Archive for February 8th, 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