Have hard measures attained their maximum utility?

No significant change was observed in September 2015 in terms of overall number of militant attacks when compared with previous months. During September, 55 militant attacks were recorded against 53 in the month of August. The resultant deaths had witnessed a slight increase during September with figures of 125 deaths

Militants looking for new bases after NWA

During the week, militant activities and resultant deaths marginally increased as compared to previous week but overall security situation remained under control. In 24 militant activities 24 people were killed and 14 others injured. Prominent of the militant activities was attack on a police station in a district of Gilgit-Baltistan

Implications of Civilian Deaths in North Waziristan

  Abdullah khan   Sudden rise in tension in North Waziristan Agency has serious implications for peace process initiated by federal government. On Wednesday December 18, 2013 a suicide bomber hit an explosive laden truck with an Army check post and destroyed the check post and adjacent Masjid killing 5 soldiers and injuring

CIA Extends Drone Attacks beyond FATA to Mainland Pakistan

By Kamran Wazir Peshawar The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has extended its drone strike campaign from FATA into mainland Pakistan and for the first time a drone strike is carried out in a settled district of Khyber Pakhtunkha province. On November 21, 2013, at around 5 am in the morning an unmanned

How and Why Hakeemullah Mehsud was killed?

  According to information collected by the Conflict Monitoring Center from different sources it is revealed that on November 1, 2013 at 6:38 p.m. Pakistan Standard Time a CIA operated unmanned aerial vehicle (drone) fired two missiles on a vehicle, which had just approached a house in Danday Darpa Khel area

Let’s not Listen to TTP’s ‘Drone Demand’

TTP's cry against drone attacks is understandable as during 2013 the CIA has become more precise in its target selection. What I have learnt from the data compiled by the Conflict Monitoring Center is that this is the first year in the history of drone attack in which ratio of

Escalation in Intelligence Driven Operations in Mainland Pakistan

According to Conflict Monitoring Center's monthly Security Report, an unprecedented hike in anti-state violence has been observed during last month.  284 people including 190 civilians have died during last month. The security forces lost their 39 personnel while 47 militants were also killed, most of them in retaliatory firing by

Five Maj. Generals Superseded

By Abdullah Khan Islamabad: Pakistani Army Chief General Ashfaq Pervez Kayani on Friday, September 20, 2013 has effectively put a full stop on hopes of at least five major generals of Pakistan Army to be promoted to the rank of lieutenant general. He promoted two major generals to the next rank on

Consequences of the Attack on Church in Pakistan

By Abdullah Khan The timing of the attack on a Church in provincial capital of Khyber Pakhtunekhwa province of Pakistan is very significant. The attackers have chosen the day when Pakistani Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif had to fly to New York to attend United Nations General Assembly summit. The attackers