BOMB blast in PINDI.

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  1. QADRI
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    There is a power bomb blast in Pindi. According to BBC only one person died in it....
    i have no futher information about the time of explosion...
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    It was near army headquarters and according to my news the death toll rises to 5 while some media are reporting as 7.
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    it was suicide bomb attack.

    the head of the suicide bomber has been found. hez said to be about 16-17 years of age.
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    We now have a trend where young teenagers who have no prospects of a future are being cajoled into "Martyrdom" by fanatics who have been given the right by US to interpret the Quran and Sunnah in their own warped way.
    The answer has to be firstly to have a "Nisaab" in all Muddarsahs controlled by Government and have teachers coming in form out side to teach them science and other subjects. The time has also come for the Government to let go of its ostrich approach and ask the people what they want. Thirdly local Law enforcement should be the remit of the Courts of the area and should not be under the Government. This way people would not associate the Police as a party to this conflictand law and order might still be preserved.
    Fourthly we should pour Money to set up industry and give these people some hope and education. People should get education on the job, so even though the original output from the industry might not be much people would get some sort of financial security instead of looking at hopelessness and no future.
    The ideas are all there, but will we see implementation, Probably No. What wewill se is more and more of this chaos, due to Governments not listening to its people and looking after their own interests.Frankly I dont envisage seeing ths in my lifetime.
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    Bomb 1/4-mile from Musharraf's HQ kills 7

    By STEPHEN GRAHAM, Associated Press

    ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - A bomber blew himself up about a quarter-mile from President Gen. Pervez Musharraf's office Tuesday, killing seven people and deepening Pakistan's insecurity ahead of crucial elections.

    Officials said the attacker detonated his explosives among police at a checkpoint in the garrison city of Rawalpindi, just south of the capital, Islamabad.

    Musharraf was safely inside Army House, about a quarter-mile away, where the blast was clearly heard, said presidential spokesman Rashid Qureshi. The checkpoint guards a road leading to the president's compound and the residences of several top generals.

    Police said three of their officers and four civilians were killed, along with the lone assailant. Fourteen policemen and four civilians were wounded.

    "When police officers asked him to halt, the attacker panicked. And as the police tried to capture him, he blew himself up," city police chief Saud Aziz told The Associated Press. "Our officers died to protect the citizens of Pakistan."

    There was no claim of responsibility, and Qureshi would not speculate on who might be to blame.

    Pakistan has been rocked by a string of suicide bombings mostly blamed on Islamic extremists, including the bombing of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's homecoming parade. The Oct. 18 blast killed more than 140 people in the southern port of Karachi.

    Musharraf went ahead Tuesday with the scheduled opening of a highway linking Islamabad with the northwest, and warned extremists to stop killing fellow Muslims or face stern action.

    "These terrorists and extremists elements must not retard the country's economic development by their senseless acts," Musharraf said, according to state-run Pakistan Radio.

    The suicide attack left the area around the checkpoint strewn with human flesh and torn clothing.

    An AP photographer saw emergency workers remove the body of an elderly man killed while riding by on a bicycle. Police said women and children aboard a passing minibus were among the dead and wounded.

    Bhutto vowed Tuesday to continue campaigning, saying she would visit Rawalpindi on Nov. 9 despite the violence. She said, however, that she would no longer hold processions like the one that was attacked Oct. 18.

    Pakistan has been hit by a series of suicide bombings since Musharraf cracked down on militants near the Afghan border in July. Two blasts killed 25 people in Rawalpindi on Sept. 4.

    The government acknowledges the border area has become a haven for Taliban militants. The U.S. worries al-Qaida might be using it to plot new attacks.

    Last week, authorities sent troops to tackle supporters of a pro-Taliban cleric in the northwestern district of Swat. Officials say four days of violence there left around 100 people dead.

    About 5,000 tribesmen rallied Tuesday to demand a halt to military operations against militants in the northwest. The protest was led by Faqir Mohammed, an alleged Pakistani associate of al-Qaida's leaders who is being sought for allegedly harboring foreign militants.

    Faqir Mohammed was guarded by hundreds of supporters, many carrying assault rifles and rocket-propelled grenade launchers. The rally took place in the Bajur tribal region bordering Afghanistan, where a missile attack on a school killed 80 people a year ago.

    Musharraf is widely expected to join forces with Bhutto in a U.S.-friendly alliance after January parliamentary elections. However, their emerging coalition must survive a number of legal challenges that are being considered by the Supreme Court.

    Bhutto and Musharraf say moderates must cooperate to defeat extremism — making them targets for Islamic hard-liners, who deride them as American stooges.

    Bomb 1/4-mile from Musharraf's HQ kills 7 - Yahoo! News
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    Close call?
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    misterrrr! controlled nisaab is alredy introduced with in madrassah that has been registered.

    your wrong when u say teenagers have no future prospects. offcourse they have the future in this very land.

    these teenagers and all these militant activities are not carried out by jehadists or taliban. they are infact miscreants or militants some tribes of waziristan who r promoting insurgency wiht in the state.
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    If you call 3,000 or 4,000 metres, close, yes.
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    Araz,

    With the sort of culture we have in South Asia, Government created industries will fail pretty soon. When you look at how consistent high growth and long term job creation has occurred, it has been a result of the private sector investments.

    However, with the current lawlessness in the Tribal belt, no private investment is going to go into those areas, unless they have significant incentive to do so, hence the idea of the ROZ's. The government can play its part by continuing to have talks and conduct military action to restore peace, and also initiate development projects such as roads, electricity, schools hospitals etc. But again, its hard to undertake construction activity, and have the locals participate, when militants threaten to kill you for "cooperating with the puppet regime".
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    care to explain the US part in bold ?