Pakistan Security Brief - June 18, 2010

Pakistan Security Brief – June 18, 2010

Pakistan brokering peace deal between Haqqanis and Karzai government; Punjab government gives nearly $1 million in funding to facilities owned by group blacklisted for terror links; Punjab Governor Salman Taseer says Punjabi Taliban are a reality; Afghanistan expected to hand back 14 captured Frontier Corps soldiers; US Special Representative Holbrooke arrives in Islamabad for two-day visit; Shahzad indicted by federal grand jury on charges of terrorism, found to have received $12,000 from Pakistani Taliban; US officials meet with “bin Laden hunter” Gary Brooks Faulkner, Pakistani authorities expected to release him soon; Pakistani Defense Secretary says delays in funding for military forces could threaten operations against extremist groups; General Tariq Majid says Pakistan compelled to maintain nuclear arsenal, world must accept it as a nuclear power; India hands over dossier on Mumbai attacks; policeman shot to death in Balochistan; doctor, ranger gunned down in separate shooting incidents in Karachi.

 

Pakistan mediating peace deal

 

Punjab

 

Captured soldiers 

 

Holbrooke arrives

 

Times Square bombing trial

 

Bin Laden hunter

 

Military funding

 

Nuclear program

 

Pak-India relations

 

Balochistan

 

Karachi



[1] Baqir Sajjad Syed, “Pakistan trying to broker Afghan deal,” Dawn, June 16, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/front-page/35-pakistan-trying-to-broker-afghan-deal-ak-03.
[2] “Pak funds institutions linked to blacklist charity,” AFP, June 17, 2010. Available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100617/wl_sthasia_afp/pakistanunrestuncharity. Declan Walsh, “Pakistani province funds charity on terrorism watchlist,” The Guardian, June 17, 2010. Available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/jun/17/punjab-funds-extremist-terrorist-lashkar.
[4] Mushtaq Yusufzai, “14 soldiers being handed over to Pakistan today,” The News, June 18, 2010. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/top_story_detail.asp?Id=29542.
[7] “US gains access to American held in Pakistan,” AFP, June 17, 2010. Available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100618/pl_afp/pakistanunrestusbinladen. “Pakistan may release bin Laden hunter,” AFP, June 18, 2010. Available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100618/pl_afp/pakistanunrestusbinladen.
[8] Khawar Ghumman, “Concern conveyed to US: Falling reserves may harm war on terror,” Dawn, June 18, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/front-page/concern-conveyed-to-us-falling-reserves-may-harm-war-on-terror-860.
[9] Iftikhar A. Khan, “World must accept Pakistan as nuclear power: Gen Majid,” Dawn, June 18, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/front-page/world-must-accept-pakistan-as-nuclear-power-gen-majid-860. Naveed Akbar, “Nuclear capability Pakistan’s compulsion: CJSC,” Express Tribune, June 18, 2010. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/22136/nuclear-capability-pakistan%E2%80%99s-compulsion-cjcsc/.
[10] “India hands Mumbai attack evidence to Pakistan,” AFP, June 18, 2010. Available at http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100618/wl_sthasia_afp/indiapakistandiplomacy.
[11] “Mastung SHO shot dead,” The News, June 18, 2010. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/daily_detail.asp?id=245730
[12] “Another doctor killed in Karachi,” Dawn, June 18, 2010. Available at http://www.dawn.com/wps/wcm/connect/dawn-content-library/dawn/the-newspaper/local/another-doctor-killed-in-city-860. “Ranger gunned down,” Frontier Post, June 18, 2010. Available at http://www.thefrontierpost.com/News.aspx?ncat=ts&nid=4494&ad=18-06-2010.