Posted by yourpakistan on June 28, 2012
Pakistan in hot water after India’s refusal to provide dam water data.
India’s refusal to provide Pakistan data about water levels in its dams and expected rains could spell grave danger for Pakistan in the wake of the approaching monsoons and resultant floods.
According to Water and Power department officials, the Pakistan High Commission had sought from India forecast data about water flow from dams built on Ravi, Sutlej and Bias, but India declined this request, reports The Nation.
Without India’s assistance, it would become even more difficult for the Pakistani authorities to take flood-management measures, they said.
According to sources, the National Disaster Management Authority held an emergency meeting in this regard and expressed concern over the development. After India’s refusal Pakistan will be totally depending on its radars installed in Sialkot, Lahore and Mangla for rain and flood assessment in order to be prepared to face any critical situation.
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Posted by yourpakistan on June 27, 2012
The Indian authorities and Media are hailing the arrest of yet another alleged ‘mastermind’ of the 2008 Mumbai attacks.
Syed Zabiuddin Ansari (aka Abu Jundal), a 32 year old Indian national, born in Maharashtra and a former activist of SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) has been arrested and extradited by the Saudi Arabian government at the request of Indian authorities. Upon landing at Delhi’s IGI airport, Ansari was taken into custody by the Indian police who say that he has already confessed to being involved in a number of terror incidents in India.
The Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) is an Islamic student organization that was formed in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, in April 1977. The stated mission of SIMI is the ‘liberation of India’ from Western materialistic cultural influence and to convert its Muslim society to a Muslim code of conduct. This organization is alleged by many, including the Government of India, to be involved in terrorism. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on June 24, 2012
Why geography — unfortunately — is destiny for South Asia’s troubled heartland.
Perversity characterizes Pakistan. Only the worst African hellholes, Afghanistan, Haiti, Yemen, and Iraq rank higher on this year’s Failed States Index. The country is run by a military obsessed with — and, for decades, invested in — the conflict with India, and by a civilian elite that steals all it can and pays almost no taxes. But despite an overbearing military, tribes “defined by a near-universal male participation in organized violence,” as the late European anthropologist Ernest Gellner put it, dominate massive swaths of territory. The absence of the state makes for 20-hour daily electricity blackouts and an almost nonexistent education system in many areas.
The root cause of these manifold failures, in many minds, is the very artificiality of Pakistan itself: a cartographic puzzle piece sandwiched between India and Central Asia that splits apart what the British Empire ruled as one indivisible subcontinent. Pakistan claims to represent the Indian subcontinent’s Muslims, but more Muslims live in India and Bangladesh put together than in Pakistan. In the absence of any geographical reason for its existence, Pakistan, so the assumption goes, can fall back only on Islamic extremism as an organizing principle of the state. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on June 21, 2012
PKKH Exclusive | By Aneela Shahzad
They have been saying: ‘democracy is the best revenge!’, I say that democracy is the best revenge so far that the Almighty has ever taken from a people who have turned away from His sovereignty.
Based on Lincoln’s famous quote of a ‘government of the people, by the people, for the people’, having no necessity of being a government of God, securing the rights of the people under God, by men of God. According to Friedman, when you allow the people to choose, you are allowing the irrational voter who is highly uninformed about many political issues, especially relating to economics, and may have a strong bias about the few issues on which he is fairly knowledgeable. So when democracy is thrown on untrained masses, Pakistan is a perfect example of what they will get.
They also say that democracy will give its fruit only when/if you allow it to follow its course freely through dozens and dozens of elections. What they do not say is that, will the stagnancy of the status-co not multiply its effect in this due course of time, will the status-co let the masses become aware and empowered as to what their rights are OR while it is in power, would the status-co not devise evermore cunning methods to keep the public comfortable in deception and mental slavery; is not ‘democracy’ the new ‘opium of the masses’. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on June 20, 2012
by Sara A. Carter
Earlier this month Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta sent perhaps his strongest warning to Islamabad since the start of the war.
“It is difficult to achieve peace in Afghanistan as long as there is safe haven for terrorists in Pakistan,” he told reporters during his visit to the country’s capital, Kabul. “We are reaching the limits of our patience for that reason. It is extremely important for Pakistan to take action to prevent [giving] the Haqqanis safe havens, and for terrorists to use their country as a safety net to conduct attacks on our forces.”
Panetta’s sharp words should be taken as a grim warning to all Americans. What provoked the warning, according to U.S. and Pakistani insiders, is a growing fear that the Pakistan spy agency and a large clan of Islamic extremists are working more closely together than at any time in the past to create a post-American haven for the Taliban in Afghanistan.
A U.S. military official, with extensive knowledge of the region, said the Haqqani clan, which has been responsible for a large number of the attacks on American troops in Afghanistan, has developed an intricate working relationship with Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence Agency. And, increasingly, Pakistan’s military is siding with the ISI over the civilian government.
Jim Phillips, a senior fellow with the Heritage Foundation and expert on terror-related issues, said that alliance is a critical threat to any democratically elected government in Afghanistan. The most likely outcome of the Afghan war, he said, is that Pakistan’s spy agency and military will use both the Taliban and the Haqqani clan, “to bide their time and push to overthrow the Afghan government after 2014.” Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on June 20, 2012
By Rafi Imran Amjad | PKKH Correspondent
Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani has been disqualified as the Prime Minister of Pakistan: Supreme Court of Pakistan’s short order of the NA Speaker ruling case. The order states that the PM stood disqualified since April 26, 2012.
Earlier today, Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry said while reading the order:
“Yousuf Raza Gilani is disqualified from membership of parliament from April 26, the date of his conviction. He has also ceased to be the prime minister of Pakistan.” He also said, “The Election Commission shall issue a notice of disqualification and the president is required to take necessary steps to ensure continuation of democratic process.”
Chief Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry, Justice Jawwad S. Khawaja and Justice Khilji Arif Hussain were the members of the bench.
Petitions filed by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), the Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf (PTI), Azhar Chaudhry advocate and others were heard by the bench during the proceeding of the case in the past few weeks. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on June 18, 2012
A June 1 attack on a U.S. outpost near the Afghanistan-Pakistan border was much worse than originally disclosed by the military as insurgents pounded the base with a truck bomb, killing two Americans and seriously wounding about three dozen troops, officials acknowledged Saturday.
The blast flattened the dining hall and post exchange at Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khost province, a frequent target of insurgents in the past. Five Afghan civilians were killed and more than 100 other U.S. troops were treated for minor injuries. U.S. officials estimated that the truck was carrying 1,500 pounds of explosives.
U.S. and Afghan military officials said they killed 14 insurgents, many of whom were wearing suicide vests.
The scale of the attack and the extent of the U.S. casualties contrast with the official description presented by coalition forces on the day of the assault. In a clipped, one-paragraph news release on June 1, the military said U.S. and Afghan forces “successfully repelled the attack and secured the base.”
The statement did not report any casualties, nor that there was a truck bomb. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on June 15, 2012
The Plan To Get Pakistan’s Chief Judge: Malik Riaz As Interim Prime Minister In Exchange For Bringing Down The Chief Justice?
“Public office may forever remain a pipe dream for an individual who had the audacity to justify, in a televised interview, that he offered bribes and illegal gratifications to conduct routine business in Pakistan. That he has been intelligently used is now quite obvious and it’s only a matter of time before the real players get exposed, writes Mohammad Malick.
SPECIAL REPORT | PakNationalists.com
The editor of the federal edition of Pakistan’s largest English-language newspaper, Mohammad Malick of The News International, has detailed the intrigue that went into the plan to bring down the powerful chief of the Supreme Court of Pakistan, Justice Iftikhar Mohammad Chaudhry.
Malick’s column today describes the plan to bring the Chief Justice. The details are based on Malick’s own conversation earlier this week with an Islamabad insider linked to the government of President Zardari and Prime Minister Gilani. Malick does not name the insider.
The bottom line is simple: Real estate tycoon Malik Riaz Hussain threw a little over three million dollars to entrap the son of the chief justice in the hope of building evidence to bring down his father. In the process, the tycoon hoped he would get the Chief Justice to rule favorably in cases of fraud and land-grab against his signature project, the Bahria Town. Read the rest of this entry »
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Posted by yourpakistan on June 15, 2012
Click on the picture to watchj the video of journalist Kamran Khan on Mediagate. Or click follow this link: http://j.mp/KGNGf4
Journalist Talat Hussain’s reputation is shooting up in the Pakistani cyber world. He is the only TV journalist to have named corrupt Pakistani journalists who work for the failed Pakistani political parties.
In particular, he called out veteran journalist Najam Sethi on his seemingly questionable practices, including Sethi’s close links to the US government, his daughter’s job appointment at Wall Street Journal to write reports slandering Pakistan’s military and intelligence communities, and Mr. and Mrs. Sethi’s joint job appointment at an American think-tank with strong links to power centers in Washington, DC.
Most recently, information has emerged on Mr. Sethi’s impressive property holdings in Manhattan, one of the most prime and expensive real estate destinations in the world.
Last year, Hussain exposed 21 Pakistani journalists who received a bribe from Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani in the form of a foreign junket.
In his Urdu column published at Saach.tv, Hussain discusses the relationship between political parties, businessmen and media. His column is about the scandal that has come to be known as Mediagate, where two well known Pakistani TV anchors Meher Bokhari and Mubasher Lucman were caught in a leaked video pre-planning an interview with real estate tycoon Malik Riaz. The interview was apparently covertly arranged by the Zardari government and was meant to slander the chief judge at the Supreme Court of Pakistan which is probing the corruption of both the Zardari/Gilani government Malik Riaz’s business.
Read Hussain’s Urdu colum here.
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Posted by yourpakistan on June 14, 2012
NATO preparing vast disinformation campaign
by Thierry Meyssan
Member States of NATO and the GCC are preparing a coup d’état and a sectarian genocide in Syria. If you want to prevent these crimes, you should act now: circulate this article on the Internet and alert your elected officials. In a few days, perhaps as early as Friday, June 15, at noon, the Syrians wanting to watch their national TV stations will see them replaced on their screens by TV programs created by the CIA. Studio-shot images will show massacres that are blamed on the Syrian Government, people demonstrating, ministers and generals resigning from their posts, President Al-Assad fleeing, the rebels gathering in the big city centers, and a new government installing itself in the presidential palace.
This operation of disinformation, directly managed from Washington by Ben Rhodes, the US deputy national security adviser for strategic communication, aims at demoralizing the Syrians in order to pave the way for a coup d’etat. NATO, discontent about the double veto of Russia and China, will thus succeed in conquering Syria without attacking the country illegally. Whichever judgment you might have formed on the actual events in Syria, a coup d’etat will end all hopes of democratization.
The Arab League has officially asked the satellite operators Arabsat and Nilesat to stop broadcasting Syrian media, either public or private (Syria TV, Al-Ekbariya, Ad-Dounia, Cham TV, etc.) A precedent already exists because the Arab League had managed to censure Libyan TV in order to keep the leaders of the Jamahiriya from communicating with their people. There is no Hertz network in Syria, where TV works exclusively with satellites. The cut, however, will not leave the screens black. Read the rest of this entry »
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