About a week ago government had imposed the extra carbon tax to the petroleum products, which significantly increased the prices of these products. Soon this tax was suspended via court order and petroleum prices were again back down.
After wards president Zardari issued an ordinance called “Petroleum Development Levy Ordinance”, this suspended whatever said in court order and again imposed the carbon tax increasing the petroleum prices. This way in matter of two to three days petroleum prices were raised, decreased and then raised again.
Now this petroleum development levy ordinance is again challenged in supreme court and soon another decision is expected about it.
Lashkar is a group of locals, consists of about 1200 people and working in swat and dir areas to help Pakistani security people in cleaning up the area from militants. They not only spot these people, also they arrange different attacks of these kind of people.
Recently when Lashkar was returning back to their base after attacking the enemy, they are attacked back by the militants who have killed 9 individuals from laskhker. Additionally 3 members of lashkar were taken away by the militants. 5 militants were wounded in the fight but no one eliminated.
Once again in South Waziristan area of Pakistan, a drone air craft struck again, bombing missiles over the area killed 11 more people in the area.
However local officials claimed that this attack have killed the militants who were hiding in the area, and US had taken their information through their on ground agents. What ever the truth is, when Pakistan forces having problem targeting the militants via air strike due to problem in differentiating the locals and the militants how can drones be used for this purpose.
Lashkar which was formed of local people continued to help Pakistan security forces in different areas of Swat and Dir. Lashkar consisted about 1200 individuals when it was formed.
In some more joint operations in Swat and Dir areas these local people and Pakistan security forces have been able to kill 23 more militants which were hiding in the areas and were involved in different terrorist acts.
Lashker also conducted house to house search and recovered arms including pistols, riffles. They also recovered an illegal FM radio station in their house to house search.
As 4000 US troops and 650 afghan troops have been moved across the Pak-Afghan border yesterday, so
chances are that militants will be pushed towards Pakistan, all across the border. So Pakistan Army have increased the number of troops across the afghan border to cope with any of militants which will try to move from Afghanistan in to Pakistan in search of safe heavens.
Pakistan shares 1600 miles of border with Afghanistan, so its extremely difficult to fully safeguard that border area, but increasing the number of troops will definitely help improving the security at the border. Also Pakistan army need to employee some technology to watch the borders.