Pakistan Security Brief - June 14, 2012

U.S. drone strikes kill eight militants in Miram Shah; U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta says closure of GLOCs costs $100 million per month; Pakistani senior foreign office official says absence of U.S. apology for Salala air raid main obstacle to reopening NATO supply routes; Afghan President calls on Pakistan to help bring stability to Afghanistan; Pakistani Foreign Minister meets with Danish counterpart; Pakistan’s deputy permanent representative to the UN emphasizes diplomacy and dialogue for dealing with Iran; Haqqani published article denying involvement in Memogate and stressing importance of U.S.-Pakistan relationship; Report documents decrease in suicide bomb attacks per year in Pakistan; Five people killed in Karachi; Police seize suicide vest in Mardan. 

Drone Strikes

NATO Supply Routes

International Relations

Memogate

Militancy


[1] “Drone strike kills four in North Waziristan,” Express Tribune, June 14, 2012. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/393523/us-drone-kills-three-militants-in-pakistan-officials/
Nasir Habib, “Official: Drone strike kills four in Pakistan,” CNN, June 14, 2012. Available at http://edition.cnn.com/2012/06/14/world/asia/pakistan-drone-strike/index.html?eref=rss_asia&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=
Hasbanullah Khan, “US drone strike kills four militants in Pakistan,” AFP, June 13, 2012. Available at http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5jSUBr14S-VoXndYAIP1xnnxD1ReA?docId=CNG.d6df1ef8efbf71bc1c117f39171b17e4.8c1
[2] “Senate Appropriates Subcommittee on Defense Hearing; FY2013 budget request of the Defense Department; Testimony by Leon Panetta, Secretary of Defense,” U.S. Senate Documents, June 13, 2012. Available at http://www.appropriations.senate.gov/ht-defense.cfm?method=hearings.view&id=42acda0e-780c-4220-acbc-e0dd1fcbc7d3
Anwar Iqbal, “Apology will help improve ties, says key US senator,” Dawn, June 13, 2012. Available at http://dawn.com/2012/06/14/apology-will-help-improve-ties-says-key-us-senator/
Kamran Yousaf and Huma Imtiaz, “Nato supplies: ‘Pakistan willing to reduce tariff if US apologises,’” Express Tribune, June 14, 2012. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/393411/nato-supplies-pakistan-willing-to-reduce-tariff-if-us-apologises/
 “Nato supply closure costing US millions,” The News, June 13, 2012. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-54164-Pentagon-chief-urges-conditions-for-Pakistan-aid
[3] “Pak-US trying to mend relations: FO Spokesman,” Geo Pakistan, June 14, 2012. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=54272
[4] “Nato supply closure costing US millions,” The News, June 13, 2012. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-54164-Pentagon-chief-urges-conditions-for-Pakistan-aid
[5] “Karzai calls on Pakistan to help end Afghan war,” Dawn, June 14, 2012. Available at http://dawn.com/2012/06/14/karzai-calls-on-pakistan-to-help-end-afghan-war/
[6] Imdad Hussain, “Pakistan, Denmark agree to enhance bilateral ties,” Daily Times, June 14, 2012. Available at http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012\06\14\story_14-6-2012_pg7_6
[7] “Zardari wants constructive, sustained ties with India,” PPI, June 13, 2012. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/393166/zardari-wants-constructive-sustained-ties-with-india/
[8] “Pakistan urges diplomatic solution to Iran’s nuclear issue,” Daily Times, June 14, 2012. Available at http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012\06\14\story_14-6-2012_pg7_18
[9] Husain Haqqani, “My real ‘crime’: Standing up for U.S.-Pakistan Relations,” Washington Post, June 13, 2012. Available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/a-former-ambassadors-real-treason-standing-up-for-us-pakistan-relations/2012/06/13/gJQAon0dZV_story.html
[10] Ema Anis, “Deadly suicide bombings declining in Pakistan: Report,” Express Tribune, June 13, 2012. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/393162/deadly-suicide-bombings-declining-in-pakistan-report/
[11] “Five killed in different acts of violence in metropolis,” Daily Times, June 14, 2012. Available at http://dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2012\06\14\story_14-6-2012_pg12_12
[12] “Two gunned down in Karachi,” Geo Pakistan, June 14, 2012. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=54206
[13] “Explosives, suicide jacket seized in Mardan,” The News, June 14, 2012. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-114394-Explosives,-suicide-jacket-seized-in-Mardan