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2008-10-03 15:00:08

Text of report by Afghan independent Tolo TV, on 3 October [Presenter] A military report by Spanish intelligence has accused Pakistan's military intelligence of supporting terrorists. The report released by Cadena Ser radio of Spain says the ISI [Pakistan's inter-services-intelligence] is helping terrorists in finding access to explosives and sends them to Afghanistan to kill government leaders and personalities. Tamim Hamid with a report about this issue. [Correspondent] The release of...

2008-10-02 00:00:06

By The Associated Press ISLAMABAD, Pakistan (AP) - Pakistan's army chief named a general considered a hawk in the fight against al-Qaida and the Taliban to head the country's powerful spy agency, asserting his control at a time of U.S. concern that rogue operatives are aiding Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan. Lt. Gen. Ahmed Shujaa Pasha oversaw military offensives against militants in the lawless border regions with Afghanistan in his most recent job as director general of military...

2008-09-17 09:00:19

At 1400 gmt on 16 September Pakistan's Geo TV News carried live its regularly scheduled "Capital Talk" program relayed from the channel's Islamabad studio. Prominent Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir is the host of the popular talk show in Pakistan. The guests were Retired Lt. Gen. Talat Masood, prominent defense analyst; Tariq Fatmi, former Pakistan ambassador to United States; Yousuf Nazar, prominent economist and columnist, who joins discussion via video link in Karachi; Retired Lt. Gen....

2008-09-11 06:00:13

Karachi Geo News television in Urdu at 1600 GMT on 10 September relays live regularly scheduled "Today with Kamran Khan" programme. Noted Pakistani journalist Kamran Khan reviews, discusses and analyzes major day-to-day developments with government ministers and officials, opposition leaders, and prominent analysts in Geo TV's flagship programme; Words and sentences within double slant lines are in English Reception: Good Duration: 60 minutes Focus of today's programme is on the...

2008-08-02 00:00:08

KABUL, Afghanistan _ Allegations that Pakistan's most powerful intelligence agency helped plan a deadly blast at the Indian Embassy in Kabul last month threaten to isolate Pakistan from Western allies, deepen tensions with its neighbor and rival India and cause more trouble for the fledgling Pakistani civilian government. But it is unlikely that the allegations by U.S. intelligence agencies, first reported by The New York Times on Friday, mean that U.S. and NATO troops will change their...

2008-08-01 21:00:11

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan _ Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency is often portrayed as a rogue operator whose agents pursue their own agendas. In fact, the ISI, as it's known, is part of the Pakistani military, headed by a senior Army general and subject to the military chain of command. "It's a very disciplined organization, but with a very large freedom of action. When they get a policy directive, they have certain room for maneuver, keeping the interests of the state in view," said...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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