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Indian media reports draw ire of politicians, public in G-B
By Shabbir Mir
Published: August 17, 2016
Many of them believe this has also cast a shadow on the genuine concerns of the people of G-B, who have been engaged in a peaceful struggle for their rights. PHOTO: FILE
GILGIT: Politicians and the public in Gilgit-Baltistan have been irked by Indian media reports which have billed political activities in Gilgit-Baltistan as anti-state movements. Many of them have raised questions over their credibility.
These media reports portrayed a video of an election rally, saying it was a separatist uprising against Pakistan. The rally was organised by Awami Workers Party (AWP) as part of the election campaign for Hunza by-elections.
The video, originally circulated by a news agency on Saturday, was shared by multiple Indian media outlets as evidence of an ongoing separatist movement in which hundreds of arrests have been made. In addition, the Indian media also...
Imran khan and Tahir ul Qadri once again decided to protest against government.
Although they are not united right now but thier converging political intrests will bring them closer in coming days/months to exert collective pressure on practically strong but morally weak government.
what will be the strategy of united opposition against government?
It is self evident that same strategy produces same result in similar conditions.
Political conditions are some what similar with the last year . Judiciary failed to perform any authoritative rule and I can't expect any proactive and authoritative role from Judiciary as it is beyond thier legitimate role to investigate NS in Panama Scandel without existence of Law on that subject and smilar suits.
It was the responsibility of the legislature to legislate but they couldn't due to obvious reasons. Sadly, in our country Party intrest is superior than National Intrest.
General Raheel Shareef is very much popular in public due...
Both of the main bridges in the Turkish city of Istanbul have been closed by security forces, reports say.
Traffic has been stopped from crossing both the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges, but no reasons have been given.
There are also reports of military aircraft flying over the capital Ankara, with gunshots heard.
It is unclear if the events are related and there has been no official information so far on the deployments.
- Confirmed as a possible Coup. Sad sad day!
Kashmir buries its young armed resistance leader Burhan Wani among tears.
Posted By: Opinionator on: July 09, 2016 - Email
Tral South Kashmir: According to eye witness accounts, thousands of Kashmiri people gathered on the funeral of Burhan Muzzafar Wani, a young and influential commander of the indigenous armed resistance movement against India’s illegal and forceful occupation of the Muslim majority region. The Indian media hailed his killing as a ‘major victory’ and nominated him as a ‘terrorist’, the scenes on his funeral though are adequate to dispel those notions as the people of Kashmir clearly disagree, to them he was a hero who died fighting for a righteous cause of freedom from the Indian occupation.
Burhan Wani buried wraped in the Pakistani flag
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a local teacher in Tral told Times of Islamabad that “Wani was a nightmare for the Indian forces”, he was very active on Social Media and used online sources to make his case for...
Turkey airport attack: Explosions and gunfire reported at Ataturk International airport in Istanbul
Two explosions and gunshots have been reported at Ataturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey.
Several people have been wounded in the attack on the capital's main international airport, according to Turkish news broadcaster NTV.
While reports claim that gunshots were heard in the airport car park, video footage shows people running for cover inside the terminal building.
Witnesses told CNN taxis were ferrying wounded to the hospital.
In December an explosion on the tarmac at Sabiha Gokcen airport in Istanbul killed a cleaner.
Over the last few months Turkey has suffered a number of bombings linked to Kurdish rebel groups and Isis.
Ataturk airport is the third busiest European airport after London Heathrow and Paris's Charles De Gaulle.
The Ra’ad Air Launched Cruise Missile (ALCM) is a peculiar system. It has long been rumored that it is too big to be carried by anything but the Mirage aircraft of the PAF. The purpose of this article is twofold: understand the design decisions made while designing the Ra’ad and what can be done to evolve the design. Hopefully, by the end we will appreciate why the Ra’ad is the way it is and try to think of ways to evolve it.
At 1,100 kg the Ra’ad is a rather heavy air launched weapon. However heavier ALCMs exist (Storm Shadow, Taurus) and are carried by aircraft with less clearances than the Mirage. Weight is not the key issue here.
The Ra’ad is a significantly large missile. The following drawing has been made after many pixel-counting exercises and is a good ballpark estimate of its size.
DISCLAIMER: Pixel counting by its nature is inaccurate and these numbers could be off by up to 10%. Nonetheless these numbers give us valuable insight which we...
According to ARY news Amjad Sabari dead. He was killed by terrorist.
@Horus @Zarvan @WebMaster @Imran Khan
Heavy firing continues for the last about 50 minutes between Pakistani and Afghan forces at Torkham border over construction of gate at the border.
Jhungary on Warfare - Part 1 Principles of War
When people start talking about war, the things that come to mind are usually weapons, like which tanks were used, what sort of army they had, and how good or bad they fared.
Or you might cogitate about their strategy or tactics. Some might even talk about military history too. Those are amongst the most popular topics discussed when people start talking about war.
However, wars are a lot more than that, in fact, Strategies, History and Weaponry only make up a small portion on warfare.
A capable commander must have a broad spectrum of military knowledge, to command troop on the ground. And the discipline of Military Science is a compulsory course for Junior and Senior Officers, and is offered by Military Academy world wide.
Upon completion of this series, reader should have a basic knowledge of warfare science . This series will be broken into 7 parts and each part will cover a single topic within the field of...
Pakistani history is full of many unsung heros and amazing stories that are not as widely known or recognized as they deserve to be. While negative news, images and stories make up most space on all the media and reach out far and wide, many inspiring people and accounts go unnoticed. Today I want to introduce one such story to be proud of. This is the story of “Alam Khan Brothers”.
Alam Khan Brothers refer to nine brothers born to Mehboob Alam Khan and Amir-un-Nisa Begum. Mehboob Alam Khan worked in the Survey of India at a supervisory position. What sets these brothers apart is that all nine joined defence forces, fought for Pakistan in 1965 and 1971 and earned huge respect. Two of the nine brothers embraced shahadat, one in 1967 while on duty and the other in 1971 during the war. Their mother Amir-un-Nisa was once asked how she felt about having all her sons in the forces and on war front at the same time. She said if she had more sons, she would have happily sent them to...
A personal analysis based on happenings.
1. Undoubtedly Altaf Hussain is ill and may leave for eternal adobe anytime
2. AH is involved in money laundering and Dr Imran Farooq murder
3. MQM has tried its level best to become national party, but due has not been able to its founding concept despite changing its name and collaborating with electables in other areas of Pakistan
4. MQM cannot get of maintaining militant wing.
5. Irrespective of what their leaders say MQM cannot be absolved from being pioneering bhatta culture in Karachi.
6. Recent revelations of its undeniable connections with RAW may result in banning of the party.
If this happens how will those survive who have been minting money being in MQM, through government contracts when in official seat, bhatta if not part of government and international funding for continuing anti-state activities. Besides many of those will face serious criminal charges.
What is the solution?
Mustafa Kamal backed by Malik Riaz funding....
Combat Experience : The Confession of a Soldier.
The following is an open letter I wrote a few weeks ago to a brother of my friend who was about to deploy to Afghanistan for Operation Resolute Support. Today is April 25, ANZAC Day, and I have decided to share this letter to all of you and for those who may have experienced combat, it would be a staunch reminder of how it was, for those who are about to experience combat, I hope you will find out what you are expecting in this letter, and to those of you combat is a distant sense for you, I hope you found solace to those of us that went thru.
So, what war in the middle east looks like?
I was 22 when I went to war in Iraq, as a freshly commissioned 22 years old 2nd Lieutenant. I was just out of OCS after attending 2 and a half years in college. I was given command of 43 people (The platoon FO is not under my command).
My first command started as a 19C (Cavalry Officer) but was pulled to provide disembarked infantry support as an...
Now this is what you call a slap in the face. Tarek Fatah, the new found avatara of Hindutvadasis in India who is used as a loudspeaker to puke venom against Pakistan (his country of birth) is discussing how India has never been a single country and its union will break up into individual states.
Three officers of Indian spy agency RAW defect to the West
Last Updated: Sunday, April 17, 2016 - 13:17
News Delhi: In a major setback for the country, three officers of India's external spy agency Research and Analysis Wing (RAW) have 'willingly' disappeared. All these defections took place in last three months.
According to a report in the Sunday Guardian, all three of them are now likely to be in a large Western country, which has a history of accepting and facilitating such disappearances of Indian intelligence officers.
The Cabinet Secretariat, the controlling body of the RAW, remains tight-lipped on the issue. Several emails seeking its response on the issue did not get any acceptance or denial from the body.
All three officers, one of whom was posted at a senior level, had already shifted their families that western country before disappearing. The news report says that two of these officers were looking after South Asian countries whereas, the third officer was...
GWADAR: Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif, speaking at the Peace and Prosperity seminar on Tuesday, said Indian intelligence agency RAW is actively involved in destabilising Pakistan.
“Hostile intelligence agencies are averse to China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC),” said the chief of army staff.
Let me make it clear that we will not allow anyone to create impediments and turbulence in any part of Pakistan, added General Raheel Sharif.
He urged those involved in such activities to leave the approach of confrontation and focus on cooperation instead.
Read: No indigenous armed movement in Balochistan: IG FC Balochistan
Referring to CPEC as a corridor of peace and prosperity, he added that CPEC is the grand manifestation of the deep-rooted ties between China and Pakistan.
“It (CPEC) will bind all these nations together and bring about an economic transformation through enhanced connectivity,” said Raheel Sharif.
Final stages of military operation
General Raheel also...
K-P improves on key educational indicators - The Express Tribune
In the last few years, a new practice has emerged in the education sector — that of rankings in achievements in education. The phenomenon of rankings in the development sector per se, is not new. The World Bank started its world development reports (WDR) over 35 years ago. But it was the advent of UN Human Development Reports in the 1990s that swayed development discourse in a new direction. Initiation of rankings on educational achievements in Pakistan, is a relatively new phenomenon.
Last month, the Academy of Educational Planning and Management launched the ‘Pakistan Education Statistics (PES) 2014-15’ report. This piece denotes how such reports add value in informing where a province or region is and what type of course corrections can be envisaged to better the faltering results.
Five years after the 18th Constitutional Amendment (April, 2010), the provincial and regional governments exercise greater autonomy...
Two gunship helicopters sought for operation against Chotu Gang in Rajanpur
RAJANPUR: Police personnel on Tuesday sought two gunship helicopters for aerial operation against Chotu gang in Rajanpur.
Operation conducted against Chotu Gang has entered its tenth day while the Rangers and police personnel have made special ships to advance towards Kacha Moro, Kacha Jamal 1 and Kacha Jamal 2.
However, 1,600 personnel belonging to Counter-Terrorism Department (CTD), Rangers, army and Punjab police have cleared around 70 percent Kacha area while more than 50 check posts have been established.
Regional Police Officer (RPO) Bhawalpur and Dera Ghazi Khan, District Police Officer (DPO) Rahim Yar Khan and Rajanpur are also participating in the operation to encourage security officials.
Meanwhile, a control room has also been formed in Rahim Yar Khan whereas Inspector General (IG) Punjab is frequently inspecting all the activities.
A helipad was also established in the area.
Islam and Democracy in Indonesia
Tolerance without Liberalism
Part of Cambridge Studies in Social Theory, Religion and Politics
AUTHOR: Jeremy Menchik
DATE PUBLISHED: January 2016
Indonesia's Islamic organizations sustain the country's thriving civil society, democracy, and reputation for tolerance amid diversity. Yet scholars poorly understand how these organizations envision the accommodation of religious difference. What does tolerance mean to the world's largest Islamic organizations? What are the implications for democracy in Indonesia and the broader Muslim world?
Jeremy Menchik argues that answering these questions requires decoupling tolerance from liberalism and investigating the historical and political conditions that engender democratic values. Drawing on archival documents, ethnographic observation, comparative political theory, and an original survey, Islam and Democracy in Indonesia demonstrates that Indonesia's Muslim leaders favor a democracy in which individual...
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