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

Taliban a real threat to Pakistan

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By Muhammad Ashfaq Seeds of extremism had been sown long before the U-Turn of Gen Musharraf on Afghan policy in this country. It is also true that surfacing of Pakistan on the map of the world was based on religious grounds. It was compulsion of the time because religion was the

New Pattern of Drone Attacks

According to Conflict Monitoring Center's monthly report on drone attacks United States has killed 37 people with missiles fired from unmanned drones inside Pakistan during the month of February 2012. The Central Intelligence Agency fired 9 Hell-Fire missiles in 4 drone attacks during the month. Since start of the current

Drone Attacks and Dubious Role of Pakistani Government

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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

Boiling Pot of North Waziristan

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 By Abdullah Khan After months, rather years, of refusing US pressure for a military operation in North Waziristan the government seems to have bowed down in front of American demands and a military action looks eminent in coming days. According to a report of Dawn News, Security forces on Sunday (November

Why Drones Follow Marc Grossman?

Usman Manzoor Can anyone believe that almost every time US special envoy to Afghanistan and Pakistan Marc Grossman visits Pakistan, the CIA follows him with drones? On October 13, 2011, he visited Pakistan for the fifth time since he was appointed to this office in February 2011. During his visit, American

Afghanistan Remains Most Violent Country of the Region: Monthly Security Report

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By S.M.Ahmed The Conflict Monitoring Center has issued its monthly Security Report covering anti-state violent incidents in three major states of South Asia i.e. Afghanistan, Pakistan and India. The CMC records all anti-state violent incidence through mainstream media. The report highlights militant activities and counter insurgency operations by security forces in

Decline in Drone Attacks?

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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

Civilians Killings: The Guardian Endorses CMC’s Findings on Drone Attacks

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UK based newspaper The Guardian has highlighted civilian casualties in drone attacks. CMC is constantly arguing that civilian casualties in drone attacks by CIA in Pakistan are overlooked by security officials. Here is the link of Guardian's Report US drone strikes in Pakistan claiming many civilian victims, says campaigner  It is pertinent to reproduce