Archive for the ‘militancy’ Category

Pakistan’s Musharraf Rules Out US Troops, Strikes

July 27, 2007

ISLAMABAD (AFP) – Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf on Friday firmly rejected US threats to strike militants holed up near the Afghan border, saying that American forces will not be allowed to operate in the area.

Military ruler Musharraf’s remarks come amid mounting anger at warnings from key ally Washington that it will not allow Osama bin Laden‘s rejuvenated terror network to use the South Asian nation’s e,frontier regions as a safe haven.

“Inside Pakistani territory only Pakistani forces will operate and they are fully ….

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Fantastic View Of Rakaposhi From Aliabad

Rakaposhi is a mountain in the Karakoram mountain range in Pakistan. It is situated in the Nagar Valley approximately 100 km north of the city of Gilgit. Rakaposhi means “shining wall” in the local language. At a height of 7,788 metres, It is ranked 27th highest in the world and 12th highest in Pakistan, but it is more popular for its beauty than its rank might suggest and is said to be one of the most beautiful mountains in the world.

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A militant Pakistan remains unlikely

July 8, 2007

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan – President Gen. Pervez Musharraf is fighting to maintain control of Pakistan in the face of rising Islamic militancy and a secular pro-democracy movement.

A key U.S. ally, Musharraf himself remains under threat, most recently on Friday, when unknown suspects opened fire from a rooftop after his plane took off from a military base.

For some in the West, an exit — especially a violent one — for the military strongman conjures up a scenario of Pakistan and its nuclear weapons falling into militant hands…..

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