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Wikileaks tweets about NADRAGate
NADRA Cable by Wikileaks. (Click to open)
NADRA denies any wrong doing regarding outsourcing its data to ISS.
Rehman Malik gets schooled by Wikileaks
Yousaf Raza Gillani refuses to answer to media.
NADRA outsources its UK operation
August 25, 2011
LONDON: The National Database and Registration Authority (Nadra) has decided to outsource its work in the UK to a security company here and a deal has already been struck, The News has learnt. The intricate details of the outsourcing project and to speed up the completion process were discussed in an internal meetings, held at Pakistan’s High Commission, where NADRA Chairman Ali Arshad Hakeem was also present.
Hakeem left London on Tuesday after a two-day visit during which he also met officials of the security company called International Identity Services (IIS). Officially, the aim of the outsourcing is to speed up the services provided to overseas Pakistanis and to turn the Nadra card into a “smart...
This is the short version of My Book which I am writing for Pakistani Defence Forum.
I request Moderators to keep this thread read only.
Step Son of Bharat Mata.
1984, Sikh Light Infantry (3rd Battalion).
As a newly promoted Major I am enjoying newly granted privileges but suddenly one morning changed everything.
31st October 1984 09:20 am morning Mrs. Gandhi was assassinated by her own Sikh guards, news spread like a fire in the jungle and within minutes we (Sikhs) the most loyal and brave sons of Bharat Mata learned the hard fact that in fact we are step sons. We were ordered to submit our arms and stay in barracks, relieved from all type of duties with immediate effect. In other words we were imprisoned in our barracks and armed Hindu guards was installed on us in the name of our protection.
High rank Hindu army officers suspecting mutiny by us and decided to send Sikh officers and jawans on forced indefinite leaves until further orders, we refused in shock...
By | Dawood Afridi |
After having been defeated repeatedly on the regional geopolitical chessboard, Indian deep state is trying to offset the Pakistani geopolitical gains by a string of false flag attacks in Afghanistan, notably resulting in Indian casualties in order to try and give weight to its ever depleting 'Pakistan bad' argument. India with the help of its assets inside the NDS [Afghan Intelligence Agency] is planning a ‘massive false flag attack’ event in Afghanistan, it has been learned through a reliable source. Indian agents directly or through their mercenaries will attack any soft target in Afghanistan associated with India, that may be some developmental project, hospital or school and will straight away put the blame on Pakistan for such a heinous crime. The purpose is to malign and pressurize Pakistan to extract max concessions in relation to Kulbashan Yadev and Afghan Taliban and to put it on the back foot geopolitically. Indians also expect full diplomatic...
By | Zain ul Abideen Bangash - In Karachi
Pakistan has a political history that is extrapolated on different events that siphoned democracy with military rules and vice versa. That it is rogue and volatile with souring high corruption, nepotism and personal interests, still it provides with a rich background to recollect and flag weak areas of governance and instate the power of accountability and control to mend our ways past the present.
The state has seen 5 censuses starting from 1951 then 1961, 1972,1981 and 1998. Whereas the Indo-Pak history records the census-taking happening after every ten years starting 1881 in the region, Pakistan conducted the exercise first in 1951 and subsequently further later with imminent delays. This can be attributed to different reasons – political instability and emergency situations e.g., 1971. It is important to understand that the provincial representation in the National Assembly, Civil Service of Pakistan and National Finance Commission...
By | Atta R. Malik
Indian, ZEE NEWS, the mouth piece of BJP and RSS has launched a new project, WION, which is aggressively publishing foul propaganda against many South Asian countries including Pakistan. WION (World Is One News) is a mobile friendly online platform. Its stated aim is to report global news and issues from a South Asian perspective. The website which was launched in Jun 2016 is growing mature and its contours are now clearly visible. The news content is available to audiences at their convenience, on their preferred screens; laptop, desktop or smart phones. WION is aimed to use voice of commoners through their mobile video and short reports.
To add credibility to its content, recently WION has started hiring disgruntled individuals from many South Asians countries; ready to work against their own state for money. These people are being named as bureau chiefs and reporters. WION has not been successful in attracting many.
In today’s world, subversion...
After losing most of its investments in propping up terrorist proxies to bring Pakistan to its knees through internal instability modeled after East Pakistan, jugglers at India's Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) have launched their latest media warfare weapon against Pakistan known as WION news (World Is One News taken from Sanskrit text). WION recently did a phony report on Balochistan to spread their silly little disinformation campaign. The report was carried out by Taha Siddiqui also known as 'The Mercenary' among his close circle of friends. The report was used to launch in the media, the latest of the Anil Kumar Dhasmana's growing inventory of monkeys named Mazdak Dilshad.
WION in principle is the English language prong of RAW's information warfare campaign against Pakistan. The seriousness of this operation is exemplified by the fact that they were able to hire 'Taha the Mercenary' for reportedly a large sum of money. Taha doesn't pay taxes so the Govt of Pakistan has no...
While tracing history of the state, one may find many discriminations and ruthless handling of Kashmiri masses at the hands of the Indian occupation forces. The current phase of sufferings of the Kashmiri people started with decolonization of Subcontinent in 1947. Decolonization of India was a difficult decision for the British Government; however, two factors obligated the latter to eventually vacate this strategically significant part of Asia. The first factor was the local protests against the protracted British rule that had transformed this particular colony into a nuisance for the crown. Sustenance of the colonies due to the fiscal retardation of the crown was imminent. Therefore, the British Government was compelled to announce the decolonization and the partition plan of India on June 3, 1947. This was followed by passing the Indian Independence Act by British Parliament on July 17, 1947. Article 1 of the Independence Act, paved the way for the decolonization...
FATA Remains an Open Field
By Tariq Rizwan
The history of FATA is replete with sacrifices and unquestionable loyalty with the state of Pakistan since its inception. Despite its proximity to Afghan border and at the time when Afghanistan was in better shape, FATA people joined for Pakistan on the very first call of Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah. Their role in the liberation war of Jammu & Kashmir in 1947-8, their active sacrifices in Afghan Jihad against the Soviets, protection of our western border without any lust for power and money, hosting millions of Afghan Refugees for decades, their struggle against the militants despite their hardships during the prolonged war on terror and their red carpeted welcome to Pakistan Army in the wake of 9/11 speak high of their loyalty and faith in Pakistan. For almost a decade, FATA people bore the brunt of the war on terror but there is not a single incident of raising anti-state slogan. Despite the fact of being fierce fighters...
Oh! what an absolute pleasure, was always the plan from the starting to interview an international member for the second interview. It was very kind of Austrelitz to agree for the interview. I wouldn't compare it to the first interview. love it and i'm sure you guys will like it too. Would like to thank Zaki bhai for his support along the way.
Will try to interview a Pakistani professional for the next one...
Please give a short introduction about yourself?
I'm 25 years old. Born and lived my whole life in Kolkata(Calcutta) in a typical middle class family. I'm still a student and finishing my masters at Calcutta University on History. I started with Biochemistry but switched to history later when i realized, that it what i enjoyed. I intend to do my P.H.D in history and also intend to take a course in stock investments as that is an area i would like to explore while pursuing my...
geography and the role defined by it for Pakistani provinces
Pakistan a sovereign state that emerged on the map of this world on 14 aug 1947 with the land area of 796,095 square kilometers is the land of diverse people and terrain. Which is divided into four province and federal administered area while Kashmir is the disputed territory between Pakistan and India.
Punjab being the most populous province with its huge water resources due to its five rivers and land area of 205,344 square kilometers out of which 70% is cultivate able quickly became the bread basket for the whole country.
while Sindh do have significant amount of cultivatable land (21255 sq. kilometers) but its crown jewel is its industrial and financial capital Karachi which have the GDP of 113billion $ and largest port in country.
Khyber Pakhtunkhwa sits primarily on the Iranian plateau and comprises the junction where the slopes of the Hindu Kush mountains on the Eurasian plate give way to the...
India bombs Pakistani Cricket yet again.
Why are we not surprised that there is a bombing carried out in Lahore at this particular time, let me tell you why, because we all knew it was going to happen as soon as Pakistan Super League announced that the final of the PSL-2017 was going to be played in Lahore. So who exactly doesn't want the return of sports in Pakistan? - The answer to that is quite simple, its India. That is because India was behind the brutal terrorist attack on the Sri-Lankan cricket team in Lahore in 2009 in order to deny Pakistanis the sense of stability and normalcy which would have arrived with co-hosting the cricket world cup. Why would India allow normalcy to return to Pakistan when its pumping billions into terrorism to create the opposite in Pakistan?
According to security sources intelligence agencies had already warned of a major terrorist attack. Lahore was being seen as a potential hot spot for terrorist activity in light of a major sports...
Aerial China is a series of documentaries air in CCTV Documentary Channel, characterised by aerial views on cities, villages, scenery, industrial facilities, transportation infra, etc. Each episode focuses on one province. Since all of them are narrated in Chinese, I will attach a brief outline of the main sections of each video.
Episode 1: Hainan Province (Hainan Island)
2:33 - 6:00 Outline of the province, the geological formation of the island
6:00 - 8:30 Capital city of Haikou, the biggest city on the island
11:24 - 17:00 Wetland in Wenchang City
17:40 - 18:30 Bo'ao Village & Bo'ao Forum For Asia
18:30 - 20:30 Fishing village
22:55 -25:00 Wuzhizhou Island
26:00 - 28:00 Sanya City, the second largest city in the province
29:00 - 34:00 Mountainous interior, great rivers
37:30 - 38:20 250km/h High-speed Railway, the first island ring HSR in the world
38:20 - 39:50 China Wenchang Spacecraft Launch Site
40:00 - end South China Sea, the city of Sansha
The Following Article Was Published In 9th Feb Edition Of The Lahore Times & Is A Response To An Article Carried By Indian Defense News Titled: - IDN Take: Pakistan Says It Tested MIRV Technology, India Laughs. The Article Introspects The Mind Frame With Which The Indian Defence Establishment Is Responding To The Transformed Strategic Climate And Excavates The Ineptitude Of The Author Who Has Written The Said Malice Filled Article With The Aim Of Casting Aspersions On Pakistan’s Strategic Standing.
LAUGHTER THERAPY SERVES NO CURE: INDIA’S DELUSIONAL RESPONSE TO PAKISTAN’S TECTONIC LEAP IN MISSILE TECHNOLOGY
Formulated in the early 17th century and most fondly played up until now, Bluff is a game of acute deception. Proclaiming an upper hand, boasting thy credentials and starring through the adversary’s soul are tactics and skills which a Bluffer employees to psychologically obliterate his foe and provoke him into making the bellicose move. The adversary or “Gazer” as he may be...
Why is India Reviving Insurgency in Balochistan?
By Tariq Rizwan
The recent announcement of Prime Minister Nerendra Modi to support the Baloch cause of separate homeland in Pakistan’s province of Balochistan is quite alarming and against all the international norms. It is clear example of interference in the neighboring Pakistan. The self exiled Baloch leader Brahmdagh Bugti’s brutal acts in Pakistan followed by his desire to get Indian nationality reflects the growing chemistry of expansionist India with Baloch Sub Nationalists (BSNs) to use the later against the CPEC and deprive the people of Balochistan from the immense benefits of the project. Apart from the active support provided to BSNs through Afghan intelligence NDS, Indian effort through media is also an open secret. The ongoing propaganda against Pakistan on Balochistan, while twisting the facts through a website “Baloch Voice” and journals “Sangar Magazine and Sangar Publications” is also a strong indicator...
My first attempt on CPEC, I hope you will like it
CPEC for China
CPEC is one of the 6 proposed economic corridors of China under the vision of One Belt, One Road (OBOR). The idea is to establish new maritime silk route by enhancing regional connectivity and linking 3 billion people of 64 countries of the world in Europe, Asia and Africa by cost effective road, rail and sea links to boost industrial sector and to sustain future economic challenges. China has immense economic and strategic benefits from CPEC and I have highlighted some of them below
From Strait of Hormuz to Strait of Malacca
China imports about 7 million barrels of oil per day, over 80% of its oil passes through the strait of Hormuz located near Gwadar with total value estimates of about $400 million dollars a day at reasonable price of $70 dollar per barrel. After the oil is loaded from one of the oil exporting nations in strait of Hormuz (Kuwait-Saudi Arabia-Qatar-UAE-Iran and Oman) it passes...
Five forces behind Pakistan’s pivot towards Russia
‘Nations are born in the hearts of poets but they prosper and die at the hands of politicians’ said the most influential philosopher of Pakistan Dr. Muhammad Iqbal, as if to caution the young nation about the many challenges of statesmanship in an almost prophetic manner. A country is only as good as its statesmen, decision makers, thinkers, strategists, Generals, Spy masters and political leaders who are collectively known as the ‘intelligencia’. The decisions made by the ‘intelligencia’ have far reaching consequences for a country’s fate, especially if the state in question is an infant country with scarce resources, limited national power and is dearly wanted by its powerful neighbors due to its valuable geography. Pakistan was an example of such a country in the 1950s. It was a country surrounded by powerful neighbors like India, Iran, China and the Soviet Union, which they say could be seen...
@Side-Winder , please share it on our social media pages, thank you.
Moderation team came up with an idea of interviewing prominent members of PDF, none better than @niaz bhai to start this initiative with. Before i post the interview i would like to thank @niaz bhai for finding the time for us. It has been an honour for me and @Zaki to have interviewed him. I would also like to thank the admins and moderation team for their efforts. I would also like to thank a group of members for their help and effort.
It is a long interview, i promise it's worth it.
Last comments: It is an effort on our part, it will absolutely not be perfect. Please overlook any mistakes from our part. Please share it with others, do try to share it with our younger generation i think everyone can learn a lot from this interview.
Question: Being an old...
My job when I was in Afghanistan is to coordinate action and support between several SF team that litter over my AO (Area of Operation), these team usually deployed to a forward outpost that act as a LP (listening post) around the area.
These tiny LP is sort of an alarm system that went on and warn the main force that usually station not far from them, and when they notice any enemy movement, they will report in and we will provide land/air cover and target the enemy.
These outpost usually located in the foot of a hill, so they will be able to get a clear view on the area around the LP, to access these outpost, you will either need to get there by Humvee or Truck and hump about 50-75 meters up or Chopper in to a LZ usually locate in a clearing 100 to 150 meter above the LP and hump down.
Humping up is safer, but it will drain your energy, Flown in by chopper is easier but you pose as a big target coming into the hill then humping down the hill make you standing against the hill's...
I am starting this thread on my break hoping to create some interest in Tactical Discussion, I may not be here to update this thread as I am going back to school after summer holiday in Australia ended in Jan 30. I am going to write maybe one more artice on Miltiary Tactics and be sticking around before Jan 20 then I am going to disappear from this forum again
I hope that member such as @AUSTERLITZ or @Levina or @PARIKRAMA can update this thread and keep the tactical discussion open for everyone. Meanwhile if you have any question, i'll be around to answer them before Jan 20, afterward. I am sorry, but maybe someone else can help you
So, without further ado, here is the first article.
Battle Tactics 1 - Hammer and Anvil
Hammer and Anvil is a classical military tactics, it was used extensively by Alexander the Great during his conquest for half of the known world. Some historian even said it was Alexander the great who created this tactics, tho it's quite doubtful...
'This is cruelty': Survivors of Indian shelling on passenger bus recall frightening encounter
ABRAR HAIDER — UPDATED about an hour ago
The passenger bus that was targeted by Indian troops. ─ Photo by author.
Raja Ghulam, the driver of a passenger bus targeted by Indian troops near the Line of Control on Wednesday, showed immense bravery and presence of mind as his coaster was hit by Indian shelling and despite being injured, was able to prevent further loss of life.
Raja Ghulam, driver of the passenger bus targeted by Indian troops. ─ Photo by author.
"I received an injury to my neck but just kept one hand on it, speedily driving the bus with the other, and parking it behind nearby shops. If I had lost hope, nothing would have been left," Raja Ghulam told DawnNews.
At least nine people were killed and 11 others wounded when Indian troops targeted the passenger coaster in Azad Jammu and Kashmir's Lawat area. A total of three soldiers and 10 civilians...
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