The film has been nominated for an award by the Stockholm Film Festival. "Destruction caused by terrorism should be shown to the world so that people can understand its consequences, and to protect youth from slipping into the hands of extremist elements," he said. A worldwide platform is important in demonstrating terrorism's destructive impact on society, agreed Muhammad Asif of Peshawar, chairman of the Youth Anti-Terrorism Organisation, an organisation working to fight extremism. Ahmad carries luggage or purchases for passersby on his wheelchair, helping him eke out a living for his family. Between 2006-2018, more than 60,000 civilians and 5,000 military personnel were killed by militant activity nationwide, while thousands of others were injured and displaced. The documentary will remind the world of the terrorist brutality faced by Pakistanis, Asif said. The short film promoting education for all children was produced by a 5-year-old boy from Peshawar. Pakistan has 'irrefutable' proof of India sponsoring 'terrorism' Islamabad says it has obtained documents that show New Delhi met with and funded members of banned Pakistani Taliban and Baloch militant groups in a bid to sabotage China's $65 billion Belt and Road investment plan. Global dirty money watchdog decides to keep Pakistan on its watch list despite progress by Islamabad on meeting international anti-terrorism financing norms. We send updates twice a week with the latest news and features, military operations have mostly quelled a decade-long wave of terrorism in Pakistan, hardships that Pakistanis experienced in the wake of bombings and suicide attacks, 2014 massacre of more than 140 children and teachers at the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar. The themes of the PurAzm multi-media competition included Peace over Violence, Inter-Faith Harmony, Resilience against Extremism and Stop Supporting Terrorism. The BBC's World News has been blocked by Pakistan after broadcasting a programme critical of the nation's approach to tackling terrorism. Pakistan gave UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres a dossier on Tuesday accusing India of stoking “terrorism” in Pakistan, a day after India provided … Amid lull in peace talks, Taliban churn out propaganda in image-makeover bid. France had demanded Pakistani official withdraw comments that Macron was treating Muslims like Nazis treated Jews. Operation Radd-ul-Fasaad across the country; 2014 . If you wish to find out more the people featured in this documentary then go to licensed from Digital Rights Group (DRG). "Apart from highlighting the destruction of terrorism, I tried to convey to the world the inner strength of my countrymen in facing such a difficult time," he said. Role of Pakistan Army Against Terrorism within Pakistan. The Hafiz Saeed-led JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) which also is responsible for carrying out the Mumbai attack that killed 166 people. The pretence of Pakistani state-sponsored terrorism … "The selection will not only infuse a new spirit of encouragement and hard work among the working journalists of the region. "It is a matter of pride for the journalist community in Peshawar that a documentary film by one of its members has been selected for international competition," said Syed Bukhar Shah, president of the Peshawar Press Club. In the explosion, the guard, Bashir Ahmad, lost both of his legs. Pakistan’s capital used to be an ordered and peaceful place. The 32-minute film, titled "Face of Terror", was a finalist for July's Monthly Award of the Stockholm International Film Festival in Sweden, Peshawar journalist Asif Shehzad, the director of the film, said on July 28. A screenshot of the documentary title. Multi-media awards highlight Pakistan's narrative against terrorism. In February, Lahore fell target to terrorist designs when a suicide bomber detonated his explosive vest near the Punjab Assembly as hundreds of people gathered for a protest. The army has agreed to drive them to a part it says it's "free", but they have to move with heavily-armed escort. Anti-China sentiment among Pakistanis is growing, and extremist groups are taking advantage of the situation to encourage violence. It is the only world economy expected to post positive gains in 2020. … China appreciates Pakistan's contributions to the global fight against terrorism and firmly supports its anti-terrorism efforts, he said. Islamabad, Pakistan – A Pakistani anti-terrorism court has sentenced Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, the founder of the Lashkar-e-Taiba armed group, to five and a … It has permitted the transit of matériel across Pakistani territory to U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The director also spotlights a family who lost eight members in the devastating suicide bombing of a church in Peshawar. For China, where COVID-19 originated, the global pandemic has been a major economic boon. 9:33 pm Pakistan Has Fought A Long War Against Terrorism: FM Qureshi 9:22 pm Disney increases planned layoffs to 32,000 as virus hits theme parks 9:02 pm Sindh Govt Allows Markets To Remain Open Till 8pm Since then it has drastically declined as result of military operations conducted by the Pakistan Army. Asif's film looks without flinching at the impact of militancy in Pakistan. At the time, Pakistan was beset by terrorist violence, and the travel advice of most western countries could be summarised as “don’t go”. The monthly competitions' winners will receive honours at an online event in November, when the festival takes place, he said. Armed rebels have fought Indian rule since 1989, which New Delhi calls Pakistan-sponsored terrorism. Pakistani child wins global film award for 'I will be your Spiderman'. The film shows the resilience and tenacity of the survivor in making the best of his situation. International recognition of the Indian government’s sponsorship of terrorism is a critical step in ending the biased and discriminatory marginalisation of Pakistan and resolving the conflict over Kashmir. PESHAWAR -- The resilience of Pakistanis amid the destruction and atrocities committed by terrorists in the past decade has come into focus through a documentary that is garnering international recognition. Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) in its annual report indicated that there were at least 67 suicide attacks across Pakistan killing 973 people and injuring 2,318. It's taken months for the film crew to get authorization to go to the tribal area. [Courtesy of Asif Shehzad]. In May this year, US Special Forces shot and killed Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan. The Stockholm International Film Festival started in 1990 and is one of the largest cultural events in the Nordic region, according to its website. Similarly, the sentiments of a father who lost his son in the 2014 massacre of more than 140 children and teachers at the Army Public School (APS) in Peshawar are included in the documentary. "It's heartening that the festival selected a documentary highlighting the plight of the Pakistani nation still suffering from the damage of terrorism," said Mossarat Qadeem of Peshawar, a peace activist and executive director of the PAIMAN Trust, a non-governmental organisation engaged in countering violent extremism and encouraging peace-building endeavours in Pakistan. His latest book is Pakistan on the Brink - The Future of America, Pakistan and Afghanistan Earlier works include Descent into Chaos and Taliban, first published in … Part of the group's efforts are centered around the Haqqani Network, a violent Taliban wing blamed for some of the worst atrocities in Afghanistan's war. Any queries, please contact us at: In his film, Asif said he focused on the hardships that Pakistanis experienced in the wake of bombings and suicide attacks, as well as their resilience. Click here: us on Twitter for more - Of Fear was produced by True Vision Productions. Pakistan denies the charge, and most Kashmiris call it a legitimate freedom struggle. In Trump’s view — and also possibly in the minds of several other Western leaders — Pakistan is not regarded as a victim of terrorism but as a place from which some of these activities originate. Since 2002-03, when the terrorism began to strengthen its roots in Pakistan, the country’s army has carried out over a dozen combing operation on every scale. Pakistan minister deletes tweet containing Macron Nazi jibe. But Ritchie had been persuaded by friends who knew t In 2008, the country saw 2,148 terrorist attacks, which caused 2,267 fatalities and 4,558 injuries. "Secret Pakistan," a documentary … There had been many terrorist attacks in Mumbai since the 13 coordinated bomb explosions that killed 257 people and injured 700 on 12 March 1993. Apart from Syria and Iraq, Pakistan has lost more lives to terrorist activities than any other country. Darul Uloom Haqqania – Pakistan's oldest and best-known Islamic religious seminary, or madrassa. The U.S. Country Reports on Terrorism describes Pakistan as a "Terrorist safe haven" where terrorists are able to organize, plan, raise funds, communicate, recruit, train, transit, and operate in relative security because of inadequate governance capacity, political will, or both. Peshawar-based journalist Asif Shehzad, right, interviews an elderly man in April. We follow the local police force as they grapple with a real and ever growing terrorist threat.Want to watch more full-length Documentaries? These days it has begun to resemble a city under siege. On the one hand, Pakistan played a key role in facilitating the U.S.-led intervention in Afghanistan from shortly after 9/11 up to the present. Among the Believers is a powerful new documentary that sheds light on Pakistan’s global image problem. BBC Two - Secret Pakistan Two part documentary series which explores accusations by CIA officials and western diplomats that Pakistan is failing to live up to its alliances in the war on terror An elderly man and his grandson who survived the blast are both fighting to surmount the bitterness brought to their lives by terrorism and religious extremism, he remarked. The man lost his legs in a targeted bombing at a music market in Peshawar in 2011. "If screened, it will convey a message to the world.". 20 trillion) in economic losses due to terrorism, the government estimates. [Courtesy of Asif Shehzad]. The festival chose the documentary from entries by journalists and short-film makers worldwide, Asif said, adding that his is the only film selected from Pakistan. In November, the festival will present 150 film premieres from more than 60 countries. Noting that the CPEC is a pilot program under the Belt and Road Initiative, he said it will not only boost economic development in the two countries, but also promote interconnectivity and common prosperity in the region. Operation … Pakistan’s Foreign Minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi on Saturday accused India of sponsoring “terrorism” aimed at destabilising the country and undermining its … China poised for record economic growth in 2020 amid COVID-19 suffering. Ratings: 7.04/10from 48users. KP Police's special 'Ice Desk' takes aim at halting meth addiction. Two part documentary series which explores accusations by CIA officials and western diplomats that Pakistan is failing to live up to its alliances in the war on terror. Pakistan and the 'War on Terror': The Current Situation Commentary, 13 October 2009 Terrorism, Central and South Asia The US-led 'War on Terror' has resulted in serious implications for Pakistan, with the Taliban and extremism posing a continuing threat to the country's stability. The current wave of terrorism is believed to have started in 2000 and peaked during 2009. The 1993 attacks were carried out in revenge for earlier religious riots that killed many Muslims. City Of Fear (Terrorism Documentary) | Real Stories - YouTube With al-Qaeda's old guard dead, what comes next for the group? The main terrorist threat comes from Tehrik-e Taleban Pakistan (TTP), an umbrella organisation of groups primarily based in the former Federally Administered Tribal … Terrorism in Pakistan according to Ministry of Interior, poses a significant threat to the people of Pakistan. The documentary will inform the world community that Pakistanis are still reeling from the impact of terrorism and face daily struggles to heal from the devastation caused by extremists, he said. Pakistan’s relationship to the “War on Terror” has been highly ambivalent. "I interviewed a security guard of a compact-disc music market in Peshawar that was targeted by terrorists who planted an IED [improvised explosive device] in September 2011," he said. The reported deaths of al-Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri and deputy leader Abu Muhammad al-Masri raise questions about the group's future strategy and strength. This is "Secret Pakistan - Documentary by BBC Part 1" by thomas anderson on Vimeo, the home for high quality videos and the people who love them. In this film we spend a year in Islamabad. Operation Zarb-e-Azb in North Waziristan along Pak-Afghan border; 2009. Documentary finalist highlights resilience of Pakistanis in face of terrorism The 'Face of Terror', which was a finalist at the Stockholm International Film Festival in Sweden, will remind viewers worldwide about the militant brutality faced by Pakistanis, says the director. Here are the details: 2017. Pakistan condemned the attacks. While military operations have mostly quelled a decade-long wave of terrorism in Pakistan, the country and its citizens have paid a heavy price. It also highlights the difficulties and hardships faced by the people of Pakistan," Shah added. China's mistreatment of Muslims spurs Islamist, ethnic militancy in Pakistan. PDF | Pakistan joined global efforts to curb the terrorism right after 9/11 and kept on playing vital role as a frontline ally. The 'Face of Terror', which was a finalist at the Stockholm International Film Festival in Sweden, will remind viewers worldwide about the militant brutality faced by Pakistanis, says the director. This border is normally banned for most Pakistanis let alone strangers, but the author of this documentary has been given exceptional access to go inside Pakistan's interior war. What is your opinion of increasing Chinese investment in Pakistan? Anxiety and anger have deepened in the restive Himalayan region since August last year when New Delhi revoked its semi-autonomous status and brought it under direct federal rule. The desk has orders to raise public awareness by holding seminars, publishing advertisements and distributing materials informing citizens of the dangers of crystal meth. The country has suffered more than $120 billion (Rs.