Pakistan Security Brief - August 10, 2011

Drone kills twenty-five in Miram Shah; Nine killed in Shawal clash; Haqqani: U.S. came into Pakistan with “guns blazing,” alienated Pakistanis; China to launch Pakistani satellite; Pakistan deports five Chinese nationals to Xinjiang; Six more killed in Karachi; Khar: New chapter in relations with India; Umar Patek to be sent to Indonesia by end of month; Pak intelligence claims they did not detain HuT activists; SC disappointed in government lack of effort in investigating Balochistan disappearances.

 

FATA

U.S. Pakistan Relations

  • In a radio interview, Pakistan’s Ambassador to the U.S. Hussain Haqqani explained Pakistani anger over the U.S. raid that killed Osama bin Laden as fear spurred by the U.S. coming into Pakistan “unilaterally with guns blazing.” Haqqani said such behavior made Pakistanis suspicious of the U.S. and made it difficult for them to look at the U.S. as a friend.[iii]

China-Pakistan Relations

Karachi

India-Pakistan Relations

Patek Extradition

Hizb-ut Tahrir

  • On Wednesday, the Islamabad High Court held a hearing to address four petitions regarding the alleged detention of five Hizb-ut Tahrir (HuT) activists. The Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) and military intelligence have reportedly denied that they have the activists in custody. Pakistan has attempted to root out HuT influence within the security establishment since the arrest of Brig. Ali Khan, a senior army officer who allegedly held ties to the organization.[ix]

Balochistan



[i] “Drone attack kills 25 in Miranshah,” Reuters, August 10, 2011. Available at
“21 militants killed in drone strike,” Telegraph, August 10, 2011. Available at
[ii] “Nine killed In South Waziristan clashes,” ET, August 10, 2011. Available at
[iii] “Pakistan’s Washington ambassador accuses US of acting with ‘gun blazing,’” Telegraph, August 10, 2011. Available at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/8691287/Pakistans-Washington-ambassador-accuses-US-of-acting-with-gun-blazing.html
[iv] “China to launch communications satellite for Pakistan in coming day,” Dawn, August 10, 2011. Available at http://www.dawn.com/2011/08/10/china-to-launch-communications-satellite-for-pakistan-in-coming-days.html
[v] “Five Chinese nationals deported,” Dawn¸ August 10, 2011. Available at
“’Silk Road’ Plan for Xinjian Makes for a Rough Tapestry,” WSJ, August 9, 2011. Available at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424053111904007304576495950526450210.html
[vi] “Toll rises to six in Karachi violence,” The News, August 9, 2011. Available at
“Karachi violence: Three killed, situation tense in Lyari,” ET, August 10, 2011. Available at
“Grenade attacks in Lyari injure three including PPP leader,” Dawn, August 10, 2011. Available at http://www.dawn.com/2011/08/10/grenade-attack-in-lyari-injures-three-including-ppp-leader.html
“Registration date for arms licenses extended till September: Malik,” Dawn, August 9, 2011. Available at http://www.dawn.com/2011/08/09/registration-date-for-arms-licenses-extended-till-september-malik.html
[vii] “Pakistan seeks ‘new chapter’ in India ties,” Dawn, August 10, 2011. Available at
“Pakistan, India to meet again next month: Khar,” DT, August 10, 2011. Available at
[viii] “Pakistan to extradite Bali bomb suspect this month,” AP, August 10, 2011. Available at http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110810/ap_on_re_as/as_indonesia_bali_bomber
[ix] “Intelligence agencies deny detaining HuT activists,” ET, August 10, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/228384/missing-persons-case-intelligence-agencies-deny-detaining-ht-activists/
[x] “Missing persons case: SC gives final warning over commission appointment,” ET, August 10, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/228147/missing-persons-case-sc-gives-final-warning-over-commission-appointment/