Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Pakistan Stability And Solidarity Day


Upto 28 Soldiers Were Killed In A NATO Attack On Pakistan Army

PESHAWAR: An early Saturday morning attack by North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) helicopters killed at least 25 security personnel and injured 12 soldiers on a Pakistani check post in Salala, which is located in the Tehsil Bayzai area of Mohmand Agency on the Pak-Afghan border , sources said.

Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) sources confirmed the attack, but could not determine the number of casualties as the interrogation was still underway.
The incident took place in a village of Salala, which is an area bordering the Kunar province of Afghanistan.
At least 40 soldiers were stationed at the check post.
“The actual number of casualties might rise, as it cannot be determined at the moment,” the official said.
The official added that nearby areas were also attacked by the helicopters.
“It is a matter of national security and we are still interrogating it,” said a security official. “The matter will be taken up at the highest level.”
“This is an attack on Pakistan’s territorial sovereignty, “said Masood Kasur, the governor of Pakistan’s northwestern Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province. “Such cross-border attacks cannot be tolerated any more. The government will take up this matter at the highest level and it will be investigated.”
The situation remained unclear as the political administration did not give any information about the incident.
The incident comes a day after Chief of Army Staff General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani met Commander of Coalition Forces in Afghanistan General Allen Jones to discuss measures of enhancing border control on both sides.
The attack will likely worsen US-Pakistan relations, already at one of their lowest points in history, following a tumultuous year that saw the bin Laden raid, the jailing of a CIA contractor, and US accusations that Pakistan backed a militant attack on the US Embassy in Kabul.
An increase inUS drone strikes on militants in the last few years has also irritated Islamabad, which says the campaign kills more Pakistani civilians in the border area than activists. Washington disputes that, but declines to discuss the drone campaign in detail.
Earlier, it was reported that Nato jets had attacked the border post.

Russia to help Cuba with production of rifle ammunition

MOSCOW, November 30 (RIA Novosti) - Russia and Cuba are planning to sign a contract on building an assembly line for production of ammunition for Kalashnikov assault rifles, Kommersant business daily reported on Wednesday.

According to a source in the Russian Ministry of Industry and Trade, cited by Kommersant, an assembly line for 7.62-mm rounds used in Kalashnikov assault rifles and other Russian-made rifles will be built at Cuba’s Comandante Ernesto Che Guevara military plant.

The source said that Russia’s arms exporter Rosoboronexport had already prepared a contract, which includes the license and technology transfer.

The official did not specify the value of the contract but said Russia was hoping to receive a contract in the future on a complete overhaul of rifle ammunition production facilities in Cuba, which were built in 1970s-1980s with the help of Soviet specialists.

A Rosoboronexport source has confirmed the planned contract with Cuba but refused to provide more details on the subject, Kommersant said.

Although the Cuban leadership has repeatedly said it has no intention of resuming military cooperation with Russia after the surprise closure of the Russian electronic listening post in Lourdes in 2001, bilateral military ties seem to have been improving since 2008.
Chief of the Russian General Staff Gen. Nikolai Makarov said during his visit to Cuba in 2009 that modernization of the Soviet-made military equipment and training of Cuban military personnel will be the focus of Russian-Cuban military cooperation in the future.

American Military Deaths In Afghanistan Increasing

The Department of Defense has identified 1,826 American service members who have died as a part of the Afghan war and related operations. It confirmed the deaths of the Americans.

Indian Cold Start Strategy.......Pakistan Military Puzzled!

Cold Start has been one of the biggest concerns of Pakistan’s military and civilian government. The argument has been protracted for a while now and the Pakistani military has carried out many an exercise to counter this threat. At this stage the Pakistani military thinks that it has significant response capabilities to nullify the Indian Cold Start strike. They could have been right if India had followed through with its military diktat, but unknown to the Pakistani military and civilian establishment, the Indian military changed its strategy and game plan right in mid-stride.

The Cold Start doctrine that initially constituted a military strike at requisite targets took a shape and form of totally different nature that was not known to our military, which incidentally is extremely rigid in its approach and analysis. In the past few years, India had taken a route of economic growth and progress, where any kind of war or aggression by the forces in uniform would have been devastating for its economy, social welfare and standing in the world. So just after the Indians had moved their troops toward Pakistan’s border and had the full attention of the Pakistani military, mid-stride they switched gears.

The Indians turned their full attention and operations toward other forms of warfare that have been subversive in nature and have managed to cause severe economic repercussions as well as massive unrest in Pakistan. This unrest in the masses was created through hyperactive news coming through controlled news media and possibly even sponsored terrorist activities. While the Pakistani military was lost in searching the elusive Indian military Cold Strike in the Sindh desert and the Punjab plains, the Indian subversive Cold Start doctrine was operating at 110% of its strength in all venues of the Pakistani community within months of its inception. The goal has been to cripple Pakistan’s capabilities, starting with economic slowdown to gradually bring it to a standstill, and also creating unrest in the society through indiscriminate bombings of civilian targets. This was done through ‘paid for’ vendors and outsourcing it to the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and the Baloch Liberation Front. These have brought about the desired result at a much faster pace than expected. Match this with lacklustre reaction from the Pakistan military establishment and General Staff officers who have no clue of establishing a security ring around military establishments, let alone less critical targets.

The Cold Start strike that the Indians started with military formations within stone throw away from the Pakistani border created the successful ruse that the Indians have managed to carry for many years. Even to this day the Pakistan military is totally lost searching for clues to the whereabouts of Cold Start. They are still planning and arranging war games, air combat and naval warfare games to get ready for something that is not coming in the form they expected it to. And sadly and truly, it does not come from the direction where they expected it.

They are mentally not prepared to counter it in an aggressive manner, and have not ever created a contingency plan to strike against it in a pro active manner. They just don’t believe that it is happening. That is why the Pakistan military doesn’t want to accept any different form of Cold Start — If it does not fall within the parameters of ‘their’ defined guidelines of Cold Start, then it does not exist. In order for them to react to its existence, they would have to recognize its presence, and as they are still searching for that elusive monster, they have no clue when, where and how to face it, even when it is staring back at them right in front of their faces. As for the naysayers, you just have to look at the results. India has already achieved its primary goals.

Pakistan is a declared state in the world community, its economy is in shambles, terrorists can attack and strike any target of opportunity at their discretion and at their own pace, and all this time the Pakistani military keeps a watch hopelessly for salvation to appear from somewhere else.

Russian Early Warning Voronezh-DM Radar System

Russia has turned on a new incoming missile early warning system in its westernmost region in response to US plans for a missile shield in Europe.

President Dmitry Medvedev ordered the system to be activated on a visit to the radar unit in Kaliningrad, a Baltic region bordering EU countries.

The unit is equipped with the new Voronezh-DM radar system.

Mr Medvedev has warned Russian missiles could be deployed on the EU's borders if the shield is installed.

Washington wants an anti-missile shield ready by 2020, arguing that it is necessary to provide protection from the potential missile threat posed by countries like Iran.

Under President George W Bush, the US had initially intended to locate major parts of the shield in Poland and the Czech Republic, but Russia objected vigorously.

When Barack Obama took office in the White House, he scaled back the original ambitions.

India's New Assault Rifle

The Ministry of Defence has issued a tender for the import of 66,000 5.56 mm assault rifle for an estimated $250 million (Rs 13,000 crore) to replace the locally-designed Indian Small Arms System 5.56 mm AR, which the army has reluctantly employed since the mid-1990s.

The Request for Proposal dispatched to over 40 overseas vendors last month -- with bids to be submitted by mid-Feb 2012 -- requires the 3.66 kg AR's to convert to 7.62x39 mm and be fitted with Picatiny Rail-mounted reflex sights.

The ARs would also need to be equipped with under-barrel grenade launchers and be able to fire locally-produced ammunition.

The RfP also mandates a transfer of technology to the State-owned Ordnance Factory Board to locally make the ARs of which the eventual requirement is expected to be around 2 million for the army, the central paramilitary forces and state police in a massive programme estimated at $2-3 billion.

Sacrifices projected Kashmir dispute globally

Srinagar : In occupied Kashmir, the Jammu and Kashmir Liberation Front-R (JKLF-R) has said that the sacrifices of the Kashmiri martyrs have projected the Kashmir dispute internationally.

The JKLF-R Senior Vice Chairman, Javid Ahmad Mir while addressing the death anniversaries of Shaheed party leaders Haider Ali and Jamaludd in Sanwar Kalipora, Budgam on Wednesday said that Kashmiris had offered unprecedented sacrifices for their inalienable right to self-determination, and would continue to offer till complete freedom from India.

Javed Ahmad Mir said that India was breaking new records of brutalities against the innocent people of Kashmir to suppress the liberation struggle, and had illegally detained hundred of Kashmiris including children in its jails.

The senior JKLF-R leader said that no solution to the Kashmir dispute in contravention to the wishes and aspirations of the Kashmiris would be durable.

He appealed to the international human rights organisations to play their role for an end to human rights violations in occupied Kashmir and release of illegally detained Kashmiris.

The JKLF-R leader also expressed grief over the killing of Pakistani soldiers in Nato attack and condemned the incident.

Indian police unleash terror on Kashmiris

Srinagar, November 30 (KMS): The harassment and loot by Indian Punjab Police have triggered panic among the Kashmiri businessmen travelling different parts of India via Indian state of Punjab.

Over a month after highway robbers decamped with shawls worth lakhs of rupees from a prominent businessman, Syed Maroof Shah of Srinagar near Hoshiarpur while another businessman of the Valley had to pay Rs 15,000 as bribe in broad daylight to uniformed men to save his life and goods.

Basharat Rashid of Nowgam told media men that it was November 21 when three men in uniform headed by Assistant Sub Inspector and his two subordinates intercepted his car at Jalandhar in Punjab. He further said that they started searching the vehicle and asked awkward questions as to why I was carrying blankets, clothes and shawls along.

“They harassed us by asking to show sales tax receipts. I told them (policemen) that sales tax is not applicable on shawls but they refused to accept it. I feared for our lives so I paid them Rs 15000 and gave them walnuts. I along with my family was humiliated so much that I will never forget it. Only thing, which struck my mind was Maroof Shah’s fate. These thugs and goons could have gone to any extent to loot us,” he said.

Saturday, November 19, 2011

U.S.Tested Hypersonic Weapon

U.S. tested hypersonic weapon that travels five times the speed of sound... and can hit ANY target on earth in 30mins
U.S. may no longer rely on stationing missiles abroad
Prompt Global Strike project to hit anywhere in 60mins
Follows 15-ton bunker busting bomb by USAF

A hypersonic flying missile that can strike a target anywhere in the world in just 30 minutes has been unveiled by the U.S. military.
The Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW), which travels five times the speed of sound, was successfully tested yesterday.
It was launched by rocket from Hawaii at 11.30am, glided south westwards through the upper atmosphere over the Pacific at 'hypersonic speed' before hitting its target on the Kwajalein atoll in the Marshall Islands - some 2,500 miles away.

It comes hot on the heels of the U.S. Air Force announcement that it has taken delivery of eight, 15-ton bunker buster bombs, called the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, that can blow apart 200ft of concrete.
And if it is rolled out by the U.S. military, it will mean America will no longer have to rely on stationing missiles in foreign countries.
The Pentagon did not reveal how fast the AHW, which unlike traditional ballistic missiles can be manoeuvred, reached.

Spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Melinda Morgan said the test was aimed at gathering data on 'aerodynamics, navigation, guidance and control, and thermal protection technologies'.
The U.S. Army's AHW project is part of the 'Prompt Global Strike' programme.
It seeks to give the U.S. military the means to deliver conventional weapons anywhere in the world within an hour.

Scientists classify hypersonic speeds as those that exceed Mach 5 - or five times the speed of sound - 3,728 miles per hour.
On August 11, the Pentagon test flew another hypersonic glider dubbed HTV-2, which is capable of flying 16,776 miles per hour. But it was a failure.

The AHW's range is less than that of the HTV-2, the Congressional Research Service said in a report, without providing specifics.
Despite half the circumference of the earth at the equator measuring 12,450 miles, the maximum distance travelled by the AHW will be significantly less, as it will follow a trajectory rising into the upper atmosphere before making its descent.
The Pentagon has invested $239.9 million in the Global Strike program this year, including $69 million for the flying bomb tested yesterday, CRS said.
The news comes the day after the USAF revealed it would now be using the 15-ton bunker busting Massive Ordnance Penetrator bombs.
B-2 Stealth Bombers will use the six metre long GPS guided rocket, dubbed the Big Blu and fitted with 2.5 tons of explosives, to smash open underground bunkers and tunnels suspected of containing weapons of mass destruction.
The delivery of the super bomb, and testing of the AHW, is in the same week U.S. President Barack Obama said America would act firmly against any nuclear proliferation activities by North Korea.
And it comes as an International Atomic Energy Agency report renewed calls for a pre-emptive strike against Iran's nuclear facilities.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

An Appeal To MQM Founder Altaf Hussain

Karachi: The Residents of Gulistan-e-Jauhar Block 18 Perfume Chowk Constituency of Karachi appealed to MQM's founder Altaf Hussain to announce a free slaughter house in the area for Eid-Ul-Adha next year just like in Jamshed Town at this Eid-Ul-Adha happened on yesterday. So, the peoples will be relieved atleast on the next time.

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Punjab Ke Kaghzi Sheron Ke Naam

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MQM Stability For Democracy Rally In Karachi

Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has said that the people of Sindh have raised themselves above the barriers of language and ethnicity in order to demonstrate that they were firmly united for democracy and standing solidly behind President Asif Zardari. He said this while addressing a huge “Stability of Pakistan and Democracy” rally of the MQM at the Tibet Centre in Karachi.

Mr Hussain said that the PML (N) leaders tried to create an impression that the government was about to fall. Mian Shahbaz Sharif got carried away in his zeal for oratory and said that the president and his people would be hanged at the Bhati Gate. “We do not want to talk about hanging, but we want to make it clear that we will not beat a retreat.”

Mr Hussain said that Shahbaz Sharif raised the slogan of “Go Zardari Go” and hurled abuses. He could be paid back in the same coin but the sea of people present at the Tibet Centre was saying, “No Sharif brothers No." He said Sindh is the land of peace and tranquility, and hence they could not use inappropriate language like the Chief Minister of Punjab.

Mr Hussain asked the PML (N) leaders to wait and contest the coming elections. They could come in power if the people supported them in the elections. The people of Pakistan would not support undemocratic and autocratic steps. Asif Zardari faced incarceration for more than eleven years whereas as the Sharif brothers begged forgiveness of the generals within fifteen days and made off to Jeddah.

Mr Hussain said that Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif should first give justice to the daughter of the nation and his daughter-in-law before seeking justice for others. The scions of the Raiwind estate were living the life of profligate Moghul princes, and they wanted to tell the world that they lived in small houses and sustain themselves by eating dried bread with water.

Mr Hussain declared that the people of the country were united to defend the democracy and democratic process in the country. The MQM, PPP, PML (Q) and other political forces that believed in democracy would strengthen democracy and raise their voices against undemocratic methods. He asked the leaders of the PPP, PML (Q) and ANP to come to Karachi and organize a rally for making Karachi a citadel of peace and tranquility.

Mr Hussain said that the country was passing through the most critical juncture and hence PPP, PML (Q), MQM and ANP should try to resolve their differences through dialogues and understanding. He said that there were internal and external conspiracies underway against the country and hence Pakistan, and democracy should be protected at all cost.

Mr Hussain said that progress and prosperity should be brought in the country, and poverty should be eliminated. He appealed to President Zardari to attend to the public issues relating to energy sector and railways. People having impeccable integrity and merit should be appointed to improve the working of these institutions and making them profitable.

Mr Hussain asked the MQM workers and people at large to thank Almighty Allah for the huge success of the “Stability of Pakistan and Democracy” rally.

Deputy Convener of the Co-ordination Committee Dr Farooq Sattar said that the MQM always rose to the occasion whenever there was a conspiracy to undermine democracy and weakening the country. The rally at a short notice of 40 hours had demonstrated beyond doubt that the people of Pakistan had rejected all the designs against democracy.

Dr Sattar said that criticism and differences of opinion were the beauty of the democracy and democratic process but added that tolerance and forbearance were also part and parcel of the spirit of democracy. Terming the MQM Rally a referendum, he said that the people had rejected the uncivilized and un-parliamentary language used by the leaders of the PML (N).

Speaking on the occasion an emotionally charged PPP leader and provincial minister Agha Siraj Durrani said that no one would be able to separate the MQM and the PPP. He said that it was the same Muslim League that had formed concocted charges against the PPP leaders in the past. Saifur Rehman of the PML (N) had begged forgiveness of Mr Asif Zardari and said that the cases against the PPP leaders were formed at the behest of Nawaz Sharif. He thanked MQM leader Mr Altaf Hussain for holding an impressive rally against the abusive language used for the president.

PPP Leader and Provincial Leader Pir Mazharul Haque also thanked Mr Altaf Hussain and said that Mr Hussain had acquitted himself admirably as a true brother. He said that the MQM and its leader Altaf Hussain had a big heart and took notice of the derogatory language against the president before anyone else.

Earlier Federal Minister for Interior Rehman Malik, Provincial Home Minister Manzoor Wassan and PPP MNA Nabil Gabol visited Tibet Centre and inspected the security measures with Deputy Convener of the Co-ordination Committee Anis Ahmed Qaimkhani and other members of the committee.

PPP leaders Taj Haider, Sharmila Farooqi, N D Khan, Waqar Mehdi, Najmi Alam and PML (Q) leader Aleem Adil Shaikh were also present on the occasion.

A large number of religious scholars belonging to various schools of thoughts also attended the MQM Rally at Tibet Centre

Altaf Hussain Congratulates Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf

Founder and Leader of Muttahida Quami Movement (MQM) Mr Altaf Hussain has congratulated Chairman Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) Imran Khan and other leaders and workers of his party on their successful public meeting in Lahore. Mr Hussain said that the PTI public meeting was the breath of fresh air in the political atmosphere of Pakistan. He said this while talking on telephone to the office-bearers and workers of the MQM in the Punjab House. The MQM workers requested Mr Hussain to hold a public meeting in Lahore. Mr Hussain said that a date for the public meeting would be announced after discussing the suggestion with the Co-ordination Committee.

You ain’t talking to a facebook crowd!

You ain’t talking to a facebook crowd!
by Nadeem Paracha

Much of Imran Khan’s speech remained nothing more than a mix of feel-good sloganeering and hollow revolutionary spiel.

For example, exactly what does he mean when he says that he wants to turn Pakistan into an ‘Islamic welfare state?’To me this term is as meaningless, really, as, say, Bhutto’s ‘Islamic socialism,’ or for that matter, ‘Islamic banking!’

What is Khan suggesting? Is it just about the suffix ‘Islamic’ we put in front of everything that we do but that has very little to do with Islam?

Why can’t we just have a welfare state, or is that too western and secular sounding?

And to have a welfare state, is Khan planning to nationalise major industries and businesses and have the state confiscate large tracts of land?He says he can do this with an effective tax collection system. Great, all power to him then, but, again, what has that got to do with Islam?

Secondly, he rather audaciously used (in his speech) the figure of those killed in terrorist attacks in Pakistan (35,000+) since 2004, as a direct consequence of American drone attacks and ‘war on terror.’

Since the number of people killed in drone attacks is not even a quarter of those killed in the cities by extremists; and also, since many of those killed by drones have also been Islamic militants, it was, I think, rather sheepish and slippery of Khan to associate the multifold deaths of men, women and children at the hands of extremists in the cities to drone strikes.

And why would those who, as Imran claims, become extremists after their loved ones are struck by a drone, seek revenge by striking at common civilians praying in mosques and shrines, or studying in schools, or buying and selling in open markets?When Imran talks about holding a dialogue with militants, is he talking about negotiating and sympathising with such remorseless men?

This smacks of what is called the ‘Stockholm Syndrome’ – a psychological phenomenon wherein hostages begin expressing sympathy and have positive feelings towards their tormentors, sometimes to the point of defending them.

Khan’s fanciful musings in this respect are actually a rather cowardly display (by the new ‘Lion of Lahore’) of twisted convolution (if not downright dishonesty) in which he is confounding his already confused young constituency by suggesting that extremist violence is being perpetrated upon a hapless population in the cities of Pakistan by those who are being killed by American drones.

Is that what is making these oh-so-wronged men blow up markets, shrines, mosques, churches, imambargahs and Ahmadis’ places of worship and slaughtering Pakistanis at will?

And even if this is what is making them do so, then shame on them and on those who are sympathising with them. For example, when a man dies from a ranger’s and a cop’s bullet in Karachi’s slum area, does his son or daughter goes out to explode in public because he’s been ‘wronged?’

No. He might become a criminal or a ‘target killer’ or whatever, but a mass murderer … ?

I sincerely wish now that Imran has made his initial mark in mainstream politics, he gets his bearings right and breaks out of the belief that he is still talking to a facebook crowd.