Pakistan Security Brief

Pakistan Security Brief – May 26, 2010

Senior U.S. officials present findings from Times Square investigation to Pakistan’s president; Pakistan’s Supreme Court Bar Association believes U.S. “think tanks” behind Times Square plot; Pakistani authorities arrest another suspect in connection with Times Square plot, two killed in attack on courtroom in Lahore; Pakistani intelligence agencies warn U.S. Embassy in Islamabad that military vehicles may be used in future attack; Pakistani intelligence finalizes “new strategy” to stop targeted killings in Karachi; Pakistan’s telecommunications authority expands internet crackdown to include websites critical of the government.

NY bomb investigation

Lahore courtroom violence

US Embassy in Islamabad targeted


Facebook controversy

[1] “US delivers evidence on Faisal’s Taliban links,”  The News, May 26, 2010. Available at
[2] Sabrina Tavernise, “U.S. Is a Top Villain in Pakistan’s Conspiracy Talk,” The New York Times, May 25, 2010. Available at
[4] “Two killed in Lahore session court firing,” Geo Television, May 26, 2010. Available at
[5] “Pak intelligence agencies warn of terror strike on US Embassy in Islamabad,” South East Asia News.Net, May 26, 2010. Available at
[6] “Strategy devised to impede target killings in Karachi,” Geo Television, May 26, 2010. Available at
[7] Syed Shoaib Hasan, “Media freedom fears after Pakistan Facebook ban,” BBC News, May 26, 2010. Available at
“70pc Pakistanis want permanent Facebook ban,” Geo Television, May 26, 2010. Available at
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