Pakistan Security Brief - November 28, 2011

U.S.-Pakistan relations face new crisis after NATO airstrikes kill 24 Pakistani soldiers; U.S. and Pakistan to discuss “memogate” scandal at next week’s Bonn Conference; U.S. pushes for TAPI pipeline as alternative to Iran-Pakistan pipeline; Qureshi joins Khan’s PTI party; Seven injured in Khyber agency blast; Security forces launch attack against militants in Kurram agency, militants attack passenger van; Militants attack security forces in Orakzai agency; Security forces arrest five people and confiscate explosives in Parachinar; Swat militant commander arrested; India looks to Pakistan on third anniversary of Mumbai attacks; Rangers conduct search operation, violence erupts after murder of security forces; Ammonium nitrate fertilizer bombs from Pakistan a threat to U.S. troops in Afghanistan.

U.S.-Pakistan Relations

Pakistani Politics

FATA

Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa

Pakistan-India Relations

Karachi Violence

Terrorism


[1] Salman Masood and Eric Schmitt, “Tensions Flare Between U.S. and Pakistan After Strike,” New York Times, November 26, 2011. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/27/world/asia/pakistan-says-nato-helicopters-kill-dozens-of-soldiers.html?pagewanted=1&_r=1
“Pakistan denies firing provoked Nato border attack,” BBC, November 28, 2011. Available at
“Pakistan Says NATO Ignored Its Pleas During Attack,” AP, November 28, 2011. Available at
M Ilyas Khan, “New crisis for US-Pakistani ties,” BBC, November 27, 2011. Available at
“Pakistan fuel suppliers protest against Nato attack,” Reuters, November 28, 2011. Available at  http://www.dawn.com/2011/11/28/pakistan-fuel-suppliers-protest-against-nato-attack.html
Michael Georgy and Emma Graham-Harrison, “Rage grips Pakistan over NATO attack,” Reuters, November 27, 2011. Available a http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/11/27/us-pakistan-nato-idUSTRE7AP03S20111127
Mariana Baabar, “FO summons US ambassador,” The News, November 27, 2011. Available at  http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=10558&Cat=13
“Pakistan Warns NATO Attack Threatens Afghanistan Peace,” Reuters, November 28, 2011. Available at http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2011/11/28/world/asia/international-us-pakistan-nato.html
Muhammad Saleh Zaafir, “Pakistan to boycott Bonn Conference,” The News, November 27, 2011. Available at  http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=10571&Cat=13
Reza Sayah and Nick Paton Walsh, “Pakistan's prime minister issues a warning to U.S.,” CNN, November 28, 2011. Available at http://rss.cnn.com/~r/rss/edition_asia/~3/MBJ2XZ_0s8E/index.html
“America is no friend, says Taliban,” Express Tribune, November 28, 2011. Available at
Julian Borger and Saeed Shah, “Nato braces for reprisals after deadly air strike on Pakistan border post,” Guardian, November 28, 2011. Available at http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/nov/27/nato-reprisals-pakistan-air-strike
[2] Muhammad Saleh Zaafir, “Pakistan, US to discuss memo issue in Bonn,” The News, November 26, 2011. Available at  http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=79509&Cat=7
“Farewell to Haqqani: US lauds ousted Pakistani diplomat,” AFP, November 24, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/296852/farewell-to-haqqani-us-lauds-ousted-pakistani-diplomat/
Orla Guerin, “Pakistan tested by 'memogate' row - Hina Rabbani Khar,” BBC, November 25, 2011. Available at http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15898233
“SC moved to place Haqqani on ECL,” Dawn, November 25, 2011. Available at http://www.dawn.com/2011/11/25/sc-moved-to-place-haqqani-on-ecl.html
“Memogate: ‘Proof insufficient for charges of treason,’” Express Tribune, November 28, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/298745/memogate-proof-insufficient-for-charges-of-treason/
“Memogate inquiry: Supreme Court admits PML-N petition,” Express Tribune, November 28, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/298881/memogate-inquiry-supreme-court-admits-pml-n-petition/
[3] “Pak-Iran gas pipeline not a good idea: Munter,” The News, November 26, 2011. Available at
“Pakistan will not take dictation on gas pipeline: Awan,” Geo, November 25, 2011. Available at
[4] “Shah Mehmood Qureshi joins PTI,” Geo, November 27, 2011. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=27406
Sarfaraz Memon, “High-profile transfer: Qureshi swept up by PTI ‘tsunami,’” Express Tribune, November 28, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/298789/high-profile-transfer-qureshi-swept-up-by-pti-tsunami/
Khawar Ghumman, “Qureshi opts for vice-captaincy under Imran,” Dawn, November 28, 2011. Available at
“Imran asks rulers to end alliance in ‘war on terror,’” Dawn, November 26, 2011. Available at http://www.dawn.com/2011/11/26/imran-asks-rulers-to-end-alliance-in-%E2%80%98war-on-terror%E2%80%99.html
[5] “Khyber Agency: 7 hurt in Landi Kotal Bazaar blast,” Geo, November 28, 2011. Available at http://www.geo.tv/GeoDetail.aspx?ID=27478
[6] “Four soldiers, 35 militants killed in Kurram clashes,” Reuters, November 25, 2011. Available at
“12 injured as militants attack van in Kurram,” The News, November 25, 2011. Available at http://www.thenews.com.pk/TodaysPrintDetail.aspx?ID=10536&Cat=13
[7] “22 militants killed in Orakzai,” The News, November 26, 2011. Available at
[8] “Explosives seized, 5 suspects nabbed,” The News, November 25, 2011. Available at
[9] “Swat militants' commander Badshahzada arrested,” Geo, November 28, 2011. Available at
[10] “India demands Pakistan action against Mumbai attackers,” AFP, November 26, 2011. Available at http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j3PbUDRAnId3MDW2Ld21VdTVWABQ?docId=CNG.3da26ae4096a7bf3ae955737adbba454.711
Rana Tanveer, “Third rally in a week: Prepare for jihad, Jamaatud Dawa says,” Express Tribune, November 27, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/298508/jud-ji-raise-calls-for-jihad-against-us/
“Pakistan business hits at barriers to India trade,” AFP, November 27, 2011. Available at http://www.dawn.com/2011/11/27/pakistan-business-hits-at-barriers-to-india-trade.html
[11] “Rangers arrest dozens in Khi targeted operation,” Geo, November 25, 2011. Available at http://www.geo.tv/11-25-2011/89231.htm
“Occupy Numaish Chowrangi: Death of two scouts sparks 4-hour riot,” Express Tribune, November 27, 2011. Available at http://tribune.com.pk/story/298509/two-dead-three-injured-in-protest-rally-violence-in-karachi/
[12] Karin Brulliard, “To stop Afghan bombs, a focus on Pakistani fertilizer,” Washington Post, November 25, 2011. Available at http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/to-stop-afghan-bombs-a-focus-on-pakistani-fertilizer/2011/11/23/gIQAg6j0wN_story.html