About $14 Billion Dollar Aid for war on terror and Its Consequences for pakistan Part II
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$14 Billion Dollar Aid for war on terror and Its Consequences for pakistan Part II info
Col David Kilcullen, formerly a senior adviser to Gen David Petraeus, the US commander in the region, told a Congressional hearing: "We need to call off the drones." "I realise that they do damage to the al-Qaeda leadership, but... the drone strikes are highly unpopular. "The current path that we are on is leading us to loss of Pakistani government control over its own population."
The agency has carried out at least 20 Predator strikes in Pakistan in the first five months of this year, compared with 36 strikes in 2008, killing about 161 people since Mr Obama was inaugurated on Jan 20. June 18, 2004: 5 including Nek Muhammad Wazir killed in a strike near Wana (Pakistan). May 14, 2005: Haitham al-Yemeni killed in a strike by drones in Pakistan. November 30, 2005: Al-Qaeda number 3 Abu Hamza Rabia killed in an attack by CIA drones.
67 cross-border predator strikes carried out by the Afghanistan-based American drones in Pakistan between January 14, 2006 and May 24, 2009, only 10 were able to hit their actual targets, killing 14 wanted al-Qaeda leaders, besides perishing 757 innocent Pakistani civilians. The success percentage of the US predator strikes thus comes to not more than five per cent.
Two strikes carried out in 2006 had killed 98 civilians while three attacks conducted in 2007 had slain 66 Pakistanis, yet none of the wanted al-Qaeda or Taliban leaders could be hit by the Americans right on target. However, of the 50 drone attacks carried out between January 29, 2008 and April 8, 2009, 10 hit their targets and killed 14 wanted al-Qaeda operatives
Pakistani security forces entered into FATA in the year 2003 to prevent spillover of operations from Afghanistan into Pakistan and stop miscreants, deny use of territory for terrorist activities, open up hitherto no go areas and integrate FATA national mainstream. Taking advantage of the proximity of border, rugged terrain, semi autonomous nature of FATA, old Afghan war ties and common religious beliefs on both side some foreign elements and Taliban have found sanctuaries in FATA . Since the conflict began, Pakistan has lost more than three times the number of its soldiers compared to the number of US troops killed in Afghanistan. However, as of 2009, the confirmed body count of militants killed by the Pakistan Army reached the 7,000 mark
Since entering into FATA security forces have carried out 161 major and minor operations against terrorists and achieved unprecedented success. Over 3000 terrorists .have been killed and almost 4000 apprehended. Over 1400 officers and men of Pakistan Army and Frontier Corps have embraced shahadat in this war on terror. Presently over 1200000 security forces ( Army and FC) are guarding the 1100 check posts on the western border.
Pakistan Army after its peace deals with Taliban leaders has virtually withdrawn from the seven districts of FATA .Posts vacated by Pakistan Army now stand occupied by Taliban cadres. The peace deal with the Taliban has only one proviso that they will not attack Pakistan Army troops. There is no proviso that they will not attack US/NATO troops in Afghanistan and therefore the Taliban has now a free run against them.
During the chaos that reigned in the FATA between 2004 and 2006, the Taliban and associated groups assassinated more than 200 tribal leaders, allegedly for cooperating with Pakistani officials or spying for the United States and its allies,2006-2009 510 Tribals leaders ,people spying or Cooperating with Pakistan Government is Excecuted by these Thugs.
See this money bring hell for Pakistan after 9/11.in Pakistan there were not too many militants group operating especially in Fata, FANA, and Malikand areas. Although banned by the central government, several violent Islamic terrorist groups continue to operate in Pakistan, including: Harakat ul-Mujahedin (HUM), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM), Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LT), and Laskar-i-Jhangvi (LJ).
PESHAWAR TO TORKHAM:This is the final and shortest stretch of the northern supply route where all attacks against the supply chain have occurred.The route runs through the Khyber Agency of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) – home to at least three different Taliban groups.Approximately three-fourths of the total supplies destined for Afghanistan pass through the Torkham border crossing.
Several bold attacks in recent weeks have targeted not just trucks, but also a key terminal near Peshawar where trucks and cargos are kept before making the final part of their journey into AfghanistanThe attacks were all the more remarkable since they occurred in the center of a city that houses the 11th Corps of the Pakistani Army.
In 2009 there were 9 attacks on NATO supply line which destroyed 81 containers along with 6 oil tanker and 75 Vechiles and killing more than 20 SF (Security forces).
In 2008 the seven attacks between December 1 and December 31 had destroyed containers that contained trans-shipping ammunition, fuel, foodstuff and other goods for the US-led NATO forces, fighting against Taliban in Afghanistan.The loss was estimated to be in billions of rupees. In December 2008 alone around 300 Lorries, trailers and containers were torched. About 70 Humvees, armoured personnel carriers, were among the destroyed supplies. since last 6 years(2002-2008) 400 lorries and 70 people killed due to these attacks in Pakistan by these Taliban thugs..
Annual Fatalities in Terrorist Violence in Pakistan, 2003- 2008
-Civilians - SF Personnel- Terrorists- Total
2003 140 24 25 189
2004 435 184 244 863
2005 430 81 137 648
2006 608 325 538 1471
2007 1523 597 1479 3599
2008 2155 654 3906 6715
As a result, the number of terror related incidents in Pakistan decreased from 430 in January to 374 in February 2009. However, the number of people killed rose sharply from 634 in January, to 813 in February. more ‘militants’ were killed than civilians and security personnel in February. The operations during the month resulted in 479 militants being killed as against 209 killed in the previous month. In addition, 597 miscreants were arrested in February as against 371 in January. There were 62 security personnel killed and 86 injured in February as against 79 dead and 116 wounded in January.
During the month, there were 312 violent incidents, including terrorist attacks, operations by security forces and ethnic clashes, as against 374 in February. Consequently, the number of people killed in these incidents reduced from 813 to 546. militants’ killed reduced significantly to 165 as against 479 in February. 503 ‘militants’ were arrested as against 597 in February. The casualties of security forces also remained at virtually the same level as 65 security personnel were killed and 28 injured in March as against 62 killed and 75 injured in February. During the month 59 civilians were kidnapped as against 101 in February. 13.83% decrease
In April 2009 In April 2009, a total of 229 terrorist, insurgent and sectarian attacks were reported across the country. These attacks killed 468 people and injured 237. The highest number of attacks was reported from North Western Frontier Province, NWFP (99), followed by Balochistan (88) and Federally Administered Tribal Areas, FATA (42). 21.81% increase.
In May 2008 is bloodiest month in Pakistan more than 500 attacks happen and at least 2000 people killed and at least 3,000 injuries till 30th may.
IDPs Armed conflict between government forces and Taleban insurgents began in Pakistan's tribal areas located between the country's North West Frontier Province (NWFP) and the border with Afghanistan in 2002. Military operations against armed opposition groups in Pakistan have displaced hundreds of thousands of people in recent months,
In North Waziristan, conflict between armed opposition groups and the army resumed in October 2007 after the collapse of a ceasefire agreement. At least 80,000 people are believed to have fled their homes to avoid being caught in the bombing and crossfire. There was intense fighting between government forces and the armed opposition groups, where helicopter gunships, fighter planes and heavy artillery were reportedly used. There were also clashes between the army and opposition forces in South Waziristan in early 2008, with both sides using heavy weapons, and the conflict forced thousands of civilians to flee the area.
According to UN estimates, over 232,000 persons displaced by the conflicts in FATA and NWFP had been registered in nine districts of NWFP, including over 50,000 people living in 12 camps established in the safer districts of NWFP, and over 178,000 individuals living outside the camps. The actual IDP figures were estimated to be higher due to registration of displaced people outside camps having taken place in only 70 per cent of the affected district in 2008
The largest displacement in Pakistan in 2007 occurred in Swat Valley in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP). The valley, with a population of 1.5 mil-lion people, was seized by pro-Taleban fighters in July 2007. 0.5 million people to 0.7 Million people displaced but come back after cease fire and peace agreement between TSNM and NWFP government in 2008 .but truce collapsed in 2009.
The largest displacement in Pakistan in 2009 occurred in Malakand Division (Swat,Buner,Sangla,DIR) in the North West Frontier Province (NWFP).Till 30th may 2009 the register IDP.S reached 3.3 million which are living in 20 different camps in Mardan peshawar,Swabi,and Monsera.Un register IDPs which are living with their friends and families around Pakistan are un know. The price of $14 billion dollars USA help for war on terror already brink Pakistan on collapsed.