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position in the country in the
enterprise-level IT managed
services and IT skills outsourcing
fields, ABATS, the technology
subsidiary of Ali
Bin Ali group, has now set its
sight on doing the same as IT
services provider to the SME
sector, a senior official of the
company said on Wednesday.
Talking to Qatar Tribune
on the sidelines of the QITCOM.
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President Obama arrive in London
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team can declare mission accomplished
- although preferably not
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‘Anti-Americanism rife in Pakistan army institutions’
ISLAMABAD OFFICERS received training biased against the United States at a prestigious Pakistan army institution, according to Wikileaks, underscoring concern that anti-Americanism in the country’s powerful military is growing amid strains with Washington.
A US diplomatic cable said the former US ambassador to Pakistan, Anne Patterson, found officers at the National defence University (NDU) were “naive and biased” against the United States, a key ally which gives Pakistan billions of dollars of aid to help fight Islamist militants.
Fears the military could be harbouring militant sympathizers have grown since US forces found and killed Osama bin Laden this month in a Pakistani garrison town, where the Al Qaeda leader had probably lived for several years.
Pakistan’s military also controls the country’s nuclear arms, and a series of attacks against military installations has heightened fears about the safety of those weapons.
“The elite of this crop of colonels and brigadiers are receiving biased NDU training with no chance to hear alternative views of the US,” the Wikileaks cable, which was published in the Dawn newspaper, quoted Patterson as saying.
“Given the bias of the instructors, we also believe it would be beneficial to initiate an exchange program for instructors.” Some of the officers believed the CIA was in charge of the US media, the report said.
Anti-Americanism runs high among many of Pakistan’s mainly Muslim people but it has deepened after bin Laden’s killing in a secret US raid which many Pakistanis see as breach of sovereignty.