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Seems some body or group of people are upset real badly.. I love this and have been predicting it....


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.Pakistan president goes to Dubai amid new crisis

AFP 8 hrs ago. 12 Jan. 2012

Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari was in Dubai Thursday for a brief scheduled visit, an aide said, against a backdrop of mounting tension as his government faces new challenges to its precarious rule.

The one-day trip came after a confrontation between Pakistan's civilian leaders and the military over a probe into the government's role in a scandal centred on a mysterious memo that sought US help in curbing the army's power.

Pakistan has been under military dictatorships for about half its history since independence in 1947, its civilian leaders thrown out in three coups.

A planned meeting of corps commanders and principal staff officers was held at the army's headquarters in Rawalpindi on Thursday.

"The prevailing situation and security operations in the country were discussed," said a senior security official, without giving further details.

Look for the 4th coup to happen anytime soon. Or the insurgents taking power with the Militarys help.
Like I have been saying for about a year now.


Although Pakistan's government now looks dangerously isolated, another coup is unlikely and early elections, possibly in the first half of this year, are a more plausible outcome, analysts say.

And thats with a lot of hope to say the least.

A close aide to Zardari told AFP that the president had gone to Dubai for a wedding "and may also have (a) routine medical check-up".

And every word a lie...

"He will return tomorrow (Friday)," the aide said on condition of anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to media.

Zardari, who has a long-standing heart condition, spent more than a week in a Dubai hospital for treatment last month in a trip which triggered a frenzy of speculation and coup rumours.

The aide said the latest trip was a "private visit" and not linked to the crisis which erupted Wednesday when the army reacted angrily to criticism from Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani over a probe into the "Memogate" furore.

The scandal centres on an unsigned memo allegedly sent by an aide of Zardari to the US military last May, apparently to avert a possible coup in the wake of the killing of Osama bin Laden by US Navy SEALs in Pakistan.

And now you see what damage that raid really did to this begger of a country.

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Pakistan president goes to Dubai amid new crisis - Yahoo! News
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These people are so engulfed in their own ends, they allow their own pride derail them and their population to the point they can lost it all.

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.Pakistan: president, army chief meet amid crisis

By MUNIR AHMED | Associated Press 4 hrs ago. 14 Jan. 2012

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan's army chief paid a visit to the country's president Saturday in a meeting that may signal a willingness for reconciliation between the military and the civilian government after a week of escalating tensions and rumors of an impending coup.

Army chief Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani and President Asif Ali Zardari discussed the "current security situation," according to the state-run news agency.

Friction between the military and the government has spiked after an unsigned memo was sent to Washington last year asking for its help in heading off a supposed coup. The note enraged the army, which was still smarting from the humiliation of last year's covert U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden north of Islamabad.

Zardari's office welcomed the meeting with Kayani and said it should help relations.

The president's Pakistan People's Party's Information Secretary Qamar Zaman Kaira said the meeting was not routine, "given Pakistan's situation, the heat that is being felt."

He told Pakistani television that "certainly this meeting will make things better. ... It will improve the tense situation."

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Pakistan: president, army chief meet amid crisis - Yahoo! News

They are so sad that there are only 3 comments and some of the above news of late that is a high mark.
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This is another Nation that is losing it's control over the population, when the citizens toss stones at the police as shown below.

Plus we might have gotten another top Taliban leader.

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..Pakistan Taliban leader possibly dead in US strike

By SEBASTIAN ABBOT | Associated Press – 8 hrs ago... 15 Jan. 2012

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say they have intercepted militant radio communications indicating the Pakistani Taliban's leader may have been killed in a recent U.S. drone strike in northwest Pakistan.

One more down and 20 million to go.

The officials said Thursday they overheard Taliban militants in around a half a dozen intercepts discussing whether their chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, was killed on Jan. 12 in the North Waziristan tribal area. Some militants confirmed Mehsud was dead, and one criticized others for talking about the issue over the radio.

See all of their objections and playing around got them no where, but if allowed we can change things quickly.

I like the idea of Drone's used in any war or threat area...


The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk to reporters.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Asimullah Mehsud denied the group's leader was killed and said he was not in the area where the drone strike occurred.



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Police officer Ghazanfer Ali said the crowd of mourners started throwing rocks at police after the blast. and officers had to lob tear gas canisters into the crowd to control them.

Officials had originally thought the explosion came from a malfunctioning electric cable, but later found that there had been a bomb, he said.

Punjab law minister Rana Sanaullah said police investigators were still examining the area for clues. Security had been provided for the procession, but it had been breached, Sanaullah said.

The continuing strikes by presumed religious extremists come amid a political crisis that pits the Pakistani civilian government against the military, and which has sparked rumors of an impending coup.

Last week the military warned the government of possible "grievous consequences" ahead and Zardari took a one-day trip to Dubai that renewed speculation that he might flee the country.

Analysts say the military may be looking for the Supreme Court to push out President Asif Ali Zardari rather than risk an outright takeover.
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A bit late yet if (and any if is a small word with a very big meaning) he gets it right Pakistan might be saved from a coup by the military..

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.Pakistan PM agrees to appear on contempt rap

By Sami Zubeiri | AFP 2 hrs 9 mins ago. 16 Jan. 2012

Pakistan's beleaguered premier on Monday agreed to appear in court to face a contempt notice served on him for failing to re-open corruption cases, including proceedings against the president.

The Supreme Court found Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani in contempt and summoned him later this week, escalating pressure on a weakened government at a time of crippling tensions with the army which some analysts believe could cost the prime minister his job and force early elections.

The court wants the government to write to Swiss authorities to demand they re-open corruption cases against President Asif Ali Zardari, including multi-million-dollar money-laundering allegations, after an amnesty expired in late 2009.

Kind of draagging their a** as it is 2012 and this should have happened years earlier.


Judge Nasir-ul-Mulk on Monday told the Supreme Court, which met to debate how to proceed on graft charges against Zardari, that Gilani had been ordered to appear before it on Thursday.

Gilani agreed to the summons in the National Assembly late Monday, after his ruling Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and its coalition partners passed a resolution expressing full support for democracy and democratic institutions.

"The court has summoned me and I will appear before it as a mark of respect on January 19," he said in an address televised by Pakistani TV channels.

"There can be difference of opinion with the judiciary and the military but they cannot either pack up or derail the whole system. Rather, they have to strengthen it."

Aw I love when they use reality to cover up things...

"We have struggled for democracy," he said, adding: "We have to strengthen the parliament and democratic institutions."

Well how you been doing it hasn't worked out to well now has it?

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Pakistan PM agrees to appear on contempt rap - Yahoo! News
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I bet it was that his reorting was not showing them in a good light.. Brutal to both freinds and foes, a real bunch of chrap kind of guys these TaliBan are.

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Gunmen on Tuesday shot dead a Pakistani journalist working for the Voice of America's Pashto-language radio service as he prayed at a mosque in the northwest of the country, police said.

Mukarram Khan Aatif, a 43-year-old correspondent with Deewa radio, was attacked at a mosque near his home in Shabqadar town, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, 30 kilometres (18 miles) north of Peshawar.

Pakistan's umbrella Taliban faction claimed responsibility for the killing in a telephone call to AFP and threatened other journalists with the same fate.

And with out news coverage your ame come to a stop as your ego's demand news coverage... So what is really under the rags wrapped around you sorry head?

"The two attackers came on a motorbike, fired bullets at Aatif in the mosque and escaped. He suffered bullet wounds to the head," local police officer Zahir Shah told AFP.

Another police official confirmed the incident.

"Aatif was hit in the head and rushed to a hospital in Peshawar. The prayer leader was also injured," said district police chief Nisar Khan Marwat.

Rahim Jan, a senior doctor at the Lady Reading Hospital in Peshawar, said Aatif had died of his injuries.

Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said the Islamist militia killed Aatif because he was "working for the Pakistani military and the United States".

And other were not killed cause they put a spin on it which show these sorry bastards in a better light.

"We warned him many times not to work for them, but he didn't accept our demand," the spokesman told AFP by telephone from an undisclosed location, warning: "Many other journalists are also now a target."

According to press watchdog Reporters Without Borders, Pakistan was the deadliest country for the media in 2011 with at least eight journalists killed in connection with their work.
Pakistan journalist working for US media shot dead - Yahoo! News

And 3 comments. I would love to have your sorry a** face in my sights. You clown that nevers even fights.
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You readers know how I feel about Pakistan, so you call it.

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.Pakistan PM bemoans 'trust deficit' with US

AFP 8 hrs ago. 28 Jan. 2012...

Pakistan's prime minister said on Saturday there was "a trust deficit" between Islamabad and Washington as he criticised the resumption of US drone strikes on his country's tribal belt.

Speaking the day after over 100,000 people massed in Karachi to protest the strikes, Yousuf Raza Gilani said they only served to bolster militants.

"Drones are counter-productive. We have very ably isolated militants from the local tribes. When there are drone attacks that creates sympathy for them again," Gilani told reporters at the Davos forum.

"It makes the job of the political leadership and the military very difficult. We have never allowed the drone attacks and we have always maintained that they are unacceptable, illegal and counter-productive."

Relations between the United States and Pakistan have deteriorated sharply over the last year, with Islamabad furious about the surprise deadly raid on Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden's hideout in Abbottabad last year.

The two sides have also been at loggerheads over a US air strike in November in which 24 Pakistani soldiers were killed.

The US halted drone strikes on Pakistan soil in the immediate aftermath of that strike but they have since resumed.

US officials say the northwestern tribal belt provides sanctuary to Taliban fighting in Afghanistan, Al-Qaeda groups plotting attacks on the West, Pakistani Taliban who routinely bomb Pakistan and other foreign fighters.

In public, Pakistani leaders always insist they are against drone strikes, which are deeply unpopular in the country, but US officials insist that they privately cooperate with the programme.

Gilani said that Pakistan now wanted to agree new rules of engagement with the United States.

"The unilateral action taken in Abbottabad, that was not liked in any quarter ... We need assurances that such a unilateral action will not be repeated in the future. There is a trust deficit."

The prime minister said it was in both countries' interests to cooperate as partners and Pakistan had paid a high price at the hands of militant groups.

"We want to work together and we are fighting against militants and terrorists. We have paid a huge price for that."

Insurgents largely based in the tribal border lands have carried out bomb and gun attacks killing nearly 4,800 people across Pakistan since July 2007.

Pakistan has battled a homegrown insurgency for years, with more than 3,000 soldiers killed in the battle against militancy.
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Only 16 comments which most I read feel about as good about Pakistan as I do.
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Man this country has problems and I am sure more will come as they try to deal with the 90's while it is each day, everyday they need to focus on..

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.Supreme Court to charge Pakistani PM with contempt

By SEBASTIAN ABBOT and ZARAR KHAN | Associated Press 41 mins ago.

Posted 2 Feb. 2012

ISLAMABAD (AP) Pakistan's top court vowed Thursday to charge the prime minister with contempt for failing to reopen an old corruption case against the president, escalating a crisis that could oust the premier from office.

Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani told his parliament that he would appear before the Supreme Court as ordered to hear the charges against him on Feb. 13.

The political turmoil could complicate U.S. efforts to patch up its troubled anti-terror alliance with Pakistan and get the country to focus on helping wind down the decade-long war in neighboring Afghanistan.

Pakistan's foreign minister said Thursday that the country would be willing to push the Taliban and their allies to make peace if asked to do so by the Afghan government, an action seen as key to the reconciliation process.

Gilani could face up to six months in prison and be disqualified from holding public office if convicted of contempt.

The announcement was ab escalation in a case that has dogged Pakistan's democratically elected government since 2009, when the Supreme Court ordered it write to Swiss authorities requesting they reopen a corruption case against President Asif Ali Zardari that dates to the late 1990s.

The government has refused, claiming the president enjoys immunity from prosecution while in office.
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Well what one starts can and will bite back... And Pakistan did start the Taliban as I hear it from officials in the know.

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By HUSSAIN AFZAL | Associated Press 3 hrs ago. 3 Feb. 2012

PARACHINAR, Pakistan (AP) Islamist militants attacked a Pakistani army checkpoint near the Afghan border Friday, killing seven paramilitary soldiers and abducting four, a government official and a Taliban spokesman said.

Jamil Khan, a local official, said around 40 militants armed with rockets, grenades and automatic weapons attacked the army post in the Kurram region, sparking a gunbattle that killed up to 18 militants.

The ambush was the latest in a series of attacks over the past week in Kurram, one of the seven Pakistani border regions where the military has battled militants for several years.

It was not possible to independently confirm the information because the border region is effectively off-limits to reporters. Militants have in the past disputed army accounts of casualties, and human rights groups say civilians often die in military actions.

Pakistani Taliban spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone call to reporters. He did not mention any insurgent casualties.

Also Friday, a car bomb exploded outside the residence of a tribal elder in the northwestern city of Peshawar, killing four people and wounding three, senior police officer Fazal Wahid said.

The blast appeared to target the elder, Haji Astana Gul, who was not hurt in the attack, Wahid said.

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Associated Press writers Rasool Dawar and Riaz Khan in Peshawar, Pakistan, contributed to this report.
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I am not sure what to make of this...

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.Pakistan PM to discuss Afghan peace in Qatar

AFP 22 hrs ago. Posted 4 Feb. 2012

Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani will discuss peace efforts for war-torn Afghanistan with Qatar's leadership during an official visit next week, an official said on Saturday.

"Yes the reconciliation process in Afghanistan would come under discussion during the talks with Qatar's leadership," a senior Pakistan government official told AFP.

Pakistan's foreign ministry was not immediately available for comment.

The Taliban, ousted from power by a US-led invasion in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, announced last month they planned to set up a political office in Qatar ahead of possible talks with the United States.

Afghanistan has given its blessing to the move, but Kabul, wary of being sidelined in talks between the insurgents and Washington, has insisted on a central role in any negotiations.

Relations between Pakistan and Afghanistan are often tense. The Kabul government has accused Islamabad in the past of supporting the Taliban and sabotaging all efforts to launch peace negotiations.

Pakistan's support is therefore seen as key to forging peace in the country.

On Wednesday, Pakistani foreign minister Hina Rabbani Khar during a visit to Kabul rejected accusations that her country was secretly supporting Taliban in Afghanistan.

The Taliban also denied plans for peace talks with the Afghan government in Saudi Arabia.

The statements came as a leaked NATO report charged that Pakistan's security services were backing the Taliban militia, who consider victory inevitable once Western combat troops leave in 2014.
Pakistan PM to discuss Afghan peace in Qatar - Yahoo! News
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