Pakistan Security Brief - June 12, 2013

2013-2014 budget revealed; Pakistan will not release terrorism expenditures; India claims violation of Pakistani airspace was “technical violation;” TTP re-affirms allegiance to Afghan Taliban; Pakistani forces make gains in Kurram, Khyber; Musharraf to be arrested in Islamabad; Four U.S. officials denied entry into Karachi; IED wounds seven in Balochistan; Egypt reportedly replaces Waziristan as nexus for militant training; Energy riots continue; Two bodies found in Balochistan; Balochistan CM pledges to end “kill and dump” tactics; Nawaz Sharif appoints political secretary; MQM may join PPP-led Sindh government; Dozens of Pakistani citizens remain in Bagram jail; ECP orders re-polling in NA-103; Supreme Court reverses appointments, transfers; Bomb defused in Karachi; Two killed, two wounded in Karachi.    

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India-Pakistan Relations

Militancy

U.S. Pakistan-Relations

Electrical Crisis

                 


[1] Irfan Ghauri, “Economic plans: Govt set to unveil Rs 3.5 trillion budget today,” Express Tribune, June 12, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/562138/economic-plans-govt-set-to-unveil-rs3-5tr-budget-today/ 
[2]“Undue pressure?: War on terror chapter chucked out at eleventh hour,” Express Tribune, June 12, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/562135/undue-pressure-war-on-terror-chapter-chucked-out-at-eleventh-hour/ 
[3] “PM appoints Dr Asif Kirmani as political secretary,” The News, June 12, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-104869-PM-appoints-Dr-Asif-Kirmani-as-political-secretary
[4]Asif Mehmood, “MQM to join Sindh govt: sources,” Dawn, June 12, 2013. Available at http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017557/mqm-decides-to-join-sindh-govt
[5]“Re-election ordered on Hafizabad’s NA-103,” Dawn, June 12, 2013. Available at http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017739/re-election-ordered-for-hafizabads-na-103
[6] “SC cancels 442 transfers, postings and promotions ordered by caretaker PM,” Express Tribune, June 12, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/562208/sc-cancels-442-transfers-postings-and-promotions-ordered-by-caretaker-pm/ 
[7]Syed Ali Shah, “Bugti murder case: Quetta police team in Islamabd to arrest Musharraf,” Dawn, June 12, 2013. Available at  http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017757/bugti-murder-case-quetta-police-team-in-islamabad-to-arrest-musharraf
[8]“India calls violation of Pakistan airspace technical,” The News, June 12, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-104933-India-call-violation-of-Pakistan-airspace-technical
[9]“TTP contacts Afghan Taliban to avert clash: website,” Dawn, June 12, 2013. Available at http://dawn.com/2013/06/12/ttp-contacts-afghan-taliban-to-avert-clash-website-2/  
[10]“Pakistani army makes key gains against Taliban militants,” Miami Herald, June 11, 2013. Available at http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/06/11/3445463/pakistani-army-makes-key-gains.html
[11]  “Egypt replaces Waziristain as main training centre for militants,” Tribune, June 12. 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/561866/egypt-replaces-waziristan-as-main-training-centre-for-militants-report/
[12]“Balochistan unrest: Seven security personnel injured,” Express Tribune, June 11, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/561682/balochistan-unrest-seven-security-personnel-injured/ 
[13]“Two bodies found in Balochistan,” The News, June 12, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-104908-Two-bodies-found-in-Balochistan
[14]Mehreen Zarha Malik, “Pakistan tries anew to end insurgency in resource-rich Balochistan,” Reuters, June 12, 2013. Available at http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/12/us-pakistan-baluchistan-idUSBRE95B03J20130612
[15]“Sentence goes on for Pakistani detainees in Bagram,” Tribune, June 12, 2013. Available at  http://tribune.com.pk/story/562220/sentence-goes-on-for-pakistani-detainees-in-bagram/ 
[16] “1.5 kg bomb diffused,” Daily Times, June 12, 2013. Available at http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2013\06\12\story_12-6-2013_pg12_12
[17]“Two bodies found from Lyari,” The News, June 11, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-104723-Two-bodies-found-from-Lyari 
 “Ahmedi community member killed in targeted attack,” Express Tribune, June 12, 2013. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/561932/sectarian-killing-ahmedi-community-member-killed-in-targeted-attack/ 
[18]“Four US embassy officials detained at Karachi airport,” Dawn, June 12, 2013. Available at http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017764/four-us-embassy-officials-detained-at-karachi-airport
[19]“Power riots erupt in Punjab towns: Police storm houses to arrest protestors,” Dawn, June 12, 2013. Available at http://beta.dawn.com/news/1017676/power-riots-erupt-in-punjab-towns-police-storm-houses-to-arrest-protesters