Pakistan Army Archive

U.S. aggression against North Korea and China – by Shiraz Paracha: The United States and its faithful allies within NATO would demand invoking the Article 5 of NATO’s charter if China had conducted joint military exercises with Cuba or Venezuela in the international waters near the U.S coast. But the
NLC: Yet another evidence of Pakistan army’s financial corruption – by Rauf Klasra: Related articles: Corrupt politicians and our saviours in army Zardari’s corruption and our saviours in Pakistan Army In defense of Nawaz Sharif: Are our politicians corrupt? Is Pakistan Army a sacred cow? PML-N’s fact sheet on corrupion of our
WikiLeaks: “Why so serious?” – by Suleman Akhtar: Why So Serious?
An opportunity that Pakistan missed -by Sandeep Dikshit: Leaked secret cables from the U.S. embassy in Islamabad, just after the November 26, 2008 attacks in Mumbai, reveal a more complex narrative than that chronicled so far. The Pakistan government was willing to work with India; New Delhi
WikiLeaks unmasks who are our real puppet-masters?: Related articles: US embassy cables: Pakistani army chief hints at unseating Zardari Wikileaks on General Kayani and his ‘democratic’ puppets General Kayani allowed US special forces to secretly operate in Pakistan U.S. diplomatic cables released by WikiLeaks make perfectly
Wikileaks on General Kayani and his ‘democratic’ puppets: Related articles: WikiLeaks unmasks who are our real puppet-masters? Wikileaks reconfirm the Taliban ISI Alliance (LUBP update 29 Nov 2010) General Kayani allowed US special forces to secretly operate in Pakistan ‘President’ Kayani is the most powerful man of
The real story- by Peja Mistri: ISI routinely hires Pakistan’s right wing journalists to feed the stories in order to improve the image of military mafia. Such stories are usually very abstract and are written by the ISPR  ”master minds” in such  a way which
Balochistan’s relentless quest for freedom — by Lal Khan: In the 1950s, 60s and 70s, the national struggle in Balochistan had a strong socialist content. The overtones of revolutionary socialism in this nationalist movement had attracted not just the Baloch youth but also inspired young students from the
‘President’ Kayani is the most powerful man of Pakistan: Happened to read the following news report. Wonder if authority is directly proportional to responsibility, who is to be held responsible for the following: (1) krruption, (2) bad governance, (3) increasing drone attacks, and (4) suicide bombings. (A.N.) Chief
The holy cows in uniform – by M Usama Kabbir: This is a bird’s eye view of military control in Pakistan. It is easy to point out and criticize ‘Democratic Political Governments’ for their incompetence and their ‘force’ of cabinet members who are a burden on the “National Treasury”
The 1995 Islamic coup attempt against Benazir Bhutto’s government: Cross-posted from Shahid Saeed’s blog This is the first of a non-consecutive series of posts profiling the major coup attempts in Pakistan, both successful and failed. The series would not be chronological for a variety of reasons, primarily because
Kurram: the forsaken FATA – by Dr Mohammad Taqi: General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani visited a tribal agency last week but he did not tender an apology to some local families, whose dear ones — including children — were killed by the Pakistan Army gunship helicopters this past September.
General Ziauddin’s revelations – by Mohammed Hanif: بٹ اچھا، بدنام برا گزشتہ چند ہفتوں سے آئی ایس آئی کے سابق سربراہ اور بارہ اکتوبر 1999 کو چند گھنٹوں کے لیے اپنے آپ کو پاک فوج کا سپہ سالار سمجھنے والے جنرل خواجہ ضیالدین بٹ شہ سرخیوں
Our saviours in army: Two top generals found involved in yet another multi-million-rupee corruption – by Rauf Klasra: Two top army generals have been found involved in yet another multi-million-rupee scam in the National Logistics Cell (NLC) after it was disclosed in aPublic Accounts Committee (PAC) meeting on Tuesday that the pair had quietly given a loan
Pakistan’s Corrupt Generals: An Analysis: By: MUAHAMMAD AAMIR MUGHAL It was Hameed Gul who briefed Zia against the Geneva Accords and got the ISI to badmouth Yaqub Khan who was right once again (after East Pakistan) in siding with prime minister Junejo who had
Mullen Stands By Pakistan -by Julian E.Barnes: WASHINGTON—Adm. Michael Mullen, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, offered a dose of U.S. support for Pakistan’s counterterrorism efforts Thursday, amid a flurry of U.S. criticism of its ally. Adm. Mullen, who is close to Pakistan’s military chief,
The richest army of the poorest nation: PAC denied information about Rs5.5bn paid to ISI By Khawar Ghumman Wednesday, 22 Sep, 2010 According to the finance officials the amount was paid to the ISI as a supplementary grant.—File Photo WORLD ISI thwarting peace talks with Afghan
Terror Plot Reportedly Uncovered In Europe: Western intelligence agencies are reportedly tracking a plot to carry out terrorist attacks in Britain, France, and Germany. Citing unidentified intelligence and security officials in the United States and Europe, Western media reported that the potential attacks were allegedly
Comparison between 1990, 1996 and 2010 – by Ahmed Iqbalabadi: Our nation is gullible to a great extent. We believe anything that is negative against the rulers, be those rulers elected or those who capture power by subjugating the rights of the nation. Positive thinking is something that has
What is wrong with Abdul Qayyum Jatoi’s statement on judiciary and generals?: Photo source: Dawn Related article: Teen Jeem – by Hamid Akhtar State Minister for Defence Production Sardar Abdul Qayyum Jatoi tendered his resignation to Prime Minister Gilani on Saturday evening. Jatoi had faced criticism for his anti-army and judiciary
Brutal extrajudicial killings by the Pakistan army – where is the media?: A very brutal video has recently been circulated on the internet. Taken by a cell phone camera it shows soldiers in Pakistan army uniform brutally killing a number of teenaged boys by first shooting them in a firing squad
Objectives of Pakistani Conspiracy Theorists – by Anas Abbas: Objective 1. To denigrate Baluchistan’s resistance movements and to present a picture where the blame of all Baluch sufferings go to foreign elements even though the real culprits are the Punjabi elite and the Pakistan army for their military
Concerns over Post-military operations developments in KP – by Idrees Kamal: Amn Tehrik (Peace Movement) , an organization of  Political workers, civil society, writers, intellectuals, Lawyers, Students, Labours, Women, Poets and sensible segment of the society and comrises political workers of almost all the secular political parties working in the
In The Name Of National Sovereignty – by Raza Habib Raja: One of the most hyped up slogans on the media and the rightwing nationalist circles is of “National Sovereignty”. This slogan is so powerful that Pakistani leadership particularly that of PPP is always on the defensive. According to this
Pakistan needs civilian rule, says US envoy: The US has dismissed suggestions that the Pakistani military could form a viable alternative to the civilian government, widely criticized for its handling of the country’s flood crises. Special envoy Richard Holbrooke praised civilian politicians and said the US would support
Beauty and the Beast: The Pakistani version – By Shiraz Paracha: Twenty three years ago, we were sitting in a PIA Fokker aircraft at Peshawar airport waiting to fly to Dera Ismail Khan. Among the 40 passengers of the plane also was a very special couple. Almost every one of
Rehman Malik, who do you represent? – by Imtiaz Baloch: While Rehman Malik statements regarding the peace process in Balochistan of threatening aggrieved Baloch elements of using more force was responded by the sensible Baloch political leadership as Sardar Akhtar Jan Mengal and Senator Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo,  Newspaper
خدا کیلئے! ٹانگیں مت کھینچے- کاشف نصیر: ٹھیک ہے اگر مارشل لاء یا اس طرز کے کسی غیر معمولی اور غیر آئینی اقدامات ناگزیر ہیں تو کم از کم آپ منافقت اور دوعملی ختم کرکے جاگیرداروں، سرداروں اور زرداروں کے ساتھ اس طویل اور پرتعیش شراکت
Urdu Article: Flood Victims, Army Captain and the Government – by Nimer Ahmed:
Altaf Bhai’s Convenient Conscience: Ayaz Amir hits the nail on the head last week in his column for The News, “Fresh takes on patriotism”. Amir is annoyed with MQM chief Altaf’s recent outbursts about martial law, of course, and flays them with the sharp wit
The international Day of Disappeared and the missing Balochs – by Imtiaz Baloch: The International Day of the Disappeared on August 30 is an annual commemoration day created to draw attention to the fate of individuals imprisoned at places and under poor conditions unknown to their relatives or legal representatives. In Balochistan,
KP govt to pay forces Rs20m for helicopter operations – by Riaz Khan Daudzai: PESHAWAR: The Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government will pay Rs20 million to the military authorities as charges for the helicopters used in the rescue operations during the flooding that affected 24 districts of the province. Sources told The News that the provincial
We Must Stay The Course – by Babar Sattar: Altaf Hussain’s statement inciting ‘patriotic generals’ to take steps ‘like martial law’ against ‘corrupt feudal and land lord politicians’ is an expression of intent to support subversion of constitutional rule in Pakistan. This statement is not only mischievous, but
Say No to Martial Law – by Hamid Mir: زیادہ پرانی بات نہیں۔ 27/اگست 2005ء کو امریکی ریاست لوسیانا کے ساحلوں پر ایک سمندری طوفان کا آغاز ہوا۔ سمندر کا پانی ساحلوں سے نکل کر شہروں میں داخل ہوگیا زیادہ نقصان لوسیانا، مسی سیپی اور فلوریڈا میں ہوا۔
Another Martial Law? – by Omar Ali: Pakistan is in the grip of one of its periodic eruptions of speculation about impending martial law, or at least, it looks like that on TV. For weeks, the largest news channel in the country has been shamelessly promoting
Talibanisation of the heart — by Dr. Abbas Zaidi: Dr. Abbas Zaidi has shared this intellectual piece with us for LUBP. A slightly edited  version is published in Dailytimes today, we have posted it earlier from the newspaper, Now we are replacing it with the complete, unedited and
“French like Revolution” Are you sure, Sir? – by Suleman Akhtar: Revolution in thoughts or revelation from stars, I’m not sure what prompted QET Altaf Hussain to articulate a French like revolution idea, intertwining it with Military coup in the same breath. I switched television channel as  if his name
Floods and the Existential Threat – by Adnan Sayed: The existential threat comes from disowning the democratic structure, giving up on it and looking yet again for another instant messiah in face of tremendous adversity and hopelessness. We were wrong in the 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, and 1990s when
The Dominoes of Balochistan- by Peter Chamberlin: The day must come when sanity prevails in Balochistan, no matter which side proves to be acting in a rational manner. Pakistan is in a very bad way.  By most standards of measurement, it is a failed state, or
Hats off to the political leadership- By Raja Riaz: LAHORE: Kudos! The main leaders of the PPP and the PML-N have shown maturity by shunning their differences and joining hands to help the flood victims in all federating units of the country. Hats off to Prime Minister Yousaf