ISI Archive

Hillary Clinton condemns Saleem Shehzad’s brutal assassination: US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton,condemned the kidnapping and killing of Pakistani journalist. Syed Saleem Shahzad, who worked for Adn Kronos International and La Stampa writing articles and books on the collusion between al Qaeda and Pakistani security and
Who Killed Saleem Shahzad?: “We don’t know if the ISI killed him,” Dayan says, “but the manner of his killing is consistent with the other murders where there has been credible evidence of ISI involvement.” by Ron Moreau Courageous Pakistani journalist Syed Saleem
Cover up of Saleem Shahzad’s Murder: The ISI and its proxies spring into action: Saleem Shahzad has been killed brutally. His tortured dead body has been recovered today. Media and individuals at social networks have started speculating about the possible assassins. Most of the people are pointing fingers at the notorious intelligence agency,
Saleem Shahzad’s two very important interviews: Asia Times Pakistan Bureau Chief and TRNN contributor Syed Saleem Shahzad was found murdered in Islamabad on Tuesday. In a recent report for Asia Times and a TRNN interview, Shahzad reported on splits in the Pakistan military over support
The Disappearance of S. Saleem Shahzad, Bureau Chief of Asia Times Online:  Editor’s note: As bloggers, we are deeply concerned about the disapperance of Syed Saleem Shahzad. The following note below has been submitted to us by a valued contributer and supporter.  This event could be seen in the light of
Pakistan to launch attacks on Haqqani: Pakistan will launch a military offensive in North Waziristan, a newspaper reported on Monday, days after US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton reiterated a US demand to tackle sanctuaries for al Qaeda and the Taliban on the Afghan border.
A wise and bold decision: Pak govt refuses to defend Hafiz Saeed in US court: Hafiz Saeed, who is suspected to have masterminded the 2008 Mumbai attack, tops the list of India’s most-wanted men. In his testimony in a Chicago court, David Coleman Headley, a co-conspirator in the case, had said he was “motivated”
‘Stop agencies from tapping politicians’ phones’: The intelligence organisations in general, and the ISI in particular is not doing it’s job rightly and due to the high level of negligence and security lapses, we have been witnessing incidents like Osama debacle and PNS Mehran. The
Pakistan’s tragic flaw -by Khaled Ahmed: One book that many people in Pakistan must be reading is Anatol Lieven’s Pakistan a Hard Country (Allen Lane 1011). Lieven is a sympathetic observer of Pakistan, visits it repeatedly and painstakingly interviews all stakeholders of the state. He
ISI might have been involved in Mumbai attacks, says Pakistan’s former foreign secretary: NEW DELHI: Pakistan’s former foreign secretary Shaharyar Khan has acknowledged that ISI might have been involved in the 26/11 attacks on Mumbai — in the first-ever confession of its kind by a member of Pakistani establishment. In an interview
Es ghar ko aag lag gayi , ghar ke chirag se -by Arshad Mahmood: Originally published in the ‘Daily AajKal’.
Outsource defense of Pakistan -by Waseem Altaf: It is now proven beyond doubt, after Sunday’s incident at PNS Mehran that after years of meddling into matters which do not relate to them, our so called valiant armed forces have been rendered, completely neutralized to take on
Imran Khan’s concert-type dharna -by Zalaan: عمران خان کا کنسرٹ نما دھرنا اور مشترکہ اعلامیہ عمران خان کے کنسرٹ نما دھرنے کے آخر میں تمام مذہبی جماعتوں ،طالبان ، چلڈرن آف ضیاء اسوسیشن پاکستان فور مودودی اور میڈیا میں شامل جہادی صحافیوں نے متفقہ قراردار
Billing Dispute: Washington doubts Pakistan’s sincerity and rejects fake bills: The United States and Pakistan are engaged in a billing dispute, with Washington rejecting over 40% of the claims submitted by Islamabad as expenses to fight al-Qaeda and other terrorists along the Afghanistan border. According to internal Pentagon documents
Pakistan: The narratives come home to roost – By Omar Ali: Editor’s Note:  The following post by Omar Ali (cross posted from 3 Quarks Daily) is a timely reminder of how the security establishment has run the country into the ground.  Unable to protect their own sensitive installations that are
WikiLeaks: General Kayani wanted more US drone strikes in Pakistan: The cable states that Anne Patterson remarks that “Kayani is often direct, frank, and thoughtful. .. is an avid golfer, he is President of the Pakistan Golf Association. He smokes heavily and can be difficult to understand as he
Are security and intelligence state institutions above the law and beyond accountability? -by Arshad Mahmood: Originally published in ‘Daily Aajkal’
OBL Hiding in Pakistan: Cartoons: Pakistan has become a laughing stock by the world, a fact which is aptly highlighted by the following cartoons:
Is the security establishment ready to abandon its undemocratic policies -by Arshad Mahmood: Originally published in the ‘Daily Aajkal’
Did Chaudhry Nisar take General Pasha to task? -by Fawad Manzoor: Media was showing as if Mr. PML-N Chaudhry Nisar took generals to task but it appears generals took air out of Mr. PML-N’s balloon. So much for fiery speeches of Nawaz, Shabaz, Nisar & their media touts. Chaudhry Nisar
Pakistan’s jihadi section of media mourns Osama bin Laden: by Shoaib Adil Originally published in the ‘Daily AajKal’
Obama administration is divided over future of U.S.-Pakistan relationship -by Karen DeYoung and Karin Brulliard: Two weeks after the death of Osama bin Laden, the Obama administration remains uncertain and divided over the future of its relationship with Pakistan, according to senior U.S. officials. The discovery of the al-Qaeda leader in a city near
Jahan panah tusi great ho, tohfo qabul karo!: Related post: Questions for General Pasha (Part I) Nawaz Sharif’s commendable stance on Pakistani generals’ Abbottabad debacle پارلیمنٹ کے ان کیمرہ سیشن کی متفقہ قرارداد پیش نظر ہے. پاکستان کی سیاسی ڈکشنری میں جن اصطلاحات سے مجھے چڑ ہے
Is it a time for soul-searching in Pakistan? – by Rusty Walker:   Related post: To the honourable generals of Pakistan army – by Rashid Aurakzai After Friday’s suicide bombing in Charsadda by the Pakistan’s Taliban, the first major attack to avenge Osama bin Laden’s death, Pakistanis should be alerted to
Pakistan: Taliban vs Osama -by Inam R Sehri: Who are the Taliban and why they are there? Pakistan has suffered a lot during the last ten years on this account. Pondering upon the history of Taliban’s making, it may be note worthy that Mullah Omer had started
ISI chief had lips sealed when quizzed about Osama bin Laden -by Amir Mir: Almost three weeks before Osama bin Laden was killed by a US military raid in Abbottabad, the heads of Pakistan and American intelligence agencies spent most of their meetings talking about the whereabouts of the world’s most wanted man
Press: In chains of another kind -by Waseem Altaf: The first attempt on media and free speech in Pakistan was made by Mr. Liaqat Ali Khan and associates when they tried to black out some passages of the Aug. 11, 1947 speech of Mohammad Ali Jinnah before the
Kidneys for sale: A rebuttal to Ejaz Haider – by Rashid Aurakzai: A new propaganda genre is churned by our ‘Security Intellectuals’. The misleading term ‘civil-military equation or imbalance’ is in vogue.  The term not only takes our military’s usurpation for granted but also tends to assume that they should share
Questions for General Pasha: If I have to comment on ISI chief’s emotional speech in the in-camera session of the parliament, I can say this via Mirza Ghalib: roney se aur ishq mey beybaak hogay, dhoey gaye hum aisey ke bas pak hogay
ISI mobilizes fake civil society to defend Pakistani generals: Related posts: General Pasha in Pakistan’s parliament: Jahan panah tusi great ho, tohfa qabul karo! Questions for General Pasha (Part I) To the honourable generals of Pakistan army – by Rashid Aurakzai Nawaz Sharif’s commendable stance on Pakistani generals’
A brief history of Pakistan’s ISI and its current policies – by Declan Walsh: Whose side is Pakistan’s ISI really on? It has been accused of supporting al-Qaida and double-dealing with the CIA. At the same time the ISI, Pakistan’s powerful intelligence service, is being targeted by Islamist extremists. In the wake of
An independent Commission is imperative to investigate Osama debacle -by Arshad Mahmood: This article was originally published in the ‘Daily AajKal’.
On the USA-Pakistan army alliance: Sleeping with the enemy? – by Rashid Aurakzai: Like a rabbit popping out of a magician’s empty hat, Osama bin Laden (OBL) was not ‘smoked out’ of any cave in Afghanistan but right from under CIA’s 63 year old strategic partner’s Sandhurst, Abbottabad. Capitol hill and Pentagon
Right wing media attacking and defaming civilian government on behalf of security establishment -by Arshad Mahmood:
Politicians united to defend the mighty army and spy masters – by Haris Ubaid: Pakistan’s political elite after due consultation with his highness COAS Kayani and his highness Chief Spy Pasha have come to the defense of the military establishment. This reminds me the following words of Urdu poet John Eliah: Nahi dunya
The future and past of ISI speak up: I am sure when you read the title, you must have realized who I am talking about – past being Nawaz Sharif and the future being Imran Khan, have spoken up on the “Abbottabad Saniha” as it is being
History of security establishments’ blunders -By Arshad Mahmood: This article was originally published in the ‘Daily AajKal’
Pakistan: Osama’s episode -by Inam R Sehri: Yesterday, on 7th May 2011, President Zardari, PM Gilani and COAS Ashfaq Kayani met for the second time at the Presidency since Osama’s operation in Abbotabad and comprehensively reviewed the situation in the perspective of Pakistan’s national security and
Threatening telephone call from a proxy of Pakistan army – by Ali Raja: Related post: Prominent anchor abuses during a mental breakdown suffered from defending the indefensible! hum kahan ke tha dana, kis hunar mein yakta the be sabab hua Ghalib dushman asman apna (Ghalib) Brigadier Siddiq Salik while recounting his memories
Dangerous Liaisons -by Sana Bucha: Jon Stewart is funny. He made me laugh when he asked Musharraf where Osama was. Musharraf’s response of “lead the way, I will follow” comment made me smile. The late Af-Pak Envoy, Richard Holbrooke, in answer to my question