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by r_subramanian
05 Aug 2010 01:49
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

^More on the suicide attack in Peshawar from Dawn on-line TTP has claimed reponsibility Chief of Frontier Constabulary killed in suicide attack A suicide bomber attacked a vehicle carrying the Chief of Pakistan’s Frontier Constabulary in Peshawar on Wednesday, killing him and two others. Tehrik-i-Ta...
by r_subramanian
05 Aug 2010 01:34
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

What level of seniority would be that of a commandant of FC?
FC Chief, 4 personnel killed in Peshawar suicide attack
A suicide bomber killed Commandant Frontier Constabulary Siffwat Ghayur and at least four FC personnel in Peshawar’s Saddar area on Wednesday, Geo News reported.
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by r_subramanian
02 Aug 2010 14:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

Blast reported in Kohat KOHAT: A powerful explosion has been heard in near Gandiali Dam in Kohat, Geo News reported Monday link The report seems to have been posted at 11:35 a.m. PST. However, there is no mention of this in Dawn's on-line edition in the Latest News section. The latest report there ...
by r_subramanian
01 Aug 2010 00:47
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

MQM asks Zardari to review UK visit Altaf is critical of Mr.Cameron's remarks on Pakistan's support to Terrorism and advises Mr.Zardari to review his proposed visit to U.K. However, he is not reviewing his own U.K. citizenship any time soon! MQM Chief Altaf Hussain has criticised the statements mad...
by r_subramanian
27 Jul 2010 14:36
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

Now Col.Imam threatens ISI! According to the AP report published in Dawn quoted below, Col. Imam has threatened in a video to expose the government's weaknesses unless it meets his captors' demands. A former Pakistani spy who was kidnapped by militants in northwestern Pakistan has threatened in a v...
by r_subramanian
26 Jul 2010 14:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

^^Dawn says 5 people were injured in the explosion three shops were completely destroyed.
by r_subramanian
26 Jul 2010 14:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

Poor Information minister of KP. He is supposed to have opposed Taliban. He lost a son on Saturday. Now this. Short report. Posting in full. Blast heard in Noshehra. NOSHEHRA: A powerful explosion has been heard outside the residence of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s provincial Information Minister Mian Iftik...
by r_subramanian
25 Jul 2010 12:09
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

satyam wrote:They should enter into fta agreement with China. That would be the end of pak industries.

With or without an FTA, China has been dumping worthless Railway engines on Pakistan Railways! I believe Pakistan and China have some liberal trading arrangement.
by r_subramanian
25 Jul 2010 11:58
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

You can't have FTA with India without talking to us! Folks, may I add a few lines here on Pakistan's economy? There is a report in the Pakistani daily Business Recorder stating that the current trade volume between India and EU is U.S $80 billion and with the FTA being negotiated, EU and India are ...
by r_subramanian
25 Jul 2010 02:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

The political elite need to send their children overseas to live! Unidentified gunmen kill KP information minister's son Suspected Taliban in northwest Pakistan on Saturday shot dead the only son of a provincial minister well known for speaking out against the militants , police said. ... Link to AF...
by r_subramanian
24 Jul 2010 03:16
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

A decent article on Pakistan's external debt The article is from pakobserver site. Probably written by a Pakistani. Seems to be an honest attempt to look at the dire situation. Debt situation ... Moody’s has a B3 sovereign rating for Pakistan, and Businessweek (April 2010) expressed concern over Gre...
by r_subramanian
24 Jul 2010 02:55
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

RajeshA wrote:vasool-mera-haq ~ to take is my right

Thanks Rajesh
by r_subramanian
24 Jul 2010 02:50
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

Vasool-mera-haq? I post infrequently here but spend a lot of time reading the posts. My knowledge of Hindi / Urdu is abysmal. Could the posters please provide a rough translation in English of what being said? I appreciate it would be difficult to translate poems etc. However, one-liners should be ...
by r_subramanian
24 Jul 2010 02:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India and ASEAN / East Asia
Replies: 717
Views: 96314

Re: India and ASEAN / East Asia

Disturbing signs in a tolerant Islamic society Indonesia's Islamic society is usually cited as a tolerant one. The news item quoted below (from the on-line edition of The Age published in Melbourne, Australia) talks of anti-Christian violence in Jakarta's satellite cities. The group behind the viol...
by r_subramanian
18 Jul 2010 06:19
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

Mr.Gilani (PM of Pakistan) reminds me of the late MGR (the actor/politician who founded AIADMK party and was the CM of Tamilnadu for some years). MGR famously coined 'Annaism' which according to him is a mixture of capitalism, socialism and communism. Mr.Gilani seems to be just as well-versed in eco...
by r_subramanian
18 Jul 2010 06:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

Will IMF come to its senses and stop throwing good money after bad? IMF grills Pakistan over GST issue, fiscal deficit target The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has asked Pakistan to get its act together by bringing action of both the federal and provincial governments on the same wavelength for ...
by r_subramanian
17 Jul 2010 08:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

The editorial in Daily Times (on-line edition) this morning on the meeting of Foreign Ministers has two interesting points. Indo-Pak: out of sync? ... As for David Headley’s confession and the alleged involvement of the ISI in 26/11, Pakistan must carry out a thorough investigation and if the accusa...
by r_subramanian
17 Jul 2010 05:32
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

I really liked this news item. Punjab Govt has no money in the bank! Data Darbar blasts: compensation cheques yet to be cashed The compensation cheques, given by Punjab government to the affectees of suicide bombings, which occurred at Data Darbar, could not be cashed out so far in Lahore, Geo news ...
by r_subramanian
15 Jul 2010 14:35
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

Five dead in Mingora blast
A suicide bomber blew himself up in an apparent attack at a security convoy, killing at least five people including two women and injuring 45 others, including women and children bomber hit a security convoy in Mingora...

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by r_subramanian
12 Jul 2010 01:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

U.S Senator will push for the inclusion of Haqqani network on the US terrorist blacklist A senior U.S. senator urged Pakistan on Sunday to crack down on the al-Qaida-linked Haqqani insurgent network, which operates on both sides of the country's border with Afghanistan. Sen. Carl Levin, chairman of...
by r_subramanian
08 Jul 2010 00:26
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2010
Replies: 2850
Views: 273156

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): July 07, 2

I liked the headline in the report from BBC. This should warm the hearts of those who are posting positive news about Pakistan in this forum. I can now see investors queuing up to fork out billions on developing Sindh's vast coal reserves! Pakistan government defaults on its electricity bill Governm...
by r_subramanian
02 Jul 2010 01:05
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 21, 2010
Replies: 2839
Views: 288503

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 21, 20

Were they targeted because they were Shias? Data Sahib Shrine at Lahore attacked. 25 killed and 100 injured. What could be the reason for the attack? The wikipedia page on Data Durbar Complex says it 'is the tomb of Hazrat Syed Abul Hassan Bin Usman Bin Ali Al-Hajweri, the famous Persian Sufi saint...
by r_subramanian
14 Jun 2010 07:14
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 21, 2010
Replies: 2839
Views: 288503

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 21, 20

A_Gupta wrote:
r_subramanian wrote:Does anyone know how Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project is to be financed?

No. This UAE article says Pakistan will do a one-year feasibility study.
http://www.thenational.ae/apps/pbcs.dll ... 39922/1005
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Thanks Gupta
by r_subramanian
14 Jun 2010 06:00
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 21, 2010
Replies: 2839
Views: 288503

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 21, 20

Does anyone know how Iran-Pakistan gas pipeline project is to be financed? The report quoted below states that the project would cost US$7.5 billion and Pakistan needed to build 700 km pipeline within its borders costing US$1.65 billion. Given the strong opposition to the project from the U.S and K...
by r_subramanian
12 Jun 2010 05:07
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 21, 2010
Replies: 2839
Views: 288503

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 21, 20

Drop in wheat consumption explained According to an UN report, consumption of wheat in Pakistan fell 10 percent last year. The report claimed that the reason was a loss in purchasing power of the masses. However, an article in this morning's Business Recorder claims that the real reasons are: (1) T...
by r_subramanian
22 May 2010 08:28
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 21, 2010
Replies: 2839
Views: 288503

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 21, 20

Yet another warning from IMF Pakistan warned against ignoring VAT The International Monitory Fund (IMF) has warned Pakistan against non-implementation of the Value Added Tax with effect from July 1. They have conveyed that both installments of $3.7 billion would not be disbursed in case VAT system ...
by r_subramanian
22 May 2010 04:59
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 21, 2010
Replies: 2839
Views: 288503

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): May 21, 20

Will Chidambaram and Krishna go ahead with their scheduled visits to Pakistan? A lot of fireworks are expected in the confrontation between the Judiciary and PPP very soon. Given the political uncertainties, would Chidambaram and Krishna go ahead with their scheduled visits? Is it possible that Kri...
by r_subramanian
21 May 2010 07:41
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 277607

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2

Fudging growth rates - Pakistani style This point has been mentioned here before. The article quoted below in today's Business Recorder confirms it. Growth rate manipulation! The National Accounts Committee has approved the projected Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of 4.1 percent for the c...
by r_subramanian
18 May 2010 02:20
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 277607

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2

Entering the debt danger zone By Shahbaz Rana May 17, 2010 There will be a net increase of $20 billion in Pakistan’s external debt stock during the next five years and the authorities will require more than $6 billion to service this debt. ... According to the State Bank of Pakistan’s figures, Isla...
by r_subramanian
12 May 2010 08:45
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 277607

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2

Now the number of friends is 4, shall we say? Iran has agreed to supply oil to Pakistan on deferred payment terms, says the news item quoted below. So, the number of friends of Pakistan has moved up from 3 and a half to 4. Iran offers oil on deferred payment: stopgap arrangement till operation of I...
by r_subramanian
08 May 2010 02:43
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009
Replies: 3245
Views: 393509

Re: People's Republic of China Nov 22, 2009

Mother Nature helping Tibetan citizens against Chinese colonizer s Last evening Australian Broadcasting Corporation's news program PM had an interesting interview with Dr Robert Thurman, Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies at Columbia University. He says that the millions of Chinese resettle...
by r_subramanian
28 Apr 2010 01:37
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 277607

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010

Another target killing in Quetta - this time a woman educationist Gunmen on Tuesday shot dead a woman university professor in southwest Pakistan, where targeted killings blamed on tribal insurgents, sectarian groups and militants are increasing, police said. Nazima Talib, 48, had just stepped into a...
by r_subramanian
27 Apr 2010 14:49
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Intelligence & National Security Discussion
Replies: 4621
Views: 823426

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010

Indian diplomat working in Pakistan arrested for passing secrets to Pakistan Small report. Posting in full India arrested a diplomat, working in the Indian Embassy in Pakistan for passing secret information to Pakistan, Geo News quoted Indian news channel Tuesday. The female diplomat Madhuri Gupta,...
by r_subramanian
26 Apr 2010 04:56
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 277607

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010

Some advice from financial daily to Pak govt Violation of performance criteria under the Stand-By Arrangement (SBA) ... The latest communication of the Pakistani government with the Fund authorities confirms, in no uncertain terms that certain important performance criteria under the SBA have indeed...
by r_subramanian
25 Apr 2010 15:21
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 277607

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010

Militants attack police check post in Nasirabad {in Baluchistan}, three killed Three policemen have been killed as militants attacked their check post in district Nasirabad. According to official sources militants equipped with modern weapons opened indiscriminate fire on the Rabee police check pos...
by r_subramanian
25 Apr 2010 06:30
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 277607

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010

Establishment investigating Establishment Gilani constitutes fact finding committee to probe hosing of BB's crime scene Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani Saturday constituted a fact finding committee to probe the hosing down of the crime scene soon after the suicide and gun attack on former pri...
by r_subramanian
25 Apr 2010 01:48
Forum: Trash Can Archive
Topic: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010
Replies: 2848
Views: 277607

Re: Terrorist Islamic Republic of Pakistan (TSP): Apr. 11, 2010

All in a day's work For all those who experienced Jumma Withdrawal Syndrome (JWS) yesterday: Bombs, missiles, bullets leave 29 dead in Pakistan A suicide car bomber attacked a prison van while gunmen torched six NATO oil tankers in separate strikes Saturday that killed four Pakistani police officer...
by r_subramanian
25 Apr 2010 01:32
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1966
Views: 264725

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

Karan Dixit It is not being racist - it is simply being ideological. Does this make kevin rudd a chinese imperialist and colonial running dog?? He certainly takes his orders from beijing. Kevin Rudd is a fluent Mandarin speaker and has worked as a {junior?} diplomat in Beijing. He is known to have ...
by r_subramanian
24 Apr 2010 17:27
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: Afghanistan News & Discussion
Replies: 3997
Views: 401148

Re: Afghanistan News & Discussion

A small report. Quoting in full. Afghan President to visit India on Monday Afghanistan's president will visit India next week to strengthen the "strategic partnership" between the two countries, the Indian foreign ministry said Saturday. President Hamid Karzai will arrive Monday for the tw...
by r_subramanian
24 Apr 2010 13:14
Forum: Strategic Issues & International Relations Forum
Topic: India-Australia News and Discussion
Replies: 1966
Views: 264725

Re: India-Australia News and Discussion

http://www.newkerala.com/news/fullnews-92467.html Australia has consistently opposed uranium exports to India even though the IAEA and the 45-nation Nuclear-Suppliers Group (NSG) have already given India the go-ahead for nuclear trade with the world after the Indo-US Civil Nuclear agreement. It see...

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