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…

After Dr. Afridi’s Conviction CIA on Rampage in FATA


Islamabad After conviction of its informant the CIA has intensified drone attacks in Pakistan. According to monthly report of Islamabad based Conflict Monitoring Center which regularly monitors drone attacks and anti-state militancy in the region, American Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has carried out six drone attacks during May 2012, five of them after conviction of…

Taliban a real threat to Pakistan


By Muhammad Ashfaq Seeds of extremism had been sown long before the U-Turn of Gen Musharraf on Afghan policy in this country. It is also true that surfacing of Pakistan on the map of the world was based on religious grounds. It was compulsion of the time because religion was the only common ground on…

2011: Drone Attacks Remained Ineffective against Militant Leaders


According to the Conflict Monitoring Center’s annual report on drone attacks American Spy Agency CIA has failed to eliminate more than four Al-Qaeda leaders in its highly costly and controversial ‘assassination by drones’ campaign inside Pakistan during the year 2011. It had carried out 75 drone attacks inside Pakistani territory during the year 2011 killing…

Significant Decline in Suicide Attacks in Pakistan


CMC’s Annual Report 2011The Conflict Monitoring Center is an Islamabad based Independent Research Center which monitors anti-state and anti-government violence and counter insurgency initiatives by security forces. For preparation of this report the CMC collected data from Inter Services Public Relations, Ministry of Interior, Health Departments of Provinces, National, International and Local media and CMC’s…