Ayaz Ahmed Khan

  • On August 7, 2009, AP reported from Dera Ismail Khan that Baitullah Mehsud, Chief of the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban-i-Pakistan, had been killed in a US missile attack. Kafayatullah, a senior Taliban commander and aide to Mehsud, also telephoned AP and said: "I confirm that Baitullah Mehsud and his ...

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  • Karen Armstrong in her book, History of Islam, states that: "No religion in modern world is as feared and misunderstood as Islam. It haunts the popular Western imagination as an extreme faith, and promotes authoritarian government, female oppression, civil war and terrorism." Yet she defends the ...

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  • The move of Swat Taliban to gain a foothold in Buner district must be viewed with utmost seriousness by the federal and the NWFP governments as well as the Army. The aggression is a brazen violation of the agreement signed by TNSM with the provincial government. After sensing low morale and ...

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  • The attack by twelve heavily armed terrorists on March 3, on the bus carrying the Sri Lanka cricket team, was a well planned ambush. The planning for this attack must have taken weeks to equip, train and rehearse the operation. Heavily armed gunmen, traveling by cars ambushed Sri Lanka's cricket ...

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  • A senior political analyst rightly said: "Pakistan is passing through the worst of times in its turbulent history. Could these be turned into best of times? It is possible, but would need a great deal of work." Stephen Cohen head of the Brooking Institute and a noted American political analyst ...

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  • Addressing a two-day Joint Amphibious Warfare symposium in Pune Chief of Army Staff, General Deepak Kapoor, warned that a war in the subcontinent would create tension and disturb peace in South Asia. General Kapoor said that the Indian army was in a state of "full preparedness" to face any ...

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  • The fourth Indo-Pak war will destroy both the countries. War drums from across the eastern border will force Pakistan to pull out the one hundred thousand Pakistani troops from the northwest for war redeployment. India has deployed heavy guns and war equipment at strategic locations. Quick reaction ...

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  • The grief and emotional devastation suffered by the people of India, especially the 1.9 million citizens of Mumbai belies words. The carnage in Mumbai on late Wednesday and early Thursday (November 26-27, 2008), in which over 171 innocent people were killed and 350 injured has been condemned by the ...

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  • President Zardari's visit to China was a great success. Chinese leaders accorded him protocol and respect due to head of an important friend. Chinese media, including the mass circulation China Daily in a five-column report gave banner headlines like Visit cements all weather friendship. This mass ...

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  • The break-up between the PML-N and the PPP is a set back for mature politics and sustained democracy in Pakistan. People had high hopes that the political stalwarts will rise to their expectations, and would be able to settle amicably their main difference i.e. the reinstatement of deposed judges. ...

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  • Overtures of friendship and good neighbourly relations by Pakistan have been spurned with contempt by Afghan President Hamid Karzai. He has been accusing Pakistan for the terrorist attacks and suicide bombings, which have taken a heavy toll of life and property in Afghanistan. He has repeatedly ...

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  • The killing of eleven policemen in Islamabad, soon after the rally marking the first anniversary of the army action against the Lal Masjid (Red Mosque) had ended, was no doubt tragic and also significant. Earlier, newspapers had published reports about the presence of five suicide bombers in the ...

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  • Accusations against Iran by top American military commanders are more to intimidate Gulf States and Saudi Arabia. Iranian nation and leaders have seen through the US game plan, and will continue with what is in Iran's national interest. The accusation that Tehran is supplying weapons to Shia ...

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  • United States Air Force has a global reach. Afghanistan was bombed by B-1 bombers based in America. Air bombardment inflicts maximum damage at minimal cost. Air Force is the decisive weapon of war. And most powerful weapon for offence and defence. United States Air Force with nuclear and ...

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