ISI Archive

Unchecked fanaticism in NWFP and the criminal silence of Pakistan’s religious parties: Unchecked fanaticism THAT, at least until the time of writing, there was no loss of life is perhaps the only redeeming feature of the Taliban’s attack on three schools in Peshawar on Monday. There were no casualties because there
The estbailshment-Taliban connection: What do ordinary, informed Pakistanis think?: What do ordinary Paksitanis think about the role of the establishment and Mullahs in jihadi and sectarian (terrorist) activities within and outside Pakistan? Some
Media war and India-Pakistan tension: As the world worries about India and Pakistan going to war over the Mumbai attack of November 26, 2008, Pakistan is all set to take on India if it attacks. Defence ministry officials in Islamabad, responding to an intelligence
Hamid Mir nails Pakistan Government’s lie on Ajmal Kasab ….: This Pakistani nailed Pak Government’s lie on Kasab
Pakistan: Fauj aur Mullaon kay Darmiyan – Book Review: When prime ministers bowed to jihad —by Khaled Ahmed Pakistan: Fauj aur Mullaon kay Darmiyan; By Hussain Haqqani; Translated into Urdu by Shafiqur Rehman Mian; Vanguard Books Lahore 2008; Pp308 Shafiqur Rehman Mian has done a good job of
Nawaz Sharif, Kamran Khan, Najam Sethi, ISI, NAB, and National Interest: By MANSOOR HALLAJ Friday, 19 December 2008. WWW.AHMED QURAISHI.COM ISLAMABAD, Pakistan—On 18-12-2008 Former Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif gave an exclusive interview [also covered in Jang and The News International] to a journalist namely Kamran Khan
Is Pakistan a failed state? An interesting analysis by Muhammad Hanif: Is Pakistan a failed state? Do Pakistanis love Mullahs? An interesting analysis on BBC Urdu dot com by Muhammad Hanif
Where is the suicide bomber Shakiel al-La’l ?: ‘ISI killing US troops in Afghanistan’ Fri, 19 Dec 2008 06:01:29 GMT President Bush declared war against Afghanistan right after September 11. The title of this war was “ War on Terror”.Pakistan’s powerful spy agency is working with groups
Who is protecting Masood Azhar Deobandi and why?: Why is security establishment protecting Masood Azhar? 
In Swat & other Pakhtun areas the Taliban, Al Qaeda have happily joined hands with those hardened criminals who share the loot of their crimes…: No class war in SwatThursday, December 18, 2008 (The News)Farhat Taj In his article, “Behind the Crisis in Swat” (The News, Nov 27), Sartaj Khan argues that the current religious militancy raging in Swat is a class war. He
Who killed General Amir Faisal Alvi?: Who killed Gen Alvi? By Amir Mir Thursday, November 20, 2008 (The News) LAHORE: The authorities investigating the murder of Maj-Gen (retd) Amir Faisal Alvi, former General Officer Commanding (GOC) of the elite Special Services Group (SSG), by two
Pakistan’s Shia Muslims remain subject to attacks by Al Qaeda, Taliban and Sipah-e-Sahaba: Terrorists of Taliban cum Sipah-e-Sahabah kill one Shia, injure another and kidnap three
Why Pakistan wants to destroy India?: Why PAKISTAN is OUT to DESTROY BHARAT Quoting former Pakistane P High Commissioner Abdus Sattar “ I do not think Pakistan ( P ) or India ( I ) can be friends or have normal relations in our live
What the Mumbai assault has done in Pakistan is divert attention from the internal threat to an external ‘enemy’. This must not be allowed to happen.: The common enemy (Dawn, Editorial, 13 Dec 2008) GREAT statesmen, it is said, don’t just respond to public opinion: they shape it. In these troubling times when Pakistan is being called the “epicentre” of terrorism by our neighbours to
Ex-DG ISI General (R) Javed Ashraf justifies raids on Jamaatud Dawa (JD): Ex-DG ISI Javed Ashraf justifies raids on Dawa LAHORE: Former Inter-Services Intelligence director general (DG) Lt Gen (r) Javed Ashraf Qazi on Friday justified the government’s crackdown on Jamaatud Dawa (JD), saying Pakistan would have been isolated by the
Munir Mengal’s Baloch Voice TV project, ISI, MI and General Musharraf: The man who survived Pakistan’s Gestapo: The man who survived Pakistan’s GestapoSaturday, December 13, 2008Rahimullah Yusufzai Businessman Munir Mengal’s disclosures about his 22 months’ detention in Pakistan are shocking and painful. The only known reason for his arrest and torture at the hands of former
Distancing ourselves equally from the Taliban and the US is not as great a contradiction as may appear at first. by Ayaz Amir: Degrading… but do we have a choice?Islamabad diary Friday, December 12, 2008by Ayaz Amir Is the Lashkar-i-Taiba – or the organisation it has morphed into, Jamaat-ud-Dawa – guilty of terrorism? Did it have a hand in the Mumbai attacks?
UN Security Council sanctions Pakistani terrorist groups (Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamaatud-Dawa). But is that enought?: However, sanctioning is not enough. The UNSC must constitute a high-level team to tbe stationed in Pakistan, to continuously monitor and implement the closure of all forms of Jihadi activities in Pakistan, Azad Kashmir and also in tribal areas.
Interview with a terrorist: General (Retired) Hamid Gul. What does he think about 9/11, Taliban, Osama Bin Laden, and democracy?: “The attacks on New York and Washington were an Israeli-engineered attempt at a coup against the government of the United States”General Hamid Gul General Hameed Gul was director general of the Pakistani Intelligence Services ISI (Inter-Services Intelligence) and a
Destruction of NATO trucks in Pakistan: Destruction of NATO trucks and trouble ahead While Pakistan awaits evidence from India so it can prove that it has the capacity to move against non-state actors threatening its writ and allegedly attacking other states in the region, another
Pakistan arrests suspected mastermind of Mumbai attacks: Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, a terrorist of Lashkar-e-Taiba /Jamatud Dawa arrested.: Pakistan arrests suspected mastermind of Mumbai attacksZaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, named by sole surviving attacker as ringleader, held after raid on militant camp in Pakistani Kashmir * Saeed Shah in Islamabad *, Monday December 8 2008 16.56 GMT Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi
Mumbai terrorist came from Pakistan, local villagers confirm – Ajmal Amir Kasab: * Saeed Shah in Faridkot, near Depalpur * The Observer, Sunday December 7 2008 An Observer investigation has established that the lone surviving gunman caught by Indian police during last week’s terrorist attacks on Mumbai came from a village
What Pakistan Won’t Do, the World Should – Need for an international pressure ot break the Jihadist alliance in Pakistan: The Sovereignty DodgeWhat Pakistan Won’t Do, the World Should By Robert Kagan (The Washington Post)Tuesday, December 2, 2008; A21 “We don’t think the world’s great nations and countries can be held hostage by non-state actors,” Pakistani President Asif Ali
Lashkar-e-Taiba – By Steve Coll: THE NEW YORKER December 1, 2008Lashkar-e-TaibaSteve Coll Indian and American officials are now reporting that the Mumbai attackers seem to have connections to Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Pakistan-based Islamist organization. Among other analytical clues, over the weekend, one anonymous American official
The Mumbai Attacks: Pakistan-India ties: time to tread carefully; time to jointly confront extremism and terrorism in the region…: Pak-India ties: time to tread carefully The Mumbai standoff with the terrorists went into its third day on Friday with remnants of the attackers ensconced in the buildings they had occupied along with hostages, including symbolically the Nariman House
New demands of Ex-Servicemen’s Association: An analysis – By Nazir Naji:
ISI’s political wing closed down? Good news at last…: ‘Political wing of ISI not yet terminated’ * Senior security official says department made ‘inactive’, but staff not moved* Says ISI going through transformation Daily Times Monitor ISLAMABAD: A senior security official has contradicted Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s
Did ISI plan to kill Chief Justice Iftikhar Chaudhry? Hamid Mir:
US seeks alternative supply routes to Afghanistan. Russia agrees. What do Qazi and Imran want now?: Russia allows transit of Nato arms to Afghanistan (Dawn, 21 Nov 2008) MOSCOW, Nov 20: Russia said on Thursday it had authorised the transport of German military equipment to Afghanistan through Russian territory, the first time it had allowed
What is the connection between Nawaz Sharif and Osama Bin Laden? A Collection of News Reports: Is Nawaz Sharif a political investment of Osama bin Laden? Daily Times, March 21, 2006Nawaz met Osama, received funds: ex-ISI officer* Says Osama funded Sharif to help dismiss PPP govt* Calls Bin Laden a ‘great man’ Daily Times Monitor
Indian colonel admits bombing Samjhota Express: (Let us hope that ISI officers will be trialled in Pakistan for fanning ethnic violence in Karachi and sectarian violence in all parts of the country) By Iftikhar Gilani NEW DELHI: Indian Army Lieutenant Colonel PS Purohit procured the
The media-mujahideen’s campaigan against PPP and ANP: The ‘image’ and the ‘reality’ A suicide bomber blew himself up at the exit gate of a packed Qayyum Stadium in Peshawar on Tuesday, killing four people and wounding 13. The occasion was the conclusion of the Third Inter-Provincial
The hijacking of 13 trucks carrying military and other supplies from Pakistan to Afghanistan: A tale foretoldWednesday, November 12, 2008 The hijacking of 13 trucks carrying military supplies and other items along the highway from Pakistan to Afghanistan, which winds its short way through the Khyber Agency, is hardly a surprise. Predictions that
It is the duty of the government to ‘find and crush’ madrassas that preach violence – Mufti Sarfaraz Naeemi: A benign role for the madrassa? Mufti Sarfaraz Naeemi of Jamia Naeemia in Lahore has been quoted by an American newspaper as saying, “The actions of a small minority have given a bad name to Islam and to a
Mullah Military Alliance conspiring to bring the Bangladesh model of democracy to Pakistan: Mullah Military Alliance (Imran Khan, Qazi Hussain Ahmad, JUI, and ISI) are conspiring to bring the Bangladesh model of democracy in Pakistan – By Abbas Ather Nawaz Sharif and Zardari and their
National Security and the Role of Journalists in Pakistan – By Syed Talat Hussain:
Another suicide strike by the beasts of Taliban, Al-Qaeda and Sipah-e-Sahaba. The effort to hunt down top militants needs to be stepped up: Another suicide strikeSaturday, November 08, 2008 After a period of relative quiet, the suicide bombers have struck again. This time, the target was another ‘jirga’ gathering in Bajaur, where tribal elders, after a meeting with the administration, were staging
Obama’s views on the war on terror and Pakistan: Obama Delivers Bold Speech About War on TerrorPresidential Candidate Pushes Aggressive Stance Toward (Mullah Military Alliance in) Pakistan By JAKE TAPPER (ABC News)Aug. 1, 2007 In a strikingly bold
Lal Masjid is sponsoring sectarian and jihadi activities in the heart of Islamabad: Although, Hamid Mir is notorious because of his sympathies towards jihadi and sectarian organizations, his op-ed in today’s Jang is quite interesting. Read the first paragraph, in which Hamid Mir tells Musharraf that there are certain elements in the
Bhonsala Military School linked with Hindu extremism in the Indian Army; Ex-commandant arrested. When will Pakistan Police arrest Hamid Gul etc.: Malegaon blast: Military school head questioned 2 Nov 2008, 0328 hrs IST, Mateen Hafeez, TNN MUMBAI: Administrator of the Bhonsala Military School, Nashik, retired Colonel Shailesh Raikar, had attended a meeting along with the accused Retired Lt Col SS