Archive for February, 2009

Who wiill deny the PAK-26/11 connenction next ?

February 28, 2009

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DAY_1 // 27th February, 2009

    Pak back in denial mode on Kasab

KARACHI/NEW DELHI, Feb. 27: Pakistan returned to denial mode once again, with its navy chief Admiral Noman Bashir claiming there was no proof that Ajmal Kasab took the sea route from this country to carry out the Mumbai terror attacks.
“We have seen no evidence that confirms he went from Pakistan to Mumbai,” Admiral Bashir said here, contradicting his government’s admission two weeks back that the Mumbai attacks were “partly” plotted on its soil and launched from its shores. He added that if Indian claims in this regard were true, it showed the failure of India’s Navy and Coast Guard.
In New Delhi, home minister Mr P Chidambaram, asked for his reaction, said: “I am sure somebody else will refute him tomorrow.” He also indicated that India’s reply to Pakistan’s queries on the Mumbai attacks will be ready next week.
Meanwhile, Pakistan has sacked its special public prosecutor in the Mumbai attacks case, Sardar Mohammad Ghazi, for his controversial remarks on Ajmal Kasab. n PTI.
Courtesy :The Statesman News Bureau

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DAY_2 // 28th February, 2009

    A day after, Pak Navy Chief says, India’s proof correct

Karachi: Adding to flip-flops over the Mumbai attacks, Pakistan’s Navy Chief retracted his statement that Ajmal Amir Kasab did not take the sea route and said he backed Interior Ministry’s report that nine terrorists had sailed from Karachi to launch the strikes.
Admiral Noman Bashir, who had on Friday contended that the Navy had no evidence to prove that Kasab took the sea route, said he was not contradicting Interior Ministry’s report on the Mumbai attacks.
“We have not been directly involved in the investigation, which is under the domain of the Interior Ministry. Therefore they are better equipped, they have better knowledge and information,” he said.
Interior Ministry Chief Rehman Malik had admitted on Feb 12, when Pakistan gave its response to Indian dossier, that the Mumbai attacks were ‘partly’ plotted on Pakistan soil and launched from its shores for which it has arrested six persons. Malik had said nine terrorists had travelled in three boats from Karachi to Mumbai.
“We have no contradictory opinion on the report prepared by them. Whatever evidence they have is correct. I won’t contradict it,” Admiral Bashir said.
“I had said (yesterday) that as Pakistan Navy chief I do not have any evidence. This does not imply that the Ministry of Interior (also) has no evidence,” the Navy Chief said.
Admiral Bashir’s remarks on Friday were rebuffed by India which said that this was part of ‘prevarications’ by Pakistan.
Asked about Bashir’s contention, Home Minister P Chidambaram said in New Delhi, “I am sure somebody will deny it tomorrow. This is part of prevarications”.

Courtesy : Indian Express Bureau

320 Global Targets like 26/11 Mumbai by LeT Pakistan

February 21, 2009

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According to a report, the LeT wanted to carry out terror strikes to 320 potential targets around the world.
26/11 masterminds had 320 targets on their hit list
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London: Pakistan based banned Terror outfit Lashkar-e-Taiba, which plotted and executed the Mumbai carnage, killing more than 170 people, had placed India’s financial hub among 320 potential targets around the world to carry out commando-style terror attacks.
Western intelligence agencies have accessed the computer and email account of Lashkar’s communications chief, Zarar Shah, and found a list of possible targets, only 20 of which were in India.
According to a report in the ‘Guardian’, the LeT wanted to carry out such strikes beyond India to create terror. Shah and Lashkars operations chief Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, two of the main plotters of the Mumbai carnage, are now in Pakistan Police custody.
Pakistan’s decision to bring criminal charges against nine men accused of involvement in the Mumbai attack has partly placated Indian officials.
The US has been trying behind the scenes to co-ordinate intelligence exchanges between India and Pakistan.
Intelligence agencies have warned that Mumbai raises the spectre of a new style of terrorist assault when 10 heavily armed gunmen created mayhem for three days and brought the city of 19 million people to a halt.
Nine of the gunmen were killed, but the lone survivor has given Indian investigators a full confession that the assault was planned in Pakistan by LeT.
There has been some speculation that raids in Spain in which netted 12 men including an Indian and 11 Pakistanis arrested were a result of the investigations into Lashkar’s role in the Mumbai attacks.

    Source : Indian Express , 21/02/2009.

Mumbai just 1 among 320 global locations on LeT hit-list
LeT is a deep rooted Islamic Terrorists Outfit in Pakistan………….

21 Feb 2009, 0335 hrs IST, ET Bureau
NEW DELHI: The Laskhar-e-Toiba had placed Mumbai in a list of 320 worldwide locations as potential targets for commando-style invasions. According

to The Guardian, the terror outfit also had ambitions well beyond Mumbai.

According to the British daily, western intelligence agencies have accessed the computer and e-mail account of Lashkar’s communications chief Zarar Shah and found a list of possible targets. In the list, only 20 were in India. Analysts say the computer list is more of a statement of intent because Lashkar would need time to set up terrorist cells in so many places.

“There has been some speculation that raids in Spain which netted 12 men — an Indian and 11 Pakistanis — were a result of the investigations into Lashkar’s role in the Mumbai attacks. The dozen men were reportedly picked up for forging passports and other travel documents for terror organisations, including al-Qaeda,” the report said.

The Pakistan government has admitted that the attack on Mumbai were partly planned from its soil. Pakistan has also taken into custody the handlers of the marine jihadis who attacked India. Western intelligence agencies have warned that Mumbai raises the spectre of a new style of terrorist assault.

According to Ashley J Tellis, considered one of the foremost strategic experts in the US, the LeT’s universal ambitions do not permit confining itself only to south Asia as it has been talking about its role in the global jihad.

While jihadists are drawn from locales like Chechnya and Iraq, the organisation raises its funds from the Gulf, Europe, Australia and the US. Intelligence agencies here estimate that LeT maintains terrorist presence in 21 countries worldwide with the intention of either supporting or participating in what ideologue Hafiz Saeed has called the perpetual “jihad against the infidels.”

Mr Tellis had told US Senate hearing that Mumbai could be replicated by LeT. “The targets attacked in Mumbai are consistent with this pattern: they included the symbols of Indian success (luxury hotels), reflections of Indian history and state presence (a historic railway station) and emblems of India’s international relationships (a restaurant frequented by tourists and a Jewish community center).

The targeted killing of the Jewish residents at Nariman House, and possibly the murder of the Western tourists at the Leopold Café (if indeed they were deliberately targeted), would also be consistent with LeT’s past record, which has included the focused slaughter of non-Muslims such as Hindus and Sikhs.”

Source : The Economic Times, 21/02/2009

Blast after Blast : This Fate Is Must for a Terrorist State like Pakistan

February 20, 2009

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During a protest in Lahore on Friday (20/02/09) against a suicide attack in Dera Ismail Khan. A suicide bomber ran into a crowd of mourners at the funeral of a slain Shi`ite Muslim leader, killing 30 people and triggering a rampage by enraged mobs. – AFP
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Bomb kills 28 at Shiite funeral in Pakistan

Friday, 20 February , 2009, 12:01
Last Updated: Friday, 20 February , 2009, 14:28
Sources: Indian Express, http://www.sify.com , Press Trust of India.

Islamabad: A bomb tore through a funeral procession for a slain Shiite Muslim leader in northwestern Pakistan on Friday, killing at least 28 people and wounding scores more, officials said.
Rising sectarian attacks threaten to further destabilize nuclear-armed Pakistan just as it faces intense international pressure to crack down on Islamist militants. Friday’s explosion struck a 1,000-strong crowd streaming toward a graveyard in Dera Ismail Khan for the burial of Sher Zeman, a Shiite leader who was gunned down in the city the day before.
Ashiq Salim, a doctor at the main hospital in the city of Dera Ismail Khan, said 28 bodies had been brought there and that medics were scrambling to treat another 157 people who were wounded. Police said people angered by the attack fired on officers rushing to the scene, where TV footage showed a bloodstained street littered with shoes and torn clothing.
An Associated Press reporter in the city heard the gunfire and said troops had arrived to help restore order. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attack. Relations between Pakistan’s strong Sunni majority and Shiite minority are under growing strain from a series of attacks attributed to sectarian extremists.
In the deadliest recent incident, a car bomb killed 29 people and wounded scores near a Shiite mosque in Peshawar in December last. On February 5, a suicide bomber killed 24 at a Shiite mosque in a central city Dera Gazi Khan. Much of the bloodshed has been in the northwest, where the Taliban have seized control of swaths of territory including the Swat Valley, where they have defied a yearlong army operation.
Troops and militants have been observing a cease-fire in Swat since Sunday, when authorities announced a deal to introduce Islamic law in the area if militants lay down their arms. Richard Holbrooke, the new US envoy for Afghanistan and Pakistan, said on Thursday that he had raised concern about the deal during a phone call with Pakistan’s president.

Pak Heaven for Terrorists

February 20, 2009

Terrorists have found haven in Pakistan: Clinton

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Washington, Feb 20 (UNI) US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said terrorists and their allies have found a haven in Pakistan and the situation there is causing concern.

”Look at Pakistan, a country that we know has to be stabilised for the benefit of not only South Asia, but beyond,” Ms Clinton said in an interview to the ABC news. ”It is where the terrorists and their allies have found haven,” she added.

She said, ”The economy in Pakistan is under even greater pressure now because of the global economic crisis. If Pakistan becomes even more unstable, that increases the danger we will face by the extremists to the Pakistan government.” Asked about reports of shariah law being imposed in the Swat valley as part of a peace deal between the government and militants, and Pakistani officials saying the government will not undertake any more offensive attacks on militants, Ms Clinton said there had been some ”contradictory reports” and that she wanted to ”get the whole picture” before commenting.

”Look, the entire situation in Pakistan is a concern,” she said, adding, ”That is why we are looking at a policy review at Pakistan and Afghanistan.” President Barack Obama last week announced the review of the US policy in Afghanistan, to be led by Brookings Institution senior fellow and former CIA official Bruce Riedel. The US government’s appointed special representative for the region, Richard Holbrooke, recently visited Pakistan, Afghanistan and India to assess the situation in the region.

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Indian Muslim Raziuddin Naser’s 18-month, multi-location Terrorist Training Programme in Pakistan

India’s Internal Security Challenged by Pakistan

Ashok Malik , Journalist , Hindustan Times Writes

“Our Internal Insecurity”

On the morning of January 11, 2008, at Honnali on the Hosur-Hubli road in Karnataka, a policeman stopped two young men riding a motorcycle. One of them was not wearing a helmet. The usual questions followed, papers were demanded and it was found that the motorcyclists were carrying several number-plates, ostensibly assigned in several states.
The two men were arrested. One of them, Raziuddin Naser, originally from Hyderabad, turned out to be a key operative of the Students’ Islamic Movement of India (Simi) — later to metamorphose into the Indian Mujahideen (IM) — somebody the Andhra Pradesh and Gujarat Police had been seeking.
Naser and his accomplice were on their way to Goa, as he told interrogators, to “conduct serial blasts… to kill Israeli and American tourists“. If that mission had gone well, he was due to travel to Bangalore to attempt to bomb installations of IT companies. Naser’s statement before the Karnataka police makes for fascinating reading. In the context of the rather pointless debate about whether the ten Pakistani terrorists who attacked Mumbai on November 26, 2008, had “local support” or did not, it is worth revisiting what Naser told his questioners about the methods and motivational protocols of domestic jihadists.
Of course, no single interrogation or piece of evidence can reveal the entire truth. Yet, from what intelligence and anti-terrorist agencies have gathered over the past year — the Anti-Terrorist Squads (ATS) in Lucknow, Mumbai and Gandhinagar, in particular, are sitting on a mine of information, as are police officers in locations as far apart as Bhopal and Hyderabad — the different, disparate pieces of the jigsaw begin to fit. It becomes obvious that the interoperability of and relationship between groups such as the IM and external agents recruited in, say, Pakistani Punjab and trained in Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT) camps, are neither absolute nor completely absent.
Naser is the son of a religio-political preacher called Mohammed Naseeruddin. Secretary of the Hyderabad-based Tehreek Tahfuzz Shaeer-e-Islam, the father was once arrested by the local police for terror-related activities. In October 2004, he was arrested by the Gujarat Police in the Old City of Hyderabad, in an operation that was hindered by massive crowds and led to firing in which a local youth was killed. By then, Naser and at least one of his brothers — now also in the custody of the Karnataka Police — were already converts. Naser explained that after 9/11, he had been much taken with the idea of joining the jihad against America in Afghanistan.In August 2005, he travelled to Saudi Arabia, a trip facilitated by a Hyderabadi friend whose brother, Abdul Samad, lived in Jeddah. Samad sent Naser for what eventually became an 18-month, multi-location training programme in Pakistan.
It is here that the story gets interesting. Naser describes different types of training in different cities. From Karachi, he is driven to Gwadar (Baluchistan), where he is introduced — along with others — to the use of assault rifles that include AK-47s, light-machine guns, “Bren machine guns…. Austrian Styre sniper rifles” and so on.
At the LeT complex of Markaz Tayyabah, near Lahore, he is taught horse riding. In Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, in Muzaffarabad and Manshehra — where one of his co-trainees is a Maldives national called ‘Abu Zaid’, who Naser says was later killed in the Kashmir Valley — and in a “mountainous” training centre he learns about “guerrilla warfare, ambush, hideout, raid, camouflage, recce…” In Rawalpindi, he learns of the “use of satellite phones… [and] disadvantages of using mobile and land lines”. In PoK again, he mixes hydrogen peroxide with rice, dal, mehndi and tobacco, and produces explosives. When Naser was arrested, he was on his way to waylay a truck that he knew was carrying hydrogen peroxide — a chemical that has industrial uses but is also present in cosmetics. He was to carry a part of his loot to Goa and execute the bombings. The use of hydrogen peroxide, easily available and not as difficult to source as say RDX, was seen as a cheap, low-cost terror mechanism.
It is worth noting that the 2008 terror bombings in, for example, Delhi and Ahmedabad also used commonly accessible chemicals. Earlier, two suspected terrorists had been arrested in Goa — in an incident unrelated to Naser — while working in a beauty parlour, attempting to pilfer cosmetics and hydrogen peroxide.
On January 1, 2008, in preparation for the Goa mission, a contact called ‘Aslam’ had visited Naser in Hubli and gave him two fake student identity cards — of BVB College of Engineering, Hubli, and of St Aloysius College. Ironically, the terrorists who attacked the Taj Mahal and Oberoi Hotels in Mumbai also carried student identity cards related to Karnataka-based colleges. Is this suggestive of a local link, admittedly a low-level and possibly non-lethal one, or is this a mere coincidence?
Was the intensive, sometimes commando-style training Naser got indicative of his recruiters identifying him for a high-profile urban guerrilla-style attack and then deciding he wasn’t up to it and demoting him to the less sophisticated, hydrogen peroxide type bombings? Do the 26/11 attacks and the dozen-odd bombings that major Indian cities experienced in 2007-08 form a continuum? To the UPA government, have these become inconvenient truths?

(Ashok Malik is a Delhi-based writer)

Source: Hindustan Times ,February 19, 2009

Pakistan based LeT’s plan to black out India, six states warned of strikes against power grids and hydro-electric projects

LeT planned to black out India?

19 Feb 2009, Times Now

NEW DELHI: In times of terror comes the revelation that the Intelligence agencies had warned at least six state governments of Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) strikes against power grids and hydro-electric projects across the country.
TIMES NOW has acquired an exclusive copy of a letter sent by the Intelligence Bureau (IB), which states that the LeT may strike grid stations across the country and that the outfit had recently collected information regarding the stations.
The letter is different from the routine warnings sent out by the IB, as it highlights the following:
1) The letter has been marked secret
2) It has been sent to the chief secretaries /home secretaries, DGPs and other top police officials
3) It was sent four days after the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks
4) The letter has warned states that the LeT had collected information regarding grid stations in the country and are planning attacks
Sources have told TIMES NOW that the IB has more evidence on the LeT’s plan of action and their research work on our country’s hydroelectric power projects.
The document also cautions the state governments to take necessary steps to thwart any such attempts. But what is causing serious concern is the fact that many states have dismissed this letter as a mere routine warning leaving these vital installations vulnerable.
PS Prashanth, Kerala state secretary, electricity employees confederation said, “After the Mumbai attacks, we know that our grid stations are also highly vulnerable. At present the security arrangements are not up to the mark. We need more security only then will we be able to safeguard our hydroelectric projects.”
Kerala alone has 29 hydroelectric power projects. For instance, if Moolamattom station in the state’s Idukki district is striked, 4 major districts of Kerala will submerge in water. There are many more hydroelectric projects that may cause serious destruction if attacked, and in this scenario, the low security in the grid stations is a major cause for concern.
L-e-T has a strong base in Pakistan & Pak occupied Kashmir aiming to dismantle India.

Inside Pakistan : Who will Rule the Nation ? Talibani or Pakistani ?

February 20, 2009

‘Swat deal shows Pak inability to stop Talibanisation’
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Pakistani journalists protest against a killing of a TV journalist, Musa Khan Khel, in Swat valley. (AP)

Washington: The Swat Valley peace deal between the extremists and Pakistan Government strengthens the Taliban’s hand in that country, noted an eminent South Asian expert.
The Swat peace agreement should raise alarm bells in Washington about the Pakistani state’s inability to stop spreading Talibanisation in the province, said Lisa Curtis, Senior Research Fellow for South Asia at the prestigious Heritage Foundation’s Asian Studies Center.
Observing the Obama administration has reacted cautiously to this news, Curtis said this sends a signal of weakness in the region precisely at the time the US needs to demonstrate resolve against the forces of extremism and terrorism.
“Washington’s prevarication on the take-over of the Swat Valley by pro-Taliban forces undermines US policy in the region and raises the critical question of why the US would send troops to fight the Taliban in Afghanistan, while standing by as Islamist extremists gain ground in neighbouring Pakistan,” Curtis said.

An Imprint of Islamic Brutality……..
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32 bullet wounds on slain Pak reporter

Press Trust of India
Islamabad, Feb. 19: The body of slain TV reporter Musa Khan Khel was riddled with 32 bullet wounds in what is being described as a “deliberate and planned” killing in volatile Swat, as hundreds of Pakistani journalist
s today took out protest marches across north-west Pakistan and vowed not to back down.
The killing of 28-year-old Musa, a Swat correspondent for private Geo TV, by unknown gunmen triggered a wave of anger among the journalists who condemned the killings of scribes in the troubled region. The attacks against mediamen is an attempt to scare them away from the restive region, they said.
The journalists wearing black bands on their arms and foreheads shouted slogans like “We want justice!”, “We want Musa Khan Khel’s killers arrested!” and “We salute Musa Khan Khel’s courage!”, as they staged protests outside the Governor’s house in the main NWFP city of Peshawar.
Musa’s colleague Hamid Mir said they would not be cowed down and will not stop reporting from the tense Swat region and demanded that the killing be investigated and those responsible brought to justice. Marches were taken out in Peshawar, Banu, Nowshera and Mansher ~ all in the NWFP.
At the rally at Swat, where the reporter was killed, speakers, including Hamid Mir and journalist union leaders, termed the killing as “deliberate and cold-blooded” so that the “happenings” there do not reach the outside world.
Mir said Musa’s killing was “deliberate and planned” as his body had as many as 32 gunshot wounds.
Azhar Abbas, the managing director of Geo, said Musa had been shot several times in his upper body, and his throat was partly slit.

‘Pak set to open new front against India’

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Fri, Feb 20 02:59 AM
The time has come for India to take a firm stand on terrorism and initiate stern actions – be it political or military – against Pakistan. It has become important after Al Qaeda recently issued a warning against India to “lay off its hands from Pakistan or face the consequences”.
India should convey it to Pakistan and other countries perpetrating terrorism against us that we are capable of facing any threat coming from any quarter. While Union Home Minister P Chidambram has already made it clear that the Indian Army is well prepared to face any attacks on its soil, there is a need to convey the message.
Pakistan is taking no action against the terrorist organisations that planned the audacious Mumbai terror attack last year. India has not received any official response from Pakistan on the dossier pertaining to investigations into the Mumbai attacks.
It is clear with the warning from Al Qaeda that Pakistan is all set to open a new front against India.

The terror infrastructure in Pakistan is active even though they seek to convey an impression that they are taking action against terrorists and their infrastructure.The number of camps operating in Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir has seen a significant increase from 32 in 2005 to 53 in 2008. Before the Al Qaeda moves towards India with its entire infrastructure, there is a need to nip their objectives in the bud.
Express News Service
Source : Yahoo.com/home page, 20/02/2009

Persecution in Pakistan upon Pakistani by Pakistani

February 11, 2009

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Pakistani Way of Treatment upon So Called Non Believer Muslims !
Ahmadiyya Jamaat alert for 4 Pak kids
BY ASIT JOLLY , Correspondent, The Asian Age
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Feb. 10: The Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat (sect) has issued an urgent alert on danger to the lives of four schoolchildren who haven’t been seen after the police in Pakistan’s Layyah district arrested them on communally-inspired charges more than a fortnight back.
A representative at the jamaat’s headquarters in Qadian (Indian Punjab) said: “The four Ahmadiyya children — Mohammed Irfan, Tahir Imran, Tahir Mahmood and Naseeb Ahmad — were picked up from their home in Chak 172/TDA and charged falsely with having written the name of the Holy Prophet Mohammed on the walls of a toilet at the Jamia Gulzar-e-Medina Mosque.”
The children aged between 14 and 16 years and Mubashar Ahmad (50), also an adherent of the sect, have been booked under Section 295-C of the Pakistan Penal Code.
Courtesy : The Asian Age, 11/02/2009.

February 8, 2009

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Pak-origin British terrorists are the biggest threat to US: Report .
Actually the Pakistani terrorists are the threat to the Humanity :
Alertpak News & Views Forum.

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London : In a bid to prevent a Mumbai-like massacre on American soil, the CIA is said to have launched a vast spying operation in Britain as it suspects that British terrorists of Pakistani origin are the biggest threat to US.
According to the CIA, which has recruited a number of informants in the Pakistani community, a British extremist of Pakistani origin entering the US is the most likely source of a Terror attack on America, Britain’s leading newspaper ‘The Sunday Telegraph’ reported.
A former CIA officer who has advised President Barack Obama, told the British newspaper that the agency has in fact stepped up its efforts after the Mumbai mayhem “laid bare the threat from Lashkar-e-Taiba”, the militant group which has an extensive web of supporters in UK’s Pakistani community.
“In the aftermath of the Mumbai attack the US and the UK intelligence services now have to regard Lashkar-e-Taiba as just as serious a threat to both of our countries as al-Qaeda.
They have a much more extensive base among Pakistani Diaspora communities in the UK than al Qaeda,” Bruce Riedel said.
The CIA has already briefed President Barack Obama about the threats, according to Riedel, who served three US presidents as a Middle East expert on the White House National Security Council.
Riedel said: “The British Pakistani community is recognised as probably al-Qaeda’s best mechanism for launching an attack against North America.
“The American security establishment believes that danger continues and there’s very intimate cooperation between our security services to monitor that. The Americans run their own assets in Pakistani community they get their intelligence.
“There is close cooperation with MI5 but they don’t tell us the names of all their sources. Around 40 per cent of CIA activity on homeland threats is now in the UK. This is quite unprecedented.”
Source: The Pioneer, Delhi ; The Indian Express, 08/02/2009

Unknown Pak Plan for Replying 26/11 Dossier.

February 8, 2009

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Pak summons its India envoy to Islamabad
Islamabad: Pakistan’s High Commissioner to India Shahid Malik arrived in Islamabad on Tuesday for consultations to finalise the country’s response to the Indian dossier on the Mumbai attacks, which is expected to be handed over this week.
Pakistan’s response is in its final stage and is being vetted by the foreign and interior ministries so that it can be handed over to India, diplomatic and other sources informed.
Malik arrived in Islamabad this morning following summons from the Foreign Office to return to help finalise Pakistan’s response.
The High Commissioner is expected to meet Interior Ministry chief Rehman Malik, Law Minister Farooq Naek and Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir to discuss India’s response to questions Pakistan had posed after receiving the Indian dossier, sources said.
India’s replies will be used to finalise Pakistan’s response, they added.
Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi told reporters in Lahore that Pakistan’s report on its probe into the Mumbai attacks would be handed over to the Indian High Commission in Islamabad after a detailed review by the foreign and interior ministries.
Officials in the Indian High Commission said that they had been given no indication as to when the Pakistani response would be handed over to them.
Media reports said top Pakistani jurists were analysing the report prepared by security and intelligence experts on the basis of information provided by India in its dossier, which was handed over on January 5.
Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has already made it clear that Pakistan will take action under its own laws against any persons found guilty of involvement in the Mumbai attacks and they will not be handed over to India.
Foreign Minister Qureshi also said that Pakistan wants to restore normal relations with India. Bilateral talks on all issues, including Kashmir, will resume only after ties are normalised, he said.
Qureshi made it clear that negotiations are the “only solution to conflicts” between India and Pakistan. Fiery speeches on both sides will not help resolve issues, he said.
Source: Indian Express,08/02/09

Pakistan envious to Indian Fishermen

February 8, 2009

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Pak arrests 50 Indian fishermen
Karachi: Pakistani maritime authorities have arrested 50 Indian fishermen and seized nine boats after they strayed into its territorial waters near Karachi port.
“These fishermen were fishing in nine boats which have been taken into custody as well. They would be produced before a magistrate on Friday for further investigations,” an official of the Pakistan Maritime security forces said on Thursday.
The Indian fishermen were arrested two days after the Pakistan fisherfolk forum claimed that Indian naval ships had slipped into Pakistani waters near the sir creek area off Thatta and taken into custody around two dozen Pakistani fishermen and whisked them away to an unknown destination.
Till early last year, poor Pakistani and Indian fishermen were regularly arrested by maritime forces of both countries on charges of violating territorial water boundaries. But since then such incidents had reduced due to a understanding between the two neighbours
Source: Indian Express, 08/02/2009

Who created the Pakistani Hell Of High Terror ?

February 7, 2009

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Blast kills at least 25 in Pakistan
Xinhua | Islamabad

At least 25 people were killed and around 30 others injured on Thursday in a bomb blast in Pakistan’s eastern Punjab Province, local TV reports said.

The blast occurred during a procession taken out to mark the Hazrat Imam Hussain martyrdom anniversary in Wadani area in Dera Ghazi Khan City of the province. Witnesses said they saw bodies and scores of others injured lying on the road shortly after the blast.

The bomb exploded outside the Wadani Imam Bargha mosque located near a bus station in the city centre. The Markazai Shia Council said it had informed the local police about a possible terrorist attack, and complained that no action was taken to beef up the security in the area.

alertpak saw …Another suicidal bomb attack caused at least 25 casualties in Dera Ghazi Khan City along with many injuries of another victims over 50. It is reported that the fanatic Sunnis attacked the Shiahs on their prayer Session. They are all Muslims fighting each other. No Hindu or Christian ‘Kaffirs’ should be blamed upon for these. The history of the middle east in recent times only tells us the story of in-fighting of different sects of muslims and between different Islamic States. Sorry! Hindus or other non muslims are not responsible for that. The Islam destroys the peace process of this Universe. The ISI has planned to promote the Jehadi activities through the serial blasts everywhere and 26/11 like terror in India. But are they safe in their own land P-A-K-I-S-T-A-N ? It is supposed that more than 60 blasts paralysed their normal life tolling 3000 lives including their PM Benajir Bhutto in the last five years. They saw the plight of Hotel Marriot and other places, but took no lesson from that. Such state sponsored Terrorist activities and brutal pan Islamic activities should be abandoned immediately.
Courtesy: The Pioneer, 06/02/2009