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Author: Kaizer Durrani,Selection Editor,Pakistan Think Tank in Pakistan-A Nation of Hope on March 8th, 2014
Pakistani Sikh’s Ask a Mulla, a $64,000 Question
Author: Sajjad Shaukat writes on international affairs and is author of the book: US vs Islamic Militants, Invisible Balance of Power: Dangerous Shift in International Relations in Pakistan-A Nation of Hope on March 8th, 2014
In fact, miscreants in Balochistan employ coercive techniques and cruel methods to intimidate local people to expand their influence and enlarge their support base. Their oppressive tactics are extremely harsh, as they cruelly kill innocent people and throw away the dead bodies to inflict psychological pain to the bereaved families, impersonating their frightening clout and masquerading posture.
These ruthless killers demonstrate their real mischief by shifting the blame of their heinous crimes to law-enforcement agencies including FC, MI and ISI. Hence, by playing the double game, they manage to conceal their brutalities, and present themselves as victims.
Unfortunately, due to their vested interests and insular mindset, some media analysts and political leaders of Pakistan fall prey to the elusive schemes and deceptive plans of the Baloch miscreants. In this regard, investigative media, judiciary and elite leadership have not been able to uncover the real designs of the militants who frequently assassinate innocent civilians in Balochistan through cruel techniques, and then openly grumble through media by insinuating that security forces and law-enforcing agencies are responsible for such killings.
In this respect, illegal abduction and cold blooded murder of the 14 years young boy, namely, Chakkar, son of Khuda Dost, resident of Turbat city, is a case in point. On January 7, 2014 at 4 PM, a group of unknown motorcyclists kidnapped Chakkar from Turbat city’s fish market. After three days, his bullet-ridden body was found from Kech Kour-Koshkalat area of Turbat, and handed over to his family. Later on, the miscreants propagated that ISI was involved in abduction and killing of an innocent child. But, technical probe, undoubtedly, proved that miscreants of the BRA were involved in kidnapping and merciless killing of that young boy.
After knowing the true picture of the incident, on January 16, 2014, a protest demonstration was staged by family members and relatives of the late Chakkar at the Main Chowk in Turbat in front of Press Club Turbat, District Kech.
The aggrieved protesters chanted slogans against BLF and BRA for targeting guiltless people. They demanded from the government to eliminate terrorist organizations which have been targeting innocent persons of Mekran Division and are disturbing law and order situation in the area. Another similar demonstration was held on January 18, 2014 at Press Club Turbat by the relatives of Javed, resident of Azian, Tehsil Tump, District Kech, who was also killed by the Baloch miscreants of the BLF on December 21, 2013 in Hochat area, Tehsil Dasht, District Kech.
Besides, on November 27, 2013, in Turbat, District Kech, Abdul Karim from Zehri (Khuzdar) was abducted by the BRA culprits and his body was thrown away on November 28, 2013. The poor fellow was a popcorn seller, but was eliminated by trigger-happy and power hungry culprits of the BRA.
Similarly, on November 12, 2013 in Turbat city, four miscreants of the BRA murdered two sweepers and fled away. Both the deceased persons were government servants, employed at Technical Training Centre Turbat and belonged to Sindh.
While, on November 14, 2013, the cruel insurgents of the BRA killed a laborer, namely, Qadir Bakhsh, resident of Sindh. The incident took place at Dashti Bazaar Turbat, District Kech and the youth was brutally massacred, due to pistol used by the BRA terrorists.
Author: ALI SYED, Selection Editor, Pakistan Think Tank in Pakistan-A Nation of Hope on March 8th, 2014
Actually ab jedda ki sair k baad Nawaz bhi murtadd ho gya hai,,, aur usi saff mein shamil ho gya hai,,,,They know that kpk and sindh will never vote them,,,, they can only hold punjab by might and they want to merge with india for the sake of better future of their family business.Secondly Geo TV is on the same page… they also feel restricted in Pakistan,,, they want free eastern boundaries so that they change turn their billions(Rupee) profit into trillions(Rupee) in population of 1+ billion country……
Author: SHAHEEN SEHBAI, Pakistan Defense & Strategic Analyst & GIDS http://gids.com.pk/shahpar Selection Editor: Kaizer Durrani, Pakistan in Pakistan-A Nation of Hope on March 6th, 2014
“It is a landmark and a historic event, wherein a very effective force multiplier has been added to the inventory of the armed forces,” the Pakistani military then said in a statement.
Pakistan’s military first revealed its drone technology at a trade show in 2012, but in November last year the formal unveiling coincided with an ongoing farewell tour by Gen Kayani, who was retiring after two terms as army chief, the Post reported.
Brig Muhammad Saad, a former senior officer in the Pakistani military familiar with the subject, was quoted as saying that the country already had less-sophisticated drones for intelligence gathering, with a range of about six miles.
The newer models, he said, will prove useful for ‘collecting more operational intelligence’ that could help guide helicopter gunships and fighter jets to specific targets. This is a great achievement, and the drones can be used instead of surveillance jets and fighter jets that would be costlier to fly.”
Experts say Pakistan is still years away from being able to develop armed drones but Washington Post quoted Peter W Singer, a security analyst at the Brookings Institution, saying most surveillance drones can be armed, though they will lack the precision of US-developed models.
“Almost any unmanned system can be armed in a crude style, such as dropping a bomb or even turning it into an equivalent of a cruise missile that you fly into the target,” said Singer, adding that the announcement will probably add to growing fears about proliferation of drone technology.
In November of 2012, London’s Guardian newspaper reported that military officials had briefed some of Pakistan’s closest allies about efforts by the army to develop its own combat unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV).
“The foreign delegates were quite excited by what Pakistan has achieved,” said the official, who was closely involved with organising the four-day International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (Ideas). “They were briefed about a UAV that can be armed and has the capability to carry a weapon payload.”
The official said Pakistan wanted to demonstrate to friendly countries, principally Turkey and the Gulf, that it can be self-sufficient in a technology that is revolutionising warfare and which is currently dominated by a handful of countries that do not readily share the capability.
A Pakistan Army colonel, who had just finished a tour of the country’s border region, was quoted by the Guardian as saying such small drones were a vital tool. “We have these small drones, but not enough of them and we do not always get them when we have operations,” said the colonel in Nov 2012. “They are excellent for observing their movements and deployments.”
But now it is 2014 and the Pakistan Army has as many of these birds as it needs. This will be the latest and the most effective tool in this fight against terrorism.
Autonomous take-off and landing.
Various types of payloads integrated for reconnaissance and day & night surveillance
Accurate lateral and longitudinal trajectory control
Mission planning, management & control
Built-in data exploitation and dissemination
Full mission debriefing & simulation
Military standard hardware (Environmental Standard 810F)
Geo referencing and geo pointing for terrestrial targets
MISB compliant video format
Author: Asad Umar, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf, Selection Editor:Adnan Khan, Pakistan Think Tank in Pakistan-A Nation of Hope on March 6th, 2014
The Khazana National model was also a key recommendation put forward in the National Economic Agenda that was presented to the government in 2012 by the Pakistan Business Council (PBC). This is also what the PML-N promised in their 2013 election manifesto. Specifically, the PML-N manifesto stated that “the immediate task of the CEOs – appointed by independent and professional boards, will be to manage these corporations effectively and to plug the losses”. Instead we see indecent haste in outlining over 31 SOEs for privatisation.
Like all other pre-election promises, the PML-N government has abandoned its promise of a transparent privatisation process managed by an independent board, free of nepotism. Instead the Privatisation Commission BoD nominated by PM Sharif are all members affiliated with the ruling party and hence not independent. The professional expertise of some of the members is also highly questionable.
Despite the passage of over nine months in power, the PML-N government has failed to appoint CEOs of over 28 of the SOEs/institutions. The SOEs being run with acting CEOs include PSM, PSO, OGDCL, SNGPL, SSGC and Pepco etc.
For example the acting CEO of the PSM is the same man accused by the PML-N to have systematically destroyed Pakistan Steel under the PPP government. This raises serious questions marks on the intent of the government. Questions are propping up over the government preparing to hand over these SOEs at throw-away prices to friends and family.
Similarly, the PML-N government has systematically moved to weaken the regulatory authorities ahead of the planned privatisation programme. Ogra, Nepra, SECP and now even the SBP are without appointed CEOs and are being run on an ad hoc basis. The scant regard this government has for laws pertaining to regulators can be evidenced from the multiple violations of the State Bank Act being committed by the government in the last few months. This again raises serious question marks over transparency of the privatisation process – with the government deliberately and systematically weakening regulatory authorities ahead of initiating privatisation.
Author: Courtesy: BBC News in Pakistan-A Nation of Hope on March 5th, 2014
Pakistani police officers have been rescuing people from the site of the attack, which happened at a time when the court was crowded with litigants
Policemen with weapons raised were seen running into the area. It is unclear if any of the attackers have been captured by police.
The area has been cordoned off and local schools evacuated.
Correspondents say the attack has shocked many in the city, which has not seen violence on this scale since 2008 when an attack on the Marriott hotel left 40 dead.
Islamabad has largely been spared the militancy that has beset other areas of Pakistan in recent years.
Author: Kinzah Jamal,Selection Editor: Adnan Khan, UQAAB, The Pakistan Think Tank in Pakistan-A Nation of Hope on March 5th, 2014
The curse of Nawaz Sharif family corruption is coming soon to a theatre near you, to show how to rob a nation. Watch modern Nero Nawaz Sharif frozen by fear and incompetence, while Pakistani professionals are slaughtered according to the neocon Zionist-India axis, and their agents taliban who morph into Ahrar-i-Hind to slaughter Pakistan lawyers and judges. They are brutal to the core and mercilessly gunning down a woman law intern Fiza. They belong to the devil-worshipping sect that grows by murdering unarmed Pakistani professionals, because these professionals are the biggest threat to their nihilistic ideologies, which have not been sanctioned by any religion or creed. By killing others and killing themselves they achieve their nirvana of hell. Pakistan is fighting alone this war unleashed by a confluence of known and unknown enemies, each with their single point agenda destroy the most power nuclear Islamic nation. Two lethal enemies of Pakistan and enemies of Muslims have joined hand with Saudi Wahhabis, Takfiris, and Salafis to conduct operation “Crush Pakistan.” they have their plans and 180 million strong Pakistanis have their protector, the almighty Allah, he has his plan. While their plans fail. His plan works, because He is the one Absolute, Omnipotent, Omniscient, and Omnipresent ruler of ours and multiple other universes or multiverses, which he creates every moment. He created Pakistan and Pakistan will outlast and defeat all its enemies.
“Having hearts wherewith they understand not, and having eyes wherewith they see not.”
-the Holy Quran (7:179)
“And their hearts are sealed, so that they apprehend not.”
-the Holy Quran (9:87)
Author: Anjum Saher, Selection Editor, Pakistan Think Tank in Pakistan-A Nation of Hope on March 4th, 2014
Heart warming news for the nation, the corrupt government of Pakistan, which came to power through fraudulent means, in the light of hue & cry made by one particular media group (ARY) and public in general has forced these scoundrels to shamelessly reduce previously selected price of 19.5 $ for the purchase of LNG for Pakistan from their own newly established company in Yemen through their front man Ex- Motasib e Ala Mr. Saif ur Rehman, downwards to 16.5 $.
The interesting point worth mentioning, that India buys same product from Yemen in 12 .5 $ (including all Kickbacks, Commissions, Cuts etc, etc) and Japan buys at 12.0 $. Now one can imagine easily as to what is going to happen in days to come, and how this gang of corrupt is going to rob mercilessly 180 million down trodden people of Pakistan in the name of sham democracy.
Knowledgeable people in the subject believe that including all Kickbacks, Commissions & Cuts the purchase price for LNG delivered in Pakistan should be not more than 11.5 $, because Pakistan happens to be located nearest, then all other purchasers of LNG from Yemen.
Thus in a way, still these cruel vultures of Lahore, the so called democrats are planning to rob this poor nation by 4 $ per unit in purchase price only, which as worked out would amount to 400 million dollars per year (depending upon the units agreed to be purchased per year). On top of every thing the tenure of the purchase agreement between the newly established company and Government of Pakistan would be for 15 years, having an inbuilt clause, that if the agreement is terminated before the designated period of time than the Government of Pakistan would have to pay a huge amount in lieu of damages.
This deal would certainly leave the Sheikhs of Yemen to learn a lot from these Thugs from Pakistan, who also some time back purchased 49% shares in the largest steel mill of New Zealand out of money looted from Pakistan. This is how the thug mafia loot this country, turning it to be bankrupt. So Sad
Author: Sajjad Shaukat, The writer is a former diplomat of Pakistan in Pakistan-A Nation of Hope on March 3rd, 2014
In the recent past, on the one hand, TTP spokesman has condemned the terror-events which took place in Karachi and Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa including assaults on the personnel of the security forces and law-enforcing agencies, on the other; he has claimed responsibility, while stating that the outfit will continue terror-assaults. Similarly, TTP had condemned the terror-attack on the church in Peshawar. But, afterwards, its spokesman had remarked that it was in accordance with Sharia (Islamic Jurisprudence) which indicated that the militant group was behind that ruthless assault. So, contradictory statements of the TTP-led Taliban have endorsed that the militant group sabotaged the peace dialogue by playing double game.
Meanwhile, the militant attack on a polio team in Jamrud on March 1, which left 11 dead—as part of their dual approach, TTP did not claim responsibility. In response, gunship helicopters struck the headquarters of Mullah Tamanche involved in the attack on polio workers, killing five culprits.
However, double face of the TTP could also be judged from some recent statements of its spokesman. Sometimes, he agreed with government, saying that the TTP wanted to advance peace process in accordance with constitution of Pakistan, and sometimes, he rejected the constitution as un-Islamic. Notably, the constitution which was signed by the leaders of all the political and religious parties, declares the country, The Islamic Republic of Pakistan—also mentions that the government will made efforts to implement Islamic system in the country.
Similarly, earlier the TTP rejected government’s condition for unilateral ceasefire; a day after the Federal Cabinet urged its militants to renounce terror activities without pre-conditions. As regards surgical operations, its spokesman had warned, “the government will have to bear more loss than us.” But, it is due to the pressure, built by the successful air strikes that the outfit has announced ceasefire for a month with the government, inviting the latter to revive the peace talks. Despite it, fact remains that the TTP-led insurgents also want to deceive the government through its shrewd techniques, as they seek stoppage of selective military actions in order to strengthen their position for future terror-attacks. They also intend to create a rift between the civil-military relations. In this respect, on February 26, Pakistan’s Chief of the Army Staff Gen. Raheel Sharif along with DG ISI Lt. Gen. Zaheerul Islam met Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and other top officials. The military leadership informed the meeting about hideouts of terrorists in North Waziristan, assuring that these could be eliminated in two weeks, as the recent strikes have inflicted heavy damage to the militants. They also ensured that armed forces would eliminate terrorism from the soil of the country.
Besides, the TTP also wants to create fissures between the political and religious parties to fulfill the nefarious designs of their external masters. In this context, Chief of Jamiat Ulema-I-Islam (F), Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Munawar Hassan have welcomed the Taliban’s declaration of ceasefire. And Imran Khan who has recently favoured military operation against the Taliban also supported TTP’s truce offer, while emphasizing the government to avail this opportunity.
Author: Munir Baloch, Distinguished Commentator On Energy Fraud, Pakistan Think Tank in Pakistan-A Nation of Hope on March 3rd, 2014
Champion fraudster of Pakistan wants to sign an agreement for 15 Years,
alongwith a clause that if government of Pakistan terminates a contract
than Pakistan will have to pay 200 million Dollars as damages to the company
established by Nawaz Sharifs front man SAIF UR REHMAN, EX- Motasab i Ala Pakistan in Yemen