Angel’ helping Afghanistan fight Taliban bombingsBy Sardar Ahmad Kaka Nijat is the ‘angel’ who is rallying youth against suicide bombers by teaching them how to detect and report suspicious looking men to police KAKA Nijat, or Uncle Rescue, does not have a telephone but he does have a number: 119, a hotline to the police…

Crisis looms in US-Pakistan tieshttp://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/08/08/15/10237222.html08/14/2008 11:01 PM By Patrick Seale Special to Gulf NewsA sharp divergence in national aims is driving the US and Pakistan apart. Relations between the two allies are severely strained and seem on the verge of a major crisis.America’s ‘war on terror’ lies at the heart of the problem. The US…

Crisis looms in US-Pakistan ties http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles/08/08/15/10237222.html08/14/2008 11:01 PM By Patrick Seale Special to Gulf NewsA sharp divergence in national aims is driving the US and Pakistan apart. Relations between the two allies are severely strained and seem on the verge of a major crisis.America’s ‘war on terror’ lies at the heart of the problem. The…

After MusharrafEditorial of The New York Sun August 15, 2008http://www.nysun.com/editorials/after-musharraf/83977/ General Musharraf‘s departure from the presidency of Pakistan, which he has held formally or informally since 1999, comes with Pakistan experiencing political instability, terrorist bombings, and separatist campaigns. There is a virtual war over large territories where control has effectively fallen to elements in sympathy…

India worried over Taliban Pak inroads 11 Aug 2008, 0150 hrs IST,TNN NEW DELHI: As Afghan President Hamid Karzai urged NATO and the international community to target terrorist “sanctuaries” inside Pakistan, the Taliban leadership promised over the weekend that they could easily take over Karachi, Pakistan’s largest city. It’s a development that rang many alarm…

Impeachment of President Musharraf

By AMICUS: Taliban commanders are taking over more of the country’s ungoverned north-west by the day.Tensions between South Asia’s nuclear-armed rivals are rising. After a suicide-bomb attack on the Indian embassy in Kabul last month—which India blamed on the ISI—its national security adviser, M.K. Narayanan, warned that India might have to “retaliate in kind”. The…

GUIDANCE FOR ISSUES CONFRONTING KARACHI IN 2008 JINNAH”S 1947 MESSAGE TO PEOPLE OF 2008 KARACHI. KARACHI–A CITY WITH BRIGHT FUTURE MOHAMMED ALI JINNAH Reply to the Civic Address presented by theKarachi Corporation on 25th August, 1947. I thank you Mayor and Councillors of the Corporation of the City of Karachi for your cordial address of…

Being cautious is the keyword in terror-stuck Kabul Amitabh Revi Sunday, July 13, 2008 (Kabul) While the attack in Kabul has shaken up many and killed men described by the Prime Minister as among India’s best soldiers, it hasn’t really dented the morale of the Indians working in Afghanistan.For the 4000 Indian working in that…

US is losing patience with PakistanSaeed Shah, Foreign CorrespondentLast Updated: July 13. 2008 7:39PM UAE / July 13. 2008 3:39PM GMT Pakistani policemen cordon off an area in Hangu near the border with Afghanistan. At least 16 troops were killed in an ambush in Hangu on July 13, 2008, an area in the “settled” parts…