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Taliban guerrillas attacked a hotel and a guesthouse in central Kabul in a dawn assault that killed at least 17 people including 9 Indians.
Three suicide bombers struck at the Park Residence Hotel and the Aria Guesthouse nearby, in the Shahr-i-Nau neighborhood, where many international aid organizations, companies and diplomatic missions are located.
The attack targeted “an Indian guesthouse,” Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid said in a phone interview. Read the rest of this entry ?
Lieutenant-General Hamid Gul was a military commander in the Pakistani Army in the 1980s, and served as the head of the country’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agency from 1987 to 1989.
But Gul’s rise to fame came during the Pakistan-Saudi-US effort to keep funds and logistical support flowing to the Afghanistan mujahidin, who were eventually credited with defeating Soviet military and political forces.
During the Bush administration, the US sought to put Gul on a UN list of international terrorists but their efforts were blocked by the Chinese delegation.
Domestically, Gul has been an outspoken opponent of Asif Ali Zardari, the Pakistani president, and has called for the Supreme Court to be reinstated as the rule of law in Pakistan.
Al Jazeera interviewed Gul during a short visit to Doha.
It is now for one week that the invading enemy have launched military operations named “Moshtarik” (together) against Mujahideen in Marjah, a part of Nad Ali district, Helmand province. They have put more than 15,000 American, NATO and the hireling Afghan troops against a minuscule number of Mujahideen in the area. More than 60 helicopters, armed with hellfire missiles, and hundreds of tanks are taking part in the operation.
Marjah has remained in the hands of Mujahideen for the last few years. Other parts of Helmand province like Baghiran, Dishu, and Washer districts are already under the administration of the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan”. So question rises why the enemy chose Marjah, a small area, to launch operations. Ostensibly, the enemy say that they want to put pressure on Taliban to accept the government terms of re-integration and reconciliation announced at the end of London Conference on 28th of last month. In fact, Marjah is a geopolitically important area because it borders on Baluchistan, Pakistan where China has a vast developmental project in the shape of Gwadar seaport.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—If it comes to a military-led intervention, both military officers and politicians will have to stay out of actual power. The army chief may not become a chief executive. The military might have to look into a new concept called the ‘Smart Coup’, where the military can bring capable Pakistanis to power with a firm executable plan of reform over five years, or more, fully backed by the military. There may not be time to put the plan to vote. It will have to be implemented. This would be the absolute last option. But we are nowhere near that right now. Gen. Kayani certainly has no such thing in mind according to people who have met him.
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—”This was my first interaction with the soldier who commands the seventh largest military force on the face of the planet.”
With this catchy line, Dr. Farrukh Saleem began his brief and fascinating account of a meeting with General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani.
In this latest episode by Brasstacks, Zaid Hamid sheds some light on Khilafat-e-Rashida that how it was the greatest form of governance ever by human kind
Lecture at the FAMILYCON-2010, Hosted by the Pakistan Academy of Family Physicians - February 6th, 2010, at Pearl Continental LAHORE.
Mr Zaid Hamid tells a brief history of the Kashmir conflict between India and Pakistan and how it effected the relations between the two countries.
Zaid Hamid at NUST School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS) – Q&A Session
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‘Takmeel-e-Pakistan Movement’ is the struggle to make Pakistan the nation that was envisioned by Allama Iqbal and conceived by Quaid-e-Azam. Pakistan was supposed to be one of the greatest nations on earth, and a leader amongst comity of nations. This was the resolve of our founding fathers, and father of the nation Quaid-e-Azam.
We achieved the first part of Iqbal’s dream on August 14th 1947 by establishing Pakistan; however the full realization of this dream has now become our necessity. It’s the need of the hour because now it is time to bring the change this nation has been craving, and work towards the ‘completion’ of Pakistan – as Iqbal and Jinnah had envisioned it.
Our mission is to revive Allama Iqbal’s Ideology amongst the people of Pakistan. To wake them up and to join hands in reviving and implementing the original resolutions and nation building guidelines of Quaid-e-Azam, Allama Iqbal and other founding fathers. We need to revive the zeal and enthusiasm that was on display on the historic day of March 23rd 1940. We can do it again and Inshallah we will.
March 23rd 2010 – Minar-e-Pakistan, Lahore – 70 years from the passing of Pakistan Resolution, the people of Pakistan have decided to recreate the same moment and to write their names in history by passing the ‘Takmeel-e-Pakistan’ resolution and reviving the true spirit of Pakistan’s creation; to carry it out its ‘takmeel’, or completion.
Pakistan needs us today. This soil has been enriched with the blood of those who laid down their lives for the defense of this nation. We will not let down this sacred soil. We will not go down, we must rise and Inshallah we will rise.
For more details and to register, please visit takmeel.pk
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