Posts Tagged ‘ army ’

Demand for Army Takeover Ignored Causes of Killings

Feb 2013

Thousands sat in protest against the January 10 blast that murdered 100 Hazaras this weekend. However, the demand for army takeover ignored the institution’s incompetence, or unwillingness, to take on the killers. Hazaras had yet to recover from the pains of the twin blasts on Alamdar Road on January 10, when another bomb destroyed...
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Reporter’s Notebook: The Second Dharna

Feb 2013

A visit to the Majlis-e-Wahdat-e-Muslimeen dharna (sit-in) in Lahore–held in solidarity with the victims of the Kirani Road blast.
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Why Trouble Rules Balochistan

Governor's rule has multiplied the problems in Balochistan instead of fixing them.
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Reporter’s Notebook: Pashtuns Protest Against Army | Ashraf Kakkar & Madiha R Tahir

By M.T.
Jan 2013

Photographer: Ashraf Kakkar Protests against the killing of 21 Pashtuns from Pakistan’s tribal areas by Pakistan’s security forces this week continue to grow. The latest wave of solidarity protests occurred in Islamabad as well as Peshawar. Frontier Corps (FC) commander Colonel Jawad Zia who heads the para-military force in Bara, the locality where 21...
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The January 18th Army Operation in Balochistan | Q&A

By M.A.
Jan 2013

Yesterday (January 18, 2013), the Frontier Corps carried out a coordinated army operation in Mastung, Quetta’s Sariab Road and New Kahan neigborhood as well as parts of Dera Bugti in Balochistan. Tanqeed speaks to Malik Siraj Akbar to get an update on the operation, and how it relates to the recent imposition of Governor’s...
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Protests Against Army Operations in FATA | Q&A

By M.A.
Jan 2013

Inspired by the Hazaras of Quetta, Pashtuns convened in front of the Governor’s House in Peshawar with the bodies of 18 people killed in an army operation carried out in Bara, a sub-division of Khyber Agency. The bodies have since been confiscated by the army and police, but the protestors continue their sit-in, this...
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Protests Against Army Operations In Bara | Live Updates | Tanqeed

By M.A.
Jan 2013

Pashtuns from Bara, a sub-division of Khyber Agency, follow in the footsteps of the Hazaras of Quetta. In protest against the army operations in Bara, they are now sitting in front of the Governor’s House in Peshawar, with anywhere between 13 to 18 dead bodies on Sher Shah Soori Road in Peshawar. See live...
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