Security challenges to Pakistan

By Wajid Hussain The first duty of a government is to maintain law and order, so that the life, property and religious beliefs of its subjects are fully protected by the state” Quaid e Azam Muhmmad Ali Jinnah [1] The pivotal concern of Pakistan’s national life is security, both internal and external

Iran’s Nuclear Breakout

By Ahmad Khan In replies to my tweets, Mark Fitzpatrick Director at International Institute of Strategic Studies for Nonproliferation and Disarmament program said about Iran nuclear 'break-out capability' that "if trend continues, break-out capability by mid-2014 can be extended by enrichment limits." In his next reply he bet that 2 years

What’s behind Pakistan’s Sudden Silence on Drones

Pakistan’s government has gone dead silent on drone attacks despite its rhetorical reaction to first such strike after Nawaz Sharif sworn in as Prime Minister of Pakistan. On July 14th the CIA killed two more human beings in North Waziristan who were riding on a motor bike. Anonymous Pakistani intelligence

Ballot Defeats Bullet: CMC’s Special Report on Election 2013

By Sardar Ahmad The recent general elections in Pakistan and its results have shown a clear choice and inclination of Pakistani nation towards moderation as they have rejected extremists of both sides who want to push the country into flames. The unprecedented high turnover indicates that majority of people of Pakistan

“Tariq Afridi is Dead” TTP Confirms CMC’s Report After 5 Months

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By Kamran Khan (Peshawar) Militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has now officially confirmed, though after a long time, the death of its Khyber Agency commander Tariq Afridi. The Conflict Monitoring Center had disclosed his death news in its September 2012 monthly security report. TTP Darra Adam Khel area’s spokesperson confirmed that Tariq

Opportunities in Tension between India and Pakistan

By Abdullah Khan Tension along the Line of Control in Kashmir started to mount during last quarter of the year 2012 and now with two deaths from both sides has transformed the issue from usual but random skirmishes to one that can hinder peace-building processes between the two countries. Pakistan is

Militant Attacks, Security Forces Actions Increase Two Times in KPK

3879 more people have lost their lives in ongoing war-on-terror in Pakistan during 2012. According to Islamabad based Conflict Monitoring Center’s annual report, one third of those killed in anti-state violence were civilians while the security forces lost 589 personnel during the year. The report says that the militants, including

Prospects of Hostilities on Western Border

By Ammarah Rabbani Rao The Conflict Monitoring Center’s data shows an unprecedented level of escalation of hostilities on its western border by Afghan National Army, NATO, and anti-Pakistan militants. During the year 2012, 732 cross border attacks took place from Afghan soil into Pakistani territory including rocket and mortar attacks, airspace

After Dr. Afridi’s Conviction CIA on Rampage in FATA

Islamabad After conviction of its informant the CIA has intensified drone attacks in Pakistan. According to monthly report of Islamabad based Conflict Monitoring Center which regularly monitors drone attacks and anti-state militancy in the region, American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has carried out six drone attacks during May 2012, five of