Posts Tagged ‘Deep seated Pak Terrorism’

The Grave Yard called Pakistan

March 7, 2009

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Suicide car blast in Pakistan; 11 killed

7 Mar 2009, 1205 hrs IST, AP

PESHAWAR: A bomb-laden car exploded Saturday in northwest Pakistan as police tried to pull a body from it, authorities said, killing 11 people amid

growing international concern over the nuclear-armed country’s stability.

The blast came days after gunmen brazenly attacked Sri Lanka’s cricket team in eastern Pakistan and preceded planned anti-government rallies involving the main opposition party, whose leader was recently barred from elected office.

The deepening political turmoil concerns US and other Western officials who need Pakistan to focus on fighting militants. Al-Qaida and Taliban fighters are believed to use pockets of Pakistan’s northwest as bases to plan attacks on US and NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan, as well as against government and civilian targets in Pakistan itself.

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband said Friday it was “vital” for Pakistani politicians to stop feuding and “unite against the mortal threat that Pakistan faces, which is a threat from its internal enemies.”

Taliban and al-Qaida-linked militants have staged numerous attacks against security forces near the Afghan border, including a roadside bomb that killed three civilians and wounded four troops Saturday in the town of Darra Adam Khel. Still, the strike that killed seven policemen and a bystander near the main northwest city of Peshawar appeared to be the first to use a body as a lure.

Local police chief Rahim Shah said his men went to the Badaber area after an unknown caller told them a body was in a parked car. Residents and police recently evicted militants from the area, prompting threats of retaliation.

“They found the white car. They also saw a body inside, but when they were pulling it out, the car bomb went off,” Shah said, calling the setup a “new technique.”

Pakistan recently claimed victory in an offensive against militants in Bajur, one of the nearby tribal regions overlooking the Afghan frontier. Officials also say they are close to flushing militants from the adjacent Mohmand tribal area.

At the same time, Pakistan also has raised alarm bells in the West by engaging in peace talks with Taliban militants and agreeing to impose Islamic law in the nearby Swat region.

The rest of the country has not been immune from violence, as demonstrated by TUSay’s attack on the cricket team in Lahore. Heavily armed gunmen killed six police and a driver and wounded several players before fleeing USathed.

The assault bore some resemblance to November’s terrorist rampage in the Indian financial capital of Mumbai. The Pakistani militant group Lashkar-e-Taiba has been blamed for that attack, in which 164 people were killed.

The group’s chief spokesman, Abdullah Ghaznavi, on Saturday denied it was involved in the attack on the Sri Lankans. He blamed Indian spies, but offered no evidence to back that up.

“We consider it an attack on Pakistan,” he said.

The group also denies involvement in the Mumbai attacks, which spurred outrage in longtime rival India.

Indian Home Minister Palaniappan Chidambaram declared Friday that Pakistan could become a failed state and raised doubts about who was in charge in the Muslim-majority nation, according to a news report.

“In Pakistan, with regret, I would say we don’t know who is in control there whether it is the army or the president or the government,” the Press Trust of India news agency quoted Chidambaram as saying at a seminar. “It is not a failed state, but it is threatening to become one.”

The Sri Lankans were attacked in Punjab province, stronghold of Pakistani opposition leader Nawaz Sharif.

The federal government recently dismissed the provincial government, led by Sharif’s brother, after a court disqualified the Sharifs from elected office.

Their party intends to participate in a massive march on the capital in the coming week organized by lawyers calling for an independent judiciary.

An exceptional show of strength could hamper support for the federal ruling party, which is a year into its term as Pakistan’s first civilian administration in nearly a decade.

Input Courtesy : The Times of India, 08th March 2009

Suicide bomber kills 4 in NW Pakistan: Official

7 Mar 2009, 1954 hrs IST, AP

PESHAWAR: A government official says a suicide bomber killed four people at a mosque serving as a headquarters for a militant group in northwest Pakistan.
Official Sadiq Khan says five people were wounded in the Saturday afternoon attack in Tirah village in Khyber tribal area.
It was unclear what the motivation was behind the attack. Khan says the mosque was a headquarters for Ansarul Islam, a militant group. The group is a rival to another militant outfit in the area known as Lashkar-e-Islam.
Khan says the bomber tried to enter the mosque but blew himself up at the doorstep.
Al-Qaida, Taliban and other militants are prolific in northwest Pakistan, especially in the lawless tribal regions bordering Afghanistan.

Input Courtesy : The Times of India, 08th March 2009

Militants shoot down US drone in Pakistan: Officials

Agencies Posted: Mar 07, 2009 at 2021 hrs IST

Islamabad: A US drone was shot down by the Taliban militants in Pakistan’s South Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan, officials and residents said.
The drone crashed in Angoor Adda area of South Waziristan, which has witnessed several missile strikes by pilotless aircraft as well as an incursion last year by US-led coalition forces from Afghanistan.
Officials of the local administration and residents told reporters in the area that the drone, which was flying at a low altitude, was shot down by militants.
Officials said they were searching the area for the drone’s wreckage.
However, military sources told TV channels that the drone could have crashed because of technical defects.
Chief military spokesman Maj Gen Athar Abbas said the reports about the drone crash were being investigated.
A drone had crashed near Angoor Adda in September last year.
Input Courtesy: Indian Express , 08th March,2009

Taliban bomb 17th century Sufi shrine in Pakistan for letting in women

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5 March 2009, BBC

Sufi Shrine ‘blown up by Taleban’

Suspected Taleban militants in north-west Pakistan have blown up the shrine of a 17th Century Sufi poet of the Pashtun language, police say.

No casualties are reported but the poet Rahman Baba’s grave has been destroyed and the shrine building badly damaged.

Rahman Baba is considered the most widely read poet in Pashto speaking regions of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Taleban had warned they would blow up the shrine if women continued to visit it and pay their respects.

Historic popularity
Literary experts say the poet’s popularity is due to his message of tolerance coupled with a powerful expression of love for God in a Sufi way.

The BBC’s M Ilyas Khan in Islamabad says that his lasting appeal reflects the historic popularity of Sufism in South Asia.

But our correspondent says that his views are anathema to the Taleban, who represent a more purist form of Islam and are opposed to Sufism, preventing people from visiting shrines of Sufi saints in areas they control.

When the Taleban seized power in neighbouring Afghanistan in 1996, they locked Sufi shrines.

In Mohmand tribal region, the local Taleban captured the shrine of a revered freedom movement hero, Haji Sahib of Turangzai, and turned it into their headquarters.

Taleban leaders have said in the past that they are opposed to women visiting these shrines because they believe it promotes obscenity.

Residents of Hazarkhwani area on the eastern outskirts of Peshawar – where the shrine of Rahman Baba is located – say that local Taleban groups had warned that if the women continued to visit the shrine, they would blow it up.

Taliban bomb shrine for letting in women

6 Mar 2009, AGENCIES

PESHAWAR: Suspected Islamist militants in Pakistan blew up on Thursday the mausoleum of a 17th century poet revered in both Pakistan and Afghanistan, apparently because women visited the shrine.

Rehman Baba, a renowned Pashto language poet, is revered throughout North West Frontier Province and in neighbouring Afghanistan. “Four remote-controlled bombs planted by militants in the mausoleum went off, causing serious damage to its structure,” police official Anwar Zeb said. “However, The grave was not damaged by the blasts,” he added.

The explosions punched four large holes in the building and created wide cracks. A nearby tin shed had collapsed and the outer wall of the compound had also collapsed, said an eyewitness.

There was no loss of life in the blast, but it sparked a wave of anger among hundreds of Baba’s followers, including women who visit his mausoleum daily.

“The government cannot be pressurised by such tactics,” senior minister in the provincial government Bashir Bilour told reporters. “I am at a loss to understand why terrorists targeted shrine of a great poet like Rehman Baba,” he said, adding that the government would reconstruct the mausoleum and restore its glory.

Peshawar is close to Pakistan’s semi-autonomous tribal zones, which have been wracked by violence since Taliban and al-Qaida militants fled US-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001.

3/3 Lahore : Pak Epicenter of Global Terrorism

March 4, 2009

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Again The Pak Epicenter of Global Terrorism

by M. Rahaman.

9/11 >…… . . . 26/11>………3/3 All in the name Of Allah, The Merciful.
It is not an attack upon One International Trade Centre at New York.
Not upon A Financial Capital of a Country , Mumbai.
Nor a heinous attack upon the Sri Lankan Cricketers at Lahore.
It is their Devastation Policy to Kill all Kaffirs according to Quranic dictum to quench their thirst for fresh blood. They shouted Allah-ho-Akbar ! Allah-ho-Akbar!! ……..
We find the connection very clearly. They are Talibani. They are Pakistani. Obviously Muslims.
Every where they didn’t forget to utter or murmur the Holy name of Allah before these Jihadi activities like blasting , bulleting , butchering , beheading , bereaving the beasts named Kaffir.
There is no other easiest & straight way for these Jihadis for achieving the goal of Behast,
the Islamic Paradise………………..
Blasting..Bulleting…Butchering….Beheading…..Bereaving >> Behast…
Jannatul Firdaush !!! The Supreme Paradise as per Islamic Concept. ……………..
This calculation relating to the Upsurge of Pak based Terrorism named properly as Jihad is now fixed by them as a most dangerous threat looming upon the peace loving Civil Society, we live in every where.
These extra-religious Jihadis are now also habituated to wash their hands with the blood of the muslim brethren too with the same of the non-muslims. It is also in the name of Holy War. Who may come as the obstacles before the Goal of Pan Islamism , finish them. Finish them. And Finish them.
The Gallant Police Constabulary of Punjab Province of Pakistan were trying to save the endangered life of attacked Sri Lankan Cricketers as per their duty responsibilities. But these Police contingents stood against those Jihadis and were punished properly . At least 5 Police Personnel were killed with 2 civilians in front of Gadaffi Stadium at Lahore by the Ultra Jihadis fully equipped with Kalashnikov , hand grenades , rocket launchers , human bomb jackets , rounds of bullets , explosives and even sharp knife to cut throats of the kaffirs.
I don’t know the decision of the Great Merciful whether these dutiful Police Officers would be rewarded for their dutifulness till their last breathe or cast in the hell named Dojakh for fighting against the Dear Jihadis aiming to the establishment of State of Allah Pak all over the Word.
Thanks God ! The All Six Injured Sri Lankan Cricketers are Out Of Dagger. ( plz read : Out of Danger ). Had they been captive of the Jihadis by the 3/3 equation , surely they will be beheaded or shoot out at point blank range. The Jihadis are Trigger Happy. They are Dagger Happy.
Mr. Salman Tasi, the Governor of Panjub Province directly connected the 3/3 Lahore Black Day with 26/11 Mumbai Mayhem. He condemned it vehemently.
But Mr. Hamid Gul, Former Chief of ISI finds a critical hand of RAW and India in this deadliest activities of Lahore and declared that the Jihadis came from eastern border.
Fine ! Very Fine !! If we are still in reluctance to understand what is what, one day soon this epicenter of Pak Terrorism will be the Epicenter of Destruction Of Q.A.Jinnah’s PAKISTAN.
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The Lahore Tea Stalls now gossip the way.. How the 3/3 Terrorists
fled away… Rather allowed to escape ! Well done !! Pak Police !!!!!

An Unfaithful Neighbour

February 2, 2009

 Pakistan wants no shadow war further

They want direct action always against India

So refute all the terror dossier presented by India 

‘26/11 strikes not planned in Pakistan’ ___ Pak Govt. Agencies.

ISLAMABAD, Jan. 28: Pakistan’s probe into the Mumbai terror attacks has established that the strikes were not planned within the country, according to a media report tonight.
An initial probe conducted by a three-member team set up by the Interior ministry has concluded that the 26/11 attacks were planned outside Pakistan, Dawn News channel quoted sources as saying. The team also stated in its report that “no leads” had been found in Pakistan, the sources said.
There was no official word on the development, but the Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari, has said that India will be informed in two to three days about Pakistan’s preliminary investigation into the information provided by New Delhi on the Mumbai attacks.
Dawn News reported that the probe team’s report is expected to be reviewed by the interior ministry tomorrow at a high-level meeting. The ministry is also expected to submit a final report to the government by 31 December, the TV channel reported.
A 10-day deadline set by the interior ministry chief Mr Rehman Malik for investigators to complete their preliminary probe into the Mumbai attacks ended yesterday. Media reports said Mr Malik had extended the deadline till 29 January after reviewing progress. n PTI

Source: The Statesman. 02/02/2009  (www.thestatesman.net)

MK: Pak has sent queries on dossier

By Special Correspondent,  The Asian Age.

With agency inputs

New Delhi

Feb. 1: Pakistan is probing the Mumbai terror attacks in a manner an investigating agency “should proceed” and has sent two sets of questions on India’s dossier handed over to it, one of which has already been replied to, national security adviser M.K. Narayanan has been quoted as saying.

“What I am aware of is that after the receipt of the dossier by Pakistan, the Pakistan government has reverted to us and asked a number of questions to which answers have been provided,” Mr Narayanan was quoted by agencies as saying in an interview on the private TV channel CNN-IBN.

He was responding to a query on Pakistan high commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan’s recent statement in which Mr Hasan had said that Pakistani soil was not used for planning the Mumbai terror strikes.

Mr Narayanan said, “I assume that they are yet to receive a reply to the second set of queries they have made. So, I don’t know what the Pakistan high commissioner in London is talking about. I can only say that it is part of the dysfunctional manner in which several things are taking place in that country.”

When contacted by this newspaper, Mr Narayanan said he had nothing further to add to what he had already said.

Meanwhile, speaking to reporters in Berhampore, external affairs minister Pranab Mukherjee reiterated his earlier position on the issue that Pakistan has not responded on the Indian dossier. He, however, said, India is ready to share more information with Pakistan if Islamabad wants any more dossiers to further its investigation of the attack.

Mr Mukherjee re-emphasised that Pakistan has not given any report to India on its probe into the terror strikes and that a lot of reports have appeared in the media in this regard. “But Islamabad has not replied to the dossier that India had officially given to that country,” he said. As diplomatic relations between the two countries were on, official channels should be used, Mr Mukherjee claimed.

Asked if he was satisfied with the Pakistani response to the dossier, Mr Narayanan said, “I don’t know what the word satisfied (means) but certainly they appear to be taking things seriously and at least they are proceeding in a manner that one would expect an investigating agency to proceed, asking queries (sic) and not taking everything that is given at the face value that has been given.” He was quoted as saying, “So it is good news from our point of view. (But) whether after all this they would still accept the truth that will kind of hit them in the face, that I don’t know.”

Moreover, Mr Narayanan was quoted by agencies as telling the channel, “We have provided them with the dossier. They have reverted with certain queries, we have replied to their queries and I presume that they will have more questions and we will assist them. We have taken what I call a very conscious policy of saying if they wish us to assist in their investigations, we will do the utmost. What their response is going to be — from the kind of flip-flops that we have seen from time, I cannot say.”

“If Pakistan is honest in its intention, if Pakistan believes that terrorism needs to be stamped out from their country and those elements that have been spreading terrorism elsewhere, then it is very simple matter — handing over those who have been named in the FIR. That is how the country that believes in helping each other acts (sic),” he said.

Mr Narayanan said, “We feel there is no reason why they (Indian citizens who are fugitives in Pakistan) should not be extradited and sent to India. I agree in the case of Pakistani citizens, the issue is a bigger one, but if they have been accused in a crime which has been of this magnitude or gravity, I think it is in the interest of Indo-Pak relationship (that they should be sent to India)… We are only asking for a trial. We are not asking for them to be put before a firing squad or something. This is reasonable.”

Mr Narayanan’s disclosure that Pakistan has reverted to India with regard to dossier about Mumbai terror attacks appears to have generated confusion.

Source : The Asian Age 02/02/09 ( www.asianage.com)