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Punjabi judges must stop the witch hunt in the name of justice
Mar31

Punjabi judges must stop the witch hunt in the name of justice

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

——————————————————————————————————————————- The News reports the following on March 29, 2010 ISLAMABAD: The Supreme Court (SC) warned the Chairman of National Accountability Bureau (NAB)...

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Nawaz Sharif; illegitimate child of Zia ul Haq shows his true colors

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

Where are the political and media pundits who have prospered on the crumbs thrown at them by the establishment and its agencies? Why don’t we have a front page story from Ansar Abbasi that Nawaz Sharif is sabotaging the repeal of the 17th amendment?  Why don’t the TV channels ask Nawaz Sharif why he is going back on the Charter of Democracy he signed with Benazir Bhutto?  Where are the paid agents of the establishment like...

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The most important concerns for Pakistan today are economy and energy: Kayani

Posted on Mar 26, 2010

Dawn Correspondent Friday, 26 Mar, 2010 WASHINGTON: Army chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani said on Thursday that the military was willing to forgo its requests for hardware to ensure that Pakistan’s energy and economic needs were met. At a briefing at the Pakistan Embassy, Gen Kayani also said that there had been a marked change in the US attitude towards Pakistan because of the army’s success in South Waziristan and Swat. “I told...

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Afghanistan, China: Karzai’s Opportune Visit to Beijing
Mar25

Afghanistan, China: Karzai’s Opportune Visit to Beijing

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

March 24, 2010   Chinese President Hu Jintao (L) and Afghan President Hamid Karzai (R) at a welcoming ceremony in Beijing, China, on March 24 Summary Afghan President Hamid Karzai is on a three-day trip to China, during which he has met with Chinese President Hu Jintao and is scheduled to meet with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao. He is expected to seek financial aid and economic deals along with support for his plans to establish a stable...

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Employees turn millionaires overnight; Govt gives 12pc of shareholding in PPL to employees

Posted on Mar 23, 2010

The News Tuesday, March 23, 2010 By Saad Hasan SUI: Hundreds of junior-cadre workers of the state-run Pakistan Petroleum (PPL) became millionaires overnight after getting ownership certificates of their company under the Benazir Employees Stock Option scheme. Many of these employees belong to Dera Bugti district, where Pakistan’s largest and one of the oldest gas fields is located. Clad in traditional Balochi-style shalwar-kamiz and...

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Key Al Qaeda suspect released by US court after eight years in jail

Posted on Mar 23, 2010

From the Wall Street Journal March 22, 2010 By Jess Bravin  WASHINGTON—A suspected al Qaeda organizer once called “the highest value detainee” at Guantánamo Bay was ordered released by a federal judge in an order issued Monday. Mohamedou Ould Slahi was accused in the 9/11 Commission report of helping recruit Mohammed Atta and other members of the al Qaeda cell in Hamburg, Germany, that took part in the Sept. 11, 2001,...

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RENT-A-RAMBOS

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

A fascinating scandal has erupted in Washington that is exposing the sordid underbelly of the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan. By Eric Margolis From Toronto Sun According to a “New York Times” investigation and other  Washington sources, the Pentagon and US intelligence agencies have fielded covert mercenary networks in Afghanistan,  Pakistan (aka “Afpak”), and Iraq whose mission is to murder tribal militants and nationalists...

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Limits of military power

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

Published in DAWN   IN a rare press briefing last month, Gen Ashfaq Kayani said the success of military operations in the tribal regions have caused a substantial decline in cross-border attacks on Nato forces in Afghanistan and warned that it was essential to address Pakistan’s long-term strategic concerns for stability in the region. A month later, Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh concluded a historic three-day visit to...

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Jirga urges Army to destroy Talibans – dismisses earlier offensives as ‘military dramas”

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

Daily Times March 21, 2010  Army must destroy Taliban, jirga declares * National peace jirga urges govt to reach out to terrorists, but also to crush those unwilling to negotiate * Dismisses earlier offensives as ‘military dramas’ * Tribal leader says ‘it should be a genuine military operation like the Sri Lankans did against the Tamil Tigers’ ISLAMABAD: Hundreds of tribesmen from regions near the Pak-Afghan border ended a rare tribal...

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Nations don’t march to U.S. beat : Wall Street Journal

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

Leaders from Brasilia to Beijing sling arrows at Obama administration; Americans deny opposition is growing  March 21, 2010  By JAY SOLOMON And PETER SPIEGELMOSCOW—A string of public rebukes of U.S. foreign policy in recent weeks, from Jerusalem to Red Square, is highlighting how the global goodwill U.S. President Barack Obama enjoyed on taking office last year has often failed to translate into wins on the foreign-policy front. U.S....

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Afghan bombs grow

Posted on Mar 22, 2010

Militants now have IEDs big enough to destroy any armored vehicle  March 22, 2010  By YOCHI J. DREAZEN [WSJ] WASHINGTON—Militants in Afghanistan are building bigger and bigger roadside bombs, eschewing the kinds of sophisticated munitions that were used in Iraq in favor of mammoth explosives capable of destroying any U.S. armored vehicle. Improvised explosive devices, or IEDs, have become the signature weapon of the Afghan war, as...

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America’s “Islamists” Go Where Oilmen Fear to Tread

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

From The Atlantic Free Press by Peter Chamberlin By following the trail of militant terrorists US forces and American interests have gained access deep in Central Asia, where oil companies have had little luck gaining a foothold on their own. To students of American foreign policy in Afghanistan and throughout the world, it is common knowledge that the United States military and Central Intelligence often act in a manner that is...

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Washington antiwar march draws thousands on seventh-anniversary of Iraq invasion
Mar21

Washington antiwar march draws thousands on seventh-anniversary of Iraq invasion

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

By Katherine Shaver Washington Post Staff Writer Sunday, March 21, 2010 Thousands of demonstrators protested the seventh anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq on Saturday in a march through downtown Washington. Many expressed concern that health care and the dismal economy have begun to overshadow the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Other protesters said they wanted to contrast the financial cost of the wars with money needed for...

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Mumbai cops unhappy with FBI

Posted on Mar 21, 2010

From India Today March 21, 2010  India’s possible interrogation of 26/11 conspirator David Coleman Headley will be nothing but a mere question-answer session, a senior investigator in the case has said. “The home ministry’s assertion about Indian officials being allowed to interrogate Headley is not the whole truth,” a senior investigator in Mumbai said on the condition of anonymity. “We have been told to...

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