Pakistan Security Brief - August 8, 2011

New CIA station chief arrives in Islamabad; Political and military leaders push to resolve Karachi violence; India lobbies U.K. for LeT crackdown; Xinjiang attacks may not be linked to ETIM; Gilani in Saudi Arabia; Investigation of HuT in military makes little progress; Political parties voice support for Seraiki province; Bomb wounds ten soldiers in S. Waziristan; 200 total militants killed in Kurram operation; Sixteen NATO tankers torched; Three police killed in Quetta.

 

 

U.S.-Pakistan Relations

  • The Express Tribune reports that a new CIA station chief has arrived in Islamabad. The last station chief left supposedly due to health reasons, though it has been rumored he had a tense relationship with the head of the Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shuja Pasha. The previous station chief was forced to leave after a Pakistani security official allegedly leaked his identity.[i]

Karachi

Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)

China-Pakistan Relations

Gilani in Jeddah

Hizb-ut Tahrir (HuT)

New Provinces

FATA

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Balochistan



[i] “Mending precarious ties: New CIA station chief arrives in Islamabad,” ET, August 8, 2011. Available at
[ii] “Military expresses concern over Karachi violence,” ET, August 8, 2011. Available at
“No PR177/2011-ISPR,” ISPR, August 8, 2011. Available at
“MQM agrees to Karachi’s ‘deweaponisation,’” Dawn, August 6, 2011. Available at
“President invited Muttahida to rejoin govt,” Dawn, August 6, 2011. Available at
“Pakistan’s poor dying in Karachi violence,” AFP, August 7, 2011. Available at
[iii] “Covert diplomacy: At India’s behest, Britain lobbies for LeT crackdown,” ET, August 8, 2011. Available at
“Two militants killed in Kashmir clash,” BBC, August 8, 2011. Available at
[iv] “China’s Xinjiang ‘terrorism’ claim questioned,” Al Jazeera, August 5, 2011. Available at
[v] “Gilani to meet King Abdullah today,” Dawn, August 8, 2011. Available at
[vi] “Agencies struggle to dismantle Hizb ut-Tahrir network,” ET, August 8, 2011. Available at
[vii] “New federating units: PML-N wants 13 provinces,” ET, August 8, 2011. Available at
[viii] “Bomb ‘wounds 10 Pakistani soldiers,’” AFP, August 8, 2011. Available at
[ix] “Pakistani official: 200 militants killed in month,” AP, August 8, 2011. Available at
[x] “Bomb destroys 16 NATO tankers in Pakistan,” AFP, August 6, 2011. Available at
[xi] “Three people including SHO killed in Quetta shooting,” Dawn¸ August 7, 2011. Available at
“3 police officers killed in attack in southwest Pakistan,” CNN, August 8, 2011. Available at