Militants Intensify Attacks Ahead of Elections in Pakistan


By Sardar Ahmad The security threats are looming large ahead of election campaign in the country. The insurgents and sectarian organizations have intensified their activities to pressurize the political parties and government to accept their demands for the sake of holding peaceful elections in the country. The political and religious parties are divided on regional…

“Tariq Afridi is Dead” TTP Confirms CMC’s Report After 5 Months


By Kamran Khan (Peshawar) Militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has now officially confirmed, though after a long time, the death of its Khyber Agency commander Tariq Afridi. The Conflict Monitoring Center had disclosed his death news in its September 2012 monthly security report. TTP Darra Adam Khel area’s spokesperson confirmed that Tariq Afridi, had died of…

Opportunities in Tension between India and Pakistan


By Abdullah Khan Tension along the Line of Control in Kashmir started to mount during last quarter of the year 2012 and now with two deaths from both sides has transformed the issue from usual but random skirmishes to one that can hinder peace-building processes between the two countries. Pakistan is at the verge of…

Prospects of Hostilities on Western Border


By Ammarah Rabbani Rao The Conflict Monitoring Center’s data shows an unprecedented level of escalation of hostilities on its western border by Afghan National Army, NATO, and anti-Pakistan militants. During the year 2012, 732 cross border attacks took place from Afghan soil into Pakistani territory including rocket and mortar attacks, airspace violation, boots on grounds…