Tag Archives: Jammu and Kashmir

News from South Asia, Monday 3rd June 2013

Pakistan: Dawn: Two soldiers have been wounded in an IED attack in North Waziristan. “Official sources told Dawn.com that a security forces’ vehicle was targeted with an IED near the Esha check post, which damaged the vehicle and injured two soldiers.” Comment: Imran Awan writing for the Guardian: US drone strikes are ‘further radicalising Pakistan‘. […]

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South Asia Tracker 01.11.12

Pakistan: The News: The Tehreek-e-Taliban killed four people in Quaidabad last night, including three Awamai National Party activists. “SDPO Kamal Khan of Quaidabad Division said that ANP Sherpao Colony ward president Mohammad Saleem, party activists Niaz Yousufzai, Mohammad Fahim, Mohammad Arif and Abid Hazarvi were sitting outside PCO when six gunmen on three motorcycles arrived […]

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South Asia Tracker 22.10.12

Pakistan: Pak Tribune: Pakistan wants Afghan authorities to extradite Mullah Fazlullah, a suspect in the attack on Malala Yousafzai. “The diplomatic sources revealed that the demand was made by Pakistan Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar during her meeting with US special envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan, Mark Grossman. Grossman was told that Mullah Fazlullah was […]

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South Asia Tracker 04.10.12

Pakistan: Firstpost: The al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri may be in Pakistan, according to author Imtiaz Gul. On where Zawahiri could be hiding, the author writes: ‘The city that would most suit him and provide him with the peace he needs to strategise his takeover is Islamabad.’” Pakistan Today: The Pakistani Army has told a visiting […]

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South Asia Tracker 25.09.12

Pakistan: Daily Times: The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has expressed concern over the recent spike in attacks on minorities across the country. “Demanding action against those responsible for acts of violence, the commission said, ‘Incidents such as these have no place in a civilised and pluralistic society. HRCP reiterates that past policies and […]

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South Asia Tracker 13.09.12

Dawn: The Pakistani foreign ministry has condemned the airing of an anti-Islam film which sparked a riot in Libya that killed four Americans, including the US ambassador. “‘The government of Pakistan strongly condemns the airing of a defamatory video clip in the US, maligning the revered and pious personality of Prophet Mohammad,’ said a statement […]

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South Asia Tracker 31.08.12

Reuters: The United States has imposed sanctions on members of Lashkar-e-Taiba who stand accused of orchestrating the 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai. “Sajjid Mir, who allegedly helped plan and direct the attack, along with seven other prominent members of the Pakistan-based group were added to the U.S. Treasury’s list of people hit with asset freezes.” […]

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South Asia Tracker 20.08.12

The Indian Express: Indian security services have accussed a Kashmiri-based relief fund for financing terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. “The NIA [National Investigation Agency] has registered a case against the Jammu and Kashmir Affectees Relief Fund Trust for allegedly channeling more than Rs 100 crore into the valley in the name of relief and rehabilitation […]

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