No evidence of India supporting terror in Pak: Holbrooke

No evidence of India supporting terror in Pak: HolbrookeLahore, Apr. 25 : US Special Representative on Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke has said there is no evidence that India is supporting violence in Pakistan.

"If the Indians were supporting those miscreants in Pakistan that would be extraordinarily bad, really dangerous, but they are not doing so. There is no evidence that Indians are support miscreants in western parts of Pakistan or in Balochistan," the Daily Times quoted Holbrooke as saying in an interview with a private TV channel.

Musharraf is ‘insane’: Nawaz Sharif

Musharraf is ‘insane’: Nawaz SharifLahore, Apr. 25 : The bitter feud between political leaders in Pakistan is once again out in the open with former Prime Minister and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif terming former President General Prevez Musharraf `insane'.

During a press conference here, when Sharif was asked to respond on Musharraf's plan to assume charge of the country once again, the PML-N chief said: "He (Musharraf) is insane to think so."

Criticising Musharraf's eight-year-long autocratic rule, Sharif said the military rule had worsened the country's law and order situation.

Sufi Muhammad is a ‘kafir’ : Pak JI chief

Pakistan FlagLahore, Apr. 23 : Taking on Tehreek-e-Nifaz-e-Shariat-e-Muhammadi (TNSM) chief Sufi Muhammad, Jamaat-e-Islami (JI) chief Syed Munawar Hassan has called him a ‘kafir’ (unbeliever).

Talking to media persons after holding talks with Khaksar Tehreek chief Hamidud Din Almashraqi, Hassan said Muhammad had fought counselor elections’ in the past, so he should refrain calling the constitution and National Assembly members’ ‘un-Islamic’.

Convincing Pak internal terror bigger threat to it than India proving “tough sell” for US

Convincing Pak internal terror bigger threat to it than India proving “tough sell” for USLahore, Apr. 23 : The United States is finding convincing Pakistan that the internal threat posed by extremism is a bigger threat to it than India, a "tough sell".

Delivering a lecture at the Harvard University, Central Command chief General David Petraeus said Islamabad must change its attitude towards New Delhi.

"The existential threat facing Pakistan is internal extremists and not India," The Daily Times quoted Petraeus, as saying.

PCB women’s wing advisor sacked after YouTube scandal

Pakistan Cricket BoardLahore, Apr 22 : It seems that the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) and scandals are made for each other. The PCB women’s wing advisor Azrah Parveen was sacked on Tuesday after an audio scandal, allegedly involving her, surfaced on YouTube.

“Yes, Azrah Parveen has been relieved of her duties. She has been asked to report to the Sports Board Punjab (SBP) from where she came on deputation,” a spokesman for the women’s wing told reporters here.

Terrified of al Qaeda’s capabilities post-9/11 US turned to torture: Stratfor

Lahore, Apr 22 : The US was so terrified of al Qaeda's capabilities post-9/11 that the then Bush Administration expected follow-up attacks at any moment and was forced to turn to torture due to lack of intelligence about the terrorist organisation activities, Stratfor, the global think tank, has said.

The report, by George Friedman, states the government had also received intelligence indicating al Qaeda might have a nuclear weapon, but they had no idea whether those scraps had any value. At one point, the report noted, then president and vice president were continually kept at different locations to maintain security.