Pakistan Security Brief - February 20, 2013

Chief Justice orders detailed report on Pakistani Intelligence services’ competency in aftermath of Quetta attack; Supreme Court examines resubmitted intelligence report about Quetta bombing; Hazara community buries victims of Quetta bombing; Chemical shop owner arrested for supplying explosive material in Quetta bombing; PAF jets bomb TTP in Orakzai; LeJ threatens more attacks; IED causes deaths, injuries in near Jacobabad; Report says over 112 terror attacks in Balochistan since 2003; Militants attack police check post in Charsadda; Nine more killed in Karachi violence; Karachi rangers to continue operations; Kashmiris strike over hanged terrorist buried in India; Spain will invest in Pakistan’s energy sector.

Quetta Bombing

Militancy

Security Measures

Indo-Pak Relations

Nuclear Proliferation

  • In a statement from Islamabad on Wednesday, the Pakistani Foreign Ministry announced that it successfully concluded a two day conference with a delegation from the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR).  The statement concluded that Pakistan’s missile project “is compatible with the guidelines of MTCR and Nuclear Suppliers Group.” Additionally, the Ministry expressed an openness to cooperation with other nuclear, biological, and chemical groups to develop and deploy peaceful uses of those technologies.[16]

Pakistan’s Energy Crisis


[1] “Quetta Bombing: SC reviews ISI's new report,” Express Tribune, February 20, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/509982/quetta-hearings-sc-reviews-newly-submitted-report/
“Hazara killings: ISI resubmits report in SC,” Dawn, February 20, 2013. Available at http://dawn.com/2013/02/20/hazara-killings-sc-dissatisfied-over-isi-report/
“SC hits out at security agencies,” Dawn, February 20, 2013. Available at http://dawn.com/2013/02/20/sc-hits-out-at-security-agencies/
[2] “Hazaras to bury dead today, announce to end sit-in,” Geo, February 20, 2013. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=88800
“Quetta tragedy: Hazara Town blast victims laid to rest,” The News, February 20, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-88860-Quetta-tragedy:-Hazara-Town-blast-victims-laid-to-rest-amid-protests
[3]“Chemicals for Quetta bombing obtained from Lahore: report,”  Express Tribune, February 20, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/509986/raw-material-obtained-from-lahore-market-report/
[4] “Suspected militant hideouts pounded in Khyber, Orakzai tribal regions,” Dawn, February 20, 2013. Available at http://dawn.com/2013/02/20/suspected-militant-hideouts-blitzed-in-khyber-tribal-region/
[5] Amir Mir, “Lashkar-e-Jhangvi warns of attack on Quetta Jail,” The News International, February 20, 2013.  Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-21083-Lashkar-e-Jhangvi-warns-of-attack-on-Quetta-Jail
[6] Sabir Shah, “112 terror incidents in Balochistan in 10 years,” The News International, February 20, 2013.  Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-161078-112-terror-incidents-in-Balochistan-in-10-years
[7] “Quetta operation: LeJ mastermind behind Alamdar blast killed with three others,” Express Tribune, February 20, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/509877/quetta-operation-lej-mastermind-behind-alamdar-blast-killed-with-three-others/
[8] “15 tribesmen held in Darra,” The News International, February 20, 2013.  Available at  http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-161098-15-tribesmen-held-in-Darra
[9] “Cop killed in Charsadda attack,” The News International, February 20, 2013.  Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-161097-Cop-killed-in-Charsadda-attack
[10] “Blast during religious rally in Jacobabad kills one,” Express Tribune, February 20, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/509999/blast-during-religious-rally-in-jacobabad-kills-one/
[11] “Karachi violence: Rangers powers extended for three months,” Express Tribune, February 20, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/510010/additional-power-given-to-rangers-karachi-extended-for-3-months/
[12] “Karachi violence claims nine more lives,” Dawn, February 19, 2013.  Available at http://dawn.com/2013/02/19/karachi-violence-claims-nine-more-lives/
[13] “Karachi violence: Rangers powers extended for three months,” Express Tribune, February 20, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/510010/additional-power-given-to-rangers-karachi-extended-for-3-months/
[14] “Three-day strike begins in Indian-administered Kashmir,” Dawn, February 20, 2013. Available at http://dawn.com/2013/02/20/three-day-strike-begins-in-indian-administered-kashmir/
[15] “Kishanganga project: Pakistan losses case at The Hague court,” Geo, February 20, 2013. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=88671
[16] “Anti-proliferation body praises Pakistan's export control steps,” XinHua, February 20, 2013.  Available at http://news.xinhuanet.com/english/world/2013-02/20/c_132181408.htm
[17] “Iran-Pakistan Pipeline Deal Irks U.S.,”The Wall Street Journal, February 20, 2013. Available at http://blogs.wsj.com/indiarealtime/2013/02/20/iran-pakistan-pipeline-deal-irks-u-s/
[18] “Spain eager to invest in Pakistan’s energy sector,” The News, February 20, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-6-161050-Spain-eager-to-invest-in-Pakistans-energy-sector