Afghanistan Archive

ISI mole arrested in Kabul is a friend of Abdul Khaliq Hazara and HDP – by Mehdi Changezi: Editor’s note: This letter from Quetta proves as correct LUBP’s stance on Hazara Democratic Party (HDP) and Abdul Khaliq Hazara. We are glad that a Shia-Hazara friend from Quetta has noticed our efforts and sent us this letter which
Baba Mazari’s message of unity to Shia Hazaras – by S. Batool: Quoting Baba Mazari’s address to foster unity and harmony: “The war that has been pushed into you, these rifts are all caused by [Khariji] Wahabbis. My Mujahid brothers, my honorable people, never think that our enemies are Pashtoons, Tajik
LUBP Special: Interview with US Congressman Keith Ellison: Western policy makers should also consult alternative media of Pakistan The following is an interview conducted by Ali Abbas Taj with US Congressman Keith Ellison (D). Keith Ellison the first Muslim Congressman in United States House of Representatives. The interview
Baba Abdul Ali Mazari – A Shia Hazara but a Global Father – by S.Batool: Related post: Remembering Baba Abdul Ali Mazari – by Abdul Nishapuri A never tiring majestic personality, audacious explorer, a brave warrior, a revolutionist and consistent Leader, a baronial individual, a spiritual Jihadist, a ray of hope for the innocents
Killings and misconduct by U.S. soldiers: An American citizen’s introspection – by Rusty Walker: The common theme for a decade has been, “Why do they hate us?” Aside from one invasion (Iraq)  and another UN-sanctioned but badly botched NATO sanctioned operation (Afghanistan), U.S. alignment with the oppressive Saudi regime, erroneous funding of enemies through mismanaged USAID,
Sacrificial beings and imperialist agendas – by Shaheryar Ali: What is currently happening in Kohistan, Gilgit, Parachinar, Quetta and other places in Pakistan to Shia Muslims has its roots in Pakistani establishment’s dream of renting itself out to imperialism against Islamic Republic of Iran. They want to bully
Mullah, the Talib and Pashtun society – by Asad Munir: Originally Posted at: The Friday Times Pashtuns are believed to be the largest segmentary lineage society in the world today. They have been living in their defined homeland areas since ages, in a social order loosely defined by the
Pakistan helping Afghan Taliban – Nato: Pakistan is finding it harder to convince outsiders it is not helping the Afghan Taliban and giving safe haven to its leaders. In effect, the accusation is that Pakistan is betting on the insurgents being the strongest power in
Crappy Analysis: Ansar Abbasi and diapers: Ansar Abbasi is a very senior journalist for The News/Jang Group. While may not I agree with his views, from afar I used to assume he might be providing some intellectual strength to the right. I now think I
Mullah Mohammad Fazl, responsible for Shia Hazara genocide in Afghanistan, about to be released by Obama administration: Adding to the miseries of Hazara Shias, who are already living under the severe kind of persecution and violence in Pakistani provincial capital Quetta at the hands of radical Shia haters i.e. likes of Malik Ishaq who had been
10 years later, Afghanistan isn’t just better, it’s much better – by Charles Kenny: Change Afghanistan can believe in 10 years later, life isn’t just better — it’s much better. BY CHARLES KENNY After 10 years of war and reconstruction, and as tens of thousands of international troops and aid workers in Afghanistan
Al-Qa’eda’s new war: The main targets are Shia innocent civilians – by Ahmed Rashid: Sectarian bloodshed, in Afghanistan and Egypt, is a tool to thwart democracy and diplomacy Lahore, Pakistan From a distance, the devastating attacks on Shia Muslims in three Afghan cities this week looked like the type of sectarian religious attacks
New low: DT editorial on Lashkar-e-Jhangvi’s attack on Afghan Shias: One might have thought a new low for Pakistan’s reputation would have been a little difficult to achieve given the attention it gets on a daily basis for ‘strategic depth’-led support for criminal and extremist elements within and without
Book review: Humanising the monster —by Dr Mohammad Taqi: My life with the Taliban By Abdul Salam Zaeef Translated from Pashto and edited by Alex Strick van Linschoten and Felix Kuehn Hurst/Columbia University Press; Pp 331 In his foreword to Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef’s book, Professor Barnett Rubin
Pakistan army re-exports Shia genocide to Afghanistan – by Rusty Walker: It is Ashura  Day, remembering last year, today my heart is suspended, I am breathless, and with the Shiites today, as I pray that they and their children are safe from heartless terrorists. There will be Shia processions today
Kabul attack: Did ISI exact revenge on Afghanistan in the aftermath of Mohmand?: A number of well coordinated attacks clearly targeting Shia Muslims in Kabul, Mazar-e-Sharif and Kandahar have killed at least 58 Shias in Afghanistan. A Pakistani anti-Shia group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi has accepted the responsibility of the attacks. (Source) A spokesman for
Wrong decision to boycott the Bonn conference: The Bonn Conference on Afghanistan opens today, it comes 10 years after an International Conference on Afghanistan, Bonn (2001), which was resulted in the adoption of the Document of the Bonn Conference , weeks after the Taliban fell from
War with NATO, suicide for Pakistan – by Shiraz Paracha: A low-intensity military conflict between Pakistan and the United States is going on in Afghanistan and along the Pak-Afghan border since the U.S. military invasion and occupation of Afghanistan. Both sides have been using proxies and guerrilla war tactics
On BBC’s Secret Pakistan and Ejaz Haider: Their denials and propagandists – by Abbas Daiyar: Related post: Secret Pakistan: BBC documentary on how Pakistan’s ISI trains and arms Taliban Human Rights of Pakistan Army – by Riaz Malik Urgent Petition: Stop Pakistan Army’s Crimes against Humanity The world may help Pakistan through United Nations
U.S. Seeks Aid From Pakistan in Peace Effort: By ERIC SCHMITT and DAVID E. SANGER WASHINGTON – Just a month after accusing Pakistan’s spy agency of secretly supporting the Haqqani terrorist network, which has mounted attacks on Americans, the Obama administration is now relying on the same
Secret Pakistan: BBC documentary on how Pakistan’s ISI trains and arms Taliban: Related posts: On BBC’s Secret Pakistan and Ejaz Haider: Their denials and propagandists – by Abbas Daiyar A comment on Bruce Riedel’s proposed accountability of Pakistan army Appeal to international community: Impose travel restrictions on all senior officers of
Afghanistan: Pakistan accused of backing Taliban: Pakistan has been accused of playing a double game, acting as America’s ally in public while secretly training and arming its enemy in Afghanistan according to US intelligence. In a prison cell on the outskirts of Kabul, the Afghan
Marginalizing Pakhtoons here but longing for their rule in Afghanistan, Army paradox — by Kahar Zalmay: My people want to live peacefully with their neighbours. My people are poor, their wishes and desires too little and they want to live as free men, not soldiers During my extensive travels in the Pashtun heartland after a
Gaddafi’s bloodied body will haunt imperialists! – by Shiraz Paracha:   A dear friend of Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto and a supporter of the people of Pakistan, Muammar Gaddafi of Libya was killed in the most violent way by NATO and its Al-Qaeda mercenaries. The U.S. President Barack Hussein Obama and
Laws Issued by the Taliban Government in Afghanistan – by Malala Khan: With many in Pakistan still wooing for Taliban victory in Afghanistan, let’s glance through the decrees issued under this short yet ‘glorious’ rule. Here are some of the laws issued by the Taliban government in Afghanistan. ■The government declared:
Time for Pakistan to abandon strategic depth for economic central foreign policy: Related Post: Time to say good bye to strategic assets The new world is giving a high priority to diplomatic relations among different countries and nations on the basis of economic interests & human security mainly. America is the
America’s pacific century – by Hillary Clinton: The future of politics will be decided in Asia, not Afghanistan or Iraq, and the United States will be right at the center of the action. As the war in Iraq winds down and America begins to withdraw its
Showmen, not statesmen rule U.S. and the West? By Shiraz Paracha: Three years ago young Barack Hussein Obama, a man with mixed cultural and religious identity, made history when he became the 44th President of the United States. A Black man entered the White House riding a wave of popularity.
India-Afghanistan alliance: implications for Pakistan? —Farhat Taj: Source: Daily Times, October 8, 2011     Afghanistan and India have signed a wide-ranging strategic partnership agreement during the recent visit of Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai to India. The agreement expands trade relations between the two countries, affirms
Time to say good bye to strategic assets: The time has come for Pakistan to take decisive steps and needs to change policy on terrorism. Pakistani citizens who are paying taxes for human security: Health, education, protection and quality life need it now, just like any other
Our US problem -by Babar Sattar: Last week our leader of the opposition felt obliged to address a press conference to reiterate his undivided allegiance to Pakistan after Wikileaks revealed that his children are US citizens. How did we get to this pass where a
Building bridges between Pakistan and the United States? – by Shiraz Paracha: Let us assume that some American writers such as Rusty Walker are sincere in their desire to build bridges between Pakistan and the United States. It is a noble cause and Mr. Walker should be admired for his wish
Sophistry of our policy elites: Unicode version   افغانستان اور پالیسی ساز اشرافیہ کے تصوّرات تحریر؛  علی ارقم پاکستان میں سول اور عسکری ہیئت مقتدرہ کے غالب کردار اور سرد جنگ کے دور کے زیر اثر چلے آرہنے والے قومی سلامتی کے تصوّرات اور
Pakistan and America: Pyrrhic victory – By Dr. Niaz Murtaza: The gods of fate have a wicked sense of humor. When they want to destroy someone, they make their dreams come true but then soon turn them into nightmares. So they did to the odd couple, the American and
Pursuing Pakistan’s interests in Afghanistan? A rebuttal to Sherry Rehman’s Jinnah Institute’s report: Source: Pakistan Blogzine Related post: Liberal face of religious bigotry: A response to Jinnah Institute – by Farhat Taj According to a recent report by the Sherry Rehman-led Jinnah Institute in Pakistan, Pakistan foreign policy elite propose giving Taliban
Interview: U.S. special envoy Marc Grossman on India-Pakistan relations and Afghanistan’s future: Marc Grossman, the U.S. senior representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan, recently sat down at the State Department in Washington with Voice of America’s Lina Rozbih to discuss a wide range of regional issues, from the future of Al-Qaeda and
Pakistan and the Search for Identity (Part 2) – by Rusty Walker:   PART TWO Neither blindness nor ignorance corrupts people and governments. They soon realize where the path they have taken is leading them. But, there is an impulse within them, favored by their natures and reinforced by their habits
U.S. officials believe al-Qaeda on brink of collapse: By Greg Miller U.S. counterterrorism officials are increasingly convinced that the killing of Osama bin Laden and the toll of seven years of CIA drone strikes have pushed al-Qaeda to the brink of collapse. The assessment reflects a widespread
Mullah Omar is part of the problem, not the solution: The following worrisome development reflects the mindset and MCA (minimum common agenda) of imperialism in Pakistani establishment. Mullah Omar we know has blood of so many ethnic and religious groups (Tajiks, Hazaras, Shias) as well as other oppressed groups
Pakistan spies on its diaspora, spreading fear: By MARK MAZZETTI, ERIC SCHMITT and CHARLIE SAVAGE WASHINGTON — F.B.I. agents hunting for Pakistani spies in the United States last year began tracking Mohammed Tasleem, an attaché in the Pakistani Consulate in New York and a clandestine operative