Pakistan Security Brief - June 11, 2013

Indian fighter jets violate Pakistani air space; PML-N opposed to PTI anti-drone resolution; Afghan Taliban denies involvement in expected assault on TTP; Armed gunmen kill two BNP-M members; TTP claim responsibility for attack on NATO supply convoy; Gunmen kill two in attempted kidnapping; Pakistan fertilizer plants increase security; According to British report, Israel supplied Pakistan with arms; Fiscal report indicates most targets for 2012-13 missed; Nawaz Sharif forms Cabinet Energy Committee; Bill Gates to help with polio vaccinations; Violence continues in Karachi; Sindh Minister pledges to bring peace to Karachi; MQM releases shadow budget; Policeman shot and killed in Charsadda; Protests in Peshawar, Swat over power cuts; Balochistan Governor appointed; Frontier Corps arrests three in Quetta; Musharraf granted bail in detention case.

 India-Pakistan Relations

U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Militancy

 Iran-Pakistan Relations

  • According to the Express Times in an article released on Monday, Iran’s Ministry of Petroleum in Commercial and International Affairs, along with Iran’s Tadbir Energy,which is slated to begin building the planned Pakistani-Iranian gas pipeline,are upset over Pakistani delays in the project. A Pakistani team was expected to visit Iran to finalize the details of the contract on June 3; however, the team missed the meeting, citing recent elections within Pakistan.[14]

Economy

Israel-Pakistan Relations

 Domestic  


[1] “Airspace violation: 2 Indian fighter planes enter Pakistan territory,” Express Tribune, June 11, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/561779/airspace-violation-2-indian-fighter-planes-enter-pakistan-territory/ 
[2]Amir Wasim, “PTI wants use of force to end drone attacks,” Dawn, June 11, 2013. Available at http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017513/pti-wants-use-of-force-to-end-drone-attacks
[3]Rowan Scarborough, “Pakistan blinks, buckles to U.S. demands to control explosives that kill Americans, “ The Washington Times, June 9, 2013. Available at http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/jun/9/exposure-of-indiana-fertilizer-plant-opens-general/?page=1
[4]“Bill Gates offers to assist Pakistan in health sector,” Dawn, June 11, 2013. Available at http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017532/bill-gates-offers-to-assist-pakistan-in-health-sector
[5]Tahir Khan, “Afghan Taliban deny involvement in plans to attack TTP bases,” Express Tribune, June 11, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/561701/militant-infighting-afghan-taliban-deny-involvement-in-plans-to-attack-ttp-bases/ 
[6]“Pakistani Taliban claim responsibility for attack on NATO supply line, say more to come,” Washington Post, June 11, 2013. Available at  http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pakistani-taliban-claim-responsibility-for-attack-on-nato-supply-line-say-more-to-come/2013/06/11/ebdf64fe-d260-11e2-9577-df9f1c3348f5_story.html
[7]Syed Ali Shah, “Two BNP-Mengal activists killed,” Dawn, June 11, 2012. Available at http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017540/two-bnp-mengal-activists-killed
[8]Riaz Ahmad, “Terrorists in police uniform try to kidnap Shia doctor in Peshawar,” Express Tribune, June 11, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/561796/terrorists-in-police-uniform-try-to-kidnap-shia-doctor-in-peshawar/ 
[9]Imtiaz Ali, “Gun, grenade attacks continue; Police see ‘outsiders’ behind violence in Lyari,” Dawn, June 10, 2013. Available at http://dawn.com/2013/06/11/gun-grenade-attacks-continue-police-see-outsiders-behind-violence-in-lyari/                     
[10]“’Target killers’ among 13 arrested,” The News, June 11, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-4-182991-Target-killers-among-13-arrested
[11]“Peace resolve: Sharjeel vows to make Karachi a cradle of peace,” Express Tribune, June 11, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/561697/peace-resolve-sharjeel-vows-to-make-karachi-a-cradle-of-peace/
[12]“Cop killed in Charsadda,” The News, June 11, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-183055-Cop-killed-in-Charsadda
[13]“Three arrested in Quetta search operation,” Dawn, June 11, 2013. Available at http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017514/three-arrested-in-quetta-search-operation
[14]Zafar Butta, “Iran upset about slow progress on gas pipeline,” Express Tribune, June 11, 2013. Available at  http://tribune.com.pk/story/561464/iran-upset-about-slow-progress-on-gas-pipeline/
[15] “GDP target couldn’t be met, economic survey today, “The News, June 11, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-104743-GDP-target-couldnt-be-met,-economic-survey-today 
 “Govt vows to end Rs 500bn circular debt in 60 days,” Dawn, June 11, 2013. Available at http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017548/govt-vows-to-end-rs-500bn-circular-debt-in-60-days
[16]Rabia Ali, “Shadow budget: MQM calls for Rs 15,000 minimum wage,” Express Tribune, June 11, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/561808/shadow-budget-mqm-calls-for-rs15000-minimum-wage/ 
[17]“British report reveals Israel’s arms exports to Pakistan,” Dawn, June 11, 2013. Available at http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017515/british-report-reveals-israels-security-exports-to-pakistan
[18]“PM forms Federal Cabinet Energy Committee,” The News, June 11, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-104798-PM-forms-Federal-Cabinet-Energy-Committee- 
[19]“Protest against load-shedding in Peshawar, Swat,” The News, June 11, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-104762-Protest-against-load-shedding-in-Peshawar,-Swat
[20]“Mohammad Khan Achakzai appointed Governer Balochistan,” Dawn, June 11, 2013. Available at http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017520/mohammad-khan-achakzai-appointed-governor-balochistan
[21]Syed Ali Shah, “Musharraf granted bail in judges’ detention case,” Dawn, June 11, 2013. Available at http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017518/atc-rejects-musharrafs-bail-application-in-bugti-murder-case