Hot Summer Begins: Phenomenal Increase in Security Forces Actions against Militants

According to Conflict Monitoring Center (CMC), an independent think tank monitoring anti-state violence in Pakistan, there has been almost 25 pc increase in overall incidents of anti-state violence and anti-insurgency operations by the security forces during the month of May as compared to April. Similarly, there has been an almost 36pc increase

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

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

Decrease in Militant Attacks, Improvement in Target Selection

Islamabad: Conflict Monitoring Center has observed a significant decrease in number of militant attacks and deaths related to ongoing insurgencies in Pakistan however, the militants have improved their target selection and acquired attention grabbing as well as tactically significant and successful operations during the month of August 2013. It has also

Drone Attacks and Dubious Role of Pakistani Government

Armed Drone

By Muhammad Imran Summary Government of Pakistan is not playing its role in recording casualties in drone attacks while Pakistani security officials release false information to the media regarding victims of CIA's drone attack in Pakistan. The Conflict Monitoring Center's monthly report on drone attacks highlights contradictions in government's public stance on

Decline in Drone Attacks?

Armed Drone

By Abdullah Khan According to The Conflict Monitoring Center’s monthly report, American spy agency the CIA has carried out six drone attacks inside Pakistani territory during the month of July 2011 killing as many as 73 people. During the month, unmanned predators fired 29 missiles on houses and vehicles destroying five