Who is Ruling Pakistan, Taliban or Pakistan Peoples Party?

You have already heard the devastating news of two suicide bomb attacks in Islamic University of Islamabad today. So far 4 dead and 25 are injured.

After this incident, all the schools, colleges and universities in the Province of Punjab, Sind and NWFP have been closed. May be the institutions are also closed in Baluchistan but I have not seen the news tape about that.  So the Government is so helpless or afraid of these Islamic or religious extremists that they have closed all the educational institutions. Extremists have shown their ability to chose their target and attack at their will.

Government has shown their helplessness and have surrendered to the extremists. We as citizens of this country want protection which present Government has failed to provide us. This was government’s responsibility to track the perpetrators and take necessary action. We have only heard very feeble voice of Asif Ali Zardari and Yousaf Raza Gilani in condemnation. Condemnation does not protect our lives.

During the last couple of weeks you know these extremists commonly known as Taliban or what ever you call them they have attacked first World Food Program’s offices in Islamabad, CIA offices in Lahore then in Peshawar. All these attacks have been very devastating. Quite a number of innocent people have died.
Now the million dollar question is where is our Government to protect the people of Pakistan.

It seems Talibans are ruling this country

Our President asked the international community to give him one hundred billion dollars to fight extremism otherwise he can not do anything. Peoples of Pakistan voted to Pakistan Peoples Party to run the country. It had nothing to do with international community to give one hundred billion dollars.

Do the present government knows what to do?
Do they have any action plan?

Unfortunately answer to these questions is NO.
Government is telling us that they have started military action in South Waziristan and that will bring peace to the country. Is it true?


They also told us that Baitullah Mehsud has been killed so now there is going to peace every where. That turned out to be mirage.
We ran a survey at Pakistan Forum about the ability of present government to solve the problems facing Pakistan. We will run the results of that survey tomorrow.
What do think about the present situation in Pakistan? Speak up and write in the comments.

Lashkar-e-Tayaba Involved in Mumbai Attacks – Pakistani Security Sources


Wall Street Journal reported today quoting Pakistani security officials that Laskar-e-Tayaba has confessed they were involved in Mumbai attacks.

Last month Pakistani security police arrested Mr. Zarrar Shah a top Lashkar commander in Pakistani controlled Kashmir. According to Pakistani sources Mr. Shah confessed the group had a role in these attacks. He admitted he was one of the key planners of the operation and talked to attackers during the rampage giving them advice to keep them focused. This phone call was intercepted by US intelligence. When this phone recording may have been played there was no room for Pakistan and Mr. Shah to refute the allegation that Pakistani territory was used in this attack.

This disclosure now will put international pressure on Pakistan to accept that attacks were originated from its territory.

During all this time Pakistan has been insisting India should provide evidence about Pakistan’s involvement. US, Britain and India have always been saying Lashkar-e-Tayaba is involved. That means India and US have better intelleginece about Pakistan than the government of Pakistan or Mr. Zardari thinks the international community will believe him.
How much coordination Pakistan’s different agencies have among themselves here is something you would like to read.

Farhat Ullah Babar a spokeman for Asif Ali Zardari said on Tuesday he is not aware of investigation proving any link between Lashkar and Mumbai attacks. He further said “The Interior Ministry has not been furnished any evidence about this investigation”.

Now the million dollar question is, will Pakistan do anything against these Islamic extremeists. If history is any indication then expect nothing. But the difference this time is that US, British, India and Pakistan’s traditional allies will put pressure on Pakistan to take action.

India Signed a Defence Agreement with Qatar


Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is visiting Qatar now a days. He met with Amir of Qatar Shaikh Hamad bin Khanlifa Al Thani in Doha today. They discussed bilateral relations and ways to enhance cooperation among the two countires.

During this visit Indian and Qatari defense ministers signed a defence cooperation deal which an Indian official stated as “just short of stationing troops”. The agreement includes joint training excercises, cooperation on counter terrorism intelligence and maritime security.

Gulf states have realised that India is the new name of power in South East Asia and they started developing relations with India. They already had very close economic and defense relations with India for many many years. As far as Pakistan is concerned it is a dead horse.

The only thing Pakistan is known now in the world is religious hatred, Islamic extremism and terrorism.