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l February 2004 l

The Kashmir Bachao Andolan Publication

l Vol 3, No 9 l

S P O T L I G H T

E D I T O R I A L 

Kashmir: Putting the right foot forward

Gary Fitleberg


One small step for man…One giant leap for mankind. Amicable talks between rivals are taking place between the Indian government and separatists over hotly contested and disputed Kashmir. India’s government and separatist leaders are forging forward to resolve a conflict that has mired the regional stability in a positive move. Both  .......More >>>>

Pak army involved in nuke scam

What others say..........


In spite of all the declamations of Musharraf to the country, even the naive would not buy the general's statement that only a few ``greedy'' scientists were involved in selling nuclear expertise and equipment to Iran, Libya and North Korea. Now that the father of the Pakistan bomb, Abdul Qadeer Khan has directly implicated three Pak army generals.......More >>>>

C O M M E N T

F E A T U R E

Pakistan: Pioneers in nuclear proliferation

Gary Fitleberg


Lately Pakistan has been under the microscope for its involvement in the development of nuclear weapons programs internationally. Although others such “axis of evil” nations Iran and North Korea actively purse weapons of mass destruction their success has largely been dependent on Pakistan’s inadvertent assistance and cooperation. The ......More >>>>

Arrests of Pak scientists

Samuel Baid


The countries who promised Pakistan financial help in its nuclear programme were, among others, Libya, Saudi Arabia and Iraq. There is a hint that Iran was also among them. This has also been confirmed by Thomas Woodrow, a senior official of the United States Defence Intelligence Agency. In a research paper, Mr. Woodrow stated that  .......More >>>>

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Dawood might return on his own!    

S Hussain Zaidi


‘Drop Dawood Ibrahim’s name from the list of 20 criminals India wants extradited from Pakistan.’ This curious suggestion has been made by various state agencies to the Union Home Ministry in a new dossier on the underworld don. The dossier forms a part of the briefing for Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani prior to his visit to Pakistan. Advani is likely  .....More >>>>

Pak editor takes Musharraf to task
From SA Tribune


Pervez Musharraf is a very unlucky man. The more he tries to extricate himself from the densely clogged web of domestic and regional hot wires, the more he sinks into the cesspool of uncertainty, despair and hopelessness. Tragically all of this can easily be traced to his sheer incompetence, his bloated ego, pointless arrogance and needless ......More >>>>

 A N A L Y S I S

S T A T E C R A F T

A Q Khan: Father of nuclear proliferation

Mohammad Shehzad


Will Dr A Q Khan be tried for allegedly transferring nuclear knowledge to Iran, Libya and North Korea? Should Musharraf and Vajpayee be honored with the Nobel Peace Prize? Has India acknowledged Kashmir as a disputed territory? These were hottest topics of informal discussions at the 55th Republic Day of India. The popular perception about .......More >>>>

Middle-East: Straddling the fence
Gary Fitleberg


The International Court of Justice (ICJ), the Hague-based principal judicia l organ of the United Nations, began proceedings January 30 on the legality of the security fence Israel is building. Israel has described the case as a “political manipulation of the United Nations by the Palestinians.” The United States has echoed Israel’s concerns.....More >>>>

P E R S P E C T I V E

L A S T  W O R D

The nuclear Jihad

B Raman


Pakistan is not the original birth place of the Islamic fundamentalist  and jihadi organizations.  Islamic fundamentalism and jihadi terrorism were born elsewhere in the Islamic Ummah and thereafter spread to Pakistan after the 1979 Islamic Revolution in Iran. But, Pakistan is the original birth place of the concept of the nuclear jihad, which .......More >>>>

Twelfth SAARC Summit and Beyond  

Yashwant Sinha


Although SAARC was formed eighteen years ago, it is really in the Twelfth Summit at Islamabad that South Asia, as a region, awakened to the benefits of regionalism and came together with a joint economic and social agenda to effectively help in the integration of our seven countries. The agreements and decisions of the Summit represent a .......More >>>>



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