|February 25th, 2010|
$14 Billion Dollar Aid for war on terror and Its Consequences for Pakistan info
War and violence is not a solution to anything at all. War is imposed on Pakistan from outside as is the reaction to that war carefully engineered by the same forces. Pakistan's internal turmoil and conflict continues and Pakistan army and people pay a big price due to wrong and ill-fated polices of an unelected dictator Mussraf and his Cronies. The war on terror created more than 22 powerful jehbas [groups] just in Pakistan which is really threatening the integrity of Pakistan.
The Pakistani Taliban wants to destabilize the Islamabad government, while the Afghan Taliban wants to force Western troops out of Afghanistan. Demoralize the Enemy, take their Money, their Values. Their Country. Leave them in Ruin, give them Anarchy, offer them Civil War and leave them worse off today than they were Yesterday that’s situation is created by USA and NATO for Pakistan in coming months.
On September 13, 2001, General Pervez Musharraf was given an ulti*matum: either discontinue Pakistan’s decade-long support of the Tal*iban and join the United States in its war against terrorism or face serious diplomatic, economic, and military consequences. Musharraf opted for the former course—pledging to terminate Pakistan’s support to the Taliban, granting unrestricted over-flight and landing rights for US military and intelligence flights, sharing critical intelligence with the United States on known or suspected al Qaeda terrorists, and step*ping up domestic counter-terrorism activities.
Pakistani security forces have captured or killed more than 700 foreign jihadis (including members of al Qaeda) and Tal*iban-linked fighters in these areas, very few senior Taliban leader have been arrested or killed in Pakistan since 2001.
We are really appreciating and thank full to our chief of army staff General Kiyani and General Tariq Majid, Pak CJCSC Statements and stands in June 2008 totally changed the Obama Administration attitude toward Pakistan in 2009 war on terror.
General Kiyani Has told US military and NATO officials that the Pakistan Army will not “retrain or re-equip” its troops to fight the counter-insurgency war on the Afghan frontier as demanded by the Americans. Pakistan will deploy the bulk of its troops on Pakistan’s borders with India and prepare for possible conflicts with traditional enemy India.
General Tariq Majid, Pak CJCSC address to the 7th Shangrila Dialogue in Singapore The cumulative effect of happenings in the West Asia, sledge-hammer approach of the coalition forces in contiguous Pashtun areas of Afghanistan, cross border missile strikes causing civilian deaths in FATA and tendency of some of the Western countries to micro-manage our counter-terrorism policies have created a perception that the global war on terrorism is directed at Muslims.” General Majid further elucidated that this approach was stoking tribal revenge and drawing-in Islamic fighters from elsewhere to join the anti-American struggle.
Senator Kerry notes that Alexander the Great, the British and the Soviets all found enormous difficulty in trying to tame that part of the world.‘Now, we are sort of at this crucible … how do we keep our interests from being extended beyond what they really are or what is achievable?’ he asks.
Ambassador Holbrooke, while discussing sensitivities attached to this issue, notes that the Durand Line is one of those world borders that ‘leave a perpetual dissatisfaction.‘This arrangement … while very romantic for readers of Flashman novels … is not a good way to run that area,
According to these statistics, the opium poppy cultivation in hectares was 74,000, 80,000, 1,31,000, 1,04,000, 1,65,000 and 1,93,000 respectively in the years, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 as the international coalition took over Afghanistan in end-2001.
Likewise, the production of drugs was recorded as 3,400, 3,600, 4,200, 3,800, 6,100 and 8,200 tons in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 respectively, reflecting a consistency in upward trend. The area under cultivation also dropped by 20 percent from 2007 to 388,000 acres (157,000 hectares).
Pakistan’s FATA, which hugs the border with Afghanistan, has an estimated population of about 3.5 million people, who are overwhelmingly Pashtun. It encompasses over 27,000 square kilometers—mostly difficult-to-access, rugged, mountainous terrain. The FATA is home to about 60 Pashtun tribes, including a dozen major ones, which spill over into Afghanistan. Ever since Pakistan was founded, the FATA has been a semi-autonomous zone into which the central government’s authority does not extend in any meaningful way.
The first suicide attack was occurred in the country's capital Islamabad in 1995 when the bomber rammed his explosives-laden truck into the embassy of Egypt which killed 14 people. The bomber was Egyptian.
Suicide bombers have struck at least 160 times in different parts of Pakistan since September 11, 2001 when Pakistan chose to be a frontline state in the US-led war on terror. Latest suicide attacks in 29th May 2009 in NWFP killed 12 people and injured more than 350 peoples.27TH MAY suicide attacks in Lahore killed more than 30 people and injured 400 people alone. In 2009 19 suicide bombing incident happen in Pakistan alone killing 250 people and injuring more than 1,000 people.
The first suicide attack occurred after 9/11in Pakistan near the Sheraton Hotel in Karachi in May 2002, killing 16 people, including a dozen French citizens. On 14 June, 2002, another suicide bomber detonated his explosives-laden truck outside of American embassy in Karachi which killed 12 persons.
In 2003, two suicide bombers blew themselves up, killing a number of people. One suicide bomber which targeted President Gen. Pervez Musharraf in Rawalpindi, near capital Islamabad. Five people were killed in this attack.
The number of this kind of attacks stood at seven in 2004 one in Attock on the country's Prime Minister. Four suicide attacks were recorded in 2005 while another seven in 2006. The number of suicide attacks in 2006 again rose to seven, including two sectarian, which killed around 140 people. American embassy and Pakistani security forces were targeted in the four suicide attacks on this year.
In 2007, statistics show, some 56 suicide attacks occurred throughout the country. Former prime minister and PPP chairperson Benazir Bhutto was also killed in such an attack outside Liaquat Bagh in Rawalpindi..In 2007, around 58 suicides attacks killed 65 bombers along with 177 SF 729 killed 552 civilian and 1677 injured. In 2007, while 27 of the 56 suicide attacks occurred in the NWFP, there were 13 in FATA and five attacks in the national capital, Islamabad
In 2008 show, some 59 suicide attacks occurred throughout the country At least 852 persons, including 712 civilians and 140 Security Force (SF) personnel, were killed and over 1,867 persons injured by 65 suicide bombers involved in these attacks. 729 persons, including 552 civilians and 177 SF personnel, were killed and 1,677 persons injured by 58 suicide bombers. While 32 of the 59 suicide attacks in 2008 occurred in the NWFP, 13 were reported from FATA, 12 from Punjab and one each from Balochistan and Sindh Provinces
According to the Small Arms Survey, 2002, there were approximately 18 million illegally held weapons in Pakistan compared to some two million legally licensed weapons – nine illegal arms for every licensed weapon currently held by individuals in the country. The report stated that, despite the official ban on sale and purchase of non-licensed weapons, unauthorized arms and ammunition remain in open circulation and the illegal arms trade and gunrunning continue to flourish. The tribal town of Darra Adamkhel near Peshawar, bordering Afghanistan, is reported to be the largest manufacturer and supplier of low-cost arms in the region. In 2009 the legal Licensed weapons are more than 4 million and illegal weapons exceeds 40 million in Pakistan.
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Usman karim based in Lahore Pakistan email@example.com