Pakistan Security Brief - December 1, 2011

U.S. officials deny NATO attack intentional, Obama decides against issuing formal apology to Pakistan; Khar warns of attack’s repercussions, PCNS to release recommendations; ISPR refutes NYT reporting, Washington Post sees steps towards cooperation; U.S. Senate amends 2012 Defense Spending Bill; Pakistan may send Ambassador to Bonn Conference; Pakistani Supreme Court requests evidence in memogate case and orders Haqqani to stay in Pakistan; Sindh government jails MQM-Haqiqi leader; Commission on Shahzad slaying preparing to release findings; Bomb targets official in Peshawar; LI and tribesmen coalition attack Taliban base.

U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Bonn Conference Boycott

Memogate

Sindh

Saleem Shahzad Commission

Peshawar

FATA


[1] “Pak 'notion' on Nato strike incorrect: Pentagon,” Geo, November 30, 2011. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=27668
“U.S. Denies NATO Attack on Pakistani Troops Deliberate,” New York Times, November 30, 2011. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/11/30/world/asia/international-us-pakistan-nato.html?_r=1&ref=world
“Obama not to issue formal apology to Pakistan: NYT,” Express Tribune, December  1, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/300594/obama-not-to-issue-formal-apology-to-pakistan-nyt/
[2] “NATO Attack Could Hurt War on Terror: Pakistan,” New York Times, December 1, 2011. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/12/01/world/asia/news-us-pakistan-nato-3.html?ref=world
“Pak-US Policy: Committee to chalk out recommendations on Friday,” Express Tribune, December 1, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/300509/pak-us-policy-committee-to-chalk-out-recommendations-on-friday/
[3] “No fresh clash between Pak Army, Nato forces: ISPR,” Geo, November 30, 2011. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=27677
“NATO says Pakistan resumes some cooperation by preventing Afghanistan border incident,” AP, November 30, 2011. Available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/pakistan-rejects-afghan-presidents-personal-plea-to-attend-conference-on-afghanistan/20 11/11/30/gIQAhElsBO_story.html?wprss=rss_asia-pacific
[4] Josiah Ryan, “Senate orders gradual reduction of military aid to Pakistan,” The Hill, November 30, 2011. Available at http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/196317-senate-orders-gradual-reduction-of-military-aid-to-pakistan-
[5] “Pakistan says decision on Afghanistan conference is final,” Dawn, November 30, 2011. Available at
“Pakistan’s security more important than Afghanistan’s: PM,” Dawn, November 30, 2011. Available at
Hafeez Tunio & Zia Khan, “Bonn conference boycott: Gilani unmoved by Merkel’s gentle nudge,” Express Tribune, December 1, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/300418/bonn-conference-boycott-gilani-unmoved-by-merkels-gentle-nudge/
[6] Faisal Shakeel “Memogate: Parliament failed to protect sovereignty says Nawaz,” Express Tribune, December 1, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/300607/memogate-respondents-to-submit-reply-withing-15-days-says-cj/
“Pakistan Lawmaker: Court Bars Ex-Envoy From Travel,” New York Times, December 1, 2011. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2011/12/01/world/asia/AP-AS-Pakistan-Envoy-Scandal.html?ref=world
“Plea against Sherry dismissed,” Dawn, December 1, 2011. Available at http://www.dawn.com/2011/12/01/plea-against-sherry-dismissed.html
[7] “Afaq Ahmed detained for 30 days under MPO,” Dawn, November 30, 2011. Available at
[8] “Saleem Shahzad murder: Commission to release report by end of December,” Express Tribune, December 1, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/300503/saleem-shahzad-murder-commission-to-release-report-by-end-of-december/
[9] “Bomb Targets Official in Pakistan's Peshawar-Police,” New York Times, November 30, 2011. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/11/30/world/asia/international-us-pakistan-blast.html?ref=world
[10] “Tirah clash leaves 3 Taliban dead,” Dawn, December 1, 2011. Available at http://www.dawn.com/2011/12/01/tirah-clash-leaves-3-taliban-dead.html