Pakistan Army General Headquarters siege ends

2009-10-14 04:22:27 (GMT) (Caymanmama.com - Pakistan News News)

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Latest Pakistan news of October 12, 2009 in passing

Militants takeover of Army General headquarters ends after commando operation - 39 hostages released
Pakistan foreign Minister flies back to the US - Kerry Lugar bill clauses to be discussed before the US President inks the bill
Foreign elements helping Balochistan separatists movements - India and Afghanistan active in Balochistan
Pakistan interior minister cites South Waziristan operation as imminent
Pakistan energy needs - top priority for the US

Militants takeover of Army General headquarters ends after commando operation - 39 hostages released

Islamabad (Dawn.com): The Army’s General Headquarters siege ended in the early hours of Sunday after the commando raid at the headquarters to get 42 hostages released and to kill or capture the militants who stormed into the Army head quarters in Rawalpindi a day earlier. According to the news released around 8 militants were killed and one, who is believed to be the ring leader was captured in injured condition. The commandos managed to rescue 39 out of 42 hostages safely with 3 hostages died during the shoot out between the terrorists and the commandos.

The army believes that the group of terrorists who tried the take over of army head quarters were the same band of militants who had attacked the Sri Lanka’s team during their tour to Pakistan.

Pakistan foreign Minister flies back to the US - Kerry Lugar bill clauses to be discussed before the US President inks the bill

Islamabad: (Dawn.com): The Pakistan foreign minister, Shah Mahmood Qureshi, has rushed back to Washington to meet Hillary Clinton and discuss the controversial clauses of Kerry - Lugar Bill. He had held discussions with the President, the Prime Minister Of Pakistan and the Army Chief before leaving for the US.

Foreign elements helping Balochistan separatists movements - India and Afghanistan active in Balochistan

Quetta (Dawn.com): The Frontier Corps, Inspector General Major General Salim Nawaz, in an interview, spoke about the involvement of foreign elements specially the Pakistan’s neighboring countries India and Afghanistan in funding and fueling the militants and the separatists movements in Pakistan’s province of Balochistan. He said, ‘A lot of evidence of Indian involvement through Afghanistan is there, supporting the separatist movement.’ ‘The foreign element, especially the element there in Afghanistan, is trying hard to create more leadership,’ he added.

Pakistan interior minister cites South Waziristan operation as imminent

Singapore (Dawn.com): After the terrorists attack on the Army General Head Quarters, the Pakistan interior minister, Rehman Malik has said the Militant infected South Waziristan needs surgical operation to clean up the area from the militants. ‘It has been decided, the civilian leadership has decided, the operation is imminent,’ he said.

Pakistan energy needs - top priority for the US

Washington (Dawn.com): The US coordinator of international energy affairs, ahead of his meeting with the Pakistani officials confirmed that the US will partner with Pakistan in its quest to over come the energy crises in the country. He said, ‘Pakistan has a functioning economy. It has industrial consumers. It has a residential population, a large part of which has the ability to pay. So there is a climate for investment in Pakistan.’ He said that, There isn’t going to be any magic cure here… Pakistan has had problems in the energy sector for 25 years, and they’re not going to be subject to a short fix. But what we have with Pakistan is a partnership. This is going to be US-Pakistan energy policy dialogue, so it’s two-sided.’

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