‘Rival Taliban leaders unite as US widens Pakistan attacks’

‘Rival Taliban leaders unite as US widens Pakistan attacks’February 22nd, 2009 – 12:28 am ICT by IANS –Islamabad, Feb 21 (DPA) Pakistan’s top three Taliban commanders have set aside their rivalries and decided to cooperate as the US expands its covert drone attacks against militants on Pakistani soil, a media report said Saturday.Baitullah Mehsud, the…

The Rise of Religious Extremism in Pakistan

By AMICUS: In Pakistan, the relation between Islam and state has been a matter of great controversy. From the time of its inception, the opinion in the country has remained divided as to whether Pakistan is to be an Islamic/‘shariah’ state or a ‘modern’/‘secular’ Muslim-majority state. The roots of this controversy could be traced to…

What Obama Wants Pakistan To Do: Implications

By AMICUS: Unveiling the new US strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan on 27 March 2009, President Barak Obama stated that Al-Qaeda and its allies – the terrorists who planned and supported the 9/11 attacks – were in Pakistan and Afghanistan. According to him, “multiple intelligence estimates have warned that al-Qaeda is actively planning attacks on…