Monday, January 30, 2017

Hafiz Saeed Under House Arrest

Pakistan has suddenly decided to arrest terrorist leader Hafiz Saeed -- gee, I wonder why?

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2017/01/pakistan-hafiz-saeed-house-arrest-170130190123170.html

Does Trump's flurry of activity upon arrival in office perhaps have Islamabad spooked? After all, Trump has suddenly launched anti-terror raids in Yemen, not so far away.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/donald-trump-us-military-attack-yemen-civilians-women-children-dead-a7553121.html


There's also the latest Whitehouse statement that Pakistan could be added to the US immigration ban list:

http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/Pakistan-could-be-added-in-immigration-ban-list-in-future-US/article17116595.ece


If US-Russia-India converge significantly, it's not clear that Pak's ties to China are enough to save it.

https://www.telegraphindia.com/1170131/jsp/nation/story_133250.jsp#.WJCFk9IrJxA


UPDATE: Looks like Pak is bowing to Trump's pressure after all

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia_pacific/pakistan-fearing-us-visa-ban-cracks-down-on-militant-group/2017/01/31/31412514-e7bb-11e6-903d-9b11ed7d8d2a_story.html

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