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The military-industrial complex of Pakistan

Nauman Sadiq (RINF) - Before the signing of the Iran nuclear deal last year, BBC’s defense correspondent, Mark Urban, published a report that Pakistan’s...

Imran Khan’s PTI: The New Face of Liberalism in Pakistan

Although people often conflate democracy and liberalism, there is a fine distinction between politics and culture; a democratic system of governance falls in the...
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Video: Keeping Afghanistan at war real interest US has in region – Pakistani intel...

Former Chief of Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence, the ISI – Lieutenant-General Asad Durrani is on Sophie&Co today. Full transcript: ... Via Youtube

Pakistan Still Suffering from the Delusion That It Can Control the Taliban

President Obama didn’t bother to notify Pakistan of its drone strike on Afghanistan Taliban chief Mansour on Pakistani soil. (Photo: Newsonline) Nobody deserves to be...
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Video: Pakistan slams US drone strike killing Taliban chief Mullah Mansoor as war crime

Pakistan says US drone strike that killed Taliban leader violated its sovereignty Pakistan accuses US of not informing prime minister about attack beforehand ... Via...

Drone hunt: Pakistani man on secretive US ‘kill list’ sidestepped by UK govt

Downing Street has refused to respond to a Pakistani peace worker who’s demanding to know...

Pakistan’s award-winning 'Burka Avenger' animation opens on London screen

A Muslim warrior girl from a Pakistani animated TV series, “Burka Avenger,” has premiered on...

Pakistani Ignorance of bin Laden Kill Mission Grows More Ridiculous by the Year

Seymour Hersh reminds us how unlikely it was that the Pakistanis didn’t pick up U.S. helicopters on their way to kill bin Laden. ...
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Video: Pakistani govt tolerates US drone strikes in exchange for money – opposition leader...

The US' 'inhumane' use of drone strikes to target terrorists kills prospects for peace in Afghanistan, which in turn undermines security in Pakistan, as...
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Video: E228: Postcolonial Freedom Fighters & Did Pakistan Plot to Kill bin Laden?

Afshin Rattansi goes underground on the U.S. Navy SEALs' assassination of Osama bin Laden; acclaimed playwright Lorraine Hansberry masterpiece 'Les ... Via Youtube
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Video: ‘Violence without borders’: 15 injured as police open fire at doctors’ demonstration in...

At least 15 people were injured, 12 seriously, after police opened fire during a doctors' demonstration in the city of Quetta in Pakistan. According...
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Video: Bridge swept away by flash floods in Pakistan

A bridge dramatically collapsed in Lower Dir after torrential rains triggered flash floods in northwest Pakistan. The bridge collapse left many villages in remote...

Scottish mosque leaders probed over Pakistani terror links

Police have launched a probe into alleged links between two leading figures in two of...
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Video: Pakistani Military Flexes Its Muscles In Wake of Lahore Bombing (2/2)

Saadia Toor, author of State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan, describes the potential "creeping coup" in the aftermath of the...
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Video: Pakistani Military Flexes Its Muscles In Wake of Lahore Bombing (1/2)

Saadia Toor, author of State of Islam: Culture and Cold War Politics in Pakistan, describes the potential "creeping coup" in the aftermath of the...

Pakistan’s Ticking Nuclear Time Bomb

Exclusive: Pakistan’s nuclear arsenal remains a top global security threat, as Islamic jihadists penetrate many of the nation’s political, educational...
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Video: Tariq Ali on Lahore Bombing: Is the Pakistani Government Turning a Blind Eye...

http://democracynow.org - Pakistan has launched a paramilitary operation following the Easter Day bombing in the country's second-largest city that killed 72 ... Via Youtube
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Video: Pakistan Blast: Suicide bombing in Lahore leaves dozens dead, hundreds wounded

Taliban faction Jamaat-ul-Ahrar has claimed responsibility for Sunday's suicide blast outside a public park in Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore that killed at least...
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Video: Pakistan Mourns New Taliban School Massacre in Latest Blowback from Internal Conflict, Afghan...

http://democracynow.org - Pakistan is once again mourning mass casualties from an armed assault on one of its schools. At least 20 people were killed...
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Video: Balochistan: The Largest, Most Resource-Rich, Yet Poorest Province of Pakistan

Journalist Jahanzeb Hussain talks about who's profiting from the Pakistani province's natural gas and the suppression of the Baloch people. Via Youtube
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Video: Plane crash lands in Pakistan, at least 10 injured

A plane crash landed, injuring at least ten people, at Allama Iqbal International Airport in Lahore, Tuesday. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/6vej COURTESY: RT's ... Via Youtube
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Video: Will Pakistan Push Afghan Taliban Towards Peace?

As President Obama meets with Pakistan's PM Nawaz Sharif, we explore why the two "allies" have struggled to foster a political solution in Afghanistan. Via...
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Video: Suspected 7/7 mastermind Haroon Aswat met Khan & Tanweer in Pakistan 16Oct15

"Known to have met two of the London bombers Mohammed Siddique Kahn and Shezad Tanweer whilst he was in Pakistan" https://youtu.be/6jjxrI828Uk?t=48s ... Via Youtube

US examining ways to limit Pakistan’s nuclear weapons stockpile

The administration of US President Barack Obama is examining ways to limit Pakistan’s nuclear weapons stockpile, considered as the world’s fastest-growing nuclear arsenal in...

Malala Yousefzai Aims to Be Pakistan’s Prime Minister

Eric Zuesse On Saturday, October 3rd, the India Today TV channel telecast an interview with the Pakistani 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Yousafzai, who...

India and Pakistan talks abruptly cancelled

By Sampath Perera and Keith Jones The resumption of the long-stalled Indo-Pakistani peace process went off the rails without ever even leaving the station. On Sunday,...
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Video: One dead, 25 injured as violent clashes break out at Pakistan rally against...

Clashes between police and protesters in a village in eastern Pakistan have left one person dead and 25 others injured. The rally was organized...

Surveilling and censoring the internet in Pakistan

A new bill before parliament could severely limit internet freedom and raises concerns the state is legalising censorship and mass digital surveillance, rights activists say. The...

Pakistan allows CIA officials to get away with murder and conspiracy

Pakistani police say they have dropped charges of murder, conspiracy, waging war and terrorism against a former CIA station chief and a former agency...

Smoking gun? Britain’s top diplomat to Pakistan rapped for attending tobacco lobby meeting

Britain’s most senior diplomat to Pakistan broke government rules by attending a meeting alongside one of the world’s most influential tobacco lobby groups, it...

Over 500 Pakistani parents arrested for children’s failure to get polio vaccine

Police have arrested more than 500 parents in and around the northwestern Pakistani city of Peshawar for not allowing their children to get the...

Pakistan Army increasing cooperation with CIA on drone strikes

The Pakistan Army is once again cooperating with the US on drone strikes, a renowned expert on the country’s military tells the Bureau in...

UK ‘aid for executions’ in spotlight as Pakistan set to restart hangings

More than a hundred prisoners apprehended in UK-funded drug arrests are now facing execution in Pakistan, after a judge scheduled a hanging that would...

Pakistan authorities ‘attempting to bury’ info on Brit’s blasphemy shooting

The Pakistani authorities are attempting to suppress details of an official investigation into the shooting of Mohammed Asghar, it’s emerged, amid growing calls for...

Doctors: Briton shot in Pakistan for ‘blasphemy’ too unwell to be moved back to...

Doctors in Pakistan have said that a mentally-ill Edinburgh man who was shot by a police officer while on death row on ‘blasphemy’ charges...

UK must secure return of mentally ill Briton shot by Pakistani prison officer

A 70-year-old British man from Edinburgh is in critical condition after being shot in a Pakistani prison by a police officer or prison guard...

Tear Gas And Rubber Bullets Fired On Pakistani Protesters

Imran Khan was once famous for his sports career as a cricketer, however many are now familiar with his work as a Pakistani Politician....

Pakistan’s Payback for Drone Attacks

The United States mounts attacks on Pakistani soil – and the Pakistani military actually invades Afghanistan. Russ Wellen In the course of an October 3, 2011...

Pakistan Braces as Revolutionaries March Defiantly Towards Heart of Capitol City

Protesters demanding resignation of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and calling for 'revolution' converge in Islamabad Jon Queally Tens of thousands of Pakistanis opposed to Pakistan's ruling...

CIA drones kill at least 13 in Pakistan: the bloodiest strike for more than...

Jack Serle US drones have killed at least 13 people in the bloodiest strike in Pakistan for over a year. The attack reportedly destroyed a house...

Here Are the Real Victims of Pakistan’s War on the Taliban

Ashfaq Yusufzai Three days ago, Rameela Bibi was the mother of a month-old baby boy. He died in her arms on Jun. 28, of a...

Twitter Reverses Decision to Censor Content in Pakistan

Last month, we harshly criticized Twitter for responding to questionable legal orders from Russia and Pakistan to take down content.  We argued that the company that...

Pakistan military air strikes kill hundreds, including civilians, over past six months

Charlie Mole A wave of air strikes by the Pakistani military in the country’s tribal northwest has killed at least 291 people, including a minimum 16 civilians, over the...

Drones coverage — 10 years of US strikes in Pakistan

Emmanuelle Smith This week marks 10 years since the first US drone strike in Pakistan. Bureau coverage of this anniversary includes an eyewitness account of the aftermath of...

US, Pakistan Targeting of ‘Terrorists’ Leaves Tens of Thousands Fleeing

As North Waziristan is pounded by a Pakistani military assault, US drone strikes on the region resume Andrea Germanos As Pakistan and the U.S. continue an...

US Drone Strikes return to Pakistan — and imminently to Iraq?

US drone strikes resumed this week in Pakistan with the first strike taking place on Wednesday evening near Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan. This was quickly followed by a second strike early Thursday morning, although as the Bureau... Read More ›

CIA drone strikes resume in Pakistan after five-month pause

Two drone strikes have hit North Waziristan in Pakistan’s tribal northwest, reportedly killing 16 people and ending the longest pause in drone strikes of Obama’s...

US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia

CIA drones have not hit Pakistan for over five months — some now suggest it is a permanent end to strikes. The hiatus in drone strikes...

Pakistani High Court Orders Police to Investigate CIA Drone Strikes

A judge at the High Court in Islamabad, Pakistan, has ordered the Pakistani police to open a criminal investigation into the CIA’s involvement in...

Most US Drone Strikes in Pakistan Attack Houses

Alice K Ross and Jack Serle Domestic buildings have been hit by drone strikes more than any other type of target in the CIA’s 10-year...

Did the CIA’s Fake Polio Vaccination Program in Pakistan Help Fuel a Global Health...

The World Health Organization has designated the spread of polio in Asia, Africa and the Middle East a global public health emergency requiring a...

Pakistani Court Releases Suspected FBI Agent

A PAKISTANI court released an unidentified US citizen on bail today after Washington identified him as an FBI agent. The court directed the man to...

US covert actions in Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia

Jack Serle and Alice K Ross There have been no reported drone strikes in Pakistan for more than three months Strikes hit Yemen at an intensity not seen since July...

The Escalation of Drone Warfare in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Africa

Chris Cole  RINF Alternative News Over the past decade the use of armed drones has dramatically increased and spread with drone strikes reported to have taken place...

Pausing at the crossroads — drones in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Africa

Over the past decade the use of armed drones has dramatically increased and spread with drone strikes reported to have taken place in up to ten countries. Although the US use of drones in Pakistan and  Yemen has been most controversial and... Read More ›

Obama Drones On: The Slaughter of Pakistani Civilians

William Boardman  RINF Alternative News In 2009, my home was attacked by a drone. My brother and son were martyred. My son’s name was Hafiz Zahinullah. My...

Drone Victim Meets with German MPs and Officials in Wake of Pakistan Kidnapping

A Pakistani man who lost his son and brother to a 2009 CIA drone strike is this week visiting Germany to hold meetings with...

Drone Victim Kareem Khan Released From Illegal Detention in Pakistan

A Pakistani drone victim who had been missing since being abducted from his home by men in police uniforms on February 5 has been...

Father of Drone Victim Kidnapped by Pakistani Police

Medea Benjamin  RINF Alternative News In October 2012, I was with a CODEPINK delegation in Pakistan meeting families impacted by US drone strikes. Kareem Khan, a...

Manipulating the Data on CIA Drone Strikes against Civilians: Leaked Pakistani Document contradicts US...

Alice K Ross  RINF Alternative News A secret Pakistani government document contradicts several of the US’s rare public statements on the CIA’s drone strikes in Pakistan. The...

Pakistan air force pounds North Waziristan, massacring scores of civilians

Sampath Perera  RINF Alternative News Pakistani military jets and helicopter gunships attacked several villages of North Waziristan agency on early Tuesday morning, killing at least 40...

Pakistan, a Victim of Ideological Colonization

The distressing story of a Pakistani teenager who lost his life while he was making efforts to prevent a suicide bomber from detonating his...

Pakistan teenager killed when he stopped a bomber

BBC NewsJanuary 9, 2014 Tributes have been pouring in for a Pakistani teenager who was killed...

Pakistan teenager killed when he stopped a bomber

BBC NewsJanuary 9, 2014 Tributes have been pouring in for a Pakistani teenager who was killed...

Ex-president Pervez Musharraf goes to hospital instead of Pakistani court

Pamela ConstableWashington PostJanuary 2, 2014 The treason indictment of Pakistan's former military ruler was postponed...

‘Abandoned and forgotten’: American abducted by Al-Qaeda in Pakistan begs US for help

dcclothesline.comDecember 27, 2013 A still image taken from video and released by the Site Intelligence Group...

California man admits to terrorism, plans to train Al Qaeda in Pakistan

Ari Bloomekatzlatimes.comDecember 27, 2013 A 24-year-old Orange Coungy man pleaded guilty Friday to federal terrorism charges...

Christmas Day Drone Strike Pounds Pakistan

In what is being reported as the first ever Christmas Day U.S. drone strike in Pakistan, a suspected U.S. drone on Wednesday fired two...

Pakistan condemns North Waziristan drone strike

AFPDecember 26, 2013 The government on Thursday strongly condemned yesterday's US drone attack in North Waziristan...

Pakistan Outs Three US CIA Station Chiefs in Three Years

For the third time in three years, a CIA station chief has been outed in Pakistan, a country where the CIA is running one...

Pakistan Outs Three US CIA Station Chiefs in Three Years

For the third time in three years, a CIA station chief has been outed in Pakistan, a country where the CIA is running one...

US defence secretary warns Pakistan to end NATO supply blockade

By Sampath Perera14 December 2013 US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel, visiting Pakistan this week, warned Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif that a protest blockade of...

‘US allowing Pakistan to keep nukes’

The United States is the only reason why Pakistan is being allowed to have and keep nuclear weapons, says Michael Burns, a political and...

Hagel Threatens Pakistan: Stop Drone Protests, Or US Will Stop Aid

U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel threatened Pakistani heads of state on Monday with cutting off up to $1.6 billion in aid if the country's...

Pakistan: Drone Killings Show Numbers, Not Bodies

More than 300 U.S. drone attacks have killed 2,160 militants and 67 civilians in Pakistan since 2008, according to Pakistani defence ministry data. But people living...

Chuck Hagel on his way to Pakistan

US Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel walks into a building to meet with troops at Camp Bastion in Afghanistan on December 8, 2013. US Defense...

Anti-drone protests halt US military convoys at Pakistan border

The Pentagon has put the brakes on military cargo shipments traveling from Afghanistan to Pakistan, citing anti-drone protests that threatened truck drivers, a Pentagon...

Anti-Drone Blockade in Pakistan Forces Halt to US Military Shipments

Ongoing protests against U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan are fueling a non-violent blockade along its border that have now forced a halt to NATO...

Interpreting Pakistan, Changing the World

Stop all the clocks … let the mourners come. - WH Auden December 1, marks the tenth death anniversary of the late Hamza Alavi....

US Drone Strikes: Pakistani Political Party Names and Accuses CIA Station Chief of Murder

Kevin Gosztola RINF Alternative News A political party in Pakistan has named the CIA station chief in the country and accused the chief and CIA director...

In Protest Against Unending Drone Attacks, Pakistani Party ‘Unmasks’ CIA Station Chief

The political party of Imran Khan, the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), has reportedly 'unmasked' the identity of the CIA station chief in Pakistan, demanding he...

Pakistani Military Unveils Its Own Drones

Following a weekend of protests in Pakistan over U.S. drone strikes, the Kabul government revealed that its military has developed new drones of its...

America’s Drone-Fueled Killing Spree Has Backfired in Pakistan

Medea Benjamin "We will put pressure on...

Pakistan: Blocking NATO Supplies to Stop Drones

Ashfaq Yusufzai Posters and billboards have been posted by Pakistan Tehreek Insaf workers on University Road in Peshawar to urge people to attend their Nov....

First CIA Drone Strikes Outside Pakistan’s Tribal Regions

A CIA drone strike hit a religious school in Hangu, Pakistan before dawn , killing at least six and injuring several more. It is...

Pakistan’s Illegal Nuclear Procurement: U.S. Aid to Pakistan Supported the Mujahidin in Afghanistan

Arriving in Washington on 6 December 1982, Pakistani dictator General Muhammad Zia-ul-Haq meet Secretary of State George Shultz, a steady supporter of aid to...

US expands its drone war on Pakistan

By Keith Jones23 November 2013 A US drone strike on a seminary in the Hangu district of Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province killed at least...

Obama officials told Pakistan’s Sharif that drone strikes would continue

Tom Hussainmcclatchydc.comNovember 22, 2013 Pakistani officials acknowledged this week that the Obama administration had told Pakistan's prime minister during his recent visit to Washington that...

US Drone Attacks Pakistani Religious School, Killing Eight

The US breaks its promises so quick with Pakistan it's scarcely worth mentioning them in the first place. Just hours after a promise not...

US Drone Attack on Religious School Spurs Outrage in Pakistan

For the first time in over five years, a U.S. drone attack has occured outside Pakistan's remote tribal regions, hitting one of the more...

Is Pakistan Using the Taliban?

Mumbai. Within a week of a drone strike killing the Pakistan Taliban (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud and the selection of Mullah Fazlullah in his place,...

The CIA’s Revenge Drone Strike in Pakistan

After a drone strike had reportedly killed Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud Nov. 1, the spokesperson for the U.S. National Security Council declared that,...

Indo-Pakistani relations fraught after months of border skirmishes

By Deepal Jayasekera8 November 2013 The past three months have seen a surge in cross-border firing between Indian and Pakistani military forces along the...

Drone Strike Served CIA Revenge, Blocked Pakistan’s Strategy

WASHINGTON - After a drone strike had reportedly killed Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud Nov. 1, the spokesperson for the U.S. National Security Council...

Saudi nuclear weapons ‘on order’ from Pakistan

Mark UrbanBBCNovember 7, 2013 Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will, a variety of...

Killing Children: America’s Undeclared Drone War on the People of Pakistan

This week saw the most extraordinary scene materialize in Washington DC. Nine-year-old Nabeela ur Rehman, from North Waziristan in the remote tribal region of...

Dozens Of Workers Fall Unconscious During Exorcism At Pakistani Factory

A malicious psychic presence, mysterious gas leak, mass hysteria, or some combination thereof? The Express Tribune reports: Nearly 25 female workers of a Landhi garments...

Government Document Identifies 20 People Killed in Pakistan in a 2009 Drone Strike

A heavily armed US Air Force Reaper waits on the tarmac in Afghanistan (Courtesy photo/US Air Force).The Bureau has obtained a document identifying 20...