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Commentary: Musharraf meltdown

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Some 80,000 Pakistani soldiers who man the non-existent border between the Federally Administered Tribal Areas and the Afghan border have stood down, but no one knows who gave the order or whether they are even taking orders. Taliban and al-Qaida terrorist training camps are up and running again with the acquiescence -- or impotence -- of the Pakistani army. That’s the word by satellite phone from this reporter’s sources in Miranshah and Wana, the capitals of North and South Waziristan.
ARNAUD DE BORCHGRAVE, UPI Editor at Large

Violence threatens India, Pakistan

NEW DELHI, May 31 (UPI) -- A fresh outbreak of sectarian violence in Pakistan has alarmed India's security establishment.

Pakistani religious leader gunned down

KARACHI, Pakistan, May 31 (UPI) -- A Pakistani religious leader killed in Karachi this weekend was the Grand Teacher who trained Mullah Mohammad Omar, the elusive Taliban leader.

Pakistan's Voice of Extremism

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan, May 28 (UPI) -- Former Pakistani intelligence chief Gen. Hamid Gul said Friday he believes the United States will carry out an attack on itself and blame al-Qaida.
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Lieutenant General Hamid Gul, HI(M), SBt, (Urdū:حمید گل) (born 20 November 1936) is a retired Pakistani Army three star general known for heading the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), the premier Pakistani intelligence agency, after the Soviet-Afghan War, and for supporting the insurgency in Jammu and Kashmir against India in 1989 with the support of the militants, who fought in the Soviet-Afghan war.

Hamid Gul served as the director general of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence during 1987-89, mainly in the time when Benazir Bhutto was Prime Minister of Pakistan. He was instrumental in the anti-Soviet support of the mujahideen in the Afghanistan War of 1979–89, a pivotal time during the Cold War, and in establishing the Islami Jamhoori Ittehad, a right-wing political party against the Pakistan Peoples Party. He also was a vehement supporter of the Kashmiri insurgency against India, and is accused by the United States of having ties to al-Qaeda and the Taliban.

Hamid Gul was born on 20 November 1936 to Muhammad Khan, an ethnic Bhati Rajput, in the Sargodha District of Punjab in what was then British India but now Pakistan. He got his early education from a school in his village. He briefly got admission in Government College Lahore, before reporting to Pakistan Military Academy Kakul.

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