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Report: Islamist Pakistan Is Helping China’s Uyghur Genocide

Pakistan has played a critical role over many years in helping China suppress the Uyghur expat community within its borders, according to an August report from the Uyghur Human Rights Project (UHRP) and the Oxus Society for Central Asian Affairs. Beijing is currently orchestrating a genocide against the ethnic group in its northwestern Xinjiang province.…

FACT CHECK: Does This Video Show A Landslide In Pakistan?

A video shared on Facebook allegedly shows a landslide that occurred in Pakistan. Verdict: False The video shows a July 25 landslide in India. Fact Check: The roughly one-minute video depicts rocky debris tumbling rapidly down the side of a mountain. At one point, a boulder hits a nearby bridge, causing it to break in…

Pakistan: Bomb Kills Six at Pro-Palestinian Rally

A bomb blast killed at least six people and injured 14 more at a pro-Palestinian rally in southwest Pakistan’s Balochistan province Friday, local government officials said. A regional police chief in Balochistan named Jafar Khan told Reuters by telephone on May 21 that a “motorcycle bomb,” presumably an improvised explosive device (IED) placed on a…

Report: At Least 6,500 Migrant Workers Have Died in Qatar Prior to World Cup

At least 6,500 South Asian migrant workers died in Qatar from 2011-2020, the Guardian reported Tuesday, citing government data from India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Qatar. The report suggests allegedly lax safety protocols surrounding Qatar’s construction of new stadiums and infrastructure as it prepares to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup were the cause of…

China’s Army Joins Pakistan for Military Exercises with Warplanes, Troops

China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) dispatched fighter jets and soldiers to a Pakistani airbase near the Indian border on Monday for a bilateral drill aimed at preparing both China and Pakistan’s militaries for “actual combat,” the Hindustan Times reported on Tuesday. “The Chinese air force’s troops set off on December 7 for the Pakistani Air Force’s…
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China Arms Pakistan With ‘Advanced Warships’ As Threats Of Nuclear War With India Escalate

When the Trump administration withheld billions of dollars in security aid to Pakistan in 2018, the logic then was that the Pakistani military would be forced to form greater ties with the US and surrounding allies to reclaim lost aid.  Fast forward today, the new reality, Pakistan abandoned the West and its allies for China.  Pakistan quickly bolstered ties with…

An informed writer on South Asia gets it right

https://thediplomat.com/2020/04/did-pakistan-win-the-afghanistan-war/?fbclid=IwAR2vA_I7RsJe9mdnF7eodpt2mh-wg309wuKir4NVlFNMsh7SCwfHN-E5jOs Good article. It’s refreshing to read an author write something like this: “Islamabad is almost as invested in these developments as Washington and the Taliban are.” Jezail.org actually believes that Islamabad is MORE invested in Afghan developments than Washington is in many ways. They have gambled more and put a much greater part of…

Grim Options for Afghanistan

https://thediplomat.com/2020/03/the-inauguration-of-2-presidents-afghanistans-constitutional-crisis/ 04/05/20 – Zalmay Nishat makes a case for a way forward through the present Kabul stalemate. It is well worth a read. It outlines well what jezail.org has maintained since Bonn. The Afghan constitution is a failed idea and was doomed from the start. The article was written before many people understood what the…

Pakistan plans to ink dual citizenship deal with Turkey

02/02/20 – WEll,well,well. Is this a way to get around US Congressional restrictions on “aid” to Pakistan by circumventing end use restrictions for helicopter engines and things like that? “Shah also welcomed the establishment of mutual training programs and the upgrading of law enforcement equipment with Turkey.” click here jezail.org on the web and jezail.org…

The Pashtun demographic and an eye on the future part 2

1/30/20 -Jezail.org continues this post of Amrullah Saleh in the hope that it gets noticed by policy makers and planners. In the 1950s with direct assistance from the United States of America, using the excuse of containing communism, pacifying the tribal areas and preventing infiltration from western neighbor Pakistan created the Special Services Group (SSG).…

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