Monday, June 30, 2008

Surveillance Flights of US Spy Planes

‘Five members of a family are killed in bomb explosion within house on Monday the incident is occurred in Bara Tehsil of Khyber agency, bomb disposal squad is trying to determine the exact cause of explosion. In Parachinar Capital of Kurram Agency eight dead bodies are found deceased persons were kidnapped on Sunday, US Spy planes are making surveillance flights on Kurram Agency,’ it was unveiled by state owned media.

‘A bid to smuggle large cache of arms is foiled by Kohat police, five smugglers during encounter with Kohat police near Zangi Khola area of Ghamkol Afghan refugee camp after leaving the large cache of arms behind have managed to escape, police have seized 10 Klashinkoves, One Kalakove, two stain Guns, sixteen rifles, fifteen shot guns, 50 pistols, 15 chargers, and 3578 cartridges left behind by smugglers, case against unknown smugglers is registered in Jungle Khel Police Station of Kohat, the smugglers were trying to smuggle these weapons from tribal area of Dara Adam Khel to Kohat district,’ it was unveiled in a press release issued by PRO Kohat police Mr. Fazal Naeem.

‘Five areas of Kohat are specified for search operation of security forces to clean these areas from miscreants,’ sources have said.

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Arrest of Criminals

Three accused persons involved in assassination attempt and weapon snatching from police guards are arrested by Kohat police. According to press release issued by PRO Kohat police accused Mehmood resident of Dhal Banda, an Afghan refugee Sharifullah resident of Peshawar and Muhammad Suleman resident of Nasrat Khel Kohat are booked on charges of assassination attempt on Nazim Ustarzai Mehtab ul Hassan and due to their alleged involvement is weapon snatching from police guard posted at residence of ex Governor NWFP Syed Iftikhar Hussain Shah. A klashinkove is also recovered from custody of Suleman by Kohat police.
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Five thousand Security Forces men have established their Control in Bara Tribal Area

‘One militant is killed and three security forces men are injured during Pakistan’s security forces operation in Bara Tehsil of Khyber Agency, security forces men have erased the residence of Lashkar I Islam leader Mangal Bagh and two centers of Lashkar I Islam militants are also erased, bunkers of militants are also targeted with artillery fire, five thousand men of Pakistan security forces men are now in control of Bara tribal area. Road between Bara and Peshawar capital of NWFP is closed for traffic and security forces men have erected check posts and curfew is imposed in Bara,’ it was unveiled by official media sources and local news paper reports.
‘Four persons are killed in ongoing armed clashes between two rival tribes in Teerah tribal area of Khyber Agency, helicopters are patrolling in the area and to control the situation government has imposed curfew in Teerah for indefinite period of time ’ sources have said.
‘In Kabal Chowk area of Swat one unknown person is beheaded by militants after postmortem police had kept the beheaded dead body for identification in Kabal Chowk, when no one had identified the body it was buried by TMA Swat staff, and in Kala Kalay area of Swat militants had entered in residence of Bacha Rehman and his son Saifullah, and his friends Usman and Ali Akbar were forcefully taken away to a near by stream, where the militants have opened fire on them by fire arms, three of them were killed at the spot. In Imam Dheri area of Swat a barbershop is burnt to ashes by militants and militants have removed dish antennas from the residences of local people,’ it was unveiled in local news paper reports.
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Friday, June 27, 2008

Massive Search Operation is Underway in Peshawar Capital of NWFP Pakistan

‘Security Forces of Pakistan have started massive search operation in Mithra, Badaber, Pushta Khara and Matani areas of Peshawar capital of NWFP on Friday, Interior Secretary Syed Kamal Shah has said that the danger of Taliban militants control over Peshawar is quite eminent. On Saturday PTDC Motel and two dozen girls school buildings are set ablaze by Taliban militants in Swat district of NWFP, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani has said that school buildings in Swat will be rebuilt again,’ it was unveiled by official sources.

‘Kohat police has arrested a proclaimed offender and gang leader of burglars involved in cases of murder, attempted murder, kidnapping, and burglary. Kohat Shadi Pur police post staff after exchange of fire for one hour has arrested gang leader and proclaimed offender accused Dilshad son of Saleem Khan resident of Peerano Kalay of Nizam Pur village, injured gang leader is arrested and one Klashinkove, four chargers and hundred of cartridges are recovered from his custody, two members of his gang during encounter with Kohat police have managed to escape, search operation for their arrest is on. Injured gang leader Dilshad is kept in KDA hospital’s surgical ward,’ police sources have said.
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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Creation of Special Village Police Force to Combat Crime

Kohat district is in grip of long durations of electricity load shedding and extreme heat wave, to overcome water and electricity problems, residents of Paracha Town Kohat are using electricity generators, many residents of this area have hired experts to dig wells in their residences. So far water from these newly created wells is reportedly clean and of a good taste.

Taliban militants are also contributing towards promotion of further heat in the district by exploding bombs in CD shops, during last few weeks two CD shops in a market of main bazaar Kohat and Teerah bazaar Kohat are hit with explosives by extremists, prior to these two incidents CD shops in village areas of Kohat were frequently hit by the militants.

Kohat city is apparently now has become target of militants, Mian Khel Bazaar a favorite shopping area for women was closed for one day and then was opened after compromise reached between militants and shopkeepers on a precondition that women will not come to do shopping in Mian Khel Bazaar, sources have said that Taliban militants are of the view that the same bazaar has become brothel, and shopkeepers do sex with customer women in their shops. ‘Women are still doing shopping in Mian Khel Bazaar,’ an eyewitness has said.

According to press release issued by PRO Kohat police Mr. Fazal Naeem, Senior Superintendent Police Operations of Kohat Mr. Gulzar Khan has said that upon directives from Inspector General Police of NWFP Mr. Malik Naveed Khan a decision regarding creation of special village police force in NWFP is taken, in village police force volunteers will be recruited and after one year upon the basis of their performance they will be inducted in regular police force. Special identity cards and weapons will be issued to all volunteers.

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Militants killed 28 persons in Tank

28 persons are killed in armed attack of militants in Kairy Bam area of Tank, now peace in the area is restored and Jandola road is open for traffic on Wednesday,’ it was unveiled by state owned media.

‘ANP government in NWFP has concluded peace agreements with Taliban militants to restore peace in NWFP province of Pakistan, recent armed clashes in SWAT district between security forces and militants are a result of armed attack on security forces convoy in Swat,’ it was unveiled in a news report published by Urdu daily Express.

‘Inspector General NWFP Police Malik Naveed in an interview with Wall Street Journal has said that within two months NWFP will be captured by Taliban militants, 15 days earlier he had said this in his interview, now only 45 days are remaining for the fall of NWFP as predicted by IGP NWFP,’ an editor of local daily in Kohat has said.

‘Two vehicles filled with Taliban militants were seen doing patrolling in Kohat district on Tuesday, in Kohat and Peshawar security forces have also started patrolling in and around these cities,’ an eyewitness has said.
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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Sectarian Violence

‘To protest against the merciless killings of 11 tribesmen of Tori tribe bazaar in Parachinar capital of Kurram agency was closed on Tuesday, in Sada area of Kurram agency tribesmen had taken over government offices but after negotiations with political administration office buildings were vacated by tribesmen. Tull Parachinar road is still closed for traffic government is planning to start air service to the turbulent area of Kurram agency to facilitate the public,’ it is unveiled by state owned media and local newspapers.
’So far 57 families have migrated from Kurram agency to Kohat district to escape persecution due to sectarian strife,’ sources have said.
‘Last week Mian Khel bazaar of Kohat was closed for one day because of threats from local Taliban militants, militants have allowed opening of the bazaar shops on precondition that women will not enter in Mian Khel Bazaar for shopping, shops in the bazaar were allegedly turned into brothels in view of local Taliban leadership, local Taliban militants are having support of defunct sectarian organizations,’ an editor of local daily has said on condition of anonymity.
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Growing anti Taliban Sentiments

Ideological confrontation between Soviet and US allies was ended in early 1990’s with demise of Soviet Union after its crushing defeat in Afghanistan. In a unipolar world USA had emerged as soul super power, the ideological battle against Soviet Communism was won on Afghan soil where Soviet military intervention when resisted by Afghans with the help of their US and Pakistani friends, was resulted in a collapse of Soviet economy and its subsequent disintegration.

Pentagon officials are possibly quite aware of the fact that when Soviets were trapped in Afghanistan, their was a long war, from late 1970’s till early 1990’s Afghanistan was a war theater, Pakistan’s tribal areas, province of NWFP and Baluchistan share borders with Afghanistan, these areas were used as sanctuaries to launch resistance against Soviet invaders in Afghanistan. Millions of Afghan refugees were poured into Pakistan where they were trained and equipped with sophisticated weapons to fight against the Soviets.

Pakistan’s military leader General Zia had received 4.2 billion dollar US military and economic aid from Reagan administration, he had declared Pakistan as fort of Islam and had invited Muslims from all countries to join the holy war against Soviet Union, Arabs, Chechens, Uzbeks and African Muslims had joined the struggle against Soviets, these Muslims at the end of Afghan war were unwilling to go back to their countries, many of them were entered in marital relations with tribal girls and have got settled their.
Normal among them were living settled lives but killing machines among them had waged war against USA and Pakistan, their Taliban allies had captured Afghanistan and after launching nine eleven attacks on USA these habitual warriors had openly declared war on their former friends and financiers.

War veterans within USA normally get psychological treatment killing machines of Vietnam War were normalized through psychological treatment and then they became part of US society again, no such steps were taken in Afghanistan to normalize killing machines of Afghan war against Soviet Union, Afghan fighters were not US citizens and Afghan government was never so able and aware to take such steps.

Now that US lead NATO forces are trying to help democratically elected government of President Hamid Karazai to stabilize Afghanistan and Pakistan too is a part of this effort, hundreds of Pakistan Army and US lead NATO forces men and officers are martyred in this effort to tame the Alqaida and Taliban militants in Afghanistan whom were trained to fight against Soviets but have become problem for their own benefactors.

Keeping the nature of Afghan people in view no easy way out seems possible, members of intelligentsia in Pakistan often predicts long battle in Afghanistan between militants and allied forces, incidents of deaths in friendly fire reflects immense pressure upon nerves of allied forces, Pakistan Army initially was quite divided on war against militants, Pakistan is an ideological state, and to fight against Muslim militants as pointed out by Professor Dr. Syed Riffat Hussain in his article published in Newsweek was not a very acceptable decision specially among junior ranks of Pakistan Army.

But now gradually reaction against illogical and oppressive approach of Taliban militants is building up in settled areas of Pakistan, due to strange and inhuman ideology of militants people in settled areas of NWFP are now deprived of their sources of earning, bomb attacks on business centers, harassment of government servants, threats to journalists and academicians, abductions for ransom, all these methods applied by militants to gain control of settled areas after creating fear in public and officials and men of law enforcing agencies are failed due to inhuman and ignorance based ideology of militants, an editor of local daily when was harassed by militants, now openly recommends use of force against militants to get rid of their illogical and oppressive ideology and existence.
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Monday, June 23, 2008

Closure of Cable TV Networks

Cable TV networks in Kohat have stopped their service amid threat from Taliban militants; owners of cable TV networks in a press conference have announced their decision regarding closure of their networks due to pressure and threats from local Taliban militants.
‘Old Bus Stand area located within heart of Kohat city has become headquarter of Taliban militants, selection of Amir in Kohat is made and militants are carrying out regular patrolling in different areas of Kohat a flour mill owner and two other businessmen of Kohat had shifted their business to Punjab amid growing instability in NWFP,’ a source has said on condition of anonymity.
‘ A CD shop in Teerah Bazar Kohat was hit by a grenade attack by militants on Sunday, meanwhile owners of CD shops of Shalimar Market Kohat after holding a press conference have closed their shops amid growing pressure from Taliban militants,’ a source have said.
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Sunday, June 22, 2008

25 Christians are kidnapped from Peshawar

25 Christians including two priests are kidnapped by armed militants from a building of Christian Colony located near Academy Town of Peshawar on Saturday, according to a news report published in daily the News militants had warned the residents of Christian Colony to vacate the building as it was part of religious seminary, Christians had refused to vacate the building, on Saturday armed men entered in the building and picked 25 to 40 Christians including Father Zulfikar and Father Bashir Masih were kidnapped and are now kept in Bara Tribal area of Khyber Agency.
Meanwhile 29 militants are killed and 14 others are injured in armed clashes occurred in Khyber agency between two rival groups of militants on Saturday, according to news reports published in local dailies armed clashes started between two rival groups Anasar ul Islam and Lashkar I Islam when Dar Pir Shalobar area of Teerah vally under control of Ansar ul Islam was attacked by Lashkar I Islam militants.
In Hangu activists if Tehrik I Taliban Pakistan have occupied building of Government Girls College Ghiljo and of Government Girls School Ali Khel on Saturday, according to news reports published in local newspapers Taliban militants after taking over the buildings of girls College and School in Hangu have forced the teaching staff to leave the area immediately.
‘ Soon after FC men have passed my car in Dara Adam Khel I came across another car in which armed masked militants were waiting along the road , I was coming from Peshawar to Kohat when I had seen these militants along the road in Dara Adam Khel,’ a source has said on condition of anonymity.
Taliban militants have publicly whipped a man in Peochar area of Matta Tehsil in Swat on Saturday, according to a news report published in daily the News the punishment decree was made by self proclaimed local Shariat Court of Local Taliban Militants, after receiving ten whips the accused person was collapsed then he was pardoned for remaining 20 lashes, 300 cases are pending with the same court.’17 Christians kidnapped from Christian Colony in Peshawar are released by Taliban militants on Monday,’ a source has said.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Campaign against Polio Virus

Polio cases are found in Shakardara and Babari Banda areas of Kohat, health department volunteers have served the children with polio drops twice in one week, according to a health department employee next week children will be served with polio drops again to avoid spread of Polio virus further, the decision in this respect was taken in high level meeting of Health Department. Campaign against Polio virus was launched by ex Prime Minister of Pakistan Muhtarima Benazir Bhutto Shaheed to save the children from negative affects of Polio virus with help of Western donors, Pakistani children are regularly served with Polio vaccine since her premiership era, Polio disease was controlled considerably but now again few children in Shakardara and Babari Banda areas are affected by Polio virus, Health department officials are making rigorous efforts through their volunteers to control the spread of Polio Virus by serving weekly Polio drops weekly to the children in Kohat district.
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Friday, June 20, 2008

Election Campaign Pictures of Pakistan Peoples Party Candidates Abdur Rauf and Retired Justic Syed Ibni Ali for NA14 Kohat and PF 39 Kohat

Abdur Rauf Advocate, retired Cheif Justice Syed Ibni Ali and Syed Masood Kausar are visible in photos uploaded in this blog.

Terrorist Organizations are a Danger for World Peace

According to a news report published in Urdu daily Express of Pakistan President Parvez Musharaf has said that from possession of recently arrested terrorists the evidence in shape of maps is found which reflects their bad designs regarding Europe and USA, and in case another incident like nine eleven happens again in USA Pakistan will be in a thick soup.
Official media sources have revealed that President Bush has stressed upon joint action against terrorists, his statement came during his London visit, earlier president Hamid Karazai of Afghanistan had expressed his intentions regarding intervention of Afghan forces in tribal areas of Pakistan while chasing the militants.
According to official media sources and news reports published in various dailies of Pakistan villages around Qandhar are set ablaze by Taliban militants seven soldiers of NATO forces are also reportedly killed in Qandhar Afghanistan and now US lead NATO forces are planning major operation against militants.
Three helicopters of US lead NATO forces are also reportedly hijacked by militants and are brought to Waziristan tribal area of Pakistan on Wednesday, police sources have confirmed the hijacking incident and have said that a Cobra helicopter is also included in three hijacked helicopters.
Due to Pakistan’s common border with lawless Afghanistan, militants and terrorists can penetrate in Pakistani cities and warriors of cold war employed by American CIA including Usama Bin Ladin during Soviet occupation of Afghanistan to resist the Soviets, are no more at the CIA pay roll, Bin Ladin had revolted against USA and being former employee of CIA as claimed by international media sources is now fighting against US and is guilty of committing nine eleven attacks on USA through his men of Alqaida organization.
Reports published in Western media reflects that USA and Europe are quite secure now from terrorist attacks, prompt measures in this respect are taken and terrorist organizations are now engaged by US lead NATO forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, terrorists organizations within Pakistan even are unable to make any headway as truly claimed by advisor to prime minister Mr. Rehman A Malik at the floor of the National Assembly of Pakistan that during last few months only one bomb explosion and few incidents of sectarian violence took place in Pakistan, overall situation is improved.
USA and Pakistan had helped people of Afghanistan to fight and win a war against Soviet forces, at the end of Soviet occupation of Afghanistan Afghans were left free to manage their affairs, due to inability of Afghan tribal leaders to form a stable government in Afghanistan during eight years rule of president Bill Clinton in USA, after nine eleven incidents USA was compelled to take action against terrorists in Afghanistan. Any incident of violence planned by terrorists is always their individual or group crime, Pakistani or American nation can not be held responsible for that and I personally do not foresee any US action against people of Pakistan albeit both the countries can jointly work more closer to remove the after affects of war against Soviet Union in Afghanistan which was won during early 1990’s.
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Monday, June 16, 2008

Militants, Bin Ladin and K2 Mountain

While commenting on Afghan president Mr. Hamid Karazai statement that Afghan forces will enter in Pakistan to kill militants, spokesman of Pakistan’s foreign office Mr. Muhammad Sadiq has said that only Pakistan Armed forces can take action against militants within the borders of Pakistan and any external intervention can damage the common cause of war on terror, yesterday in a press conference Afghan president Mr. Hamid Karazai has named militant leader Baitullah Mehsood and Maulvi Umar and has said that both are sending militants in Afghanistan, Mr. Karazai has said that both the militant leaders based in Waziristan tribal area of Pakistan will be attacked and killed by Afghan Army. According to official media sources Prime Minister of Pakistan has also reiterated his stance that no external forces will be allowed to operate on Pakistani soil.

According to a news report aired by TV channel Alarabia Bin Ladin is hiding somewhere near K2 mountain located in Northern Areas of Pakistan, analyst Mr. Rahimullah Yousuf Zai is of the view that Nooristan province of Afghanistan is adjacent to the Northern Areas of Pakistan where his existence is possible, near K2 mountain Siachin Glacier is located where Pakistan Army is deployed and it will be a suicide for Bin Ladin to enter in such area where Pakistan Army troops are deployed.
Top US weekly Newsweek once had published a report regarding existence of Bin Ladin in Nooristan province of Afghanistan, sources inside Afghanistan had told this scribe that during US bombing on Tora Bora caves Bin Ladin had managed to escape towards Iran and is hiding somewhere in Central Asian states, so far all the information published regarding Bin Ladin is based on speculations, sources have said that Bin Ladin is a kidney patient and obviously he will prefer to stay in hideouts located in cool weather areas, Afghanistan being a lawless country since centuries is an ideal place for terrorists to promote their activities, newly created Afghan Army is trained by US lead NATO forces, but still Southern Districts of Afghanistan are under control of militants and war lords.
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Saturday, June 14, 2008

15 Policemen are Killed in Qandhar

15 Afghan policemen were killed when Taliban militants had launched attack on a jail in Qandhar province of Afganistan on Friday, according to official media sources a truck loaded with explosives was blew up near main gate of Qandhar jail and then militants were entered in jail, after killing 15 police guards, militants had released 350 Taliban miltants from Qandhar Jail. In a suicide bomb attack two US and one Romanian soldier are killed in Paktika province of Afghanistan.
Qandhar Province of Afghanistan is base of Taliban and Alqaida militants where according to news reports published in a weekly published from USA and according to well informed sources CIA bunkers in Afghanistan were captured by Alqaida in Qandhar province of Afghanistan after ouster of Soviet Union from Afghanistan, current resistance against US lead NATO forces is mainly coming from Southern provinces of Afghanistan where Afghan government is not able to establish its control.
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Political parties have joined the Lawyers Long March (Updated)

‘Protesting lawyers are joined by political party workers of Jamat Islami and now in front of parliament house workers of Jamat i Islami lead by Amir Jamat i Islami are gathered to hold a rally their, protesting lawyers are heading towards Islamabad through Murree road of Rawalpindi, Crowd of participating lawyers is quite big and will hold their protest gathering in a Parade Ground of Islamabad, to Islamabad administration leaders of protest long march have rendered assurance that they will not enter in red zone,’ official media sources have said.
‘People have donated packs of dry fruit and water to participants of long march from Multan till Lahore and from Lahore till Islamabad, lawyers in Lahore, participants of long march are sleepless and relentlessly have traveled towards Islamabad capital of Pakistan from different parts of Pakistan, participants are moving in cars and other transport vehicles in simmering heat,’ eyewitnesses have said.
Meanwhile ‘US Secretary of State Madam Condolezza Rice during a meeting with Pakistan’s Foreign Minister in Paris on Friday has said that probe into martyrdom of 11 Pakistan’s security forces men in result of NATO air attack will be conducted and has expressed her grief and sorrow over this tragic incident,’ Official media sources have said.
'During night between Friday and Saturday gathering of protesting lawyers was addressed by Mian Nawaz Sharif in Parade Ground of Islmabad, and now lawyers are dispersed peacefully,' official media sources have said.
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Friday, June 13, 2008

Diplomatic Enclave in Islmamabad will be Protected amid Long March of Lawyers

‘Diplomatic Enclave and other important places will be protected amid long march of lawyers long March is democratic right of the lawyers, security arrangements in Islamabad are finalized in a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani, Constitution Avenue is declared as red zone and nobody will be allowed to enter in that area,’ information Minister Ms Sheri Rehman and Mr. Rehman Malik Advisor to Prime Minister are quoted on state owned media as saying this.
‘During the night between Thursday and Friday protesting lawyers lead by deposed chief justice Mr. Iftikhar Chaudhary were gathered in Azadi Chowk (Freedom Square) of Lahore capital of Punjab province to hold a protest meeting, meeting was also addressed by Mian Nawaz Sharif in Lahore, now lawyers have started reaching Islamabad capital of Pakistan, protesting lawyers will be served with food and water in Islamabd orders are issued in this regard by Co Chairman Of PPP. On Friday US ambassador Madam Anne Peterson has held a meeting with Governor NWFP Mr. Awais Ghani to discuss geopolitical developments in NWFP,’ official media sources have said.
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Thursday, June 12, 2008

Anger prevails in Pakistan over NATO air attack

‘Protesting Lawyers have reached Lahore from Multan on Thursday morning, long march of lawyers is destined to end in Islamabad,’ official media sources have said. According to report published in URDU daily in yesterday NATO air attack on Mehmand Agency at least 40 men of Frontier Core are martyred, according to a news report of Associated Press US diplomats have apologized for NATO aerial attack, but Pentagon officials have claimed that attack was launched on attacking men on NATO Forces and films regarding the whole episode is made.
Anger in Pakistan armed forces in particular and people of Pakistan in general over NATO air attack on Pakistan security forces is witnessed, a retired army JCO has said that USA can not win in Afghanistan its war on terror without Pakistan’s active support and such incidents will land NATO forces into isolation in Afghanistan.
Members of Pakistan’s Senate on Thursday have also condemned NATO attack on Pakistan armed forces men in Mehmand Agency in which according to ISPR spokesman 11 security forces men including Major Akbar of Pakistan Army are martyred.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Three persons are killed in Kohat district of NWFP Pakistan

Three persons are killed and one person is injured in four different incidents of violence on Wednesday. According to police sources Shaid Hussain son of Kausar Hussain is killed in armed attack launched on him by unknown killers in Ustarzai Bala Kohat, killers have managed to escape. In Surgul village of Kohat an Afghan refugee Daulat Khan due to irrigation dispute in armed attack carried on him by accused Muhammad Zaman, Umer Khan, Abdur Rehman, Shams ur Rehman and Jamil ur Rehman, all the accused persons involved in his murder by Kohat police. In Jabarh area of Gumbat Kohat due to women related dispute Fazlur Rehman killed in armed attack launched on him by accused Noor Zaman, and Khyal Zaman residents of Zeera and have managed to escape. On OTS road Kohat Muhammad Wazir is injured in an armed attack carried on him by unknown persons, attackers have managed to escape.
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Eleven troops are martyred in aerial attack of coalition forces

Eleven Pakistan Security men including one officer are martyred in aerial attack of coalition forces from Afghan side on check post of Frontier Core in Mahmand Agency on Wednesday, according to official media sources spokesman of ISPR has condemned the unprovoked attack on border check post of Frontier Core and has said that such attacks does not serve the common cause of war against terrorism.
NWFP Governor Awais Ahmed Ghani and Chief Minister NWFP Mr. Amir Haider Khan Hoti have also condemned the attack of coalition forces.
‘Meanwhile in afternoon on Wednesday protesting lawyers have started their long march from Multan towards Lahore, they were addressed by deposed Chief Justice Iftikhar Ahmed Chaudhary in Multan, Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in a press conference in Islamabad have announced his support for long march of lawyers and coalition government of PPPP has removed barricades near presidency and on constitution avenue which were erected yesterday in the wake of long march of lawyers,’ official media sources have said.
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Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Long March of Lawyers

President of Pakistan Mr. Parvez Musharaf is invited by Prime Minister of Pakistan Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani to address the parliament to fulfill his constitutional obligation, last year the president had abstained from addressing the parliament.
Meanwhile deposed chief justice Mr. Iftikhar Chaudhary has reached Multan in connection with long march of lawyers, marching lawyers will eventually reach Islamabad to register their protest. At arrival of marching lawyers in Lahore Mian Nawaz Sharif will also address the lawyers near the shrine of a holy Muslim saint popularly known is Data Darbar.
According to official media sources Advisor to Prime Minister Mr. Rehman Malik is devising a strategy for security of the residents of Islamabad in the wake of long march from lawyers, six suicide bombers are arrested by Federal Investigation Agency officials in Rawalpindi and three trucks loaded with weapons are also captured by the same agency officials on Tuesday.
President of Pakistan Mr. Parvez Musharaf’s reluctance to address the parliament even when PML (Q) was having majority in National Assembly last year reflects the prevailing distrust between presidency and elected representatives of the people, president is part of the parliament and it is his constitutional obligation to address the parliament. What maximum can happen if president come to the parliament to deliver his speech before its elected members, opposition will boycott his speech, or will protest within the house at his arrival or during his speech, now that he is cordially invited by the prime minister to address the parliament of course majority of the members of the house are at his side so no security risk is involved. One other reason behind his lack of interest can be his expression of displeasure for members of parliament.
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Donkey ride with painted face is a traditional public reaction

Three tribesmen allegedly involved in car lifting and burglary are forced to have a donkey ride with their shaven heads and black painted faces by Taliban militants of Dara Adam Khel, according to an eyewitness when father of one tribesman allegedly involved in criminal activities had protested against humiliation of his son he was picked by Taliban militants and was taken away towards unknown destiny on Sunday. Three local journalists of Kohat were invited by militants to cover the occasion, in a video clip produced by a journalist only backs of the militants were visible he has told this scribe that militants does not allow to make video which exposes their identities. According to eyewitnesses the three tribesmen were allegedly involved in snatching cars and money from travelers passing through tribal area of Dara Adam Khel, and were posing themselves as Taliban militants.
Local people of Kohat district which shares borders with tribal area of Dara Adam Khel are anxious about identities of the three alleged burglars humiliated by Taliban militants in Dara Adam Khel, a local business man of Kohat revealed that two among the three humiliated tribesmen were Afghan refugees one was local of Dara Adam Khel.
The tradition of donkey ride in public with shaven heads and black painted faces prevail in Kohat district and its adjacent tribal areas since centuries. Once a women and man allegedly involved in sexual relationship were exposed to the same treatment in Kohat, husband of a woman was gone to Dubai for job and the wife had allegedly established illicit relations with his nephew, when husband came back from Dubai was swiftly killed by his wife and her lover within his own home and his dead body was thrown into well, both accused criminals were humiliated in public through donkey ride with black painted faces and were handed over to police afterwards.
Traditional punishment for illicit relations between men and women in Sindh province of Pakistan is death penalty both man and women involved in sexual relations without marriage are called Karo Kari in Sindh and when caught doing sex are killed at the spot.
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Monday, June 9, 2008

Four Policemen are Killed in Peshawar

‘Four policemen are killed by unknown miscreants in Peshawar capital of NWFP during the night between Sunday and Monday, meanwhile nine Khasadar paramilitary force men abducted in tribal area of Dara Adam Khel by unknown miscreants during the night between Saturday and Sunday are released by abductors,’ official media sources have said.
‘Taliban militants will now concentrate on Punjab Province of Pakistan because security forces men will not be able to open fire on them in cities and suburban areas of Punjab, due to large scale presence of security forces men of Punjabi origin in Pakistan’s Security forces, they will hesitate to kill their own people fighting along with Taliban militants,’ a source on condition of anonymity has said.
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Sunday, June 8, 2008

Current Political Scenario in Pakistan

Debate over proposed constitutional amendment package is on now, President Parvez Musharaf is quoted by a reporter of Urdu daily as saying that he will react if parliament has shifted his powers to the prime minister, but he will refrain from using his powers under article 58-2B to dissolve the elected parliament, he has further said that he is willing to negotiate with Mian Nawaz Sharif to resolve differences.
According to official media sources Mian Shehbaz Sharif has submitted his nomination papers for his election as Chief Minister Punjab in Punjab Provincial Assembly, he will get elected unopposed because no other candidate has submitted nomination papers so far for the same slot.
After taking his oath of office on Sunday Mian Nawaz Sharif will become bound to use his powers as chief minister Punjab in constitutional manner, President Musharaf is also bound by his oath of office to serve the people within the limits prescribed in Pakistan’s constitution, any unconstitutional step from both rival camps will endanger not only the security and integrity of Pakistan but will also make them guilty of violation of their oath of office.
Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani has set good example by serving the people without wasting a single moment, so far he has distributed cheques worth millions of rupees among the poor sections of society in Multan, has successfully handled the wheat crisis and electricity shortages, held a meeting with president George W. Bush in Sharm ul Sheikh Egypt and is currently visiting Saudi Arabia. Pakistan is in need of his sincere and devoted leadership. Actors on Pakistan’s political scene shall follow his example and shall avoid misuse of powers while working under oath of office to take revenge from their opponents.
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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Ignorance of Bhutto's Opponents

I was enjoying the company of my friends while drinking pomegranate juice on university huts, when she came towards us, she was above forty and was looking quite serious, when she reached near us my Mauritian university fellow stood up from his chair and introduced her with us, she was a professor of Biology in Peshawar University and was doing M.phil in Qauid I Azam University Islamabad, the moment she grabbed a chair for herself, while looking at me she had said, are you doing doctorate in International Relations, I told her I have just completed M.phil and now working on my PhD dissertation, she told us that Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto was her family friend and she is quite good in Palmistry, while seeing my hand she had said not only your style but lines on your palm are very similar with Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, all my companions became excited specially girls, her excellency Madam Fakhri Abu Talib university fellow and friend of mine had looked at her unbelievingly, I straight away told her Madam I do not believe in Palmistry, in fact lines of your hands are changed when your thinking is changed, my PhD thesis is about foreign policies of India, Pakistan and USA during 1971 Bangla Desh crisis and I am reading too much about Bhutto probably that is why you are feeling some resemblance between me and him.
The lady professor had kept company with us for an hour and so and had told us many great truths about Mr. Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, she was true when she told us that he was very brave and intelligent leader was warmly welcomed by people of Pakistan, but when you are trying to lead the people whom are illiterate and can not understand your point of view in its true sense then leadership become a risky affair, Bhutto initially had approved formation of a casino in Karachi, was never against existence of pubs, he knew that Mafia will get stronger if he has banned liquor and gambling, but then under pressure from religious leaders he had banned liquor in Pakistan, now the situation is that even our Commando President can not restore rule of law in this country of pure, Mafia is gaining immense profits from banned items, it bribes and kill law enforcers, according to police officer Karachi is virtually taken over by Mafia, all transfers and appointments are made in police department in Karachi at recommendation of Mafia Chief. According to one senior police official and close associate of Bhutto in NWFP appointment of Inspector General Police of NWFP is made on recommendations from either drug Mafia or arms mafia. Bhutto due to large-scale ignorance of his opponents was unable to enter Pakistan into developed world, by imposing rule of law in Pakistan through elimination of root causes of lawlessness.
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Friday, June 6, 2008

Two Car Lifters invloved in Murder are Arrested in Kohat

Kohat APP: 6-6-2008
Two Car lifters allegedly involved in murder of a taxi driver are arrested by Kohat police on Friday; dead body of taxi driver is also recovered from Latamber. According to PRO Kohat Police Mr. Fazal Naeem, two car lifters Waseemullah Khan resident of Bannu district and Majidullah resident of Karak district of NWFP had hired taxi cab # BRE511 driven by Muhammad Bilal from Bannu district to reach Karak, on the way towards Karak both alleged car lifters had tried to snatch taxi cab from its driver Muhammad Bilal, upon resistance from Bilal they killed him, SHO Lachi police station Mr. Lal Farid was doing checking on Indus Highway along with his staff when a car driver has tried to escape checking, the car was chased and finally police had succeeded to stop the escaping car, from inside the escaping car, alleged killers of driver Muhammad Bilal, Waseemullah and Majidullah were arrested, both the alleged killers had pointed out before Kohat police the spot in Latambar village where they had left the dead body of taxi driver Bilal. In one more incident of attempted murder Mr. Taj Muhammad is arrested red handed by City Police Station staff along with his 30 bore pistol and ten cartridges, when he attempted to kill Mr. Sultan by opening fire on him with his pistol after exchange of hot words between both in a shop of main Bazaar Kohat.
PRO Kohat police has further added that three stolen motor cycles are recovered within one hour by SHO Nizam Afridi of city police station of Kohat, alleged motorcycle lifter Imran was arrested from his home where he was hiding himself in a women veil, lady police constable had also participated during the raid on Imran’s house and had arrested him while he was hiding by wearing burqa among women in his home.
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Constitutional Amendment Package

After getting elected unopposed on Punjab provincial Assembly seat Mian Shahbaz Sharif a Leader of PML (N) has taken oath as MPA on Friday morning, he will soon become Chief Minster of Punjab Province, according to well informed sources his brother Nawaz Sharif is planning revenge from president Parvez Musharaf and working relentlessly to force president Musharaf in to exile, in a statement published in a Urdu National Daily Mian Nawaz Sharif has said that President Musharaf had staged a drama to stage a coup against his elected government and he shall be treated in accordance with law of the land.
After getting elected, as Chief Minster of Punjab Mian Shebaz Sharif will work under a Governor recently appointed by president Musharaf in Punjab, new Governor of Punjab Mr. Salman Taseer is close associate of President Parvez Musharaf.
Constitutional amendments package prepared by Law minister Mr. Farooq H Naik after approved by Co Chairperson of Pakistan Peoples Party Mr. Asif Ali Zardari was referred to PML (N) leadership for approval. The amendment package contains clauses regarding abolishment of President powers regarding dissolution of National Assembly under article 58-2B of Pakistan’s constitution. Once the proposed amendment package is approved by parliament, President and his appointed Governors in all the four provinces of Pakistan will be unable to dissolve elected national and provincial assemblies on charges of corruption. Recently Speaker National Assembly Madam Fahmida Mirza in her statement published in daily the News has said that existence of parliament is in danger, and Pakistan’s existing political system has become presidential in nature after amendments made in constitution during past few years.
Revenge element in Pakistan’s politics is causing great damage to our country, constant political instability due to personal vendetta of politicians and military rulers, constitution has become victim of change without national consensus, individual rulers to save their necks and to take revenge from their political adversaries amend the constitution frequently, first time in Pakistan’s history I have heard a politician and Co Chairman of Pakistan People’s Party Mr. Asif Ali Zardari as saying that after approval of constitutional amendments package from coalition partners the package will be presented before elected assembly members and its copies will be provided to journalists so that consensus shall be achieved through broad based discussions on the proposed package. Such a statement from Pakistani politician is a good omen for future of democracy in Pakistan.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Visit of a Bishop

‘Presbyterian Bishop Dr retired Major Mr. Timotheisis Nasir of Gujranwala Pakistan has visited Attock district on Tuesday and has addressed a large gathering their, he has also held meetings with delegations of different cities lead by Christian elders of Attock, Pindi Peshawar and Kohat. To assist the Bishop Priest Javed Akhter of Kohat, Priest Peteric Aslam of Pindi, Priest Razaq Khokhar of Peshawar and Priest Sharoon Nasir were present their in Attock. During the gathering in Attock Church prayers were offered for security and development of Pakistan and for spiritual development of Attock Church,’ it was unveiled by Mr. Parvez Pyara Church reporter of UP.
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Four Persons are Injured in a Bomb Explosion(updated version)

Four persons are injured in bomb explosion occurred in a video shop located in a market of main Bazaar Kohat on Wednesday morning. According to Rescue 15 police official remote control bomb was exploded in a video shop located on 2nd floor of Bannu Market in Kohat main Bazaar only four persons present in the video shop Syed Ashraf Zaidi son of Asghar Hussain Zaid resident of Bannu Bazar Kohat, Syed Noman Shah son of Peer Muqbal Shah resident of Jungle Khel, Meer Janan son of Tooti resident of Shahpur Kohat, Abu Zar son of Syed Gul resident of OTS road Kohat. Meer Janan is reported to be critically injured. Injured persons were admitted in KDA hospital of Kohat now are shifted to a hospital in Peshawar.Eyewitnesses have said that five minutes prior to bomb explosion in video shop a tall bearded man along with a young boy was seen around the video shop, video shop owner Zaidi was threatened earlier by Tehrik Taliban Kohat warning to him was issued by Tehrik Taliban people regarding closure of his business, but he was brave enough to keep his video shop opened by ignoring threats. ‘Around six hundred Taliban militants have entered in Lachi village of Kohat located on Kohat Bannu road, militants are taking their meals in hotels of Lachi village and have told the villagers of Lachi that they are their to establish a religious seminary, a source has said. ‘Militants had started their Journey from Malakand towards Kohat earlier this week and have reached now Lachi village, on Tuesday three bomb explosions were witnessed in CD shops of Billitang village of Kohat, around ten shops are damaged their,’ a source has said.

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Abductions in tribal areas

A senior Official of WAPDA is kidnapped in Dara Adam Khel tribal area, according to a news report published in local daily of Kohat on Monday afternoon senior official of WAPDA Mr. Abdur Rehman was kidnapped by unknown persons near Noor Ali Kalay village of Dara Adam Khel along with his car, he was heading from Hangu to Peshawar, his driver had managed to escape abduction. Political administration of FR Kohat had registered the case against unknown abductors.
According to a news report published in local dailies of Kohat lady teacher abducted by miscreants one month ago in Orakzai Agency is still in captivity of abductors, to stress for her release members of Tribal teachers Association have staged protest demonstration in front of Orakzai Agency Headquarters in Hangu on Tuesday. Abducted lady teacher is from Mardan district of NWFP and was abducted near Bagh Kandao area of Orakzai Agency, protesting teachers have threatened closure of schools if she is not recovered from the captivity of abductors immediately.
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Tuesday, June 3, 2008

Root Cause of Extremism

Taliban militants became active in Mengora Swat and have started imposing their own outlook on the people of Mengora, according to a news report published in Urdu daily Express of Pakistan, people of Mengora area of Swat are directed by Taliban militants to grow beards, meanwhile according to official media sources in Badighistan province of Afghanistan 50 Taliban militants are killed when NATO planes have started bombing on their hide outs on Tuesday.

According to a news report published in daily the News of Pakistan, Taliban militants have started their summer offensive in Afghanistan which is termed as Operation Ibrat, Taliban are surviving in Afghanistan because of the feudal nature of Afghan society, authoritarian rule of kings and their feudal cronies in Southern Afghanistan is substituted by Taliban Militants rule, common Afghan people have never tasted the flavor of democracy in its actual sense, since centuries they are deprived of their civil liberties and fundamental rights, low literacy ratio and lack of political consciousness among the masses paves the way for growth of extremist ideologies among suppressed and oppressed people, same is the situation in Swat which is now settled area of Pakistan.

Since centuries Swat was under one man rule known as Wali Swat, palace of Wali Swat is still their but his rule was ended after creation of Pakistan. People of Swat have experienced slave labor, and extreme poverty for centuries, Swat was a fertile ground for Taliban extremists, but in all other settled areas of NWFP, like Abotabad, Peshawar, Kohat, Dera Ismaeel Khan and Mardan due to high literacy ratio and growth of political consciousness, Taliban militants were unable to promote their ideology of suppression in these areas. February 18 polling results reflect that pro Taliban religious parties were defeated in NWFP and majority seats were won by a secular party ANP.

If government of Mr. Hamid Karazai in Afghanistan and government of Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani in Pakistan have succeeded to promote true democratic values in society, these both countries will get rid of extremist ideologies. People once become aware of their rights and duties and start enjoying their democratic freedoms then they never surrender before ideologies of suppression and oppression.

Two parallel education systems of religious seminaries and government schools, colleges and universities both in Afghanistan and Pakistan are also became a major cause of conflict in these countries, religious seminary students have limited options either they can teach in a religious seminary after getting religious education or can become Imam of a mosque, they can also become school teacher of Islamic Studies in government schools, the students of government educational institutions have unlimited choices, unequal education is also has become a cause of extremism in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Religious seminaries are opened in most of the posh areas of cities in Pakistan with growing extremism among their students posh areas are becoming increasingly insecure.
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Clash of Cultures

Act of an individual cartoonist who came up with insulting cartoons in Danish newspapers to provoke religious sentiments of Muslims against people of Denmark has endangered his fellow citizens in all over the world, advisor to Interior Minister Mr. Rehman A Malik has rightly pointed out that Monday bomb explosion before Danish embassy in Islamabad was a reaction to insulting cartoons published in Danish newspapers and Danish embassy in Islamabad was receiving threats from various quarters.
Outcome of an individual act of a Danish cartoonist is a reaction against Denmark in all the Muslim countries, people had protested on streets and now the street protests are turning into violent acts against the people of Denmark. I have personally received much e-mail in which Muslims were advised to boycott products of Denmark.
Danish culture might allow such practices like publication of insulting cartoons of religious nature in the name of press freedom, but Denmark is member of world community and it is conducting business with rest of the world too, by offending Muslims Denmark can not retain friendly relations with Muslim countries, it will be very unrealistic to think of keeping diplomatic and economic ties with Muslim world when such a strong reaction is taking place against Danish cartoonist in Muslim world.
Diplomats are government officials serving their countries abroad, they can not be held responsible for individual acts of their fellow country men, Danish Prime Minister and UN Security Council members have condemned Monday bomb attack before Danish embassy, no sane person can appreciate such activities, but Danish government shall also adopt a policy to refrain such individual acts which can cause wide spread reaction in the Muslim world against Denmark.
Denmark rulers shall be aware of the prevailing cultures of Muslim countries where religion play pivotal role in every sphere of life, and shall discourage such individual acts like publication of insulting cartoons of religious nature to avoid reaction among the Muslim world and to promote better economic and diplomatic ties with the Muslim countries.
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Monday, June 2, 2008

Five persons are killed in a bomb explosion before Danish embassy in Islamabad

Five persons are killed and 26 others are injured in a bomb explosion before Denmark embassy in Islamabad Capital of Pakistan on Monday. According to Official media sources Advisor to Interior Minister Mr. Rehman Malik has said that one foreigner and four Pakistani Nationals are killed two among the dead are security men, 26 injured persons are admitted in PIMS and Poly Clinic Hospitals of Islamabad. Mr. Rehman Malik says the bomb explosion before Denmark embassy is reaction of insulting cartoons published in newspapers of Denmark embassy was receiving threats after publication of insulting cartoons in Denmark newspapers. He says that most of the embassies in Islamabad are shifted to diplomatic enclave for security reasons but some of the embassies are still located in residential areas of Islamabad. Buildings were damaged due to high intensity of explosion, Denmark embassy building was also damged which is closed for business now.
President Parvez Musharaf, Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gailani, Co Chair man PPPP Mr. Asif Ali Zardari and many other prominent personalities have condemned the explosion before embassy of Denmark.
'Eight persons are killed in bomb explosion before Danish embassy in Islamabad,' a source has said. According to Pakistan's official media sources President George W Bush has strongly condemned the incident of violence occured before Danish embassy in Islamabad.
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Quality of education in KPK