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OPERATION ZARB E AZB BY PAKISTAN ARMY AGAINST TERRORISTS IN N WAZIRISTAN

OPERATION ZARB E AZB

THE GOVT HAVE ACTIVATED MILITARY FRONT, WILL THEY ALSO ACTIVATE DIPLOMATIC AND PENAL FRONTS?

Latest-Pakistan-army-SSG-commando-wallpaper-and-picture Latest-Pakistan-army-SSG-commando-wallpaper-and-pictureA full fledged and comprehensive operation has been launched in North Waziristan by Pakistan Army to give a final blow to TTP and other terrorists. PAF, Army Aviation and ground troops will participate in the operation. The operation will continue till last terrorist is eliminated and final victory is achieved.

When I first saw this breaking news on TV from ISPR I thought that Army has taken this initiative at their own, bypassing the govt. But then the same statement of ISPR flashed the words that the operation has launched under the directions of the govt. As usual the govt was nowhere visible, till Kh. Asif and Pervez Rashid gave befitting statements. As a matter of fact I wanted to see my PM active and in action at this crucial moment. A press release from Min of Interior should have declared this operation instead of ISPR doing it. This should have been followed by a brief address of PM to the nation explaining as to why the dialogues with TTP have failed and why the operation has become unavoidable. The next day the PM should have taken the Parliament into confidence on this event of national importance. But alas! the statecraft still remains illusive to our 3rd time PM..

The Military Front

I am sure the military will do its job well and proper as they have done in swat and SW. Many terrorists will be killed, some will be apprehended but many will escape also. Collateral damage will also take place as is the case in any war. NW has a peculiar position as there will be some strategic interests at stake in the shape of Afghan freedom fighter (call them good Taliban). The problem of IDPs will be pronounced. Many civilians will migrate to Afghanistan also. After few weeks the Army will take control of the area as they did in SW and will deny a crucial space, base and hideout to terrorists. But the terrorists will flee to other tribal agencies and will even take refuge in settled areas where they may still find lot of supporters and sympathizers. Many of them will take refuge in Afghanistan and will continue their activities against Pakistan from their safe heavens. Though Pak Army has requested the Afghan National Army to destroy the hideouts of TTP in their areas but neither they nor the US/NATO will render any help to us in this regard.

The Diplomatic Front

Afghanistan is the most important factor. For a lasting peace we must have a friendly or at least a neutral govt there. A hostile govt there will neither cooperate with Pak nor will they eliminate our escaped terrorists. Here comes the diplomatic acumen of Noon govt and how they deal with this factor. Similarly Indian interference and their support of terrorists need a diplomatic initiative. Will NS be able to do that?

The Penal Front

Terrorists and their supporters will take refuge in cities as well. Many TTP and other terrorists who are sentenced to death are still in jails. Will the govt execute them? We are at war and this menace cannot be dealt with through peacetime procedures like registration of FIR, witnesses, civil courts etc. Will the govt improve these procedures to quickly punish the killers, or they will be kept waiting in jails till they are freed through a jail break?

Our civil governments have miserably failed to tackle post war scenario in Swat and S Waziristan. It is yet to be seen as to how the govt will act in present situation. It is not recommended to spread Pak Army in all nooks and corners of the country and leave aside the civil rehabilitation work.

Akhtar Malik

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What Position Should Imran Khan Take on War On Terror Now

By Akhtar Malik
27 June 2013
US-Drone-attacks-on-PakistanThe factor of ‘coming out of war of America’ is vital and very basic condition, but it is not the only factor contributing to terrorism in our country. There are factors like religious extremism, foreign funding to our banned outfits, harboring of out terrorists by international players, politicization of police/investigative institutions and a very poor/outdated/time consuming judicial system which are seriously hampering our efforts to eliminate terrorism. PTI will have to address all these factors in order to achieve success in this field.
Should we abandon the ‘rhetoric’ of coming out of war of America? Partially yes and partially no. It may be noted that Obama had declared last year on the eve of his election as President that ‘the decade of war on terror has come to an end’. Pakistan should have been shrewd enough to declare an end to this war also, but we didn’t. Now the situation is; America is preparing to pull out from Afghanistan and is all set to negotiate with Taliban, who were so far being considered as arch enemies. Pakistan has not yet been able to decide whether to have dialogue or not and if yes, then with whom? Is TTP ready for dialogue? Is TTP the only outfit to have dialogue with, and what about other organizations like Lashkar e Jhangvi, who are equally responsible to play havoc with our lives? How and where the dialogue will take place? What will be agenda? And most important factor- what will be course of action left for Pakistan in case the dialogue fails? The question of stopping the NATO supply is also meaningless at this stage.
Another aspect which most of the analysts tend to overlook is the possibility of continuation of drone attacks even beyond 2014! The US will be leaving a skeleton force in Afghanistan on the plea of training etc and the same is true for the presence / operation of CIA agent like Black-water, in Pakistan. So if the Pakistan govt doesn’t formally announce a farewell to ‘American war’ within next one year, I am afraid that drone attacks will continue as usual even after the exit of US / NATO forces.
The composition of future govt in Afghanistan is very important for us because all our efforts to control terrorism will hinge on that govt. The new, future Afghan govt must cooperate with us in terms of cutting off all kind of support to terrorist groups, failing which we will not see any peace and prosperity in Pakistan. We should also reciprocate in similar manner by disarming all sorts of militant groups, whatsoever their missions and names may be, as violence always begets violence and we have already paid heavily for this mistake. The only institutions to carry arms should be the armed forces and law enforcing agencies.
Imran Khan may be advised / briefed on above lines who should demand, as an opposition leader, similar actions from PML-N govt.

The Activities of Israeli Intelligence Mossad in Afghanistan

Israeli officials at a police station in Jalalabad, Afghanistan scrambled to control their secret station after a surprise raid by the Afghan Taliban on March 26, 2013.

Sources close to Terminal X report that the station, which was located inside a police compound in the city, was used by around 14 operatives of the Mossad, 3 of whom were reportedly “highly proficient in Arabic”. Just before dawn, it came under heavy firing and subsequent bombings by an 8-member brigade of the Taliban in a 2-hour raid. It resulted in the immediate killing of 12 Israelis with 2 in ‘highly critical’ condition shifted to an unknown hospital.

“This centre was being used as a mind-control academy by the Israeli spies who indoctrinated young recruits from within the country and Pakistan with highly interpolated material related to Islam”, said a senior source.

This, the source maintains, was evident from the fact that a large stash of ‘psychological manuals’ written in English and Hebrew along with copies of Islam’s holy books were recovered from the site. Night-vision goggles, headscarves along with a large cache of daggers were also found in a closet beside the station chief’s desk.

“The training centre housed recruits that were brought in from eastern Afghanistan and mostly from Pakistan, in particular South Waziristan. At least a dozen terrorists who were killed by the Pakistan Army in the ongoing Tirah Valley operation have their past movements traced to this very location”, said the source.

The source added that recruits are initially rounded up at the Indian consulate in Habibabad area of Jalalabad from where they are handpicked for programming in Mossad centres.

“This was just one of the 9 Israeli intelligence centres I personally know of”, the source added, “majority of which are in eastern Afghanistan”.

The presence of Israeli intelligence officials was kept highly classified, hence an alert was issued to Tel Aviv by their American counterparts in the CIA.

The Afghan Taliban’s spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid had accepted responsibility for the attack.

Read more: http://www.terminalx.org/2013/04/mossad-officials-killed-in-jalalabad-by-afghan-taliban.html#ixzz2SRXGvws1