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Faction of New JMB now active as Brigade Ad-Dar-e-Kutni

by Arifur Rahman Rabbi Banned militant outfit Jama’atul Mujahidin Bangladesh’s (JMB) Sarwar-Tamim Group is now active as Brigade Ad-Dar-e-Kutni, according to Rapid Action Battalion (RAB). A high-level leader of the group, Imam Mehedi Hassan, was responsible for recruiting members and finance, and radicalising young men and preparing them for hizrat ...

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More ominous disappearances

by I.A. Rehman The writer is a former ambassador to Iraq and Turkey. PAKISTAN observed the International Day of Victims of Enforced Disappearances yesterday (Aug 30) at a time when this form of attack on life and liberty has acquired a new and more sinister dimension. Sindh is in the ...

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Enforced Disappearances: Beyond any ‘probe’

By  Shariful Islam and Rafiul Islam Young homeopath MoklesurRahaman Johnny went out of his chamber to buy medicine for his father on August 4 night last year, but he never returned. He did not just disappear, according to his wife JesminNahar as she had seen him in the lockup of ...

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HR ministry ‘finds it hard’ to get data on human rights

By Intikhab Hanif LAHORE: The federal ministry of human rights says steps taken to protect rights in Pakistan have demonstrated tangible progress but also admits that getting data about human rights in the country is challenging. The statement has come during a meeting of the Treaty Implementation Cell (TIC) held ...

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Brutal Pakistan Army now haunts Sindh

Allabaskh Sindh is now fast becoming the new killing field for Pakistan Army. Scores of Sindhis, mostly those who have been raising their voice against injustice and human rights violations, are disappearing into secret prisons, detained illegally, tortured and many of them then brutally killed and their bodies dumped unceremoniously. ...

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PAKISTAN@70: Enter the Generals

With the ouster of prime minister Nawaz Sharif, Pakistan’s notorious generals are subjugating politics. The Generals have already set the stage for the next elections. It is going to be a dramatically different election—there will be no Bhutto or Sharif to contest with Imran Khan, possibly, hemmed by controversies and therefore ...

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Hafiz Saeed’s political front part of Pak Army plan

Allabaksh Coming on the heels of a major political upheaval, it is not surprising to know about the global terrorist group, Lashkar-e-Tayyeba (LeT), which enjoys an all-weather patronage of Pakistan Army, setting up a political party. It is not difficult to see that this move is part of the larger ...

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al-Qaeda Bangladesh outfit resurfaces

Golam Mortuja Alleged militant outfit, Ansar al Islam, said to be the Bangladesh chapter of al-Qaeda and which claimed the responsibility of killing bloggers, is disseminating its ideologies online. The militant group is circulating al-Qaeda Ayman al-Zawahiri’s ‘general instructions to jihad’ in Bangla which is seen by many terrorism experts ...

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