Suicide Trainee Bombers Captured Along With Weapons in Swat Valley


Pakistan security forces have captured 14 vehicles with 35,000 kilograms of explosive material along with other military hardware in Swat Valley today July 27, 2009.

Operational commander has also claimed arrest of nine people and several children trained for suicide bombing attacks. This news is reported by Dawn.

I think the important information which is missing from this news item is, what was make and origin of those vehicles, military hardware and explosives. Who were the people, what was their nationality. Capturing of this stuff and people is half the story. The concerned authorities should update the nation with full information. In fact they should show all the stuff on TV briefings. It is very important for the army and government to do that to achieve the support of the people. Otherwise when the government blame India involved in these activities quite a number of people in Pakistan as well as in the world don’t believe them and consider that as propaganda.

India Blamed Pakistan Protecting Militants’ Satellite Phones


Today Indian Express has published a statement of Indian government that they have found evidence that Pakistan has set up an electronic infrastructer to protect Thuraya satellite phones used by Pakistani militants targeting India. According to Indian sources transmitters have been found along the Line of Control and Pakistan-Indian border which obscure the signals originating from the phones. Indian believe it could not exist without the implicit support of Pakistani government.

This allegation has come just a week before the the meeting of Foreign Secretaries of India and Pakistan to discuss steps Islamabad has taken to curb the terrorism directed against India.

Is Pakistan involved in this activity as India has blamed? May be? The problem is Pakistan has no credibility in front of world community. In November last year on the occasion of Mumbai terrorist attacks Indian blamed Pakistan and said they have evidence of mobile phone communication. President Zardari and Rahman Malik of Interior Ministry of Pakistan immediately denied the charges which turned out to be true later. So Pakistan should be careful.

If the Pakistani government is involved in this particular case the reason could be to shield it unsuccessful efforts to control militant activities. Why they cannot locate the people who are involved in these type of activities. May be Pakistan should seek help from India.

Unless there is a political will in Pakistan to curb the extremism, nothing is going to change. Recent events indicate government is afraid of religious parties and mullahs. PPP government is also afraid of Nawaz Sharif because he supports these mullahs and he has shown power to move the people with the help of TV media against PPP government.