Book review: ‘Pakistan on the Brink’ by Ahmed Rashid

Five years ago, on a trip to South Asia, I asked a former Pakistani ambassador where Osama bin Laden was hiding. The ambassador replied that he would be found in a safe house built by Pakistan’s intelligence agency, the ISI, near a military headquarters. I was taken aback, but the ambassador expressed complete confidence in this speculation. Clearly, Pakistanis understood their complex …

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130 Pakistani soldiers buried by avalanche – Los Angeles Times


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130 Pakistani soldiers buried by avalanche
Los Angeles Times
REPORTING FROM ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — A rescue effort began Saturday to save 130 Pakistani soldiers buried in an avalanche in a Himalayan region close to the Indian border, authorities said. The soldiers were deployed on the Siachen Glacier,
Avalanche buries 100 Pakistani troops in KashmirBBC News
Official: Avalanche Buries 130 Pakistan SoldiersABC News
Avalanche buries Pakistan troopsChannel News Asia

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Pakistani militant rallies supporters, defying US bounty – Washington Post


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Pakistani militant rallies supporters, defying US bounty
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LAHORE, Pakistan — Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, a Pakistani militant leader subject to a $10 million US bounty, triumphantly rallied his supporters Friday and continued to dare authorities to put him on trial. “I am ready to face any court in Pakistan and
In Pakistan, US Bounty for Cleric Sparks ProtestsVoice of America
Pakistan wants 'concrete evidence' on Mumbai suspect sought by USCNN
AfPak Pakistan condemns US reward for alleged militant leaderForeign Policy
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Pakistan president to visit India amid warming ties

President Asif Ali Zardari of Pakistan is scheduled to visit India on Sunday, the first by a Pakistani head of state in seven years, amid thawing relations between the two nuclear-armed archrivals.

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Thousands in Pakistan protest over US bounty

Thousands of Islamist activists hit the streets of Pakistan on Friday, demanding holy war and torching US flags to condemn a $10 million bounty slapped on the founder of a terror group.

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In Pakistan, the Hazaras Are Punished Over Race and Religion – Huffington Post

In Pakistan, the Hazaras Are Punished Over Race and Religion
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Protestors killed at least one policeman and burnt several official buildings last week in renewed demonstrations in the capital of Pakistan's southwestern Balochistan province following the killing of five members, including a woman, from the Hazara

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With $10 million bounty on his head, Pakistan militant taunts U.S

RAWALPINDI, Pakistan (Reuters) – Who wants to be a millionaire? In Pakistan, all you have to do is give the United States information leading to the arrest or conviction of Hafiz Saeed – an Islamist leader whose whereabouts are usually not a mystery. Saeed is suspected of masterminding the attack on India's financial capital Mumbai in 2008 that killed 166 people, including six Americans. U.S. …

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Pakistan smuggling counterfeit currency through Southeast Asian countries – Times of India


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Pakistan smuggling counterfeit currency through Southeast Asian countries
Times of India
NEWS DELHI: A recent bust of a fake Indian currency note (FICN) racket in Nepal has become a cause for concern for Indian intelligence agencies, revealing that Pakistan is pumping in counterfeit currency through Southeast Asian countries like Vietnam,
Pak destroying Ind by pumping dirty money through SE nationsOneindia

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Pakistani chief heads to India for low-profile trip amid improving ties … – Washington Post


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Pakistani chief heads to India for low-profile trip amid improving ties
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NEW DELHI — Officially, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari is just having a quick lunch with India's leader on his way to visit a Muslim shrine. But Zardari's trip to New Delhi on Sunday marks a milestone in the warming relations between the two
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Bin Laden, Pakistan questions remain – Lawrence Journal World


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Bin Laden, Pakistan questions remain
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By David Ignatius Washington — Let's see if we've got the numbers straight: Osama bin Laden lived in five houses in Pakistan, fathered four children there, kept three wives who took dictation for his rambling directives to his terror network,
Pakistan sacks doctor who helped track down bin Laden100ARAW.com Countdown to the May 10 Elections

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