Fears are growing for the safety of a well-known Pakistani journalist who has been missing for 39 hours now and, according to an international advocacy group, is believed to be in the custody of the Pakistan’s controversial Directorate for Inter-Services Intelligence . Human Rights Watch declared that Saleem Shahzad, a reporter working for the Hong Kong-based Asia Times Online and Adnkronos International, the Italian news agency, could be subject to mistreatment and even torture while in custody.
The resort town of Abbottabad is a familiar one to day-tripping Pakistanis seeking escape from the urban tumult of the Punjab plain. Just 75 miles from the capital, Islamabad, colonial-era bungalows abut modern whitewashed villas on small streets largely devoid of traffic.
When President Asif Ali Zardari’s phone rang at 1.15 a.m. on Monday, it was President Barack Obama on the line, with news that a U.S.
Osama bin Laden’s final night began with a group of four helicopters slicing through the night skies over Pakistan, making their way toward Islamabad from a U.S. base in northern Afghanistan
In a talk at the Atlantic Council this week, CIA director-general Michael Hayden said Osama bin Laden is alive. I’ll take his word for it.
The Rich Dad in your first book was based on your friend’s father.
For the past six weeks, Pakistan has echoed with ferocious opposition to the CIA’s covert drones program that targets al-Qaeda and Taliban militants hiding in the tribal areas along the Afghan border. Ever since Pakistan’s army chief General Ashfaq Parvez Kayani issued a rare and fiercely worded condemnation of a March 17 drone strike, his criticism of the U.S.
Why Peshawar and why now? How much can be read into the timing of the attacks It coincides with Hillary Clinton being in the country
At least seven people were killed and nine wounded when a suicide bomber detonated at a security checkpoint near a military facility outside of the capital, Islamabad, police said.
The heart of Pakistan’s military establishment came under attack on Saturday as Taliban gunmen disguised as soldiers attempted to break into the army’s heavily-fortified headquarters in the garrison town of Rawalpindi. The fierce firefight left six military personnel and four attackers dead, and by evening, a tense standoff continued as military officials reported that at least three remaining gunmen had taken military personnel hostage and were holding them in the offices of an intelligence agency within the compound