Friday, August 27, 2010

Militants on the move in Pakistan?

Militants on the move in Pakistan?
By Farhana Qazi, AfPak Channel, Foreign Policy, August 27, 2010

Militants in Pakistan have a limited track record of providing aid to refugees in times of crisis. Amid the country's most recent human tragedy, its flood disaster, militant groups or affiliates are allegedly offering social services and relief in affected areas, generating concern that aid will translate into long-term support for these organizations. But while no substantial evidence exists to suggest that militants will seize control in Pakistan, fear inside Washington among experts and policymakers suggest that terrorists' might seize the country's tribal areas-a concern that would turn back the clock on U.S.-Pakistani counter-terrorism efforts.
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US aid chief warned of threat at Pakistan camp - Reuters
Pakistan floods: Pakistani Taliban threats don't deter foreign aid workers - Chreistian Science Monitor
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