Journalists Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins tell this alarming tale of international intrigue through the eyes of the European and American officials who suspected Khan, tracked him, and ultimately shut him down, but only after the ...
Author: Douglas Frantz
Category: True Crime
The world has entered a second nuclear age. For the first time since the end of the Cold War, the threat of nuclear annihilation is on the rise. Should such an assault occur, there is a strong likelihood that the trail of devastation will lead back to Abdul Qadeer Khan, the Pakistani father of the Islamic bomb and the mastermind behind a vast clandestine enterprise that has sold nuclear secrets to Iran, North Korea, and Libya. Khan's loose-knit organization was and still may be a nuclear Wal-Mart, selling weapons blueprints, parts, and the expertise to assemble the works into a do-it-yourself bomb kit. Amazingly, American authorities could have halted his operation, but they chose instead to watch and wait. Khan proved that the international safeguards the world relied on no longer worked. Journalists Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins tell this alarming tale of international intrigue through the eyes of the European and American officials who suspected Khan, tracked him, and ultimately shut him down, but only after the nuclear genie was long out of the bottle.
Now Imran Khan and his own political party, the Tehreek-e-Insaf, offer a real political alternative for the people of Pakistan at a time when tension between Pakistan's government and the powerful military has reached dangerous new levels.
Author: Imran Khan
Publisher: Random House
"A must-read for anyone interested in the intrigue of politics in the most dangerous country on earth" (The Sunday Times) Read the unique insider's view of a country unfamiliar to a Western audience, seen through the eyes of the man set to become Pakistan's new Prime Minister. Born only five years after Pakistan was created in 1947, Imran Khan has lived his country's history. Undermined by a ruling elite, and unable to protect its people from the carnage of regular bombings from terrorists and its own ally, America, Pakistan has for years suffered from instability. Now Imran Khan and his own political party, the Tehreek-e-Insaf, offer a real political alternative for the people of Pakistan at a time when tension between Pakistan's government and the powerful military has reached dangerous new levels. How did this flashpoint of volatility and injustice come about? Pakistan: A Personal History provides a unique insider's view of a country unfamiliar to a western audience. Woven into this history we see how Imran Khan's personal life - his happy childhood in Lahore, his Oxford education, his extraordinary cricketing career, his marriage to Jemima Goldsmith, his mother's influence and that of his Islamic faith - inform both the historical narrativeandhis current philanthropic and political activities. It is at once absorbing and insightful, casting fresh light upon a country whose culture he believes is largely misunderstood by the West.
Latif worked at the Airport for the Pakistani airline PIA. He lived together with his
three sons: ... Then I asked Latif to accompany me to go to the man whose
address I had been given by Jumley Shah. The next day we travelled for hours in
Author: Niaz Qureshi
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Half a century before refugees from the crisis and waring areas in the Near and Middle East set out to seek asylum in Germany in the autumn of 2015, Niaz Qureshi, who had grown up in the Punjab in Pakistan, set out to walk to Europe in order to escape the misery of life there. His journey to the West took him months during which he experienced all sorts of adventures and obstacles as well as lucky breaks. He soon settled down in Hamburg. For many years he worked as a construction draughtsman and cartographer in the Municipal office of the Interior in Hamburg. As a prominent personality within the Pakistani community he enjoys the respect of his compatriots as well as his native friends, neighbours and partners. Like Niaz Qureshi, his biographer, Peter Schütt, is a friend of Imam Mehdi Razvi. With his west-east amorous poems, his short stories taken from the everyday life of German Muslims and - last but not least - his autobiography: "From Basbeck am Moor to Mecca via Moscow: stations in a life-long journey" he has made a name for himself as an advocate of a moderate form of Islam which is appreciated not just in Germany but also in the Orient.
The wood is too wet , ” said the man . “ Here , take this dry stick , " said the rat .
Saying thank you , the man gave the rat a bit of bread dough . The rat soon came
upon two boys crying in the yard of a potter . “ What is the matter ? " asked the rat
Author: Marian Rengel
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Once a part of the Indus Valley civilization, one of the oldest agricultural regions in the world, Pakistan's identity is deeply rooted in Indian tradition. From its most famous archeological sites such as Mohenjo-Daro, or the "Mound of the Dead," to its struggle with independence from British India, students gain a broad-based view of Pakistan and its importance as a South Asian country. With religious views that span the millennia, Pakistan hosts a cache of diverse opinions, art, and architecture surrounding Islam, Buddhism, and Hinduism. Students also gain an understanding of contemporary conflicts in Pakistan such as those surrounding the disputed areas of Jammu and Kashmir and the continued rivalry between the Sunni and Shi'a Muslims.
The group was comprised of Charlie Schnabel, one man from Pakistan, and two
other officials from the United States. The latter two appeared to be in charge of
everything that was going to take place. The following morning, all of the men but
Author: Bo Wafford
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Bo Wafford is an avid hunter, fisherman, father, and grandfather, with five great-grandchildren. After living and traveling over much of the world during his life, he now spends his days in Mt. Vernon, Texas, within four miles of where he was born. He grew up in Northeast Texas, the son of a farmer, spending as much time picking cotton as in school. A desire to find adventure in his life led him to enlist in the Air Force. Bo served twenty-one years in the United States Air Force, retiring in 1974. The next phase of life led him to a career as a hunting guide. He guided and hunted all over the world, including Australia, Uruguay, Alaska, and many more locations. He still guides occasionally at the world famous Y.O. Ranch, Mountain Home, Texas, where he guided throughout his career. Among hunters he has guided over the years, Bo is known as The Legend. “From First Life to the Last Hunt” chronicles the hardships of his early years and a life full of adventures. Bo guarantees every story to be true and authentic, most of the time.
Extrait de la couverture . "The book is set against a backdrop of the everyday cycle of happiness and sorrow experienced by the common people of Pakistan, in particular its women.
Author: Rashida Patel
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Extrait de la couverture . "The book is set against a backdrop of the everyday cycle of happiness and sorrow experienced by the common people of Pakistan, in particular its women. The laws and legal confrontation between the sexes have been ably portrayed. The author discusses gender disputes, economic disparities, legal and social inequalities. The culture of violence and crimes against women is illustrated with real cases. Quotations from the Quran are used to illustrate the just and equitable spirit of Islamic laws, but along with this the author discusses the ways in which these laws have been misinterpreted and distorted. Recommandations and remedies with a road map for change in the economic, social and legal environment of the country add to the value of the book. Eminently readable and containing several case studies and real life examples the book is essential reading for all thinking women in Pakistan."
On the other hand, Pakistan's Islamists point out that Jinnah founded the state in
explicit opposition to the ... Mumtaz Qadri, who after firing several rounds into the
back of the man he was sworn to protect, dropped his weapon and surrendered.
Author: Daniel S. Markey
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Political Science
This book tells the story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan. Pakistan's internal troubles have already threatened US security and international peace, and Pakistan's rapidly growing population, nuclear arsenal, and relationships with China and India will continue to force it upon America's geostrategic map in new and important ways over the coming decades. This book explores the main trends in Pakistani society that will help determine its future; traces the wellsprings of Pakistani anti-American sentiment through the history of US-Pakistan relations from 1947 to 2001; assesses how Washington made and implemented policies regarding Pakistan since the terrorist attacks on the United States on September 11, 2001; and analyzes how regional dynamics, especially the rise of China, will likely shape US-Pakistan relations. It concludes with three options for future US strategy, described as defensive insulation, military-first cooperation, and comprehensive cooperation.
After his parents migrated to Pakistan, Musharraf did his schooling in Karachi and
his higher education in Lahore. According to his mother, he did not do well in
studies; he was more interested in sports. In 1961 he was admitted to the Pakistan ...
established a casuality between man and his environment . They were directly or
indirectly influenced by Maupassant , Chekov Gorki and by D . H . Lawrence etc .
, who helped them in shaping the dimension of Urdu short story . The concept ...
Iran's revolution also came out of this man in Pakistan and not Egypt as
incorrectly thought by many today. My birth fortunately was also in 1963 from a
humble Muslim family the year I was born in Lahore in a rough and tough district
Unfortunately, much of it is misleading—or downright false—information. Now, the man at the center of the controversy tells his side of the story for the very first time.
Author: Raymond Davis
Publisher: BenBella Books, Inc.
Category: Biography & Autobiography
A lot has been written about the time contractor Raymond Davis spent in a Pakistani jail in 2011. Unfortunately, much of it is misleading—or downright false—information. Now, the man at the center of the controversy tells his side of the story for the very first time. In The Contractor: How I Landed in a Pakistani Prison and Ignited a Diplomatic Crisis, Davis offers an up-close and personal look at the 2011 incident in Lahore, Pakistan, that led to his imprisonment and the events that took place as diplomats on both sides of the bargaining table scrambled to get him out. How did a routine drive turn into front-page news? Davis dissects the incident before taking readers on the same journey he endured while trapped in the Kafkaesque Pakistani legal system. As a veteran security contractor, Davis had come to terms with the prospect of dying long before the January 27, 2011 shooting, but nothing could prepare him for being a political pawn in a game with the highest stakes imaginable. An eye-opening memoir, The Contractor takes the veil off Raymond Davis’s story and offers a sober reflection on the true cost of the War on Terror.
The man from Pakistan had taught him that. Though Tang had been born to Hui
Chinese parents and raised under the tenets of Islam, he had never heard of
Ramzi Yousef. The man from Pakistan had explained that in 1994 Yousef had ...
Author: Marc Cameron
Publisher: Pinnacle Books
New York Times Bestselling Author of Field of Fire and Tom Clancy Power and Empire and Tom Clancy Oath of Office "Awesome." —Brad Thor Hell Up Above Special agent Jericho Quinn is a wanted man. Suspected of murder and marked for death by a network of conspirators embedded in the White House, Quinn knows he has to get out of the country--fast--before a team of contract killers find him and his daughter. To set things right at home, he'll have to take a nonstop flight from Anchorage, Alaska, to Vladivostok, Russia, aboard a massive Airbus A380. But soon after takeoff, it becomes apparent that Quinn and his daughter picked the wrong plane. First, a passenger is brutally murdered. Then, Quinn is mistaken as a terrorist by an off-duty Air Marshal. As panic spreads through the plane and pressure builds to the screaming point, the unthinkable happens. Someone triggers a bomb. . . Spoiler alert: This plane is in big trouble. Praise for the novels of Marc Cameron "Action-packed, over-the-top."—Publishers Weekly on Act of Terror "Fascinating characters with action off-the-charts. Masterful." —Steve Berry on National Security
... Pakistan at Chaman, the concerns --- and the forced returns from Pakistan ---
subsided. Occasionally, the relatively more generous policy in Baluchistan
created a backlog of families waiting in a “no man's land” to be processed at Killi
Publisher: Human Rights Watch
"The Human Rights Watch report, "Closed Door Policy: Afghan Refugees in Pakistan and Iran," cautions against a hasty repatriation of Afghan refugees while conditions in Afghanistan remain unstable. Human Rights Watch interviewed many refugees, including members of various ethnic groups, and women and girls, who fear continuing human rights abuses inside Afghanistan. The decades long Afghan refugee emergency did not end with the fall of the Taliban. There remain three and a half million refugees in Pakistan and Iran, the vast majority of whom arrived before the current armed conflict. Although one hundred forty thousand Afghans went home from Pakistan and Iran in the past six weeks, fifty thousand new refugees fled Afghanistan to Pakistan during the same time period. Refugees interviewed by Human Rights Watch in Pakistan described the human toll caused by that government's treatment of the refugee population: With borders closed, most refugees had to resort to dangerous and unofficial routes into Pakistan. Refugees were beaten at unofficial checkpoints when they could not afford to pay extortionate bribes. At official crossing points, families were beaten back, or languished in squalor without food, water or latrines-hoping to be let in. Once inside Pakistan, refugees were harassed and imprisoned because they lacked identity documents. They also endured beatings by Pakistani police when queuing for food in camps."--Publisher website.
Akbar Ahmed, by revealing Jinnah's human face alongside his heroic achievement, both makes this statesman accessible to the current age and renders his greatness even clearer than before.
Author: Akbar Ahmed
Category: Political Science
Every generation needs to reinterpret its great men of the past. Akbar Ahmed, by revealing Jinnah's human face alongside his heroic achievement, both makes this statesman accessible to the current age and renders his greatness even clearer than before. Four men shaped the end of British rule in India: Nehru, Gandhi, Mountbatten and Jinnah. We know a great deal about the first three, but Mohammed Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan, has mostly either been ignored or, in the case of Richard Attenborough's hugely successful film about Gandhi, portrayed as a cold megalomaniac, bent on the bloody partition of India. Akbar Ahmed's major study redresses the balance. Drawing on history, semiotics and cultural anthropology as well as more conventional biographical techniques, Akbar S. Ahmad presents a rounded picture of the man and shows his relevance as contemporary Islam debates alternative forms of political leadership in a world dominated (at least in the Western media) by figures like Colonel Gadaffi and Saddam Hussein.
Maulana Fazlullah, the “Radio Mullah” who ran Taliban operations in Swat and
would later become the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, had set up illegal FM
radio stations in which he demanded the imposition of sharia law.157 Following
Author: Andrew Small
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Category: Political Science
The Beijing-Islamabad axis plays a central role in Asia's geopolitics, from India's rise to the prospects for a post-American Afghanistan, from the threat of nuclear terrorism to the continent's new map of mines, ports and pipelines. China is Pakistan's great economic hope and its most trusted military partner; Pakistan is the battleground for China's encounters with Islamic militancy and the heart of its efforts to counter-balance the emerging US-India partnership. For decades, each country has been the other's only 'all-weather' friend. Yet the relationship is still little understood. The wildest claims about it are widely believed, while many of its most dramatic developments are hid- den from the public eye. This book sets out the recent history of Sino-Pakistani ties and their ramifications for the West, for India, for Afghanistan, and for Asia as a whole. It tells the stories behind some of its most sensitive aspects, including Beijing's support for Pakistan's nuclear program, China's dealings with the Taliban, and the Chinese military's planning for crises in Pakistan. It describes a relationship increasingly shaped by Pakistan's internal strife, and the dilemmas China faces between the need for regional stability and the imperative for strategic competition with India and the USA.
The Man from Pakistan. In this Essential category Operate Forward book,
investigative journalists Douglas Frantz and Catherine Collins tell an alarming
tale of international intrigue through the eyes of the European and American
officials who ...
Author: Stephen E. Wright
Publisher: Stackpole Books
Air Force officers of all ranks, from cadets to generals, both active duty and reserves, will find this revised edition essential reading for a successful career.
3 “Freeing the outlook of man from its geographical limitations” Nationalism,
history, and literature in Pakistan Close on four decades later, size is still not
exactly in currency, not in the Punjab, nor in Sind, nor in any of the five – no, four,
Author: Cara Cilano
Category: Political Science
In 1971, a war which took place in Pakistan that resulted in the establishment of two separate countries; East Pakistan became Bangladesh, leaving the remaining four western provinces to comprise a truncated Pakistan. This book examines how literature by those who remained Pakistanis acts as a cultural response to the threat the war posed to a nationalist identity. It provides an analysis of the writing by Pakistani authors in their attempt to deal with the radical shock of the war and shows how fiction about the war helps readers imagine what the paring down of the country means for any abiding articulation of a Pakistani group identification. The author discusses English-and Urdu-language fictions in the context of the historical debate about Pakistani nationalism, including how such nationalism informs literary culture, and in the contemporary interest in official apologies for the past. The author organises the literary analysis around four key issues: the domestic sphere and the family; the territorial limits of citizenship; multiculturalism, class, and nationalist history; and diasporic imaginings of the nation. These issues resonate across the fictions in both languages and the author's analysis of them traces how these works grapple with changing notions of what it means to be Pakistani after the civil war and offers an interesting discussion to studies in South Asia.
The commission report offers some incisive comments on the world view of the man who dodged the US intelligence network for overa decade. It is worth
glancing through some of the comments, observations, and conclusions thatthe ...
Author: Imtiaz Gul
Publisher: Roli Books Private Limited
Category: Political Science
Explicating the pre- and post-Bin Laden Pakistan, Imtiaz Gul relooks at questions plaguing the nation: Why and how this country became home to the world?s most wanted terrorist? Bin Laden?s escape from the Tora Bora Mountains in Eastern Afghanistan in December 2001 to his last hideout in Abbottabad, and to find answers to the dozens of questions surrounding his stay in Pakistan as well as the US blitz raid in the wee hours of 2 May 2011. Had the world?s most wanted person at all been living in Pakistan for all those years, how did he manage to stay undetected, together with his big family, including an eight-month-old son? Who from within the security establishment provided the safety network to the family? What stakes did the Pakistan Army and the ISI have at all ? if they were complicit ? in protecting him? Why did Bin Laden fascinate certain people and groups within Pakistan? Pakistan: Before and After Osama is an attempt to analyze present-day Pakistan in the light of two narratives ? one stitched together in Washington and the other woven in Pakistan ? about the checkered history of its relations with Pakistan and its involvement in the region, and how differences over how to tackle Al Qaeda and its local affiliates continue to sour and strain the ties between the two long-time ?allies?.
‘Love is not consolation, it is light’ From the author of Maps for Lost Lovers and The Wasted Vigil comes a novel set in the months after 9/11, when Western armies invaded Afghanistan—a story of love, hope and grief, of uncorrupted ...
Author: Nadeem Aslam
Publisher: Random House India
‘Love is not consolation, it is light’ From the author of Maps for Lost Lovers and The Wasted Vigil comes a novel set in the months after 9/11, when Western armies invaded Afghanistan—a story of love, hope and grief, of uncorrupted faith and of what it means to be alive. Jeo and his foster-brother Mikal leave their home in Pakistan to help care for wounded Afghans. Within hours of entering the wide-horizoned Afghan landscape, Mikal and Jeo are separated and, emerging from the carnage, Mikal begins his search for Jeo. But his deepest wish is to return home—to the young woman he loves and who loves him, Jeo’s wife. The Blind Man’s Garden maps a place both phantasmally beautiful and chilling. Taking us on a journey from Al Qaeda’s hideouts in Waziristan and American-built military prisons to a family left behind—Mikal’s and Jeo’s blind, regretful father, Jeo’s resolute wife and her superstitious mother—it unflinchingly examines war and brotherhood, devastation, separation and remorse, while celebrating the redemptive power of nature, art and literature.
Articles Are By Those Who Have Been Policy Makers At One Time Or The Other. 13 Papers In All. Without Dustjacket.
Author: Rajeev Sharma
A Collection Of Articles Relating To 250-Pak Relation That Discuss The Form-Diplomatic, Military, Political, Fundamentalist Argues As Well As The Nuclear Issue And Intelligence Aspects. Articles Are By Those Who Have Been Policy Makers At One Time Or The Other. 13 Papers In All. Without Dustjacket.