Ace World News September 25 Local News ‘SOUTH EAST ASIA…

Ace World News – September 25 – Local News

‘SOUTH EAST ASIA NEWS DESK REPORTING ’    

RAWALPINDI- PAKISTAN: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif was asked by the government to play “facilitative role for resolution of current impasse,” DG ISPR Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted. 

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif was asked by the government to play "facilitative role for resolution of current impasse," DG ISPR Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted '

RAWALPINDI: Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Raheel Sharif was asked by the government to play “facilitative role for resolution of current impasse,” DG ISPR Major General Asim Saleem Bajwa tweeted ‘

With the  political turmoil due to Mr. Imran Khan Cricketer philanthropist turned politician and Canadian-Pakistani cleric, both in opposition have demanded that current government should step down immediately.

Their reasons include: he South Asian nation is also plagued by high unemployment, daily power cuts and a Taliban insurgency, while anti-Western and violent sectarian groups are gaining strength.

Some thousands have marched to Islamabad, the capital and most protesters on the streets of Islamabad say they are demonstrating against government corruption, which they blame for  the country’s widespread poverty.

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KARACHI-PAKISTAN: A woman can do just about anything a man can, all she requires is ‘opportunity’, said 22-year-old Pakistani mountaineer Samina Baig, speaking at the jam packed Aga Khan University Hospital’s gymnasium, with her talk aptly titled ‘No Mountain Too High, Nor Too Easy’.

' Samina Baig delivers her written speech as her brother Mirza Ali looks on.—White Star '

‘ Samina Baig delivers her written speech as her brother Mirza Ali looks on.—White Star ‘

Last year, she also became the first woman to ever climb the tallest peaks in Seven Continents as part of the diplomacy mission project called “Seven Summits” funded by international community.

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` Osama Bin Laden's Hidden Life but Where is the Body '

#AceNewsServices – EXCLUSIVE REPORT – June 02 – Former al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was able to hide in Pakistan for nine years due to the “collective failure” of state military and intelligence authorities, a leaked Pakistani government report has revealed.

The report, obtained exclusively by Al Jazeera’s Investigative Unit, also outlines how “routine” incompetence at every level of civil governance structure allowed the once world’s most wanted man to move to six different locations within the country.

The report of the Abbottabad Commission, formed in June 2011 to probe the circumstances around the killing of Bin Laden by US forces in a unilateral raid on the Pakistani city of Abbottabad, draws on testimony from more than 200 witnesses, including members of Bin Laden’s family, Pakistan’s then spy chief, senior ministers in the government and officials at every level of the military, bureaucracy and security services.

It was released by the Al Jazeera Investigative Unit, after being suppressed by the Pakistani government.

It comes on the heels of a report by AP news agency revealing that top US special operations commander, Adm William McRaven, ordered military files about the Navy SEAL raid on Bin Laden’s hideout to be purged from Defence Department computers and sent to the CIA, where they could be more easily shielded from ever being made public.

Following the US operation to kill Bin Laden in May 2011, which was avowedly conducted without the Pakistani government or military’s knowledge, the Commission was set up to examine both “how the US was able to execute a hostile military mission which lasted around three hours deep inside Pakistan”, and how Pakistan’s “intelligence establishment apparently had no idea that an international fugitive of the renown or notoriety of [Osama bin Laden] was residing in [Abbottabad]”.

Pakistan Bin Laden Dossier:

On the night of May 1, 2011, US special forces launched a raid deep into Pakistani territory to capture or kill al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden. On President Barack Obama’s orders, US soldiers flew via helicopter to the Pakistani army garrison town of Abbottabad, where their intelligence indicated he was hiding out. In the process of raiding the compound, Bin Laden and four others were killed. Several people were wounded. http://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/spotlight/binladenfiles/

The Abbottabad Commission was charged with establishing if the failures of the Pakistani government and military were due to incompetence or complicity, and was given overarching investigative powers.

The Commission’s 336-page report is scathing, holding both the government and the military responsible for “gross incompetence” leading to “collective failures” that allowed both Bin Laden to escape detection, and the United States to perpetrate “an act of war”.
Copy of Report on PDF: http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/724833/aljazeera-bin-laden-dossier.pdf

Moreover, through the testimony of Bin Laden’s family members, intelligence officials and the wife of one of his couriers, the Commission was able to piece together a richly detailed image of Bin Laden’s life on the run from authorities, including details on the secluded life that he and his family led in Abbottabad and elsewhere.

It found that Bin Laden entered Pakistan in mid-2002, after narrowly escaping capture in the Battle of Tora Bora in Afghanistan in December 2001. Intelligence officials say he stayed briefly in the South Waziristan and Bajaur tribal areas of Pakistan, before moving to the northern Swat Valley to stay with his guards, Ibrahim and Abrar al-Kuwaiti, for several months.

While in Swat, Bin Laden reportedly met with Khalid Shaikh Mohammad, the alleged mastermind of the 9/11 attacks against the United States, in early 2003. A month later, Mohammad was captured in Rawalpindi in a joint US-Pakistani operation, and Bin Laden fled Swat.

Bin Laden turned up next in the town of Haripur, in northern Pakistan, where he stayed for two years in a rented house with two of his wives and several of his children and grandchildren.

In August 2005, they all moved to a custom-built compound in Abbottabad, a military garrison town located about 85km away from the Pakistani capital, Islamabad. He stayed there for six years, until he was killed in the US operation in May 2011.

‘Culpable negligence’

According to the Commission’s investigations, Pakistan’s intelligence establishment had “closed the book” on Bin Laden by 2005, and was no longer actively pursuing intelligence that could lead to his capture.

Al-Jazeera – Government report obtained exclusively by Al Jazeera reveals results of investigation into AQ chief’s life on the run.
Asad Hashim Last Modified: 08 Jul 2013 17:29

Ace Related News:
1. Whitehouse – President Obama – Announces his Death – 02/05/2011 http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2011/05/02/osama-bin-laden-dead

  1. Al-Jazeera – 08/07/2013 – Report – http://tinyurl.com/mjogkrg

  2. BBC – 23/09/2006 – Rumours of his death from Typhoid – http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/5374160.stm
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  3. Abottabad Report: PDF http://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/724833/aljazeera-bin-laden-dossier.pdf

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` Contingent of 186 Elite Force Commandos of Punjab Police Arrive in Capital City on Rumours of Terrorism Threats’

#AceWorldNews – ISLAMABAD – April 13 – (DWN) – A contingent of 186 Elite Force commandos of Punjab police have arrived in the capital city to enhance security measures following two terrorism incidents within six weeks, the police said.

Another contingent of 40 personnel of the force will arrive in Islamabad soon, they added.

Apart from assigning them patrol duties at sensitive areas, separate teams will be deployed at different spots of the city, along with the Rangers and police, to react immediately and reach the trouble spot within a short time.

The personnel were demanded by the capital police for joint patrolling.

“We are expecting worse situations after the two terrorism incidents,” a police officer said, adding that there were intelligence reports that terrorism, in future, would be more lethal and brutal in the city compared to the previous strikes.

A security alert was issued on April 3, stating that the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had planned to carry out terrorist attacks in three cities – Islamabad, Rawalpindi and Wah Cantonment – by using the name of another outfit, the officer said.

Preparations to prevent any untoward incident in future have already started, he said, adding that during the preparation it was identified that due to unavailability of technical support, it might be difficult to counter terrorism.

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` United Baloch Army Separatist Group claims `Responsibility ' for ` Rawalpindi Train ' Explosion in Quetta '

#AceNewsServices – ISLAMABAD/QUETTA – April 09 – (DAWN) – United Baloch Army (UBA) – a separatist militant outfit in Balochistan – has claimed responsibility of the deadly terrorist attack in Sabzi Mandi area of the capital city that killed at least 24 people and wounded more than 115 on Wednesday.

Speaking to media representatives over telephone, spokesman for UBA Mureed Baloch said the rebel Baloch group has carried out the attack in retaliation to military’s ongoing operation in Balochistan’s Kalat district.

The United Baloch Army had also claimed responsibility of deadly train attack in Sibi yesterday. At least 17 people, two women and four children among them, burned to death and over 45 were injured in a powerful explosion in a carriage of a Rawalpindi-bound train at the Sibi station on Tuesday.

Acting Inspector General of Islamabad police, Khalid Khattak, said that at least two dozen people had died and more than a hundred wounded in today’s place early morning explosion in Islamabad’s vegetable market.

Police and rescue teams rushed to the site of the incident after the explosion occurred.

Initial reports suggest that the explosive material was planted inside a box containing fruits.

Police said that a remote controlled bomb containing five kilograms of explosive material was used in the blast.

Ace Related News – April 08 – 10.32 GMT – #AceWorldNews – QUETTA – April 08 – (DWN) – A blast in a train at Balochistan’s Sibi railway station on Tuesday killed at least four persons and wounded several others, DawnNews reported.http://wp.me/p165ui-4Hf

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` Train is set on fire by explosion on the `Rawalpindi-Jaffer ' Express Killing at least Four People '

#AceWorldNews – QUETTA – April 08 – (DWN) – A blast in a train at Balochistan’s Sibi railway station on Tuesday killed at least four persons and wounded several others, DawnNews reported.

The blast set the train on fire and completely destroyed one bogie.

Emergency and rescue teams reached the site and began shifting the casualties to Civil Hospital Sibi.

The victims included women and children.

The explosion occurred in the Rawalpindi-bound Jaffar express when it reached Sibi from Quetta. .

Representatives of law enforcement agencies reported that, according to preliminary data, the explosives were delivered into the train car soon after the train arrived in Sibi. A local police officer noted that the train came 10 minutes earlier than scheduled.

Following the blast, fire emerged, and the train car, where the explosion occurred, completely burned out, while another three cars were damaged by the fire.

The circumstances of the incident, as well as the information on the number of victims, are being specified.

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