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Twirp: Terrorist Wahabi Islamic Rep Pakistan 4
<b>I’m here to understand what you mean by Taliban’ </b> Arundhati Roy

this idiot never miss chance to slam Indian Army or Hindus.

<b>Target set in Trade Policy at $22 billion unachievable</b>

<i>TDAP to revise export target to $19.2bn</i>

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->KARACHI : Trade Development Authority of Pakistan (TDAP) has worked out revised export target of $19.2 billion for the current fiscal, Daily Times learnt Friday.

<b>Government set export target of $22 billion in the Trade Policy of ongoing financial year, however after the passage of over ten months, the achievement of this target appeared impossible</b> due to various domestic and external factors, confronting the local exports.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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<b>Desperation in Pakistani hospitals, refugee camps</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->MINGORA, Pakistan – Civilians cowered in hospital beds and trapped residents struggled to feed their children Saturday, as Pakistani warplanes pounded a Taliban-held valley in what the prime minister called a "war of the country's survival."

Warplanes and troops killed dozens of entrenched militants Saturday in the assault on northwestern Swat Valley, the army said.

The offensive has prompted the flight of hundreds of thousands of terrified residents, adding a humanitarian emergency to the nuclear-armed nation's security, economic and political problems. Desperate refugees looted U.N. supplies in one camp, taking blankets and cooking oil

"We have no electricity, no running water, and we are almost out of food, milk and other things. We do not know what to do," Ikramullah Khan said.

<b>"My wife has been mixing a few drops of milk into water just to make it look like milk. The younger children are not fooled. They just cry,"</b> he said

Where is UN or Human Rights organization? Where is ceasefire? Babies are dying, very sad.
Muslims are killing and displacing other Muslim.
Imagine if this happened in India, whole Pakistan would have gone nuts.
<b>Pak army violates ceasefire, shells Indian posts in J&K</b>
Is it sign of desperation?

<b>Zardari and Jon Stewart</b>

<!--QuoteBegin-Mudy+May 10 2009, 06:45 AM-->QUOTE(Mudy @ May 10 2009, 06:45 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Pak army violates ceasefire, shells Indian posts in J&K</b>
Is it sign of desperation?

<b>Zardari and Jon Stewart</b>

<b>Mudy Ji :</b>

This is an effort to have India retaliate and thereby keeping the “Valiant” 700,000 Strong Pakistani Army in the safety of the Border with India rather than have them Slaughtered by the Taliban which is advancing towards Islamabad the “Beautiful”.

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<b>Minister falls out with goras in NY</b>

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<b>Pak soldiers prefer fighting 'Hindu India' than Taliban 'muslim friends' : Report</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->London, May 10 : Pakistan Government may claim that it is fighting its 'own war' in the North West Frontier Province's Malakand and Swat Divisions, and is not merely taking action under the US pressure, but one thing is quite evident that the <b>Pakistani army do not want to pump bullets into their 'muslim friends' rather they prefer fighting against India.</b>

Amid all frantic calls being made by the international community, and especially by the Obama Administration that the real threat to Pakistan comes from its internal factors and not from India, majority of its security personnel still believe that India remains their primary threat, the Telegraph reports.

<b>The report stated that eventhough the Pakistan army has made sacrifices in its fight against terrorism, soldiers trained and dedicated to the idea of fighting "Hindu India" resent the idea of killing fellow Muslims on their own soil.</b>

<b>"I do not like the Taliban but I do not want to fight against them.They are our Muslim brothers. I do not want to fight America's war,"</b> said Zulmay Khan, a soldier with Frontier Corps.

The statement perhaps clarifies all the speculations regarding Pakistan Army's will and capability to counter the extremists.

Officers, who have been in the thick of things for long planning out strategies for the army, also believe that Pakistan's primary concern is India despite the fact that the Taliban's advancing writ poses an 'existential threat' to the nation.

<b>The report quoted a retired Major of Pakistan Army, Major Ikram Seghal, as saying that most troops would remain on the Indian border, despite the increasingly frantic calls from Washington to concentrate on the enemy within.</b>

<b>The problem is that now Pakistan is battling jihadis whom it trained to fight wars in Afghanistan and Kashmir, which was directed by the country's leadership itself.</b>

Nobody believe that the Taliban would be flushed out of the country or the region by the Pakistan military, but fear is growing that whatever happens in the current operation, Swat will prove a self-inflicted wound that will fester for years, the report said. <!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<b>Pakistan among gold producing countries </b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->ISLAMABAD: By producing 7.746 tonnes of gold during the last five years – 2004 to 2008 – Pakistan has joined the ranks of gold producing countries.

A senior official of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources told APP, “Presently copper, gold, silver and magnetite are being produced from the Saindak Copper-Gold Project in Balochistan’s Chaghi district.”

According to the data available with the Saindak Metal Limited – during the last five years – Pakistan has produced 86,013 tonnes of copper, 7.746 tonne gold and 11.046 tonne silver, besides the production of 14,482 tonnes of magnetite concentrate (iron), bringing in a total of $633.573 million.

The minerals produced from the Saindak Copper-Gold Project were being internationally marketed by the lessee M/s MRDL, as the project was producing blister copper with contained minerals.

<b>The MRDL lacked refinery facilities to separate the gold from the silver, which resulted in their being exported to other countries. </b>The iron concentrate was being sold to Pakistan Steel Mills, the official said. app<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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<b>IMF relaxes Pakistan’s budget deficit target </b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund announced on Monday a preliminary agreement to raise the budget deficit target Pakistan must meet to take advantage of international aid.
Following a meeting with Pakistani authorities in Dubai over the past week to discuss the IMF’s $7.6 billion standby agreement with the country, the IMF agreed to raise the deficit target for fiscal year 2009-2010 to 4.6 per cent of gross domestic product from 3.4 per cent.
<b>8 killed, several injured in U.S. drone attacks in SWA</b>

<b>Pakistani claims of high Taliban casualties 'wildly exaggerated' - US officials</b>

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->US military and intelligence officials are expressing skepticism about Pakistani claims of high Taliban casualties as the fighting spreads in the volatile northwest.

<b>The Pakistani military's daily reports of hundreds of Taliban fighters killed in the districts of Swat, Shangla, Dir, and Buner are "wildly exaggerated," a senior US intelligence official who is closely watching the operations in Pakistan told The Long War Journal.</b><!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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<b>Pakistan expanding its nuclear capability</b>
Internal struggle, construction of two reactors raise concern about arsenal<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Without any public U.S. reproach, Pakistan is building two of the developing world’s largest plutonium production reactors, which experts say could lead to improvements in the quantity and quality of the country’s nuclear arsenal, now estimated at 60 to 80 weapons.

What makes the project even more threatening is that it is unique.
“Pakistan is really the only country rapidly building up its nuclear forces,” says a U.S. intelligence official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the classified nature of the issue, noting that the nations that first developed nuclear weapons are now reducing their arsenals.

Moreover, he and other U.S. officials say, there long have been concerns about those who run the facility where the reactors are being built near the town of Khushab. They note that a month before the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, Khushab’s former director met with Osama bin Laden and his deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, and offered a nuclear weapons tutorial around an Afghanistan campfire

<b>KSE world’s worst performer last month</b>

LAHORE : The Karachi Stock Exchange (KSE)-100 Index was the world’s worst performer over the past month, the Credit Suisse Group has said. The gauge dropped 6.1 percent over the past month after being the fourth-best performer in the first quarter after advancing 17 percent. “If all progresses well in the war against the militants, then we could see a 25 percent upside from current index levels,” Farid Khan, an analyst at Credit Suisse, said on Tuesday. The KSE-100 may be included in Morgan Stanley’s MSCI Frontier Market Index this week, which will help draw investors back to the market, he added. daily times monitor

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<b>Auto sales fall by 50 percent</b>

<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->KARACHI : Local auto sales in first ten months of the year 2008-09 have declined by 50 per cent year-on-year (YoY) due to economic slowdown, high car prices and high rates of car financing.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->

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DAWN (Pakistan’s leading newspaper)

Two US senators oppose move for Pakistan aid

By Our Correspondent

Wednesday, 13 May, 2009 | 12:30 AM PST |

WASHINGTON: The Obama administration faced strong opposition from two Senators — a Democrat and a Republican — to rush $497 million of emergency aid to Pakistan.

One of them, Senator Bob Corker, a Tennessee Republican, said he was concerned that the Obama administration was trying to rush emergency aid without proper congressional oversight to a country where some of the leaders have been called ‘Mr 10 per cent’ because of their alleged corruption.
<b>Terrorism-Linked Charity Finds New Life Amid Pakistan Refugee Crisis</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Just five months after <b>Pakistan banned Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) over its links to the terror organization blamed for last November's Mumbai massacre, the Islamist charity group's flags are flying high over a relief effort for refugees fleeing the fighting in the Swat Valley.</b> The banned group's signature black-and-white banner bearing a curved scimitar flew in the heart of Mardan, as tens of thousands of refugees poured into the northwest garrison town, fleeing the military campaign to oust the Taliban from Swat and its surroundings.

<b>The JuD flags are being flaunted by a group with a different name: "We are with the Falah-e-Insaniat (Human Welfare) Foundation," Jafar Khan, a volunteer, told TIME. "We used to be known as Jamaat-ud-Dawa. We are doing the work that the government is not here to do." </b>Volunteers told TIME that their well-resourced relief operation includes a network of ambulances, emergency camps on the edges of the fighting, and a steady stream of food and medicine. It was precisely this type of welfare work - filling the vacuum left by the absence of state aid to suffering Pakistanis in the wake of the 2005 Kashmir earthquake - that made it so politically risky for the authorities to close down the JuD last December. And the role of Islamist organizations in providing relief underscores the difficulty Pakistan faces in coping with the displacement of an estimated 1.3 million people by military action against the Taliban
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<b>Mistrust in Pak-US relations</b>
By Iftikhar Ahmad | Published: May 12, 2009

There is dire need for confidence building and mutual trust to successfully meet the challenge of militancy and insurgency. West's mistrust and lack of required support contribute to Pakistan's growing troubles. Trust deficit has become a major source of fear and uncertainty. Excessive US interference in Pakistan's internal affairs and irresponsible statements of think tanks are a source of instability and a challenge to the writ of the state. This is worrisome for Pakistanis as the economy of the country is in shambles and human sufferings are on the increase mainly because of the War on Terror and its dangerous consequences for the security of the nation and its strategic assets.
Currently the US and Pakistan seem to be tuned to different frequencies.
Trust deficit is an important factor contributing to "do more" and "it's time to achieve more" debate particularly, in the context of War on Terror and issues related to the national security of Pakistan and the US. Observance of moral norms plus a rational American approach towards Pakistan would be a long-term relationship based on empathy, mutual trust and cooperation so that the people of Pakistan perceive the US as an ally with common goals and shared interests. It should be clearly understood that Pakistan has suffered tremendously in many ways and on many fronts ever since it became the frontline state in the War.
The US' economic aid to Pakistan was not even a significant fraction of Pakistan's economic losses. However the proposed conditional $1.5 billion a year Pak-aid legislation introduced in the US Congress is a good gesture (in line with Obama's new strategy) but it is nowhere near to compensation Pakistan should get. Pakistan needs economic and military aid to fight the militants and to meet the dangerous internal and external threats in the form of insurgency supported by foreign powers.

MR. ZARDARI: No, I think it's a joint responsibility. I think it's the joint responsibilities of all the democracies of the world. That's why we made this Friends of Democratic Pakistan, so we can bring most strength to the situation. You've got to admit that you all have been trying to battle it for the last eight years. The--all the...(unintelligible)...world powers have been trying to battle it for the last eight years in Afghanistan and nobody's come out of victorious yet.

Zardari is smart, he should get ready for jail in Pakistan.

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