Pakistan Newslinks 2 December 2011

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Pakistani military gets free hand to deal with NATO strikes
Strategic Culture Foundation Today at 11:50

“Hancock 38″ Defendants Found Guilty for Bold Army Base Protest Against U.S. Drone Attacks Abroad
Democracy Now! Today at 13:16
Thirty-one of 38 accused activists were found guilty on Thursday for their role in a protest against U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan.

SPEAKING FREELY : India, US – the way ahead
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
The mutual benefits of good relations between the United States and Indian are too considerable to be ignored. Key areas of concern that should and can be dealt include the future use of India’s naval power, New Delhi’s willingness to play by the rules in its international relations, and India clearly indicating it does not wish to break up Pakistan. – Siddharth Joshi (Dec 2, ’11)

Pakistan retort matches Taliban demands
Asia Times Online Today at 11:00
The Pakistan government’s sharp retort to the air strike that killed 25 of its soldiers on the troubled border with Afghanistan matches much of the conditions that militant Pakistan Taliban fighters set for taking part in peace talks. Amid political endorsements for a breakthrough in the tribal areas come echoes of past accords that militants have used to strengthen their hand, ultimately leading violence to spiral. – Amir Mir (Dec 2, ’11)

US Struggles to Explain Pakistan Attack
Consortiumnews.com Today at 01:13
The tense relations between the United States and Pakistan have sunk to a new low over an American aerial assault along the Afghan-Pakistan border that left two dozen Pakistani soldiers dead and the country in an uproar. The U.S. military also is having trouble sorting out exactly what happened, writes Gareth Porter. By Gareth Porter The U.S. military and the Obama administration have been thrown into confusion by the attacks on two Pakistani military posts near the border with Afghanistan last…

Al-Qaeda says it has US citizen
BBC News Yesterday at 22:37
Al-Qaeda’s leader Ayman al-Zawahiri says they have a 70-year-old US citizen, Warren Weinstein, who was abducted in Lahore, Pakistan.

Patching up ties between Pakistan and US not a given this time
Los Angeles Times
The rage coursing through Pakistan over the airstrike along the Afghan border that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers has a last-straw feel that suggests permanent damage to an already scarred relationship. A lawyer in the Pakistani city of Lahore yells …
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-us-pakistan-airstrike-20111202,0,3015847.story

Al Qaeda claims kidnapping of American Warren Weinstein
Christian Science Monitor
By Ben Arnoldy, Staff Writer / December 1, 2011 A Pakistani police officer stands guard at the house of kidnapped American development expert Warren Weinstein in Lahore, Pakistan, in August. Al Qaeda chief Ayman al- Zawahiri announced in a recording …
http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2011/1201/Al-Qaeda-claims-kidnapping-of-American-Warren-Weinstein

Pakistani Court Bars Former Ambassador to US From Travel
New York Times
By SALMAN MASOOD ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Supreme Court in Pakistan barred Husain Haqqani, the former ambassador to the United States, on Thursday from leaving the country as the court initiated an investigation into a controversial memo that led to …
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/02/world/asia/pakistani-court-bars-former-us-ambassador-from-leaving.html

Pakistan court seeks information on status of Indian prisoner
Times of India
LAHORE: A Pakistani court has asked authorities to inform it about the current status of an Indian prisoner being held in a jail in Lahore even though he completed his sentence last year. The Lahore high court on Thursday directed the foreign secretary …
http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/pakistan/Pakistan-court-seeks-information-on-status-of-Indian-prisoner/articleshow/10955453.cms

Why Pakistan still needs US assistance
Washington Post
Pakistan will soon have the fifth-largest population in the world. It already has the seventh-largest army and is close to overtaking Britain as the fifth-largest nuclear power. The country’s location, demographic heft, military might, nuclear weapons …
http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/why-pakistan-still-needs-us-assistance/2011/11/30/gIQAuJ2OIO_story.html

Pakistan wants Green Climate Fund by March
The Express Tribune
Pakistan rallied behind the creation of a Green Climate Fund on Thursday saying it would like to see the fund become “operational” by March next year. “The International Energy Agency (IEA) report has already predicted that with the current emissions …
http://tribune.com.pk/story/301062/pakistan-wants-green-climate-fund-by-march/

Pakistan’s overt support to terror has diminished: Chidambaram
Daily Pioneer
Pakistan has not delivered on its promise to bring the 26/11 perpetrators to justice, Home Minister P. Chidambaram has said, adding that Islamabad’s overt support to state and non-state actors involved in cross-border terror has diminished. …
http://www.dailypioneer.com/pioneer-news/top-story/24796-pakistans-overt-support-to-terror-has-diminished-chidambaram.html

Anti-Taliban tribal leader killed in northwest Pakistan
Long War Journal
Haji Hashim led a faction of the 20000-strong anti-Taliban lashkar (militia), the Aman Lashkar (“Peace Army”), which fiercely opposed the presence of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and Lashkar-e-Islam in lower Arakzai and the Khyber Agency. …
http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2011/12/anti-taliban_tribal.php

Prison Planet.com » Chinese Government Official: ‘US Threat To …
By admin
The Chinese military has staged a massive wargame exercise near Pakistan in response to a build-up of U.S. troops in the region as a top Chinese government official warned that any threat to Pakistan would be taken as a direct threat to …
http://www.prisonplanet.com/chinese-government-official-us-threat-to-pakistan-is-threat-to-china.html

‘Hamey bohat afsos hay’ Munter condoles Pakistan over NATO …
US Ambassador says a full, in-depth investigation into the attack would be carried out.
http://tribune.com.pk/story/301085/hamey-bohat-afsos-hay-munter-condoles-pakistan-over-nato-attack/

White House refuses apology over Pakistan strike | The Raw Story
By Agence France-Presse
WASHINGTON — The White House on Thursday dismissed the notion of offering an apology to Pakistan over the NATO air strikes that killed 24 soldiers, insisting an inquiry was still ongoing as to how the men died. “I, speaking for the White …
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/12/01/white-house-refuses-apology-over-pakistan-strike/

Pakistan and More – Pictures of the Day – NYTimes.com
By By THE NEW YORK TIMES
Photographs from Pakistan, Myanmar, Yemen and Uganda.
http://lens.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/12/01/pictures-of-the-day-pakistan-and-elsewhere-24/

Pakistan: 16-year-old Ahmadi expelled from school, clerics pressing …
By Marisol
Blasphemy charges against students and minors may emerge as an unfortunate new trend to blackmail non-Muslims and minority Islamic sects in Pakistan. Accusing the minor involves the entire family, threatening to ruin the future of the …
http://www.jihadwatch.org/2011/12/pakistan-16-year-old-ahmadi-expelled-from-school-clerics-pressing-for-blasphemy-charges-against-him.html

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Posted 2nd December 2011 by InI in category Pakistan Newslinks

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