What is an ICICI-Lombard advertisement doing on that .pk?
Bodhi, I think ads are generated based on location of user. I got an ad for CBS news which is an American television and radio network.
<!--QuoteBegin-Pandyan+Dec 5 2008, 07:45 AM-->QUOTE(Pandyan @ Dec 5 2008, 07:45 AM)<!--QuoteEBegin-->Pakis shamelessly procuring missiles from Brazil even as they are getting alms like beggars from IMF.
While Indian morons are delaying crucial things like MRCA contract. How long do the pilots have to fly the flying coffin.
<b>Pandyan Ji :</b>
Some Simple "Gunit" :
1. Pakistan's Foreign Exchange Reserves on 21-11-2008 : US Dollars 6.5962 Billion
2. Pakistan received Loan from I M F on 27-11-2008 ------: US Dollars 3.1000 Billion
---------------------------------------------------------------TOTAL : US Dollars 9.6962 Billion
3. Pakistan's Foreign Exchange Reserves on 28-12-2008 : US Dollars 9.0810 Billion
Difference-----------------------------------------------------------: US Dollars 0.6152 Billion
<b>Question : What happened to the sum of US Dollars 615.2 Million?</b>
One does not need to be a "Rocket Scientist" to "suss" it out.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->PESHAWAR: At least 20 persons have been killed and 90 others injured in a high intensity explosion in Koocha Risaldar located behind Qisa Khawani Bazar in Peshawar on Friday.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->PESHAWAR : <b>At least 25 Eid shoppers were killed and over 100 others injured as a bomb exploded in the most-congested locality of Peshawar Friday evening. Another 10 Eid shoppers were killed when a suicide bomber struck in a market in Orakzai Agency earlier in the day.</b>
The high-intensity explosion occurred in front of a hotel, which is surrounded by an Imambargah, plastic factory, scores of shops and residences, in Koocha Risaldar located adjacent to historical Qisa Khawani Bazar here.
<b>The authorities so far confirmed 25 deaths and injuries to 138, out of which more than 100 have been admitted in Lady Reading Hospital. The victims included women and children.</b><!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->
ISLAMABAD (APP) - Pakistan Economy Watch Saturday said a host of Pakistani businessmen have lost billions of dollars of investments in speculator-oriented Dubai Real Estate property downturn.
âThose who lured Pakistanis by showing them golden dreams of rich returns by investing in the oil-poor emirates have walked away silently leaving the Pakistani businessmen in lurch. These include salesmen, so-called developers, intermediaries and bankers, etc who must be brought to book,â said a report issued by Pakistan Economy Watch.
The report, titled âOverseas Risk Reportâ, added that the shares of top property giants in Dubai have fallen as much as 85 per cent bringing many mega projects to halt.
âMany local and foreign companies have opted for mergers to avoid bankruptcy. The giants are cutting expenses, plans and number of employees,â the report added.
It said the losses in the realty sector were roughly equal to that of GDP of Dubai. The government of United Arab Emirates (UAE) is pumping billions to avoid the failure and 30 billion dollars have been pumped in the banking system and selling of some highly acclaimed assets is under serious consideration.
Dubai is facing losses to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars and risk of defaults. The situation has resulted in stock exchange crash, dried up credit and shaky wealth funds. Banks have minimised limit of credit cards and mulling their ability for foreclosures. âUAE has already lost 100 billion dollars in the global crunch and it has 500 billion dollars of assets,â said Dr. Murtaza Mughal, President Economy Watch, while unveiling the report, adding that it was already under stress due to some 60 percent slide in oil prices. The plans to make Dubai a hub of financial activities may not realise as attempts for unnatural growth result in such a situation, he added.
<b>LAHORE : US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has said that there is enough evidence of the involvement of former Inter-Services Intelligence officers in the planning and execution of the Mumbai attack and if Pakistan does not act, and act fast, to arrest the involved people, India will be left with no option but to conduct aerial operations against select targets in Pakistan.</b>
Senator McCain, who arrived in Pakistan Friday from New Delhi with Senators Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC), was talking to a select group of Pakistanis at an informal lunch in Lahore. When Daily Times quizzed him on the issue of use of force he said that this is what he and the other Senators were told by Indiaâs Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who, as Mr McCain put it, was visibly angry and reeling from the shock of the attack.
âThe democratic government of India is under pressure and it will be a matter of days after they have given the evidence to Pakistan to use the option of force if Islamabad fails to act against the terrorists,â he said.
<b>To a question about what the United States would do in the event that India carries out such a threat, Mr McCain said that Washington would not be able to do much even as âprivately I will try to dissuade India from doing soâ.
âWe were angry after 9/11. This is Indiaâs 9/11. We cannot tell India not to act when that is what we did, asking the Taliban to hand over Osama Bin Laden to avoid a war and waging one when they refused to do so.â;</b> He conceded the point that such an Indian attack could beget retaliation from Pakistan and that this is precisely the trajectory of actions and reactions that those who attacked Mumbai were hoping for but stressed that at this point, if Pakistan does not do anything to find and arrest the âbad guysâ, India will have no option but to use force.
Senator McCain who left for Islamabad shortly after lunch said that he and the other Senators would meet the army chief, General Ashfaq Kayani, before proceeding to Kabul in the evening. He said he would discuss the situation with General Kayani. While he did not say it in so many words, it was clear from his remarks through the hour-long luncheon that he would convey a message to General Kayani on any Indian threat to use force and about how serious the situation is.
Mr McCainâs remarks were interesting, come as they did on the heels of a report that âPakistan went into a state of âhigh alertâ last weekend and was eyeing India for possible signs of military aggression, after a threatening phone call made to President Asif Ali Zardari by someone from Delhi who posed himself as Indian External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjeeâ.
The issue of that hoax call is still being debated in Pakistan and given the situation, as also evidenced by Mr McCainâs remarks, is difficult to ignore. Mr McCain, as also Senator Graham, seemed convinced that there are training camps inside Pakistan and they are being âemptied as we speakâ.
âThere were red dots on the map when the Afghan war began; those dots have been increasing in number,â Mr McCain said.
There was also a sense that while the âcivilianâ Government of Pakistan may not be involved in any of these acts, other institutions in Pakistan â a thinly veiled reference to the army/ISI â may be pursuing a different policy.
Mr McCain, however, conceded that he had no formal information from the US government on what sort of evidence India may have on any links between the men who attacked Mumbai and their alleged handlers in Pakistan. What he put on the table in Lahore, therefore, was gleaned from what his delegation was told by India, including the now known allegation that the attackers were constantly in communication on satellite and cell-phones with handlers in Pakistan.
The last time India mobilised its army against Pakistan was in 2001-2002. But several rounds of war-gaming after the mobilisation showed that any military action would not result in delivering political and strategic objectives.
It was not clear what New Delhi might hope to achieve through air strikes and Mr McCain could not enlighten his Pakistani interlocutors beyond stressing that New Delhi was under pressure to act and be seen as acting in the face of such a brazen attack. Mr McCain also argued that by moving against the terrorist groups Pakistan will be strengthening its credentials as a democracy. Democracies, as the democratic peace theory postulates, do not go to war, even as it is obvious that they can if this issue does come to an exchange of âfisticuffsâ!
Mr McCain, who proceeded to Afghanistan yesterday evening along with his Senate colleagues, also exchanged views on the Afghanistan situation and admitted that the drug problem there was helping fund the insurgency. He said that he would talk to President Hamid Karzai whose brother, as Mr McCain put it, is involved in the drug trade.
12-07-2008, 05:40 PM (This post was last modified: 12-07-2008, 05:47 PM by Husky.)
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->06/12/2008 07:20:23Â <b>Taliban threatens to takeover Pakistan</b> http://broadband.indiatimes.com/toishowv...780906.cms<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->Seems like this latest controlled war scenario - where US threatens TSP with India's retaliation (am curious: did spineless christogovt in India issue such threats first or does US now do all the speaking for us?) - is getting US' long-time lover the Taliban to spread into TSP as well. How touching: US' own destabilizing force poised to spread further East in the subcontinent.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin--><b>Indian airstrikes if Pakistan does not act fast : McCain</b>
By Ejaz Haider
LAHORE : US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) has said that there is enough evidence of the involvement of former Inter-Services Intelligence officers in the planning and execution of the Mumbai attack and if Pakistan does not act, and act fast, to arrest the involved people, India will be left with no option but to conduct aerial operations against select targets in Pakistan.<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->Wow. US really wants India to go to war against TSP, doesn't it. Always a bit worrying whenever US particularly pushes for anything.
Is India ready for war? Preparation x3 is key to winning anything.
<!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->Question : What happened to the sum of US Dollars 615.2 Million?<!--QuoteEnd--><!--QuoteEEnd-->Wait, it didn't go toward yet more weapons/military gear acquisition by TSP??? Not even clandestine acquisition? Hmmm. Then they probably built a theme park with it instead. Yes, that must be it.
<b>US, NATO Vehicles Destroyed in Pakistan</b><!--QuoteBegin-->QUOTE<!--QuoteEBegin-->PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Dec. 7) - <b>Militants torched 160 vehicles</b>, including dozens of Humvees destined for U.S. and allied forces fighting in Afghanistan, in the boldest attack so far on the critical military supply line through Pakistan.
The American military said Sunday's raid on two transport terminals near the beleaguered Pakistani city of Peshawar would have "minimal" impact on anti-Taliban operations set to expand with the arrival of thousands more troops next year.
I think you missed what he is saying, he is saying he will do nothing because he is able to galvanised international community. Moron SIngh is still looking for somebody else to do something for him. Typical Babu mentality, till bribe is not in front of table, he will not move file.
Cheer should come, when actually he do something, right now he should resign and spare us from future moronic statements.
<b>KARACHI, Dec 11 : The targeting of Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jamaatud Dawa and the rounding up of the activists belonging to the two jihadi organisations appear to have been triggered by information originating in India following the capture of one of the 10 men who attacked several targets in Mumbai towards the end of last month.
During the course of Dawnâs own investigations last week our reporters were able to locate a family who claimed to be the kin of the arrested young man in Mumbai.</b>
The sole survivor among the 10 attackers was named as Ajmal Kasab and was supposed to belong to the village Faridkot in the Punjab. Media organisations such as the BBC and now the British newspaper Observer have done reports trying to ascertain the veracity of claims appearing in the media that the young man had a home there.
On Friday last, the BBC reported unusual activity in Faridkot near Deepalpur. A BBC correspondent located a house in the village, the then inhabitants of which carried the surname of Kasab (or Qasab as the word is often spelt here). But the residents denied any link with either Ajmal or with any Amir Kasab, the name of Ajmalâs father as reported by some of the media.
At the weekend, the Observer in England claimed that it had managed to locate the house everyone was looking for so desperately. Its correspondent said he had got hold of the votersâ roll which had the names of Amir Kasab and his wife, identified as Noor, as well as the numbers on the identity cards the couple carried.
Even though the news stories by both BBC and the Observer made a mention of the LeT, some television channels in Pakistan suggested that a connection between Mumbai and Faridkot could not be established beyond a shadow of doubt.
<b><span style='color:red'>However, the man who said he was Amir Kasab confirmed to Dawn that the young man whose face had been beamed over the media was his son.
For the next few minutes, the fifty-something man of medium build agonized over the reality that took time sinking in, amid sobs complaining about the raw deal the fate had given him and his family.
âI was in denial for the first couple of days, saying to myself it could not have been my son,â he told Dawn in the courtyard of his house in Faridkot, a village of about 2,500 people just a few kilometres from Deepalpur on the way to Kasur. âNow I have accepted it.
âThis is the truth. I have seen the picture in the newspaper. This is my son Ajmal.â</span></b>
Variously addressed as Azam, Iman, Kamal and Kasav, the young man, apparently in his 20s, is being kept in custody at an undisclosed place in Mumbai.
Indian media reports âbased on intelligence sourcesâ said the man was said to be a former Faridkot resident who left home a frustrated teenager about four years ago and went to Lahore.
After his brush with crime and criminals in Lahore, he is said to have run into and joined a religious group during a visit to Rawalpindi.
Along with others, claimed the Indian media, he was trained in fighting. And after a crash course in navigation, said Amir Kasab, a father of three sons and two daughters, Ajmal disappeared from home four years ago.
âHe had asked me for new clothes on Eid that I couldnât provide him. He got angry and left.â
While Amir was talking, Ajmalâs two âsisters and a younger brotherâ were lurking about. To Amirâs right, on a nearby charpoy, sat their mother, wrapped in a chador and in a world of her own. Her trance was broken as the small picture of Ajmal lying in a Mumbai hospital was shown around. They appeared to have identified their son. The mother shrunk back in her chador but the father said he had no problem in talking about the subject.
Amir Kasab said he had settled in Faridkot after arriving from the nearby Haveli Lakha many years ago. He owned the house and made his earnings by selling pakoras in the streets of the village.
He modestly pointed to a hand-cart in one corner of the courtyard. âThis is all I have. I shifted back to the village after doing the same job in Lahore.
âMy eldest son, Afzal, is also back after a stint in Lahore. He is out working in the fields.â
Faridkot is far from the urbanitesâ idea of a remote village. It is located right off a busy road and bears all the characteristics of a lower-middle class locality in a big city.
It has two middle-level schools, one for girls and the other for boys which Ajmal attended as a young boy. For higher standards, the students have to enroll in schools in Deepalpur which is not as far off as the word remote tends to indicate.
It by no means qualifies as Punjabâs backwaters, which makes the young Ajmalâs graduation to an international âfearmongerâ even more difficult to understand. The area can do with cleaner streets and a better sewage system but the brick houses towards the side of the Kasur-Deepalpur road have a more organised look to them than is the case with most Pakistani villages.
The Observer newspaper reports that some locals seeking anonymity say the area is a hunting ground for the recruiters of LeT and provides the organisation with rich pickings.
The approach to Faridkot also points to at least some opportunities for those looking for a job. There are some factories in the surroundings, rice mills et al, interspersed with fertile land. But for the gravity of the situation, with its mellowed and welcoming ambience, the picture could be serene.
It is not and Amir Kasab repeats how little role he has had in the scheme since the day his son walked out on him. He calls the people who snatched Ajmal from him his enemies but has no clue who these enemies are. Asked why he didnât look for his son all this while, he counters: âWhat could I do with the few resources that I had?â
Otherwise quite forthcoming in his answers, Amir Kasab, a mild-mannered soul, is a bit agitated at the mention of the link between his sonâs actions and money. Indian media has claimed that Ajmalâs handlers had promised him that his family will be compensated with Rs150,000 (one and a half lakh) after the completion of the Mumbai mission.
âI donât sell my sons,â he retorts.
Journalists visiting Faridkot since Dawn reporters were at the village say the family has moved from their home and some relatives now live in the house. Perhaps fearing a media invasion, nobody is willing to say where the family has gone