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

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 Generals Superseded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

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

Attacks on Pakistani Politicians increased

The contest between bullet and ballot has reached to its climax as the militants seem determined to sabotage the   general elections but Pakistani nation, including all mainstream political parties, media, government high-ups and military leadership, is far more committed to go for polls at every cost. According to Conflict Monitoring

Militants Intensify Attacks Ahead of Elections in Pakistan

By Sardar Ahmad The security threats are looming large ahead of election campaign in the country. The insurgents and sectarian organizations have intensified their activities to pressurize the political parties and government to accept their demands for the sake of holding peaceful elections in the country. The political and religious parties

Schools vs Militants: An overview of the situation in KPK and FATA

Naveed Ahsan Conflict Monitoring Center (CMC) annual Report shows that the militants have blown up 81 schools in Khyber Pakhtunekhwa (KPK) and Federal Administrative Tribal Areas (FATA) in 2012. The militants destroyed 52 schools in KPK and 29 in FATA. In KPK, the most effected district was Swabi where 13 schools

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