New York Times criticising the Pakistan Army and the powerful intelligence agency is a ‘direct attack’ on Pakistan’s security, it was part of a calculated plan by ‘unnamed officials’ to ‘weaken the state’. “This is a direct attack on our security organisation and intelligence agencies,We consider ISI as a strategic intelligence organization, the first line of our defence.Major General
Haroon Rasheed & Sharmila Farooqi – US wants to destroy Pakistan???Watch after 3 minutes what Hillary Clinton say
US suspending millions in military aid for Pakistan.The aid that could be affected is the 300 million dollars the US pays Pakistan to underwrite the costs of deploying more than 100,000 soldiers along the border with Afghanistan,Some of the curtailed aid is equipment that the United States wants to send but Pakistan now refuses to accept, like rifles, ammunition, body armor and bomb-disposal gear that were withdrawn or held up after Pakistan ordered more than 100 Army Special Forces trainers to leave the country in recent weeks.Within the Pakistani Army, the hold on American assistance would be viewed as “an unfriendly act and total disregard of the sacrifices made by the army,” said Brig. Javed Hussain, a retired special forces officer.
“It will be repeating a historic blunder and hurting itself in the bargain by using a blunt instrument of policy at a time when it needs Pakistan’s help to defeat Al Qaeda and make an honorable retreat from Afghanistan,” Ms. Lodhi said of the United States.(brecorder) .It said that in private briefings with congressional staffers last month, Pentagon officials said they would be taking a stronger stance toward Pakistan.Pakistan has expelled 100 US military trainers as public sentiment against the US has grown.
US looks to Pak border for Afghan endgame.The US-led military campaign in Afghanistan is shifting its focus from Taliban strongholds in the south to the Pakistani border, where troops will likely fight until 2014.Critics of the speed and size of the US drawdown have warned that it may not leave enough troops to achieve maximum success in the east.
Taliban blames ‘US agents’ for deadly attack on Pak military convoy in N.Waziristan.“Mujahideen Shura of the North Waziristan gives last warning to those elements who carried out the improvised explosive device attack and opened fire from main bazaar a few days ago. If these people don’t stop their activities, then action will be taken against them,” the Dawn(newkerala)
No more ‘Yes Boss’ to America: PM.“The government is guarding supreme national interests in having diplomatic relations with other countries, including the US. Like past rulers, nobody should expect from us to say ‘Yes Boss’ to America, and bow to any foreign pressure, since we will not go against Pakistan’s interests,”(ridiff.com)