Intelligence Bureau (IB) in the Limelight: Apparent Tussle between Agencies!

Intelligence Bureau (IB) in the Limelight: Apparent Tussle between Agencies!

In the recent past, Intelligence Bureau (IB) has come in the limelight for variety of reasons. In one of the instances, IB has been accused by one of its own employee of “protecting” terrorists. A serving assistant sub-inspector (ASI) of IB, Malik Mukhtar Ahmed Shahzad, has accused his senior officers of not taking action against…

Implementing National Action Plan; An Assessment

Implementing National Action Plan; An Assessment

Pakistan’s new counter-terrorism policy measure known as National Action Plan (NAP) has yielded mixed results. The NAP is another policy instrument utilized by Pakistani policy makers following the terrorist attack on Army public School in Peshawar on December 16, 2014. Now after two years of announcement of NAP, there exists uncertainty about the effective implementation…

Terror Financing in Pakistan

Terror Financing in Pakistan

Terror funding of militant groups operating in Pakistan or from Pakistan is a serious concern for Pakistani authorities and international community. For Pakistani authorities, terror financing of groups operating against Pakistani state are of prime concern while for International community terror funding of groups operating from Pakistan against United States or India are of major…

Radd-ul-Fasaad: Now or Never

Radd-ul-Fasaad: Now or Never

While the government has come quite heavily against sectarian violence and religious persecution, it clearly failed to initiate any meaningful initiative to reform our criminal justice system With a full media blitz Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad has been launched nationwide. What differentiates it from Operation Zarb-e-Azb is perhaps the resolve now visible within the political leadership to…

Russia-China-Pakistan initiative: Afghanistan`s last hope

Russia-China-Pakistan initiative: Afghanistan`s last hope

The Moscow led initiative enjoys greater confidence and appeal among the stakeholders, including Afghanistan. As the Russia China Pakistan led initiative on Afghanistan takes off tomorrow at Moscow with its third session, the war in Afghanistan is well in its 16th year, with hardly any visible optimism about the fate of this unfortunate country. The…

Considerable Escalation in Suicide Attacks in 2013

Considerable Escalation in Suicide Attacks in 2013

Islamabad: Statistics issued by the Conflict Monitoring Center show a considerable rise in suicide attacks in Pakistan during the year 2013, which was the deadliest year since 2010. According to the data released by the CMC, Insurgents fighting against Pakistani state have carried out 47 suicide attacks during the year 2013 in which 701 people…

What’s behind Pakistan’s Sudden Silence on Drones

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 officials keeping the business ‘as…