Pakistan Security Brief - December 15, 2011

U.S. asks Pakistan to "curb IEDs”; Khar says U.S. to blame if Pakistan fails in war on terror; Gilani says Pakistan will soon resolve issues with U.S.; Pakistan deploys troops to Afghanistan-Pakistan border; Ijaz and Haqqani submit statement to Supreme Court; Zardari discharged from Dubai hospital; AP and Reuters report militants still active in North and South Waziristan; Six militants killed in clash with FC officers in Turbat; Widow confesses to aiding her husband in terrorist attacks; Express Tribune explores plight of women in Pakistani IDP camps; British court orders release of Pakistani detainee.

U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Pakistani Politics

FATA

 Balochistan

Karachi Violence

IDP Camps

Pakistani Prisoner



[1] Anwar Iqbal, “Congress moves closer to tying aid to IEDs,” Dawn, December 15, 2011. Available at http://www.dawn.com/2011/12/15/congress-moves-closer-to-tying-aid-to-ieds.html
[2] “US responsible if Pak fails in war on terror: Khar,” Geo, December 15, 2011. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=28678 “Pakistan criticises 'wrong' US aid freeze,” Geo, December 15, 2011. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=28685 “NATO drivers to US, Pakistan: Keep us truckin,'” Christian Science Monitor, December 15, 2011. Available at http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Asia-South-Central/2011/1214/NATO-drivers-to-US-Pakistan-Keep-us-truckin
[3] “Talks with US on thorny issues soon,” Dawn, December 15, 2011. Available at http://www.dawn.com/2011/12/15/talks-with-us-on-thorny-issues-soon.html
[4] “Pakistan criticises 'wrong' US aid freeze,” Geo, December 15, 2011. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=28685
[5] “Mansoor Ijaz submits statement in SC,” Dawn, December 15, 2011. Available at http://www.dawn.com/2011/12/15/mansoor-ijaz-submits-statement-in-sc-on-memo-case.html “Memogate: Court admits persistent Haqqani’s appeal,” Express Tribune, December 15, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/306472/memogate-case-sc-admits-husain-haqqanis-bail-plea/ “Gen Pasha visited Arab states to discuss coup: Ijaz,” Dawn, December 15, 2011. Available at http://www.dawn.com/2011/12/15/gen-pasha-visited-arab-states-to-discuss-coup-ijaz.html Faisal Shakeel, “Memogate: Zardari's reply not to be submitted in SC today, says AG,” Express Tribune, December 15, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/306991/memogate-mansoor-ijaz-submits-reply-to-sc/
[6] Simon Denyer, “Pakistan’s Zardari leaves Dubai hospital,” Washington Post, December 14, 2011. Available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/pakistans-president-to-be-discharged-from-dubai-hospital-rest-at-home/2011/12/14/gIQAQVowtO_story.html?wprss=rss_asia-pacific Syed Irfan Raza “Zardari discharged from hospital,” Dawn, December 15, 2011. Available at http://www.dawn.com/2011/12/15/zardari-discharged-from-hospital.html “Pakistan president Asif Ali Zardari discharged from hospital,” Telegraph, December 14, 2011. Available at http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/pakistan/8957257/Pakistan-president-Asif-Ali-Zardari-discharged-from-hospital.html
[7] Ishtiaq Mahsud, “Journey with Taliban shows militants' resilience,” AP, December 14, 2011. Available at http://old.news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20111214/ap_on_re_as/as_pakistan_walk_with_the_taliban Saud Mehsud, “In mountain camps, Pakistan Taliban train for death,” Reuters, December 14. 2011. Available at http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/12/14/us-pakistan-taliban-idUSTRE7BD22T20111214?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_camp
[8] “Clash kills six militants, wounds three security men in Turbat,” Dawn, December 15, 2011. Available at http://www.dawn.com/2011/12/15/clash-kills-six-militants-wounds-three-security-men-in-turbat.html
[9] Faraz Khan, “Woman claims role in PNS Mehran attack,” Express Tribune, December 15, 2011. Available http://tribune.com.pk/story/306639/taliban-member-involved-in-sri-lanka-team-pns-mehran-attack-says-wife/
[10] Iftikhar Firdous, “Horrors of sexual abuse in conflict-stricken FATA,” Express Tribune, December 15, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/306916/voice-of-the-voiceless-horrors-of-sexual-abuse-in-conflict-stricken-fata/
[11] Paisley Dodds, “Court tells UK to release Pakistani in US custody,” AP, December 14, 2011. Available at http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_BRITAIN_BAGRAM_LAWSUIT?SITE=JRC&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT