Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Pakistan Launches Assault in Northwest

By Shaiq Hussain and Haq Nawaz Khan
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 30 -- Pakistan's military launched a major offensive Tuesday in the northwestern tribal region known as Khyber Agency, temporarily closing a key route used to supply U.S. and allied forces battling insurgents in neighboring Afghanistan.(The Washington Post )

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Taliban Attacks Pakistani Village That Resisted

A suicide bombing that killed more than 30 people was the latest demonstration of the Taliban's encroachment.(The New York Times)

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Pakistan Moves Troops From Tribal Areas to Border With India

By Shaiq Hussain
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 26 -- Pakistan began deploying thousands of additional troops to its border with India on Friday amid rising tension in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks in Mumbai last month.(The Washington Post )

Pakistan Is Fighting Terrorism, Not Denying It

There has been no denial of truth by Pakistan, as suggested in the Dec. 22 editorial "Time for Truth." The government of Pakistan is committed to the war on terrorism and to confronting the plague of extremism within its... (The Washington Post )

Friday, December 26, 2008

Pakistan Moves Troops Amid Tension With India

Two Pakistani officials said some troops were headed to the country's border with India, but there appeared to be little indication of a major redeployment.(The New York Times)

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Pakistan warns India it will respond to any attack

MULTAN, Pakistan -- Pakistan warned India on Thursday not to launch a strike against it and vowed to respond to any attack _ a sign that the relationship between the two nuclear powers remains strained in the wake of the Mumbai attacks.(The Washington Post )

Monday, December 22, 2008

'Military dictators used Kalabagh Dam to divide and rule'

By Rana Fawad
Posted: December 22, 2008

WASHINGTON: Military dictators have always used the Kalabagh Dam to divide the provinces and consolidate their rule.

This was stated by Pakistan's National Coordinator Benazir Income Support Programme (BISP) Dr. Kaiser Bengali. He was expressing his views during his luncheon speech and added, “A part of the reason the Kalabagh became so politicized is because the military dictators used it as a tool to stay in power.” >>>CONTINUED

Suspected US Missile strike in Pakistan kills 8

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan -- Suspected U.S. missile strikes killed at least eight people Monday in volatile northwest Pakistan, officials and witnesses said.(The Washington Post )

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Militants kill three Pakistanis supplying NATO

By Ibrahim Shinwari
JAMRUD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani Taliban militants killed three truckers returning after taking fuel to Western forces in Afghanistan, officials said on Saturday, the latest in a growing spate of attacks on NATO supplies.(The Washington Post )

Friday, December 19, 2008

NATO Materiel Threatened in Pakistan

By Candace Rondeaux and Walter Pincus
PESHAWAR, Pakistan -- A recent increase in Taliban attacks on a crucial NATO transportation route from Pakistan to Afghanistan could imperil efforts to bolster the flagging, seven-year U.S.-led military campaign in Afghanistan, U.S. and Pakistani officials say.(The Washington Post )

History, dissent cloud Pakistan's Mumbai reaction

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- The black-and-white flag of Jamaat-ud-Dawa still flutters over a relief camp for survivors of an earthquake that hit a remote corner of Pakistan in October.(The Washington Post )

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pakistan demands India provide Mumbai evidence

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan sought to put some of the pressure over the Mumbai bloodshed on India, demanding Wednesday that its neighbor hand over "concrete evidence" against Pakistani citizens and groups allegedly involved in the terror attack. (The Washington Post)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Kerry says Pakistan 'sincere' in Mumbai crackdown

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan appears "sincere" in its effort to crack down on a militant group blamed for the Mumbai terrorist attack and has arrested more suspects, Sen. John Kerry said Tuesday.(The Washington Post)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Pakistan: No British access to Mumbai suspects

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan will not let British investigators question suspects detained in Pakistan over the Mumbai terrorist attacks, the prime minister said Monday.(The Washington Post)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Brown Meets With Pakistani Leader

By Candace Rondeaux
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 14 -- British Prime Minister Gordon Brown promised Sunday to provide Pakistan with more information about Pakistani links to the Mumbai attacks late last month, saying that Britain will also work to enhance Pakistan's counterterrorism capabilities.(The Washington Post)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Pakistan: India violated airspace

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Indian aircraft violated Pakistan's airspace Saturday but were chased back over the border by Pakistani fighter jets, an Air Force spokesman here said.(The Washington Post)

Friday, December 12, 2008

S. Asian Tensions Trickle Down to Cricket

By Rama Lakshmi
NEW DELHI, Dec. 12 -- Escalating tensions between India and Pakistan after the recent Mumbai attacks appeared to cast a shadow Friday on cricket matches scheduled for next month.(The Washington Post)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Pakistan Arrests Leaders of Charity Linked to Mumbai Attacks

By Candace Rondeaux and Rama Lakshmi
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 11 -- Pakistan on Thursday closed 11 offices of a controversial Islamic charity that has been linked to last month's deadly attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai and placed the group's leader under house arrest. In India, top government officials announced a massive revam...(The Washington Post)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Pakistan intesifies crackdown on Mumbai suspects

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan -- Pakistan has intensified its crackdown on a militant group suspected in the Mumbai terror attacks by arresting 20 more people but will not hand any of its citizens over to India, officials said Tuesday.(The Washington Post)

Monday, December 8, 2008

Former Pakistani Official Denies Links to Lashkar

By Candace Rondeaux
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, Dec. 8 -- A former high-ranking Pakistani intelligence official denied allegations Monday that he had given advice and support to a Pakistani militant group linked to the attacks on the Indian city of Mumbai late last month.(The Washington Post)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Pakistan must avoid worse ties with India: McCain

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidential candidate John McCain during a visit to Islamabad on Saturday urged Pakistan to take steps to prevent tensions with India rising in the wake of last week's militant attacks on Mumbai.(The Washington Post)

Hoax call put Pakistan on high alert: report

By Simon Cameron-Moore
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Nuclear-armed Pakistan put its forces on high alert after a hoax caller pretending to be India's foreign minister spoke to President Asif Ali Zardari in a threatening manner on November 28, two days after the militant attacks on Mumbai began, the Dawn newspaper reported on...(The Washington Post)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Mumbai attacks: South Asian community can help

By Rana FawadPosted: December 04, 2008

WASHINGTON: The Mumbai attacks have the potential of derailing the ongoing Indo-Pak confidence building measures and consequently destabilizing Pak-Afghan border, whereas the South Asian community in the US could help bridge the gap between the two archrivals.

These possibilities were enumerated by the Brookings Institution’s senior fellows including Bruce Riedel, Dr. Stephen Cohen, and Dr. Vanda Felbab-Brown during a discussion on ‘Mumbai Terrorist Attacks: A Challenge for India and the World’ on Wednesday. Daniel Benjamin, senior fellow and director at the Institution, was the moderator on this occasion. >>>CONTINUED

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Pakistan Offers to Aid India in Terror Investigation

By Candace Rondeaux
ISLAMABAD, Dec. 2 -- Pakistan on Tuesday offered to set up a joint inquiry into last week's terror attacks in the Indian city of Mumbai and said it would cooperate with India as it investigates the three-day siege of the country's financial capital.(The Washington Post)

Monday, December 1, 2008

In Wake of Attacks, India-Pakistan Tensions Grow

By ROBERT F. WORTH Indian officials said that Pakistanis were responsible and must be punished for last week's terrorist attacks. (The New York Times)