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The US castigated Pakistan again for being safe heaven for terrorists

As per The United States Pakistan is still the safe refuge for terrorists and Pakistan failed to take ‘substantial actions’ against the Afghan Taliban or HQN despite governments efforts. Pakistan was termed as an ‘an important counter terrorism partner in 2016’.

Pakistan is hub of various terrorists group like Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jamaat‑ul‑Ahrar (JuA), the Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), the Haqqani Network (HQN), Lashkar e-Tayyiba (LeT), and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and ). Islamic State’s Khorasan Province (ISIS-K).

These terror groups are targeting civilians, officials, and religious minorities not only in Pakistan and but also outside Pakistan.

“Violent extremist groups targeted civilians, officials, and religious minorities. Major terrorist groups focused on conducting terrorist attacks in Pakistan included the Tehrik-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Jamaat‑ul‑Ahrar (JuA), and the sectarian group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ).

Groups located in Pakistan, but focused on conducting attacks outside the country, included the Afghan Taliban, the Haqqani Network (HQN), Lashkar e-Tayyiba (LeT), and Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM)” the US State Department said in its annual “Country Reports on Terrorism”.

The report further says that National Action Plan against terrorism by Pakistan government is not successful.

According to report “Progress remained slow on regulating madrassas, blocking extremist messaging, empowering the National Counter Terrorism Authority (NACTA), cutting off terrorist financing, and strengthening the judicial system”

Arms Race Again? China Modernizing its Nuclear Force to Counter US, Russia and India

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Nuclear Arms race

The Pentagon revealed that China was deploying new military and nuclear capabilities in the face of growing advances in US and Russia. India’s nuclear force is also a major reason behind China’s steps towards modernizing its nuclear force.

In a report to the US Congress, the Pentagon Report revealed that China was deploying new command and control systems and communication capabilities to its nuclear defence forces to control multiple-units In the field. The new technologies are being set up with an aim to counter the US and other countries’ ballistic missile defence system including manoeuvrable re-entry vehicles (MaRVs), MIRVs, decoys, chaff, jamming, and thermal shielding.

China has also increased its troop along Indian border and is setting up military bases in various parts of the world, particularly with its longstanding friend Pakistan. Pakistan remains China’s major market for conventional weapons. China is involved in both arms sales and defense industrial cooperation with Pakistan, including LY-80 surface-to-air missile systems, main battle tank production, air-to-air missiles, and anti-ship cruise missiles.

The Pentagon report said that despite India-China’s strengthening political-economic relationship, “tensions remain along disputed portions of the Sino-Indian border, where both sides patrol with armed forces.” After a five-day military standoff in September 2015, at Burtse in Northern Ladakh, China and India held had agreed to maintain peace, and retreated to mutually acceptable positions to both sides.

With the emerging military might of China and its growing economic dominance in the world, it will be interesting to see how the major powers of the world will respond. If a tit-for-tat strategy is adopted then the world is slowly moving towards another era of arm’s race.

Bangladesh summons Pakistani’s high commissioner for detaining Bangladeshi official

Diplomatic ties are worsening between Pakistan and Bangladesh. Bangladesh detained an official of the Pakistan High Commission due to his “suspicious movement” few days back. Pakistan reciprocated by detaining Bangladeshi official in Pakistan for hours on Monday.A report has been published in The Nation News paper.

Bangladesh protested by summoning Pakistan’s high commissioner to lodge the protests on this incident.

“We have summoned the Pakistan high commissioner to lodge the protests on the missing incident,” said a senior official at the foreign ministry in Dhaka, who asked not to be identified in the absence of authorisation to speak to the media.

Last month, a Bangladeshi diplomat in Pakistan was expelled in what Dhaka officials called “an act of retaliation” after a Pakistani diplomat in Dhaka was expelled after being accused of spying.

Terror attack on University in Pakistan.15 Killed.50 Injured

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There is a terror attack on Bacha khan University university in northwest Pakistan on Wednesday morning by unidentified Islamic terrorists.

Bacha Khan Univeristy is situated in Charsadda district of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in Pakistan.

Key updates:

  • Two attackers killed: DIG Saeed Wazir.
  • Armed assailants scaled university walls and opened fire.
  • Multiple blasts heard along with continuous heavy gunfire.
  • 3,000 students enrolled in the university.
  • Accroding to Edhi Volonteers 15 people have been killed.
  • Emergency imposed in Hospitals
  • Rescue officials say some 50 students have been rescued from the premises.
  • Security forces, including SSG special forces have entered the premises of the university.
  • An eyewitness rescued from the university said the university was not adequately secured, especially at the backside of the building, which had low boundary walls
  • Attackers entered the University after scaling its walls.

Life time ban on Pervez Musharraf’s political career by Pakistan high court

Pervez Musharraf had abrogated the Constitution twice, had imposed an illegal emergency and targeted the judiciary. Keeping these facts in mind how can he be allowed to fight election?
Pervez Musharraf had abrogated the Constitution twice, had imposed an illegal emergency and targeted the judiciary. Keeping these facts in mind how can he be allowed to fight election?

Peshawar High Court (PHC) has dismissed Pervez Musharraf’s appeal and has banned for lifetime from contesting a National Assembly, provincial assembly and Senate election by the Peshawar High Court (PHC).

A four member bench headed by PHC Chief Justice Dost Muhammad Khan ruled that Pervez Musharraf had abrogated the Constitution twice, had imposed an illegal emergency and targeted the judiciary. Keeping these facts in mind how can he be allowed to fight election?

The ruling came in response to an appeal filed by Pervez Musharraf on the rejection of his nomination papers for the National Assembly seat, NA-32, Chitral.

Court has rejected all claims given by Pervez Musharraf‘s lawyer .This decision by Pakistani court is a major blow for Pervez Musharraf’s<> political career./b

Sarabjit Singh condition is still critical

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Sarabjit Singh condition is still critical.

Family members of Sarabjit Singh, led by Sarabjit’s sister Dalbir Kaur, his wife Sukhpreet Kaur and daughters Swapandeep and Poonam Singh met him in a hospital in Lahore on Sunday.

Sarabjit Singh is in deep coma and fighting with life and death after a murderous attack on him by fellow prisoners in Lahore’s Kot Lakhpat jail.

“Sarabjit Singh’s face is swollen, he was beaten by iron rods… He is unconscious, in a very critical condition… I was in hospital for 10 minutes and spoke to the doctors,” his sister Dalbir Kaur told a news channel.

The Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi issued the visas to the family Saturday evening as a special case after doctors in Lahore’s Jinnah Hospital hospital described Sarabjit’s condition as “critical” and “in deep coma”.

 

Before crossing Attari-Wagah joint check post for Pakistan family members of Sarabjit offered prayers at Harmandir Sahib on Sunday morning.

“We are going there with lots of hopes. We want to bring him back hale and hearty. His condition is such that there is some fear in our hearts. We have offered prayers to the almighty to help him recover fast,” Dalbir Kaur said before leaving for Pakistan.