Pakistani military has completely dismissed the report by BBC which accused the country of helping Talibanis in Afghanistan and providing them a safe heaven.
Major General Athar Abbas, spokesperson of Pakistan military called the report as biased. He said the report is one-sided and does not take into account the people who were “badly hit or affected” by it.
In the report, a Taliban commander has also been mentioned saying that Pakistan played important role in providing support, sheleter, and supplies to the Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. However, the credibility of BBC report was also questioned by Pakistani military.
The United States has been doubting Pakistan and its intelligence agency ISI of supporting militants with vested interest of gaining influence over Afghanistan. The NATO combat troops are to leave Afghanistan in 2014 and this might be a reason for Pakistan to long for increasing its influence by supporting Taliban fighters in the country.
A top U.S. military officer, Admiral Mike Mullen, had also accused of the ISI of supporting militants in their attack on US embassy in Afghanistan. Haqqani network, which is believed to have links with Al Queda is considered to have received strong support from the ISI.
Pakistan also denied all allegations made by the United States. Malik stated that it was true that the ISI had recruited intelligence personnel but did not support Taliban fighters in Afghanistan.
Malik made a counterattack by saying that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency and Britain’s security service also maintained communication with the Haqqani network in order to get information about militants.
This is however, well known to all that Pakistan openly supported Talibanis in Afghanistan before 9/11 attacks on the United States and maintained diplomatic relations with them.
The United States sent its troops to Afghan area near border to Pakistan. According to a report by local media of Pakistan the troops consist heavy artillery and helicopter gunships.
The US military has taken a new position in an area which is adjacent to –insurgent-infested part of North Waziristan. The border also touches Ghulum Khan. The US troops shifted here on last Saturday and Sunday night.
The report also quoted Pakistani authorities and tribal leaders who revealed that US troops have taken position on hilltops from where they can observe the insurgents.
Another sources revealed that the US military also began a door-to-door search in KHost Province of Afghanistan to catch insurgents.
NATO warplanes were also seen across the border, revealed villagers of Ghulam Khan where US forces have also been deployed by now.
US forces’ sudden change in their position has culminated tension in the border area as US military also imposed curfew and banned traffic on main roads that connect border areas— Ghulam Khan of Pakistan and Khost province of Afghanistan.
Government authorities also confirmed this report, said the source. However, there was no confirmation of any such reports by the United States and NATO forces. No media sources from any other country has supported the same.
An all-party conference in Pakistan has puzzled the United States. Pakistani Prime Minister as well as former prime minister Nawaz Sharif too participated in the same conference for the first time. Not only political [parties but also religious groups and societies as well as army chief General Kayani enthusiastically attended the meeting
Prime Minister Gilani stated that no country could put any pressure on Pakistan to do anything. He further added that national interests should be safeguarded. Gilani reiterated the oath to defend Pakistan’s geographical boundaries freedom, and national sovereignty.
Gilani also showed his confidence in the Pak army and its solidarity.
Many diplomats showed their concerns over US strategy toward Pakistan. Imran Khan, former cricketer and leader said that the United States is determined to declare Pakistani intelligence agency ISI as a terrorist outfit. He said this would create more problems for Pakistan.
The statements by US Navy Admiral about Haqqani network being an assisting hand to ISI has put Pakistani leaders in tension.
Pakistani leaders also fear that the United States might opt for military actions against Pakistan, which has been its long-term ally.
The US government has handed the names of specific militant leaders which she wants Pakistani authorities to help track down. The names include 4 extreme Islamic leaders.
The first name on that list is the man acknowledged to be the deputy for Osama Bin Laden Ayman al-Zawahiri. Other names on that list are the operational commander of an Islamic network known Haqqani. His name is Siraj Haqqani. He is the head of the group that is most deadly among the Taliban fighters in Afghanistan. He is described as the next Osama Bin Laden. The other name in the list includes Atiya Abdel Rahman. He is a Libyan and he is the operational chief of al Qaeda.
This information was revealed by Pakistani intelligent. It was part of the discussions going on between the two intelligent groups. The names according to the Pakistani officials should be a target for joint operations between the American intelligent and Pakistani intelligent.
However US secretary of State Mrs. Clinton said that they did not give specific names but said that the death of Osama Bin Laden has caused a turning point in relationships between America and Pakistan and said that Pakistan must do much to tackle terrorism or America will cut the $2 billion aid program.
The Pakistani military has redeemed its image by retaking the naval base it lost to Taliban after fierce battle. The military cut shorts the 18 hours occupation of the naval base after heavy gun battle with the Taliban.
It was surprising that the Taliban forces which were not more than 6 insurgents were able to deal that deadly blow to the Pakistani military including the destruction of their surveillance planes that were donated by Americans. About 12 Pakistani soldiers were killed in the attack. At the end of the counter attack 4 of the insurgents were killed.
The Taliban in Pakistan has already claimed responsibility for the attack. They said that it is part of the program to avenge the death of Osama Bin Laden by the Americans. They said that were under order to fight to death. They said that they embarked on the mission with the aim of not coming out alive saying that they have already embraced martyrdom.
It would be recalled that insurgents that were numbered about 4 to 6 stormed the naval base in the night using ladders to have access to the naval facilities causing enormous damages to some of the military equipment. They took possession of the facilities for about 18 hours before the commandos organized for a counter attack through which they were able to deal with the insurgents.
The death of Osama Bin Laden in the hands of American Navy Seals is forestalling the NATO efforts in Afghanistan. The security of the NATO supply line to Afghanistan may be cut by Pakistan if the threat of Pakistan is anything to go by. The lawmakers in Pakistan vetoed all the ties with the United States of America.
The lawmakers unanimously voted against the relations with the United States of America and condemned the US May 2nd attack that led to the killing of Osama Bin Laden. The lawmakers wanted the country to review its ties with US warning against such unilateral attack on the country by America in future.
The lawmakers also urged the government of the country to cut the NATO supply line to Afghanistan. The US is responding by sending a US law maker Senator Kerry to Pakistan to do what he knows how best to do.
The government in Pakistan is very fragile and it is hoping that the military will help it to stabilize in office till the term in office expires. The relation between US and Pakistan nose dived after the death of Osama Bin Laden in the hands of Americans who invaded the country without the knowledge of Pakistani security forces.
Two incidents of bomb attack in Pakistan that killed about 80 recruits are straining the relations between Pakistan and USA. The Taliban is claiming responsibility for the twin attack. They said that the attack is in retaliation to the death of Osama Bin Laden from the hands of Americans.
The attack was targeted on constabulary that has just concluded their six months training in Pakistan; the group was trained as part of the campaign to help Pakistan to respond to the threats of terrorism in the country. This particular attack is the worst to be recorded this year in the country. The attack is trying to cause diplomatic row between Pakistan and America. America has always believed that Pakistan is not responding properly to the demand of international community on the global war against terror. The recent killing of Osama Bin Laden in the country seems to have reinforced that believe.
The local population is worried on the escalating terror attack in the country after the killing of Osama Bin Laden in May 2. They were not happy that the US could take the unilateral decision to carry such attack without confiding to the authorities in Pakistan. Pakistan government is also not happy with the action of the US government.
As part of the evident to show to the American people that the story about the death of Osama Bin Laden is true the picture of his dead bodies were shown to some members of the congress of the United States of America.
One of the lawmakers who reported that he has seen the lifeless body of Osama is Senator James Inhofe. He disclosed that he was about 15 pictures of Osama Bin Laden. He said that most of the pictures he saw were the ones that were taken at the residence of Bin Laden in Pakistan soon after he was terminated by the Navy Seal. The senator described the pictures he saw as gruesome. He said that it is true that Bin Laden is actually dead.
The US intelligence decided to share the photo with some selected group of American society. The photo would also be shown to the congress members of the intelligence committee. However the intelligence would not allow anybody to make away with any of the pictures.
The government decided to show the pictures as evidence to prove that Osama Bin Laden has been killed. The cross section of Americans have demanded for the pictures as evidence that the most wanted terrorist in the world history is actually eliminated.
Report from Pakistan indicated that not less than 80 people were killed by suicide bomber. The bomber blew himself up at the training center of the local security in Pakistan. The attack was reported to have injured more than 120 people. Already the Taliban in Pakistan is claiming responsibility for the attack. It said that the attack is to avenge the death of Osama Bin Laden by the American seal.
Police source reported that two bombers used a motorbike to carry out an attack in Charsadda. This was detonated at the compound of the Pakistan Frontier Constabulary. It was of the security forces that were funded by the American to deal with the treats that was coming from the neighboring Afghanistan where the Taliban is based.
According to the police source majority of those who lost their lives and those who were injured were cadets who were undergoing training. The other victims were locals who were doing their businesses at the local market that was located nearby.
The blast according to the source happened two times but most of the victims were affected by the second blast and not the first blast. It would be recalled that the US seal killed Osama Bin Laden in a secret operation that was carried out in Pakistan.
United States of America is pilling pressure on Pakistan to allow its security agencies interview the widows of late terror leader Osama Bin Laden. The national security adviser made the request. The killing of Bin Laden in Pakistan has sparked off a cold relationship between the two countries.
In their taped interviews president Obama and national security adviser Thomas Donilon were very selective in their choice of words not to openly accuse Pakistan of hiding Osama Bin Laden. The Americans believe since Osama is living in Islamabad it is difficult for Pakistan to exonerate itself of the knowledge of where about of Bin Laden.
The national security adviser is believed to have a tape which the naval seal has recovered from the premises of Osama Bin Laden. The content of the tape is believed to have some sensitive information which might link the authorities of Pakistan of having deals and discussions with Osama Bin Laden.
The government of the United States is seeking to know to what extent the political and security authorities in Pakistan are privy of the stay of Osama Bin Laden in the country for almost 10 years of his manhunt. The relationship between America and Pakistan has never being all that straight since 9-11 attack. America has always believed that Pakistan is not doing enough in the fight against global terror. The killing of Bin Laden inside Pakistan seemed to have reinforced that assumption.