Archiv: Pakistan


03.11.2020 - 12:45 [ Xinhuanet ]

Pakistani FM invited to int’l conference on Afghanistan: foreign ministry

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Monday held a telephone conversation with his Finnish counterpart Pekka Haavisto and was invited to attend an international conference on Afghanistan that is scheduled to be held in Geneva, Switzerland later this month, the Foreign Ministry of Pakistan said.

01.11.2020 - 07:50 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / Mintpress.com ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

(26.4.2018)

As Barbara Lee presciently warned her colleagues before she cast her lone dissenting vote in 2001, we have “become the evil we deplore.” But these wars have not been accompanied by fearsome military parades (not yet) or speeches about conquering the world. Instead they have been politically justified by “information warfare” to demonize enemies and fabricate crises, and then waged in a “disguised, quiet, media free” way, to hide their cost in human blood from the American public and the world.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them – before they go on even longer, destroy more countries, further undermine the rule of international law and kill millions more of our fellow human beings.

24.10.2020 - 04:09 [ Xinhuanet ]

Peace in Afghanistan to enhance regional connectivity: Pakistani PM

An Afghan parliamentary delegation, headed by Rahmani, arrived in Pakistan on Friday to discuss relations between the two parliaments and Pakistan’s role in the Afghan peace process, and also to boost economic ties.

22.10.2020 - 09:19 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / Mintpress.com ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

(26.4.2018)

As Barbara Lee presciently warned her colleagues before she cast her lone dissenting vote in 2001, we have “become the evil we deplore.” But these wars have not been accompanied by fearsome military parades (not yet) or speeches about conquering the world. Instead they have been politically justified by “information warfare” to demonize enemies and fabricate crises, and then waged in a “disguised, quiet, media free” way, to hide their cost in human blood from the American public and the world.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them – before they go on even longer, destroy more countries, further undermine the rule of international law and kill millions more of our fellow human beings.

20.10.2020 - 04:22 [ Xinhuanet ]

Pakistani foreign minister, leader of Afghanistan’s Hizb-e-Islami discuss Afghan peace process

Hekmatyar arrived in Islamabad on Monday on a three-day visit at the invitation of Qureshi to discuss Pakistan’s role in the peace process and bilateral relations.

16.10.2020 - 01:02 [ Energy Update Magazine ]

QESCO to be handed over to Balochistan govt: Omar

Federal Minister for Power Division Omar Ayub has said the federal government has decided to handover Quetta Electric Supply Company (QESCO) to the provincial government of Balochistan. He said as a part of the privatisation drive, the government had offered Balochistan to takeover the operation of the QESCO, adding that the government was also going to privatise Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) and the Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO).

16.10.2020 - 00:40 [ The Balochistan Post ]

14 killed in a convoy attack in Ormara, BRAS claims responsibility

The convoy of the state-run Oil and Gas Development Authority was reportedly travelling from Gwadar to Karachi when it was attacked on the way.

15.10.2020 - 05:55 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / Mintpress.com ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

(26.4.2018)

As Barbara Lee presciently warned her colleagues before she cast her lone dissenting vote in 2001, we have “become the evil we deplore.” But these wars have not been accompanied by fearsome military parades (not yet) or speeches about conquering the world. Instead they have been politically justified by “information warfare” to demonize enemies and fabricate crises, and then waged in a “disguised, quiet, media free” way, to hide their cost in human blood from the American public and the world.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them – before they go on even longer, destroy more countries, further undermine the rule of international law and kill millions more of our fellow human beings.

11.10.2020 - 19:59 [ Military History Now / Twitter ]

On this day in 2001, U.S. warplanes begin an air campaign against the Taliban in Afghanistan. America’s ‚War on Terror‘ will eventually expand into Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen, Syria and elsewhere. It continues to this day.

(07.10.2020)

14.09.2020 - 14:41 [ GEO TV Pakistan ]

Zalmay Khalilzad in Islamabad to discuss Afghan peace talks with Pakistani leadership

US Special Representative for Afghanistan Reconciliation Zalmay Khalilzad arrived today to discuss the matters related to Afghan peace talks with the Pakistan leadership, Geo News reported Monday.

13.09.2020 - 01:49 [ Dawn ]

Seize ‘historic moment’, Pakistan tells Kabul, Taliban

“I warmly welcome the announcement regarding commencement of Intra-Afghan Negotiations on 12 September 2020. Finally, our combined efforts have brought forth the day that the Afghan people have been yearning for,” Prime Minister Khan said.

12.09.2020 - 11:15 [ TheIndianExpress.com ]

From China to the Arab world, India is playing its geo-strategic cards effectively

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Modi’s proactive diplomacy with the countries in the Arab world has led to the 57-nation Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) shedding its anti-India rhetoric. A virtual split seems imminent in the OIC between the Arab and non-Arab countries. The Arab world is led by Saudi Arabia, while Turkey and Pakistan are playing an active role in mobilising non-Arab Muslim states.

10.09.2020 - 23:34 [ Xinhuanet ]

Pakistani PM, Uzbek deputy PM discuss bilateral cooperation, regional connectivity

On the occasion, Pakistan and Uzbekistan signed a Memorandum of Understanding for establishment of Joint Working Group on Trade and Economic Affairs to work together for trade enhancement, promotion of inter-governmental projects in different sectors and improvement of connectivity, according to a statement released by the Ministry of Commerce of Pakistan.

06.09.2020 - 17:15 [ Xinhuanet ]

Pakistan celebrates 55th Defense Day amid tensions with India

Pakistan celebrated the country’s 55th Defense Day on Sunday to pay homage to the soldiers and civilians who lost their lives in the war with India in 1965.

The defense day was celebrated amid escalating tensions between Pakistan and India over the latter’s decision to revoke the Indian-controlled Kashmir’s special status in August last year.

03.09.2020 - 12:53 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / Mintpress.com ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

(26.4.2018)

As Barbara Lee presciently warned her colleagues before she cast her lone dissenting vote in 2001, we have “become the evil we deplore.” But these wars have not been accompanied by fearsome military parades (not yet) or speeches about conquering the world. Instead they have been politically justified by “information warfare” to demonize enemies and fabricate crises, and then waged in a “disguised, quiet, media free” way, to hide their cost in human blood from the American public and the world.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them – before they go on even longer, destroy more countries, further undermine the rule of international law and kill millions more of our fellow human beings.

19.08.2020 - 21:12 [ The International News ]

Govt decides to summon joint sitting of parliament tomorrow

The government has decided to summon joint sitting of the Parliament tomorrow (Thursday) evening. The session is expected to continue for one day and it would be prorogued after address of the president. With this third parliamentary years of the National Assembly will also be commenced on the same day.

17.06.2020 - 15:03 [ Anadolu Agency ]

Pakistan mulls using dexamethasone on COVID-19 patients

It has been listed on the WHO Model List of Essential Medicines since 1977 in multiple formulations, and is currently off-patent and affordably available in most countries, according to the global heath body.

27.05.2020 - 19:48 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / Mintpress.com ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

(26.4.2018)

As Barbara Lee presciently warned her colleagues before she cast her lone dissenting vote in 2001, we have “become the evil we deplore.” But these wars have not been accompanied by fearsome military parades (not yet) or speeches about conquering the world. Instead they have been politically justified by “information warfare” to demonize enemies and fabricate crises, and then waged in a “disguised, quiet, media free” way, to hide their cost in human blood from the American public and the world.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them – before they go on even longer, destroy more countries, further undermine the rule of international law and kill millions more of our fellow human beings.

19.05.2020 - 01:56 [ CNA ]

Coronavirus ’not a pandemic in Pakistan‘ says top court, ordering curbs lifted

In its decision, which is binding, the court said the virus „apparently is not a pandemic in Pakistan“ and questioned why fighting it was „swallowing so much money“.

01.05.2020 - 23:54 [ The Guardian ]

Exiled Pakistani journalist found dead in Sweden

Hussain fled Pakistan in 2012 after his reporting on forced disappearances and human rights violations in the Balochistan region had resulted in the police raiding his house and interrogating his family. He also received death threats…He had arrived in Sweden in 2018, after previously moving from the United Arab Emirates to Oman and Uganda

01.05.2020 - 23:45 [ Arab News ]

Missing Pakistan journalist found dead in Sweden

Sajid Hussain, from the troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan, was working part-time as a professor in Uppsala, about 60 kilometers (35 miles) north of Stockholm, when he went missing on March 2.
He was also the chief editor of the Baluchistan Times, an online magazine he had set up, in which he wrote about drug trafficking, forced disappearances and a long-running insurgency.

11.04.2020 - 23:24 [ The Express Tribune ]

Kabul refuses to hand over IS regional chief to Islamabad

The statement underscored that as Farooqi was involved in anti-Pakistan activities in Afghanistan, he should be handed over to Pakistan for further investigation and also suggested that the two sides should coordinate actions against the menace of terrorism, including through established mechanisms.

07.03.2020 - 22:13 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / Mintpress.com ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

(26.4.2018)

As Barbara Lee presciently warned her colleagues before she cast her lone dissenting vote in 2001, we have “become the evil we deplore.” But these wars have not been accompanied by fearsome military parades (not yet) or speeches about conquering the world. Instead they have been politically justified by “information warfare” to demonize enemies and fabricate crises, and then waged in a “disguised, quiet, media free” way, to hide their cost in human blood from the American public and the world.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them – before they go on even longer, destroy more countries, further undermine the rule of international law and kill millions more of our fellow human beings.

01.02.2020 - 18:23 [ Trend.az ]

Ashgabat, Delhi discuss TAPI gas pipeline project

The Turkmengas State Concern is the leader of the TAPI Pipeline Company Ltd. international consortium. It acts as the main financier and manager of the project. The consortium also includes Afghan Gas Corporation, Pakistan’s Inter State Gas Systems (Private) Limited Company and India’s GAIL Company.

12.01.2020 - 19:15 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / Mintpress.com ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

(26.4.2018)

As Barbara Lee presciently warned her colleagues before she cast her lone dissenting vote in 2001, we have “become the evil we deplore.” But these wars have not been accompanied by fearsome military parades (not yet) or speeches about conquering the world. Instead they have been politically justified by “information warfare” to demonize enemies and fabricate crises, and then waged in a “disguised, quiet, media free” way, to hide their cost in human blood from the American public and the world.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them – before they go on even longer, destroy more countries, further undermine the rule of international law and kill millions more of our fellow human beings.

12.01.2020 - 19:10 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / Consortium News ]

How Many People Has the U.S. Killed in its Post-9/11 Wars? Part 2: Afghanistan and Pakistan

(03.04.2018)

Combining my estimates for Afghanistan and Pakistan, I estimate that about 1.2 million Afghans and Pakistanis have been killed as a result of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.

Nicolas J.S. Davies is the author of Blood On Our Hands: the American Invasion and Destruction of Iraq. He also wrote the chapter on “Obama at War” in Grading the 44th President: a Report Card on Barack Obama’s First Term as a Progressive Leader.

27.12.2019 - 15:45 [ Reuters ]

U.N. experts urge Pakistan to clear scholar of blasphemy, lift death sentence

Hafeez’s family and lawyers released a statement saying the trial had been marked by a “wave of fear” and intimidation after Hafeez’s initial defense lawyer, Rashid Rehman, was shot and killed in 2014 after agreeing to take on the case. No one has been charged with that murder.

17.12.2019 - 14:40 [ Tagesschau ]

Pervez Musharraf: Pakistans Ex-Präsident zum Tode verurteilt

Vor drei Jahren durfte Musharraf für eine medizinische Behandlung auf Kaution nach Dubai ausreisen, wo er seitdem im Exil lebt. Derzeit hält er sich in einem Krankenhaus in der Stadt auf. Aufgrund seines Gesundheitszustandes gilt es als unwahrscheinlich, dass Musharraf nach Pakistan zurückkehrt.

28.11.2019 - 17:23 [ Imran Khan, Premierminister von Pakistan / Twitter ]

Shows the fascist mindset of the Indian govt’s RSS ideology that has continued the siege of IOJK for over 100 days, subjecting Kashmiris to the worst violation of their human rights while the powerful countries remain silent bec of their trading interests.

28.10.2019 - 06:31 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / Mintpress.com ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

(26.4.2018)

As Barbara Lee presciently warned her colleagues before she cast her lone dissenting vote in 2001, we have “become the evil we deplore.” But these wars have not been accompanied by fearsome military parades (not yet) or speeches about conquering the world. Instead they have been politically justified by “information warfare” to demonize enemies and fabricate crises, and then waged in a “disguised, quiet, media free” way, to hide their cost in human blood from the American public and the world.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them – before they go on even longer, destroy more countries, further undermine the rule of international law and kill millions more of our fellow human beings.

17.10.2019 - 18:59 [ USA Today ]

President Donald Trump moves to stop ‚endless wars.‘ I stand with him: Sen. Rand Paul

Then-candidate Trump said often that the Iraq War was a mistake, and that we were in too many places for too long. Fast-forward to 2019, and the president is now moving forward to stop the “endless wars.” I stand with him.

The idea that our president would make this decision from this perspective is refreshing and long-awaited. Virtually every president in my lifetime has ended up in a new conflict or extending and expanding the old ones.

In particular, in the past 18 years, from Iraq to Libya to Syria, past presidents went into one bad misadventure after another.

17.10.2019 - 17:36 [ Middle East Eye ]

Trump’s Syria pullout was right. Why is the Washington establishment so shocked?

“The same people that got us into the Middle East Quicksand, 8 Trillion Dollars and many thousands of lives (and millions of lives when you count the other side), are now fighting to keep us there. Don’t listen to people that haven’t got a clue. They have proven to be inept!”

The tweet represents one of the most significant indictments that a US president has ever issued against the foreign policy that his own country has pursued in the Middle East for several decades.

13.10.2019 - 18:52 [ alarabiya.net ]

Pakistan’s PM leaves for Iran, Saudi Arabia to ease tensions

Khan will meet Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and President Hassan Rouhani. This is Khan’s second visit to Tehran this year. He also had a bilateral meeting with Rouhani on the sidelines of the UN summit in New York last month.

Khan will later travel to Riyadh after his talks with Iranian leaders.

26.09.2019 - 16:09 [ Bundestag ]

Stenografischer Bericht 25. Sitzung Berlin, Donnerstag, den 13. Februar 2003

Dr. Angela Merkel: Sie machen sich Sorgen, ob wir, die Politiker – egal ob Regierung oder Opposition –, unser Land durch eine schwierige Zeit, insbesondere durch den Irakkonflikt und durch den Kampf gegen den Terrorismus mit Klugheit und Weisheit führen können. Die Menschen in diesem Lande wollen keinen Krieg.

(Hans-Werner Bertl [SPD]: Das ist wahr!)

Diejenigen, die in diesem Saale sitzen, wollen auch keinen Krieg.

(Lebhafter Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP)

Sehr geehrter Herr Bundeskanzler, wie sehr Sie innerlich unter Druck stehen, hat man schon an der Lautstärke Ihrer Stimme gemerkt.

(Lachen bei der SPD)

Dass Sie es aber nötig haben, die Opposition dieses Hauses als Kriegstreiber zu verleumden,

(Hans Michelbach [CDU/CSU]: Pfui!)

zeigt, in welcher Ecke Sie stehen. Aus dieser Ecke werden Sie nicht herauskommen können.

(Anhaltender Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP)

Wer als Bundeskanzler der Bundesrepublik Deutschland den Eindruck erweckt, irgendjemand würde sich die Entscheidung über Krieg und Frieden leicht machen und die letzte Chance aus der Hand geben, der, sehr geehrter Herr Bundeskanzler, hat nicht erfasst, worum es geht.

(Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP)

Ich sage Ihnen: Sie sind seit Wochen auf einem Irrweg. Das Schlimmste ist – das sage ich mit großem Ernst; das ist meine feste Überzeugung –, dass insbesondere Ihr Verhalten auf dem Marktplatz von Goslar den Krieg im Irak leider nicht unwahrscheinlicher, sondern wahrscheinlicher gemacht hat; denn Sie haben den Druck auf Saddam Hussein verringert.

(Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP – Lothar Mark [SPD]: Das ist unglaublich! – Weitere Zurufe von der SPD)

Im Gegensatz zu Ihnen war ich in München und weiß, was ich gesagt habe. Niemand hat behauptet, dass es aufgrund der Resolution 1441 einen Automatismus der Gewalt gibt.

11.09.2019 - 09:14 [ Nicolas J.S. Davies / Mintpress.com ]

Libya, Syria, Somalia and Yemen: Calculating the Millions-High Death Toll of America’s Post-9/11 Wars

(26.4.2018)

As Barbara Lee presciently warned her colleagues before she cast her lone dissenting vote in 2001, we have “become the evil we deplore.” But these wars have not been accompanied by fearsome military parades (not yet) or speeches about conquering the world. Instead they have been politically justified by “information warfare” to demonize enemies and fabricate crises, and then waged in a “disguised, quiet, media free” way, to hide their cost in human blood from the American public and the world.

After 16 years of war, about 6 million violent deaths, 6 countries utterly destroyed and many more destabilized, it is urgent that the American public come to terms with the true human cost of our country’s wars and how we have been manipulated and misled into turning a blind eye to them – before they go on even longer, destroy more countries, further undermine the rule of international law and kill millions more of our fellow human beings.

11.09.2019 - 08:43 [ Buzzfeed ]

60 Words And A War Without End: The Untold Story Of The Most Dangerous Sentence In U.S. History

(17.1.2014)

Written in the frenzied, emotional days after 9/11, the Authorization for the Use of Military Force was intended to give President Bush the ability to retaliate against whoever orchestrated the attacks. But more than 12 years later, this sentence remains the primary legal justification for nearly every covert operation around the world. Here’s how it came to be, and what it’s since come to mean.

21.08.2019 - 17:21 [ arynews.tv ]

Pakistan decides to approach ICJ over Kashmir issue: FM Qureshi

ISLAMABAD: After highlighting the Kashmir issue at the United Nation Security Council (UN) and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Pakistan has now decided to approach the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the Occupied Kashmir issue, ARY News reported on Tuesday.

21.08.2019 - 17:10 [ Junge Welt ]

Kaschmir-Konflikt: Pakistan will vor internationalen Gerichtshof

»Es wurde eine grundsätzliche Entscheidung getroffen, das umstrittene Kaschmir vor den Internationalen Gerichtshof zu bringen«, wurde Außenminister Shah Mehmood Qureshi am Dienstag von lokalen Medien zitiert.

18.08.2019 - 12:57 [ DailyTimes.com.pk ]

Killing of leader’s brother will not derail peace talks: Taliban

Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada was not in the mosque near Quetta when a bomb went off but his younger brother, Hafiz Ahmadullah, was leading Friday prayers and was among four people killed, several Taliban officials have said. There was no claim of responsibility for the blast that came after both Taliban and US officials have reported progress in talks on an agreement centered on a US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan in exchange for a Taliban security guarantee.

18.08.2019 - 09:55 [ DailyPakistan.com ]

A new Holocaust in the making in Kashmir

Kashmiris have not yet forgotten that in August – November, 1947, RSS colluded with the Hindu Maharajah of Kashmir to perpetrate the horrific genocide and exodus of Jammu, whereby hundreds of thousands of Muslims were massacred and an estimated half a million forcibly displaced. This reduced the region’s Muslim majority to a minority. This time, RSS is working through BJP, its political wing, to complete its original mission of ethnic cleansing of Kashmiri Muslims. The genocide is being substituted by settler colonialism, but the objectives remain the same.

17.08.2019 - 14:04 [ Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan / Twitter ]

I welcome the UNSC meeting to discuss the serious situation in Occupied Jammu & Kashmir. It is for the first time in over 50 yrs that the world’s highest diplomatic forum has taken up this issue. There are 11 UNSC resolutions reiterating the Kashmiris right to self determination.

17.08.2019 - 12:05 [ Contra Magazin ]

Erstschlag-Doktrin: Indien deutet Änderung an

Kaschmir gilt allgemein als umstrittenes Gebiet. Es wurde zwischen Indien und Pakistan seit ihrer Teilung im Jahr 1947 aufgeteilt. Die Länder haben drei Kriege um das Territorium geführt.

17.08.2019 - 12:01 [ Washington Post ]

India was a miracle democracy. But it’s time to downgrade its credentials.

Kashmir sits on one of India’s foundational fault lines, that of religion. With the rise and consolidation of an aggressive Hindu majoritarianism, many rightfully worry about India’s future as a multicultural democracy.

17.08.2019 - 04:42 [ Hindustan Times ]

Pak, China trying to speak for world: India after UNSC closed-door meet on Kashmir

“Thwarted,” said a top UN diplomat in a one-word response about Pakistan’s request for a formal meeting of the Security Council that garnered the support of only one of the body’s 15 members: China.

17.08.2019 - 04:22 [ Hindustan Times ]

Rajnath Singh’s hint on ‘no first use’ change is message to Pakistan

Soon after the nuclear blasts in 1998, India adopted the “no first use” policy in a bid to address global concerns of an impending nuclear arms race, especially as the Indian tests were followed by tit-for-tat tests by Pakistan.

The promise not to use nuclear weapons first, a policy adopted by several nations including China, addressed the escalation ladder. It also laid to rest apprehensions or misunderstandings about the possible use of nuclear weapons in a conflict.

17.08.2019 - 04:12 [ Times of India ]

‚No first use’ of nukes policy is open to review: Rajnath Singh

NEW DELHI: Defence minister Rajnath Singh’s suggestion that India’s no-first-use nuclear posture may not be sacrosanct sparked intense speculation in the midst of heightened India-Pakistan tensions in the wake of the abrogation of special status to Jammu & Kashmir.
The defence minister’s comment, which he also later tweeted, came at Pokhran — the site of India’s nuclear tests.

17.08.2019 - 03:58 [ Tribune.com.pk ]

India makes veiled threat of nuclear war

Though Rajnath Singh didn’t name any country, it is understood the threat was directed at Pakistan. It shows Modi’s growing frustration at his ill-conceived move to strip Occupied Kashmir of its autonomy on August 5.

17.08.2019 - 03:49 [ Bloomberg ]

China Blames India for Kashmir Tension as UN Action Blocked

The Security Council met on Friday to discuss Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to scrap autonomy for Kashmir, though the body was divided on how to proceed, with the U.S. and France blocking a Chinese attempt to get the 15-member body to publicly urge parties to refrain from actions that exacerbate tensions along the line of control, diplomats said.

17.08.2019 - 03:47 [ Daily Pakistan ]

PM Imran discusses Kashmir issue with Donald Trump ahead of crucial UNSC session

Prime Minister Imran Khan talked to US President Donald Trump and briefed him about Pakistan’s stance on Kashmir issue.

The telephonic contact took place on Friday, ahead of the United Nations Security Council meeting on the situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir.

17.08.2019 - 03:44 [ UN.org ]

UN Security Council discusses Kashmir, China urges India and Pakistan to ease tensions

The Security Council met to consider the volatile situation surrounding Kashmir on Friday, addressing the issue directly within the UN body dedicated to resolving matters of international peace and security, for the first time since 1965.

Although the meeting took place behind closed doors in New York, the Chinese Ambassador, Zhang Jun, spoke to reporters outside the chamber following deliberations, urging both India and Pakistan to “refrain from taking any unilateral action which might further aggravate” what was an already “tense and very dangerous” situation.

15.08.2019 - 11:16 [ Trend.az ]

China requests closed UNSC meeting on Kashmir

Last week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said that Beijing was very concerned regarding the situation surrounding Kashmir, stressing that the issue should be resolved by peaceful means and in accordance with the UN Charter, the Security Council’s resolutions and bilateral agreements.

In a separate statement, Yi said that India had changed the status quo in the Kashmir region by amending the Indian Constitution.

15.08.2019 - 10:05 [ Washington Post ]

Pakistan’s response to Kashmir is only helping Modi. It should stay out of this.

Its response has been knee-jerk, unfathomable — and, above all, ironic. Every outburst and flailing against India only validates the Modi government and rallies Indian public opinion behind it. In other words, while claiming to lash out at him, Pakistan is only making Modi look better, even among those Indians who do not agree with the prime minister’s handling of Kashmir.

10.08.2019 - 23:58 [ New York Times ]

Inside Kashmir, Cut Off From the World: ‘A Living Hell’ of Anger and Fear

The New York Times gained one of the first inside views by a news organization of life under lockdown in Kashmir and found a population that felt besieged, confused, frightened and furious by the seismic events of this week.

08.08.2019 - 18:14 [ Times of India ]

Article 370: US neutral; UAE, Lanka back move; China opposes it

Hua said China had always opposed the Indian side’s “entry of Chinese territory in the western section’’ of the Sino-Indian border into the administrative jurisdiction of India.

“This position is firm and consistent and has never changed. Recently, the Indian side has continued to damage China’s territorial sovereignty by unilaterally modifying the form of domestic law. This practice is unacceptable and will not have any effect,’’ she said.

08.08.2019 - 18:07 [ Tribune.com.pk ]

Qureshi says Pakistan ’not looking at military option‘ over Kashmir dispute

“We’re not looking at military option,” Qureshi said, adding, “Don’t we reserve a right to respond in case of any aggression?”

He added, “We have decided to go back to the UN security council to challenge this Indian position, which is morally incorrect.”

India on Monday revoked Article 370 of its constitution stripping occupied Kashmir of its special status.

06.08.2019 - 12:42 [ GEO TV ]

US envoy Alice Wells arrives in Pakistan

United States Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs Alice Wells arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday. According to sources, a high-level US delegation arrived in Islamabad and will hold delegation-level talks with the Pakistani leadership.

06.08.2019 - 12:36 [ GEO TV ]

Amended resolution presented in Parliament against scrapping special status of IoK

A joint session of Parliament began at Parliament House earlier today to discuss the deteriorating situation in Indian-occupied Kashmir, after the Indian government revoked Article 370 of the constitution which granted special status to the disputed valley.

06.08.2019 - 12:22 [ Khaleej Times ]

Imran Khan reacts to India’s decision on Kashmir

His reaction came after the Indian government earlier in the day decided to revoke Article 370 that gives special status to Jammu and Kashmir and split the state into two Union Territories: Jammu and Kashmir with an Assembly and Ladakh without one.

05.08.2019 - 22:32 [ GEO TV Pakistan ]

PM Imran phones Erdogan, Mahathir, says India’s move in occupied Kashmir will destroy regional peace

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday had telephonic conversations with the heads of two of Pakistan’s ally nations, Malaysia and Turkey, wherein he termed India’s move to revoke Article 370 illegal and one that would destroy regional peace and security.

05.08.2019 - 18:33 [ ZDF ]

Verfassungsänderung – Indien befeuert Kaschmir-Konflikt

Die indische Regierung hat dem von ihr kontrollierten Teil Kaschmirs den Sonderstatus entzogen. Die Anordnung verkündete Indiens Innenminister Amit Shah in beiden Parlamentskammern: Mit einem Eildekret des Präsidenten werde Artikel 370 der indischen Verfassung, der dem Bundesstaat Jammu und Kaschmir Autonomierechte garantiert hatte, sofort gestrichen.

22.07.2019 - 22:14 [ Imran Khan, Prime Minister of Pakistan ]

The poverty of the people is the actual cause of the devastation and ruination of a country; & the main cause of the poverty of the people is the desire of its ruler and officers to amass wealth and possessions whether by fair or foul means

Hazrat Ali (AS) Nahjul Balagha

22.07.2019 - 20:55 [ usnews.com ]

Trump Says U.S. Working With Pakistan to Find Way Out of Afghan War

The Pentagon said Pakistan’s army chief, General Qamar Javed Bajwa, will meet later on Monday with the top American military officer, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford.

22.07.2019 - 20:51 [ theHill.com ]

Trump says he could win Afghan war in a week but doesn’t ‚want to kill 10 million people‘

The president added that Afghanistan would be “wiped off the face of the earth” in 10 days if he chose to bring a quick end to the nation’s longest war, which he called “ridiculous” and said has helped turn the U.S. into the world’s “policemen.”

“I don’t want to go that route,” Trump said.

09.07.2019 - 06:01 [ Common Dreams ]

Dogs of War Howl for Blood in Iran While Americans Cheer US Bombers on July 4th

Last week’s display was a chilling reminder of the horrific deaths caused by successive administrations‘ propensity for war

30.06.2019 - 08:07 [ brettonwoodsproject.org ]

Pakistan requests 13th IMF loan, amid US-China tensions

(04.04.2019)

The focus of the IMF programs was never institutional improvement but structural adjustments, which only protected the interests of a small elite, as these neoliberal policies worked well for them and not the general people.

30.06.2019 - 07:56 [ Hindustan Times ]

Pakistan signs $375 million syndicated loan with UAE banks

Emirates NBD Capital Limited was global coordinator. The transaction was anchored and arranged by Commercial Bank of Dubai, Emirates NBD Bank, Noor Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Mashreqbank and Sharjah Islamic Bank.

30.06.2019 - 07:54 [ Tribune.com.pk ]

World Bank approves $722 million loan for Pakistan

The World Bank has approved $722 million loan for Pakistan that will largely be used for improving civic and public transport facilities in Karachi – the largest metropolis that needs nearly $10 billion additional investment to make it liveable.

30.06.2019 - 07:52 [ AL Jazeera ]

Why Pakistan’s economy is sinking

For decades, the Pakistani authorities have been unable to establish effective tax collection practices. Currently, only one percent of Pakistanis pay their taxes and the country has one of the lowest tax-to-GDP ratios in the world.

Successive governments have avoided imposing stricter controls because they have been staffed by members of the same elites that are actively evading taxes. They are able to do so not only because of government inaction but also because of widespread corruption. In fact, it is cheaper for them to bribe than to pay their dues.

28.06.2019 - 11:30 [ Xinhuanet ]

Turkey hosts international „Anatolian Eagle“ air drills

The training program between June 17 and June 28 is carried out with the participation of Turkey, Italy, Jordan, Pakistan, Qatar and the United States, while Azerbaijan attends as an observer.

17.06.2019 - 19:57 [ Haaretz ]

Global Drop in Nuclear Stockpiles, but Israel Among Top Countries Upgrading Arsenal, Report Shows

Britain was estimated to have 200 nuclear warheads, France 300, and China 290. Israel’s stockpile comprised 80 to 90 warheads. North Korea was estimated to have 20 to 30 warheads but the information was extremely limited, according to SIPRI.

16.06.2019 - 12:09 [ DailyPakistan.com.pk ]

PM Imran suggests SCO biggies to ditch US Dollar for trade

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan had suggested ditching US dollar, urging the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) to finalise arrangements for trade in local currencies.

16.06.2019 - 12:07 [ Times of India ]

Pakistan to present austerity-centred budget following IMF deal

(11.06.2019)

Analysts have warned the IMF deal would likely come with myriad restrictions that could bridle Khan’s grand promises to build an Islamic welfare state, as the country is forced to tighten its purse strings.

Pakistan’s increasing economic woes also come as the country is facing possible sanctions from the Financial Action Task Force — a money-laundering monitor based in Paris — for failing to rein-in terror financing.

14.06.2019 - 15:49 [ India Today ]

Pakistan PM Imran Khan arrives in Kyrgyzstan to attend 19th SCO meeting

Imran Khan is visiting Bishkek on 13 and 14 June, 2019, to attend the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State (CHS) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).

PM Imran Khan arrives at Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic for the 19th Meeting of the Council of the Heads of State of the SCO.

10.06.2019 - 22:42 [ Voice of America ]

Pakistan Arrests Ex-President Zardari on Corruption Charge

Current Prime Minister Imran Khan accuses both Zardari and Sharif of massive corruption and illegally taking billions of dollars to build assets in other countries. He blames the two opposition parties for plunging the national economy into crisis through widespread corruption, which added tens of billions of dollars to the country’s foreign debt.

28.05.2019 - 11:24 [ The Wire ]

India Invites Eight Countries for Modi’s Swearing-In, Leaves Out Pakistan

The Indian Air Force operation inside Pakistan was also an electoral campaign issue highlighted extensively by the BJP and Modi as an achievement of a muscular security policy.

28.05.2019 - 11:16 [ Reuters ]

Pakistan not invited to Modi’s swearing-in: sources

Pakistani Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi suggested the reason was India’s internal politics, after Modi had made “Pakistan bashing” the central theme of his election campaign.

17.05.2019 - 17:33 [ Entertainment Guru ]

PTI Govt Sought Opposition’s Support for South Punjab Bill

Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi said, on Wednesday, the government had introduced the South Punjab bill in the National Assembly and sought the help of the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) to get it passed. During a news conference, Qureshi said the bill moved by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government would require amendments in Articles 1, 51, 59,106,198,218 of the Constitution. “We have to make the amendments to make South Punjab province a reality.”

17.05.2019 - 17:20 [ Pakistan Today ]

After PPP, PML-N also set to launch anti-govt movement

Ousted prime minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday gave the go-ahead to his party’s leaders and supporters to launch an anti-government movement over rising inflation and devaluation of the rupee against the US dollar after Eidul Fitr, a day after former president Asif Zardari announced a similar movement against the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government.

16.05.2019 - 03:29 [ Gulf News ]

Prime Minister Imran Khan fulfils his promise to the tribal areas of Pakistan

On Monday, May 13, 2019, the National Assembly of Pakistan, unanimous, in a rare show of parliamentarian unity, approved the 26th Constitution Amendment Bill, which recommends an increase in the number of seats for the former Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in the National Assembly and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly. Since the inception of the present National Assembly in August 2018, this is the first amendment in the Constitution that has approved by a united parliament.

13.05.2019 - 18:41 [ Bundestag ]

Stenografischer Bericht 25. Sitzung Berlin, Donnerstag, den 13. Februar 2003

Dr. Angela Merkel: Sie machen sich Sorgen, ob wir, die Politiker – egal ob Regierung oder Opposition –, unser Land durch eine schwierige Zeit, insbesondere durch den Irakkonflikt und durch den Kampf gegen den Terrorismus mit Klugheit und Weisheit führen können. Die Menschen in diesem Lande wollen keinen Krieg.

(Hans-Werner Bertl [SPD]: Das ist wahr!)

Diejenigen, die in diesem Saale sitzen, wollen auch keinen Krieg.

(Lebhafter Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP)

Sehr geehrter Herr Bundeskanzler, wie sehr Sie innerlich unter Druck stehen, hat man schon an der Lautstärke Ihrer Stimme gemerkt.

(Lachen bei der SPD)

Dass Sie es aber nötig haben, die Opposition dieses Hauses als Kriegstreiber zu verleumden,

(Hans Michelbach [CDU/CSU]: Pfui!)

zeigt, in welcher Ecke Sie stehen. Aus dieser Ecke werden Sie nicht herauskommen können.

(Anhaltender Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP)

Wer als Bundeskanzler der Bundesrepublik Deutschland den Eindruck erweckt, irgendjemand würde sich die Entscheidung über Krieg und Frieden leicht machen und die letzte Chance aus der Hand geben, der, sehr geehrter Herr Bundeskanzler, hat nicht erfasst, worum es geht.

(Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP)

Ich sage Ihnen: Sie sind seit Wochen auf einem Irrweg. Das Schlimmste ist – das sage ich mit großem Ernst; das ist meine feste Überzeugung –, dass insbesondere Ihr Verhalten auf dem Marktplatz von Goslar den Krieg im Irak leider nicht unwahrscheinlicher, sondern wahrscheinlicher gemacht hat; denn Sie haben den Druck auf Saddam Hussein verringert.

(Beifall bei der CDU/CSU und der FDP – Lothar Mark [SPD]: Das ist unglaublich! – Weitere Zurufe von der SPD)

Im Gegensatz zu Ihnen war ich in München und weiß, was ich gesagt habe. Niemand hat behauptet, dass es aufgrund der Resolution 1441 einen Automatismus der Gewalt gibt.

07.05.2019 - 17:49 [ Irna.ir ]

Pakistan PM keen to complete gas pipeline project with Iran

Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan expressed his resolve to complete gas pipeline project with Islamic Republic of Iran, local media reported on Tuesday.

According to reports, Prime Minister has issued fresh directives to the authorities concerned to take appropriate steps to implement Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project.

07.03.2019 - 10:00 [ Tagesschau.de ]

Trump kassiert Obama-Dekret: CIA darf zivile Drohnen-Opfer verschweigen

Der damalige Präsident hatte die Angriffe mit den unbemannten Flugzeugen massiv ausgeweitet, unter anderem im afghanisch-pakistanischen Grenzgebiet.
Trump hatte bereits im vergangenen Jahr keinen Bericht mehr vorgelegt. Jetzt annullierte er die Anordnung seines Amtsvorgängers ohne Angabe von Gründen.

27.02.2019 - 18:36 [ Indian Express ]

Imperative that we use our heads, act with wisdom: Imran Khan

Iterating that war is not a solution, Khan said, “If it (tensions between the two countries) escalates, it will no longer be in my control or in Modi’s”. “All wars are miscalculated, and no one knows where they lead to. World War I was supposed to end in weeks, it took six years. Similarly, the war on terrorism was not supposed to last 17 years. I ask India: with the weapons you have and the weapons we have, can we really afford a miscalculation?” asked the prime minister.

27.02.2019 - 18:18 [ ITV.com ]

UK appeals for ‚restraint‘ as India-Pakistan row deepens after planes shot down over disputed Kashmir

The announcement came after the nation’s army said its air force shot down two Indian warplanes and captured two pilots after they crossed the boundary in the disputed territory of Kashmir.

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt issued a video appeal for restraint, echoing a message delivered by Prime Minister Theresa May at the start of PMQs in the House of Commons.

27.02.2019 - 17:29 [ Spectator.co.uk/ ]

Who’s really to blame for Pakistan’s terror attacks?

Imran Khan’s attempts to make peace are being deliberately thwarted

27.02.2019 - 10:32 [ hindustantimes.com ]

Pakistan claims 2 IAF jets shot down, pilots held; also releases video

The Pakistan Army has also released a video that shows a blindfolded man claiming that he is an officer of the Indian Air Force.

The Indian defence establishment has not commented on the video. Defence sources had earlier told PTI, “There are no reports of any Indian Air Force jet suffering damage in action by India’s adversaries.”

27.02.2019 - 10:30 [ nation.com.pk ]

PAF shoots down two Indian aircraft inside Pakistani airspace: DG ISPR

Pakistan Military spokesperson Major General Asif Ghafoor said Indian Air Force (IAF) crossed the Line of Control (LoC) and two of their aircraft were shot down by PAF inside Pakistani airspace.

„One of the aircraft fell inside AJK while other fell inside IoK. One Indian pilot arrested by troops on ground while two in the area,“ Director Gneral of the Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) Major General Asif Ghafoor said.

14.02.2019 - 17:37 [ Trend.az ]

Pakistan and China build friendship ties at multinational naval exercise

Pakistan’s multinational naval drill involving 46 nations has wrapped up in the Indian Ocean and, once again, India was not invited… China, Japan and the United States were among the countries taking part in Aman-19, from February 8 to 12, which included maritime conferences, seminars and cross-ship visits, as well as 23 sea operations with main-gun firing, formation movement and replenishment-at-sea.

02.01.2019 - 16:31 [ Nick Turse, TomDispatch / Truthout.org ]

America’s Black-Ops Blackout: Unraveling the Secrets of the Military’s Secret Military

(7. Januar 2014) As Special Operations Command chief Admiral William McRaven put it in SOCOM 2020, his blueprint for the future, it has ambitious aspirations to create “a Global SOF network of like-minded interagency allies and partners.” In other words, in that future now only six years off, it wants to be everywhere.

(…)

While Congressional pushback has thus far thwarted Admiral McRaven’s efforts to create a SOCOM satellite headquarters for the more than 300 special operators working in Washington, D.C. (at the cost of $10 million annually), the command has nonetheless stationed support teams and liaisons all over the capital in a bid to embed itself ever more deeply inside the Beltway. “I have folks in every agency here in Washington, D.C. — from the CIA, to the FBI, to the National Security Agency, to the National Geospatial Agency, to the Defense Intelligence Agency,” McRaven said during a panel discussion at Washington’s Wilson Center in 2013. Referring to the acronyms of the many agencies with which SOCOM has forged ties, McRaven continued: “If there are three letters, and in some cases four, I have a person there.“

02.01.2019 - 16:12 [ theAtlantic.com ]

Obama Gives Commanders Wide Berth for Secret Warfare

(25. Mai 2010) Gen. Stanley McChrystal, at the time the director of operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, advised President Obama to allow combatant commanders more latitude to combat terrorism using task forces. Coming from McChrystal, it was a surprising endorsement of a policy that would shift responsibility for unconventional warfare from JSOC, which he had commanded, to the combatant commanders.

02.01.2019 - 15:58 [ New York Times ]

U.S. Is Said to Expand Secret Actions in Mideast

(24. Mai 2010) The order, which an official said was drafted in close coordination with Adm. Eric T. Olson, the officer in charge of the United States Special Operations Command, calls for clandestine activities that “cannot or will not be accomplished” by conventional military operations or “interagency activities,” a reference to American spy agencies.

While the C.I.A. and the Pentagon have often been at odds over expansion of clandestine military activity, most recently over intelligence gathering by Pentagon contractors in Pakistan and Afghanistan, there does not appear to have been a significant dispute over the September order.

A spokesman for the C.I.A. declined to confirm the existence of General Petraeus’s order, but said that the spy agency and the Pentagon had a “close relationship” and generally coordinate operations in the field.

02.01.2019 - 15:44 [ Seymour Hersh / New Yorker ]

Defending the Arsenal: In an unstable Pakistan, can nuclear warheads be kept safe?

(16. November 2009) An American former senior intelligence official said that a team that has trained for years to remove or dismantle parts of the Pakistani arsenal has now been augmented by a unit of the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), the élite counterterrorism group. He added that the unit, which had earlier focussed on the warheads’ cores, has begun to concentrate on evacuating the triggers, which have no radioactive material and are thus much easier to handle.

“The Pakistanis gave us a virtual look at the number of warheads, some of their locations, and their command-and-control system,” the former senior intelligence official told me. “We saw their target list and their mobilization plans. We got their security plans, so we could augment them in case of a breach of security,” he said. “We’re there to help the Pakistanis, but we’re also there to extend our own axis of security to their nuclear stockpile.” The detailed American planning even includes an estimate of how many nuclear triggers could be placed inside a C-17 cargo plane, the former official said, and where the triggers could be sequestered.

02.01.2019 - 15:02 [ Jeremy Scahill / theNation.com ]

The Secret US War in Pakistan

(23. November 2009) “I think Cheney and Rumsfeld went directly into JSOC. I think they went into JSOC at times, perhaps most frequently, without the SOCOM [Special Operations] commander at the time even knowing it. The receptivity in JSOC was quite good,” says Wilkerson. “I think Cheney was actually giving McChrystal instructions, and McChrystal was asking him for instructions.” He said the relationship between JSOC and Cheney and Rumsfeld “built up initially because Rumsfeld didn’t get the responsiveness. He didn’t get the can-do kind of attitude out of the SOCOM commander, and so as Rumsfeld was wont to do, he cut him out and went straight to the horse’s mouth. At that point you had JSOC operating as an extension of the [administration] doing things the executive branch–read: Cheney and Rumsfeld–wanted it to do. This would be more or less carte blanche. You need to do it, do it. It was very alarming for me as a conventional soldier.”

22.12.2018 - 21:31 [ Reuters ]

Pakistan plans to relax visa policy in bid to revive tourism

“We are reviewing our visa policies. We are trying to bring 55 countries into a visa-free region, which includes most of the European countries,” Pakistan’s information minister, Fawad Chaudhry, told Reuters.

That comes after Portugal this month declared Pakistan safe for travel, while France has also relaxed its advisory on travel to the South Asian nation

21.12.2018 - 22:08 [ teleSUR ]

UAE Pledges US$3 Billion For Pakistani Development

Pakistan is currently engaged in negotiations for a 13th bailout, since the early 1980s, from the International Monetary Fund following the devaluation of the country’s currency on five different occasions, causing the dollar value to be diminished by more than a quarter.

13.12.2018 - 22:39 [ Trend.az ]

Afghanistan sends its cargo to Azerbaijan via Turkmenistan

A test motorcade carrying cargo has been sent from Afghanistan’s western province of Herat, to be delivered by land through Turkmenistan and the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan, Trend reports citing a source close to the transport industry of Turkmenistan.

President of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani took part in the launching ceremony of a transport corridor allowing Afghanistan to enter global markets bypassing the traditional Pakistani direction.

11.12.2018 - 18:04 [ Jason Ditz / antiwar.com ]

US-Hoffnungen auf einen afghanischen Friedensvertrag bis April scheinen vage

… Dieses alles spricht dagegen, dass es in den nächsten Monaten zu einem Abkommen kommt, und in Kombination mit dem ständigen Bestreben der Regierung, Pakistan die Schuld zu geben, wenn der Krieg schlecht läuft, lässt sich schwer vorzustellen, dass jeder zu der vernünftigen Erkenntnis kommt, dass der Afghanistankrieg besser früher als später zu Ende gehen sollte.

27.11.2018 - 05:03 [ CNBC ]

China defends alliance with Pakistan after Karachi consulate attack

The bilateral alliance is „higher than (the) mountains and deeper than (the) sea,“ Lijian Zhao, deputy chief of mission at the Chinese Embassy in Islamabad, said on Twitter days after the terror attack. „The friendship has never been empty talks, but deeply imprinted in hearts of Chinese and Pakistani people,“ Zhao said, noting how Chinese civilians made donations to the families of Pakistani security officers who died on Friday.

27.11.2018 - 04:43 [ Touqir Hussain / Dawn ]

Troubled ties

US PRESIDENT Donald Trump has triggered another spat. But such wrangling is not new. It has lived with the relationship since its inception. The reasons are many. At the heart of these reasons is the reality that it is not a normal bilateral relationship.

19.11.2018 - 00:16 [ The Express Tribune ]

Uzbekistan proposes trilateral trade commission

Uzbekistan Ambassador Furqat Sidikov has stated that his country desires a trilateral trade commission comprising Pakistan, Afghanistan and Uzbekistan in an effort to steer trade, logistics and investment. “Uzbekistan has extended its rail line up to Mazar-e-Sharif in Afghanistan and is willing to further extend it up to the Torkham border in a bid to bolster trade ties with Pakistan,”

15.11.2018 - 23:29 [ Jason Ditz / Antiwar.com ]

Study: US Has Spent $5.9 Trillion on Wars Since 2001

This is, of course, vastly higher than official figures, owing to the Pentagon trying to oversimplify the costs into simply overseas contingency operations. It is only when one considers the cost of medical and disability care for soldiers, and future such costs, along with things like the interest on the extra money borrowed for the wars, that the true cost becomes clear.

15.11.2018 - 23:24 [ Jason Ditz / antikrieg.com ]

Studie: USA haben seit 2001 5,9 Billionen Dollar für Kriege ausgegeben

Dieser Betrag liegt natürlich weitaus höher als die offiziellen Zahlen, da das Pentagon versucht, die Kosten auf einfache Überseeoperationen zu reduzieren. Erst wenn man die Kosten der medizinischen und behindertengerechten Versorgung von Soldaten und deren zukünftige Kosten sowie Dinge wie die Zinsen auf das für die Kriege geliehene zusätzliche Geld berücksichtigt, werden die wahren Kosten deutlich.

13.11.2018 - 10:31 [ Radio Utopie ]

U.S.-Imperium will „globale Koalition“ für Terrorkrieg 2.0 und bastelt an „Nachrüstung“ der Kriegsvollmacht aus 2001

(2.September 2014) Auf dem Gipfel des Nordatlantikpakts in Wales wird es weniger um Russland als um die Frage gehen, mit welcher schwachsinnigen Ausrede nun die N.A.T.O. den am 4. Oktober 2001 ausgerufenen „kollektiven Verteidigungsfall“ aufrechterhalten will.

Eine Option: Noch mehr Eroberungen islamischer Staaten, wegen dem „Islamischen Staat“.

11.11.2018 - 16:05 [ Jason Ditz / Antiwar.com ]

US Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Pakistan Killed 500,000 Peopl

This is admittedly a dramatic under-report of people killed in the wars, as it only attempts to calculate those killed directly in war violence, and not the massive number of others civilians who died from infrastructure damage or other indirect results of the wars. The list also excludes the US war in Syria, which itself stakes claims to another 500,000 killed since 2011.

11.11.2018 - 15:51 [ antikrieg.com ]

500.000 Tote in US-Kriegen im Irak, in Afghanistan und Pakistan

Dieser Bericht gibt zugegebenermaßen dramatisch untertriebene Zahlen über die in den Kriegen getöteten Menschen wieder, da er nur versucht, die direkt in Kriegshandlungen Getöteten zu berechnen, und nicht die massive Zahl von weiteren Zivilisten, die in der Folge von Schäden an der Infrastruktur oder anderen indirekten Folgen der Kriege starben. Die Liste schließt auch den US-Krieg in Syrien aus, in dem von weiteren 500.000 Toten seit 2011 die Rede ist.

09.11.2018 - 05:51 [ The News ]

500,000 people killed in Pakistan, Iraq, Afghanistan due to US ‚war on terror‘: study

The author of the report, Neta Crawford, said many of those reported by US forces as militants may actually have been civilians.

„We may never know the total direct death toll in these wars,“ Crawford wrote.

21.10.2018 - 04:48 [ The News ]

Time to end Palestine tragedy: Pakistan tells UNSC

„As international efforts to bring an end to the suffering of the Palestinian people have faltered, the burning cauldron of anger and pervasive sense of injustice have inescapably sowed the seeds of animosity and violence in the entire region, fueling instability and intensifying insecurity across the Middle East,“ Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told the UN Security Council on Friday.

16.10.2018 - 22:43 [ Business Television India ]

Pakistan PM Imran Khan to embark on first visit China from Nov 3

Prime Minister Imran Khan will embark on his first visit to China on November 3 and is expected to meet Chinese President Xi Jinping and other top leaders and discuss ways to boost defence ties as well as the controversy-hit China-Pakistan Economic Corridor projects, according to a media report on Monday.

11.10.2018 - 11:31 [ Dawn ]

Pakistan formally seeks financial assistance from IMF

Lagarde said in a statement that the request came during her meeting with Finance Minister Asad Umar and State Bank Governor Tariq Bajwa on the sidelines of the IMF and World Bank annual meetings in Bali.

03.10.2018 - 11:12 [ Glasnost.de ]

Auswirkungen von Atomwaffentests seit dem Beginn im Jahre 1945

(15. November 1995) Am Montag, den 2. Oktober 1990, 0.30 MEZ, führte Frankreich den zweiten Atomwaffentest in diesem Jahr im Südpazifik durch. Im Gegensatz zu dem ersten Atomwaffentest vor wenigen Wochen, der auf dem Mururoa-Atoll stattfand, wurde die 2. Atombombe auf dem ca. 40 Kilometer entfernten Fangataufa-Atoll gezündet.

Die Atombombe, die auf dem Fangataufa-Atoll getestet wurde, war mit 110 Kilotonnen der viertstärkste Atomsprengsatz, den Frankreich je gezündet hat. Während und nach der Sprengung wurden im Südpazifik Erdstösse gemessen, die die Stärke von 5,9 auf der Richterskala aufwiesen.

Experten vermuten, daß der getestete TN (thermonuclaire) 75 AtomSprengkopf zur Bestückung der M-5 Raketen dienen kann, die mit einer Reichweite von 6.000 Kilometem auf den französischen Atom U-Booten stationiert werden sollen.

Wiederum sah sich Frankreich direkt nach der Durchführung des Atomtests mit weltweiten Protesten konfrontiert, im besonderen von Seiten der Regierungen von Australien, Neuseeland und Japan

02.10.2018 - 04:38 [ The Express Tribune ]

PM Imran accepts Angela Merkel’s invitation to visit Germany

PM Imran thanked the German chancellor for her call and reciprocated desire for enhancing partnership with Germany. He added that Germany was the largest trading partner of Pakistan in Europe and there was substantial potential for cooperation in spheres of energy and automobile sectors, and investment in hydroelectric power generation.

10.09.2018 - 02:53 [ GEO TV ]

Friendship with China a cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy: PM Imran

Prime Minister Imran Khan said on Sunday that the friendship with China is a cornerstone of Pakistan’s foreign policy and his government is committed to the implementation of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

In a meeting with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi, who is on an official visit to Pakistan, the prime minister thanked Foreign Minister Yi for the good wishes of Chinese leadership.

06.09.2018 - 03:22 [ Dawn ]

PM Imran Khan, US Secy of State Pompeo discuss bilateral ties during meeting at PM House

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Wednesday held a meeting with US Secretary of State Michael Pompeo and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen Joseph Dunford at the PM House in Islamabad.

“We have worked closely with the Pakistanis in my role as CIA [Central Intelligence Agency] director. Our teams have been working together for a long time. There are lots of challenges between our two nations for sure, but we’re hopeful that with the new leadership, we can find common ground and begin to work on some of our shared problems together,” he added.

31.08.2018 - 20:59 [ Dawn ]

‚Pakistan stands with Iran in this hour of need‘: Qureshi on US withdrawal from nuclear accord

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif, who arrived in Islamabad on Thursday for a two-day visit, held detailed talks with his Pakistani counterpart Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Friday, with both sides underlining the need to promote bilateral relations in all areas of cooperation.

30.08.2018 - 18:36 [ TASS ]

Russia to supply radar for protecting nuclear power plant in Pakistan

Russia will supply a civilian radar station to Pakistan to protect facilities of the nuclear power plant in Karachi, the press office of RTI hi-tech company said on Thursday.

„A memorandum of cooperation in the field of organizing the delivery of the civilian radar Surok was signed at the Army-2018 international military and technical forum between RTI Group and the Pakistani company TechWin Enterprise. The radar is set to control and protect the Karachi NPP’s facilities, and also some other installations of Pakistan’s critically important infrastructure,“ the press office said.

12.08.2018 - 03:05 [ ARY News ]

Hussain, Hassan Nawaz put on blacklist

Sources say the Ministry of Interior placed the names of the former premier’s sons on the blacklist, who have been declared fugitive in corruption cases by an accountability court over their perpetual absence from trial.

01.08.2018 - 03:35 [ Dunyanews.tv ]

Election 2018: Prominent Politicians ousted

Some bigwigs, however, were not able to secure their position in the National Assembly even though they were predicted to do so by major political analysts of Pakistan. Results of the Elections 2018 came as a surprise to these prominent political leaders who were completely ousted by the candidates of the opposing political parties. Here is a list of prominent political personalities who suffered major setbacks yesterday:

28.07.2018 - 23:00 [ New York Times ]

After Pakistan’s Heated Election, Key Parties Lend Support to Imran Khan

It’s not as if any of the rival parties have congratulated Mr. Khan for a race well won. In Pakistan, which is on the cusp of having only its second peaceful civilian transfer of power, that doesn’t usually happen. The losing parties typically cry foul, hold their nose and then step into parliament.

28.07.2018 - 12:04 [ theNews.com.pk ]

Imran Khan´s party begins coalition talks as rivals plan protests

The party has begun reaching out to potential coalition partners to form a government, according to spokesman Fawad Chaudhry, a task that analysts said should be straightforward.

„We have contacted small parties and independent members, they will soon meet party leaders in Islamabad,“ Chaudhry announced late Friday, adding that the process was likely to take about 10 days.

28.07.2018 - 11:53 [ Craig Murray / Twitter ]

Pakistan’s democracy is not perfect, but it has never been so comprehensively and prominently attacked in Western media as now with the election of Imran Khan. Who, „coincidentally“, has for years carried out a principled campaign against US drone strikes and NATO in Afghanistan.

28.07.2018 - 11:51 [ Barkha Dutt / Washington Post ]

The biggest game of Imran Khan’s life begins now

I asked Khan about that once: “What does it [your political rise] mean for people in India who love you otherwise but are scared of your politics?” He argued that the binary itself was unfair and a consequence of caricaturing him as an acolyte of the religious right. “I don’t fit in those stereotypes. I’m deeply spiritual. I lead my life with my faith, but I’m totally leftist in my thinking. I’m anti-neoliberal economics. I think there should be compassion in the world. I believe in a welfare state.”

28.07.2018 - 11:33 [ Dawn.com (Pakistan) ]

PTI largest party with 115 NA seats as ECP releases final tally two days after polls

The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday released the complete preliminary results, more than 56 hours after the conclusion of voting for the 11th General Elections in the country.

According to the figures provided by the ECP, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) has emerged as the largest political party in the country, winning 115 of the 270 National Assembly seats on which the elections were held.

28.07.2018 - 11:18 [ Regierung von Großbritannien ]

Foreign Secretary statement on the Pakistan election

It is now for Pakistan’s elected representatives to work together to ensure a successful transition. I hope all sides will resolve any disputed results peacefully and in accordance with Pakistan’s electoral laws.

The UK and Pakistan enjoy a longstanding partnership, underpinned by strong links between our people. We look forward to continuing our work with the new federal and provincial governments. The people of Pakistan can be certain of UK support to build the democratic, secure and prosperous future they deserve.

28.07.2018 - 06:54 [ Radio Utopie ]

Weltweite Reaktionen auf Parlamentswahl in Pakistan Beleidigung der Demokratie

Nach dem Wahlsieg der Bewegung für Gerechtigkeit (Tehreek-e Insaf/PTI) unter Leitung von Imran Khan in der Parlamentswahl in Pakistan zeigt die internationale Presse einstimmig eine ablehnende Haltung gegenüber dem Wahlsieger. Je nach Land wird vorverurteilt, verleumdet, unmögliche Argumente hervorgebracht und Chancen für eine Veränderung in der pakistanischen Gesellschaft ausgeschlossen.

28.07.2018 - 05:11 [ Radio Utopie ]

Grosse Blockade der NATO-Route Pakistan-Afghanistan durch Partei und Bürger

(2011) Das Aussenminsterium der USA wird diese Menschen und die Partei wohl kaum auf die berühmte Terror-Blacklist setzen können, wobei man in dieser Hinsicht stets auf Überraschungen vorbereitet sein sollte, die ihre ernst zu nehmenden Widersacher in den Dreck zu ziehen und in Misskredit zu bringen suchen.

28.07.2018 - 05:05 [ Radio Utopie ]

Jemen: Riad benötigt für Pakistan dringend Tote im Land – und präsentiert sie prompt

(2015) Pakistans Premierminister und ehemaliger Exilant in Saudi-Arabien, Nawaz Sharif, das Verteidigungsministerium und Teile der Armeeführung zogen seit Wochen wie ungeduldige Kampfhunde, noch gefesselt durch die Kette der immer noch vorhandenen Demokratie in dem Land, in Richtung militärische Unterstützung mit Kriegsschiffen, Flugzeugen und Bodentruppen.

Am 11.April schäumte Anwar Mohammed Gargash, Aussenminister der Vereinigten Arabischen Emirate, vor Wut über den Parlamentsbeschluss und sagte, dass Pakistan für seine wankelmütige Haltung einen „hohen Preis“ bezahlen wird. Pakistan soll eine klare Position im Sinne der strategischen Beziehungen zu dem aus sechs Ländern bestehenden „Kooperationsrats der Arabischen Staaten des Golfes“ beziehen.

„Der arabische Golf befindet sich in einer gefährlichen Konfrontation, seine strategische Sicherheit steht auf der Kippe. Der Moment der Wahrheit unterscheidet zwischen realen Verbündeten und den Verbündeten der Medien und Statements“, twitterte Gargash unmittelbar nach der Entscheidung des Parlaments von Pakistan.

Die erste kindische Reaktion von Riad erfolgte unmittelbar nach Bekanntgeben des weiteren Bestehens Pakistans auf Neutralität zu dem Konflikt der Arabischen Liga gegen den Jemen. Die zivile saudische Nationale Luftfahrtbehörde GACA verweigerte den Überflug eines pakistanischen Passagierflugzeuges der privaten Fluglinie Shaheen Air International noch am gleichen Tag.

27.07.2018 - 04:46 [ Dawn ]

Party heads, bigwigs humbled in strongholds

According to the unofficial results announced by the Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) so far, Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan won all five seats where he had contested the elections, whereas the Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam Fazl (JUI-F) chief Maulana Fazlur Rehman and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) chairman Bilawal Bhutto-Zardari lost in their traditional strongholds.

26.07.2018 - 19:16 [ India Today / Youtube ]

Imran Khan First Speech After Massive Victory In Pak Elections | Live

Watch Imran Khan’s live speech from Islamabad after his party Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf has emerged as the single-largest party in National Assembly. He broadly spelt out his government’s priorities and spent considerable time offering a peep into his foreign policy.

26.07.2018 - 18:25 [ tagesschau.de ]

Wahl in Pakistan: Khan erklärt sich zum Wahlsieger

Die Wahl wird von Vorwürfen der Wahlfälschung überschattet. Die beiden etablierten Parteien, die Regierungspartei Pakistanische Muslim-Liga (PML-N) und die Pakistanische Volkspartei (PPP), hatten berichtet, Wahlbeobachter ihrer Kandidaten seien aus den Wahllokalen gedrängt worden und hätten keine offiziellen Resultate bekommen. Beide wollen das Ergebnis der Wahl nicht akzeptieren.

19.07.2018 - 00:45 [ The Express Tribune ]

Pakistan: Access denied: Ebb and flow of internet freedom over 2008-18

Better telecommunication standards are attributed to have markedly raised public awareness over the years. Improved flow of information, however, has brought in its wake governmental interventions aimed at curbing access to ‘maintain order’. A cursory examination lends credence to the trend.

26.06.2018 - 20:40 [ KBS ]

Asiatische Atommächte bauen Bestand von Atomsprengköpfen aus

Die SIPRI-Forscher stellten fest, dass im Gegensatz dazu China, Indien und Pakistan ihre Kapazitäten ausgebaut haben. Die Volksrepublik vergrößerte ihren Vorrat an Atomsprengköpfen um zehn auf 280, Indien erhöhte seinen Bestand von 130 auf 140. Pakistan besitzt 150 und damit zehn Atomsprengköpfe mehr als im vergangenen Jahr.

18.06.2018 - 13:11 [ Wikipedia ]

Teilung Indiens

Unter der Teilung Indiens versteht man die Aufteilung des vormaligen Britisch-Indien aufgrund religiöser und ethnischer Auseinandersetzungen, die schließlich zwischen dem 14. und 15. August 1947 zur Gründung zweier unabhängiger Staaten führten: Pakistan und Indien.

18.06.2018 - 13:09 [ Daily Pakistan ]

The Xi-Trump Partnership: Can North Korea Denuclearization Be Replicated in South Asia?

To be sure, unlike the two Koreas, Pakistan and India are two different nations, with two different histories and national stories, and some shared attributes like all other neighbors. But the Pak-India conflict offers some similarities to the Korean conflict in terms of complexity and insolvability. Both conflicts involve emotions, ideologies, and nuclear weapons. China and the United States are important outside players in both cases; both conflicts appear impossible to resolve, and both have wider implications for the region and the world.

31.05.2018 - 16:06 [ Dawn ]

Use of torture

This is why the NCHR, earlier this month, initiated a formal inquiry into nearly 1,500 cases of torture uncovered in just one Punjab district, Faisalabad. NCHR commissioners travelled there to hear the testimonies of torture victims in person.

We heard their pain, we heard their stories of being humiliated and ostracised by their communities. And we are now obliged to take action against police officials who engage in such practices, no matter what their rank. This abhorrent use of torture as an interrogation method must be eliminated but it cannot be done unless we stop making it consequence-free.

26.05.2018 - 22:19 [ Dawn ]

Senate approves KP-Fata merger bill by 71-5 majority

The bill had already been passed by the lower house a day earlier after receiving support from both the treasury and opposition benches. Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan, who rarely attends NA sessions, also participated in the historic vote which was opposed by government allies Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl (JUI-F) and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP) who chose to walk out.