Terror attack on Chinese consulate in Karachi foiled; 4 innocents and 3 terrorists killed
November 23, 2018 | Brainwave Science
Four people were killed when armed attackers attempted to storm the Chinese consulate in Karachi. This ghastly incident left four people dead on Friday morning. The three attackers were neutralised after a gunfight which lasted 30-40 minutes. The Baloch Liberation Army (B.L.A.), a separatist group, claimed responsibility for the intended suicide attack. The group is against Chinese military expansionist endeavours on Baloch soil. All consulates in Karachi are on high alert after this attack. No Chinese nationals were killed. Among the four dead, two were police officers and the other two were civilians.
The Balochistan Liberation Army (BLA) has been active for two decades. BLA is against the state’s perceived monopoly over the province’s mineral resources. They have previously killed and kidnapped Chinese engineers working in the province. Balochistan, the country’s largest but least populated province, is at the core of the massive multibillion-dollar cooperation deal known as China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
The group has killed dozens of Pakistanis working on CPEC projects in Balochistan. Human rights groups accuse the security officials of crushing dissent and security officials of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances. The military denies the claims, saying the BLA has killed Pakistani labourers in cold blood and conducted terrorist operations to destabilize the state. In September Pakistani news site Dawn reported that 265 Baloch militants, including BLA members, had given up their weapons as part of a government amnesty.
Pakistan is the 10th most dangerous country by criminality index. Terrorism in Pakistan has caused widespread loss to human life and the economy. Thousands of people are killed each year in terror-related incidents. There are a number of causes behind this loss of human life in Pakistan – violence between Sunni and Shia Muslims; easy availability of guns in the black market; the “Kalashnikov culture”; an influx of extremists into Pakistan; the presence of Islamist insurgent groups such as the Taliban and Lashkar-e-Taiba. In the years from 2001 to 2011, 35,000 Pakistanis were killed. During the same time, the direct and indirect economic costs of terrorism amounted to more than $60 Billion.
Pakistan faces the threat of international isolation because of its inability to counter terrorism. To win against internal unrest and global pressure, Pakistan needs to uproot terror organisations. This is not an easy task using traditional reactive approaches. To defeat terrorism with limited resources, it needs to target the leaders of the terror organisations.
Terrorism attempts to thwart peace, democracy and development. It is the single largest threat to humankind. Unlike the military, terrorist groups wear no uniform, target civilians and strike at will. The way to deal with terrorists has to be different than the way a military deals with its enemy’s military. The rules are different, and thus the tools need to be different. Weapons and armies have been upgraded but intelligence gathering mechanisms haven’t kept up.
Presenting a revolutionary technology, called iCognative, which is developed and provided by Brainwave Science. It helps gather intelligence and uncover espionage and terrorists’ plots. It eliminates human torture and is highly reliable. Counter-Terrorism officials are interested in eliminating the top leadership of terror organisations. They understand that it massively weakens any organisation when the kingpin is taken out. In such high-stakes matters, the accuracy of intelligence is of utmost importance. There is a wealth of information which is possessed by captured terrorists, informants and spies. However, conventional questioning and interrogation are not comprehensive enough to extract a high level of information.
iCognative is the only technology which can make the process of gathering information efficient and cost-effective. In addition to this, it is highly accurate to a degree of more than 99%. The test does not betray the testee or the tester. There is no incidence of false positives or false negatives. There is no known way to fool the test. This 45-minute long test can be administered with a laptop and a proprietary wireless-headset. It can be accurately determined if the testee is a member of a terrorist or a criminal organization. iCognative is based on the fact that a human brain reacts differently to stimuli which they are aware of and stimuli which they have been exposed to for the first time. The system is able to detect the difference in the brain’s response by recording and analysing the brainwaves. Thus, iCognative has applications in a wide variety of disciplines such as Law Enforcement, Trafficking, Counter-Terrorism, Border Security, Immigration Control and National Security.
The Pakistani authorities can not only run a iCognative test on the witnesses but also on the suspects when found. While taking the test, brainwaves of the subject are analyzed, and It can be determined whether he or she possesses information about the crime or not. The security and intelligence agencies can use the power of iCognative to detect crime-specific information stored in the brain of the terrorists. iCognative is the only technology which can enhance intelligence gathering to a level that the Pakistani forces can preempt future attacks and save lives.