]

Pakistan army rejects Amnesty International report on tribal areas abuses

Pakistan military Thursday rejected as fabricated and bias finding of an Amnesty International report which says that millions are locked in perpetual lawlessness in Pakistan’s northwestern Tribal Areas, where human rights abuses committed by the Armed Forces and the Taliban are beyond the reach of justice.   The Amnesty International alleged that thousands of men […]

British commando used Pasthun force to hunt Taliban in Tribal Areas: Report

A British commando led a Pashtun force to raid Taliban camps, hunting down kidnap victims and detaining suspected terrorists in tribal areas of Pakistan, a book revealed.   According to a report published in The Telegraph, Lieutenant Commander Howard Leedham, an ex-Royal Navy pilot recruited Pakistani Pathan soldiers to hunt Taliban. Breaking his silence after […]

Pakistan Peoples’ Party trying to subvert judiciary; says Imran Khan

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has claimed that the ruling Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP) and its coalition partners were confederated in a plot to let down the judiciary. Addressing a ceremony hosted for the fund raising campaign of his educational institution, the cricketer-turned-politician lashed out the ruling party, particularly President Asif Ali Zardari. He […]

Nation requires unanimous support to fight against polio

Today is the last day of a three-day nation-wide polio campaign and the vaccination teams made efforts to reach out to each and every child of the country but it is not enough to eradicate the disease. Regrettably, the most vulnerable region, FATA (Federally Administered Tribal Areas), is again being left out due to a […]

US seeking to make Pakistan a scapegoat: Peshawar Corps Commander

Peshawar Corps Commander Lt. Gen. Khalid Rabbani accused the United States of seeking to make Pakistan a scapegoat for its failure to eliminate uprising in Afghanistan, expressing an omen of the bad blood between Islamabad and Washington. After an hour US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton asked Pakistan to curb safe houses of terrorists from […]

Pakistan asks US to share information about Ayman al-Zawahiri

Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar on Monday asked the United States (US) to share intelligence information with Pakistan on presence of Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri in Pakistan. The Foreign Minister while speaking to the Parliamentary Committee on National Security (PCNS) in response to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s statement in India said that there was […]

US-Pakistan working to develop joint ownership of drone strikes: Report

After the joint-sitting of the parliament unanimously approved an end to drone strikes, Pakistan and the United States (US) have been mulling for joint-sharing of spy attacks to target militants in tribal region of the country. A report published in Dawn quoting sources observed, “We are striving to have genuine co-ownership of the drone operations”. […]

CNG vehicles: A source of death

We hear a great deal about drone attacks and cross-border firing and it remains a top priority for political parties to score points. However, no one bothers about CNG cylinder blasts, which in fact is a bigger issue and we ourselves can resolve it. No one would realize that more have been killed in CNG […]

Explosion of educational institutions

Certain circles believe militancy is being brought under control, as the security forces are making claims that the battle against extremists is meeting with success, in Northwestern areas, bordering with Afghanistan. However, the ground situation is not looked like and false sense of security should give way to a pragmatic outlook. The coordinated attacks on […]


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