Pakistan Security Brief - March 7, 2013

Sindh police chief relieved of command; CIA Seizes Sulaiman Abu Ghaith; Supreme court to convene Karachi bombing hearing Friday; Indian government wants to normalize relations, says Pakistani anti-terror efforts insufficient; India delays talks until new Pakistani government established; IED in Bannu injures five; Violence in Karachi kills two Rangers, MQM members; Security forces kill 12 in Orakzai; Zardari to visit Iran on Monday; Ashraf says elections will not be delayed; Pakistan Navy participates in show of force exercise with U.S. and China; Fatima group reportedly stops production of CAN fertilizer.

Iran-Pakistan Gas Pipeline

CIA Seizes Sulaiman Abu Ghaith

Domestic Politics

India-Pakistan Relations

U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Karachi Bombing

Militancy


[1] “Islamabad to complete Iran-Pakistan pipeline ‘despite US pressure’,” Dawn, March 7, 2013. Available at http://dawn.com/2013/03/07/islamabad-to-complete-iran-pakistan-pipeline-despite-us-pressure/
“Pakistan-Iran pipeline in country’s interest: FO,” Geo, March 7, 2013. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=91182      
[2] “CIA seizes bin Laden son in law after Turkey deportation: report,” The News International, March 7, 2013.  Available at  http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-91202-CIA-seizes-bin-Laden-son-in-law-after-Turkey-deportation:-report
[3] “PM reiterates elections will be held on time,” The News, March 7, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-91177-PM-Ashraf-reiterates-elections-will-be-held-on-time
[4] “Singh says Pakistan not doing enough against terrorists,” Dawn, March 7, 2013. Available at http://dawn.com/2013/03/07/singh-says-pakistan-not-doing-enough-against-terrorists/
Romit Guha, “India says no substantial talks with Pakistan PM,” Wall Street Journal, March 7, 2013.  Available at http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424127887323628804578346042158047314.html
[5] “India delays peace talks until new Pakistani government formed,” Pakistan Today, March 6, 2013.  Available at  http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2013/03/07/news/national/india-delays-peace-talks-until-new-pakistani-govt-formed/
[6] “US, China take part in Pakistan naval drills,” Dawn, March 7, 2013. Available at http://dawn.com/2013/03/07/us-china-take-part-in-pakistan-naval-drills/
[7] “Key IED ingredient to become scarcer,” Military Times, March 7, 2013. Available at http://militarytimes.com/news/2013/03/military-key-ied-ingredient-to-become-more-scarce-030613w/
[8] “Pakistan axes police commander after attack,” Global Post, March 7, 2013. Available at www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130306/pakistan-axes-police-commander-after-attack
[9] Abbas Town blast suo moto: Five-member larger bench constituted,” The News, March 7, 2013. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/article-91172-Abbas-Town-blast-suo-moto:-Five-member-larger-bench-constituted
[10] “5 soldiers injured in FR Bannu blast,” The News International, March 7, 2013.  Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-163960-5-soldiers-injured-in-FR-Bannu-blast
[11] “Two MQM workers gunned down,” Dawn, March 7, 2013.  Available at http://dawn.com/2013/03/07/two-mqm-workers-gunned-down/
“Two rangers, four shot dead in Karachi,” Pakistan Today, March 7, 2013.  Available at http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2013/03/07/news/national/two-rangers-four-shot-dead-in-karachi/
[12] “Bodies of two abducted rangers found in Karachi,” Express Tribune, March 7, 2013.  Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/517084/bodies-of-two-abducted-rangers-found-in-karachi/
[13] “Eight suspects held near Gwadar,” The News International, March 7, 2013.  Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-163939-Eight-suspects-held-near-Gwadar
[14] “Unknown gunmen torture polio worker in Landhi Kotal,” Pakistan Today, March 7, 2013.  Available at http://www.pakistantoday.com.pk/2013/03/06/news/national/unknown-gunmen-torture-polio-worker-in-landi-kotal/
[15] “One shot dead,” The News International, March 7, 2013.  Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-163943-One-shot-dead
[16] “One injured in Jamrud blast,” The News International, March 7, 2013.  Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-7-163961-One-injured-in-Jamrud-blast
[17] “Man gunned down in Quetta,” The News International, March 7, 2013.  Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-2-163940-Man-gunned-down-in-Quetta