Kiyani rules Pakistan G. PARTHASARATHY A defiant President Pervez Musharraf frontally took on his critics in a wide-ranging Press conference on May 7, rejecting widespread public demand for an inquiry on the Kargil fiasco, defending his policies and his handling of the judiciary and vowing that he would not yield to demands that he should…

June 2008The Danish DiseaseEllen Brun and Jacques Hersh In trying to comprehend the virus of Islamophobia now infecting Europe, the small country of Denmark offers powerful insights. Shakespeare’s phrase that “something is rotten in the state of Denmark” seems appropriate to describe the transformation taking place in this former bastion of tolerance and conviviality.In the…

Water and Food Shortage: Pakistan Must Act Now!Posted on June 8, 2008 DarwaishAt ATP, we have been writing about many critical issues facing Pakistan and Owais recently wrote on rising food prices. However, I feel that there is a serious lack of awareness about the two silent tsunamis of Water Shortage and Food Shortage which…

US want honorable exit for Musharraf: PattersonISLAMABAD: Anne W Patterson, the US ambassador to Pakistan, has said the United States wants an honourable and peaceful exit for President Pervez Musharraf.“We are not apologetic about our policy on Musharraf. We are trying to secure an honorable and peaceful exit for him,” Ms Patterson was quoted by…

Incident Foreshadows Future Attacks in Pakistan June 12, 2008 2001 GMT By Fred Burton and Scott StewartEditor’s Note: Due to technical difficulties, the conclusion of this week’s Terrorism Weekly was inadvertently omitted. This version contains the final paragraphs.In a June 10 press conference, Rehman Malik, the internal affairs advisor to Pakistan’s prime minister, reported that…

http://www.atimes.com Pakistan at the mercy of marching lawyers By Syed Saleem Shahzad KARACHI – Pakistan is engulfed in its own version of the Long March, and just as that pivotal event changed the face of China in the mid-1930s, Pakistan’s political landscape could be significantly altered, as could that of its neighbor Afghanistan. Thousands of…

US strike hits Pakistan’s raw nerve By Syed Saleem Shahzad KARACHI – The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has for a long time been split over strategic questions in Afghanistan. These divisions will be further sharpened following Tuesday evening’s attack by United States warplanes on a Pakistani military post in Mohmand Agency in which 11…

Role reversal and the long marchT K SheikhA calm yet resounding Musharraf broke his month-old silence the other day before selective media persons, when during an unprecedented long interaction with them he spelled at length his frame of mind on different issues confronting the nation in the post February 18 election scenario. His body language…

PAKISTN’S MUSHARRAF REFUSES TO QUIT Pakistan’s Musharraf refuses to quit, as opponents eye impeachmentPolitical activists and lawyers launched a cross-country march Monday to press for the reinstatement of independent judges fired by Musharraf.By Simon Montlakeposted June 9 Pressure is growing on Pakistan’s President Pervez Musharraf to resign as his opponents in parliament sharpen their attack.…

Pakistan: Sharif’s Tirade against Musharraf Abdul Ruff – 5/11/2008 If any one in Pakistan who hates president Pervez Musharraf from his core of heart, that is undoubtedly former premier and Quaid Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and with his own solid reason. It was General Musharraf who removed him from power in…