The army has objected to allegations made by the prime minister against the army and intelligence chiefs [EPA] Pakistan’s prime minister has dismissed the country’s defence secretary in a move likely to escalate tensions between his civilian government and the country’s powerful military. Yousuf Raza Gilani‘s decision comes against the backdrop of a scandal involving an unsigned memo that apparently [...]
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Pakistan defence official fired amid tension Secretary removed from post as army says PM’s criticism of top security officials will have “serious ramifications”.
Today, Uyghurs have become a minority in Xinjiang province, comprising 41 per cent of the population [EPA] If Cowboys and Aliens – the hilarious summer blockbuster featuring Daniel “007″ Craig and Harrison “Indiana Jones” Ford – were to be set in Xinjiang, China’s Far West, the cowboys would be ethnic Uyghurs and the aliens, the [...]
A meeting between Pakistan and the US. But will it settle anything? Drones are still killing the innocent
Pakistan-US relations have been strained since navy seals killed Osama bin Laden in a raid on May 2 [GALLO/GETTY] The Pakistani and United States’ military and spy agency officials have held a flurry of meetings as part of an effort to keep their relationship going. Ahmed Shuja Pasha, the head of Inter-Services Intelligence [ISI], Pakistan’s spy agency, met [...]
Drone attack kills three in North Waziristan MIRANSHAH: A US drone fired two missiles into a vehicle in North Waziristan on Friday, killing at least three terrorists in a Taliban and al Qaeda stronghold, officials said. The attack took place in the Kharkamar area, 40 kilometres west of Miranshah, a stronghold of the Taliban and [...]
U.S. says won’t abandon drone program in Pakistan Share retweet Email Print Reuters – A pre-flight inspection of an MQ-1B Predator unmanned drone aircraft in September 2008. REUTERS/Christopher … Play Video Pakistan Video:Missing child home CBC.ca Play Video Pakistan Video:Pakistan and Afghanistan in a bid for peace Reuters By Phil Stewart Phil Stewart – Wed Apr 20, 11:26 am ET ISLAMABAD (Reuters) [...]