Terrorism

Miranshah, Lawrence of Arabia and Rani Mukherjee

Pakistan army’s attempt to rebuild a war-battered Miranshah in FATA is also premised on creating a narrative and symbols that shows the presence of a foreign hand — India
 

Before Miranshah in Pakistan’s Waziristan was left in a state of disrepair after the Pakistan army launched a military operation — Zarb-e-Azb — in 2014 to oust the entrenched Pakistan Taliban, this frontier town had built a reputation for Pashtun assertion and the giddy romanticism of the Raj days.

NIA raids a dozen places in Kashmir after terror funding tip-off

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has conducted raids at about a dozen places in the Kashmir valley in connection with alleged terror funding from Pakistan and Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK), official sources said here on Wednesday. NIA personnel, assisted by local Crime Branch (CB) and state police raided about a dozen places in Srinagar and Tangmarg in Baramulla district and Handwara in the frontier district of Kupwara since early Wednesday morning.

“Any attacks in the future in Kabul will be entirely by the pro-Pakistan groups who want to create a new bogey — the ISIS bogey”

Hardnews Foreign Policy spoke with Anand Arni after the recent terror attacks in Kabul, which killed 120 people. The interview touched up the possible causes for the recent spurt in violence, the involvement of Pakistan and the complicated scenario unfolding in the war-torn country