Posts tagged as: Pakistani Taliban

Pakistani Taliban set free eight kidnapped gov’t employees

Pakistani Taliban on Saturday released eight government employees, who were kidnapped nearly one year ago, at a time when the militants and the government are set to hold peace talks, officials and Taliban leaders said.   The freed men had been working on a dam project in South Waziristan tribal region when they were kidnapped […]

Pakistan will not accept any pressure on Taliban talks policy

Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan said on Tuesday it will not accept any foreign pressure on its policy to hold talks with the Taliban.    The country’s senior political leaders at a government’s sponsored conference called upon the government to initiate dialogue with the Taliban to end violence, which has claimed lives of over 40,000 […]

TTP deeply divided over dialogue with gov’t

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is deeply divided over the issue of talks with the PML-N government as the group’s leaders have come up with contradictory statements last over the past few days. The government is also in a mess over the Taliban talks issue as Information Minister, Pervez Rashid says talks have started with the Taliban […]

Asfandyar Wali dissolves ANP units over election defeat

Chief of Awami National Party (ANP), Asfandyar Wali Khan, on Saturday announced dissolution of all party units over election defeat.  Speaking at a news conference in Charsadda, Khan admitted that his party faced defeat in the May 11 general elections over poor performance of the ANP government. He said that new elections will be held […]

Pakistani Taliban face rift over gov’t peace talks offer

Pakistani Taliban face rift over the issue of talks with the government as the central chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, has sacked a senior leader after he expressed willingness to talk to the government.  Astmatullah Muavia, senior leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and chief of the faction in Punjab province, welcomed the dialogue offer by Prime Minister Nawaz […]

Blast kills Taliban leader, his four guards in South Waziristan


A roadside bomb has killed a senior commander of Pakistani Taliban and his four guards in the restive South Waziristan, officials said Thursday. A remote-controlled bomb targeted Commander Ghula Jan Wazir’s vehicle in in Bermal tehsil near Wana in South Waziristan tribal agency. Commander Jan and his four personal guards were killed at the scene, […]

TTP claims responsibility for Karachi, KPK attacks

Pakistani Taliban Wednesday claimed responsibility for the bomb attack on Sindh High Court Justice Baqar Maqbool’s convoy in Karachi which killed eight security men and injured the judge.   The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said that the Taliban also carried out attacks on the local peace council chief in Bannu and a police […]

Information minister accuses Taliban of derailing elections

Information Minister, Arif Nizami Monday accused the Taliban and other armed groups of sabotaging the upcoming landmark parliamentary elections under a “very organised campaign.”   “This is an existential threat and it’s not new. There is a very organised campaign to sabotage the election,” Nizami told the Islamabad-based foreign media at a briefing.   Elections […]

Taliban kill 49 in 20 pre-polls attacks in one week

Pakistani Taliban and other armed groups have carried out more than 20 pre-elections attacks on political parties, killing 46 people and wounding over 190 since April 21, a rights group said Monday.   Earlier in April, another 24 people were killed and over 100 injured in election-related attacks, Human Rights Watch said. Nationwide parliamentary elections […]

PM Khoso for addressing security loop holes

Prime Minister, Mir Hazar Khan Khoso, has asked the Ministry of Interior and Home departments in the provinces and FATA to lay additional emphasis on addressing loop holes in security.   “We should all do our utmost effort to plug all holes that can affect or disrupt the electoral process,” the Prime Minister told a […]

Pakistani Taliban deny role in Boston bombing

Pakistani Taliban said on Tuesday denied any involvement in two bomb attacks in Massachusetts during the Boston Marathon, which killed three persons and injured up to 100 others.   Taliban spokesman, Ehsanullah Ehsan, said Taliban do not have any role in the attacks.   He said Taliban may issue a detailed statement when someone claims […]

Taliban suspend talks over lukewarm govt response

Pakistani Taliban on Monday suspended their peace talks offer after the government ignored their proposal as they had refused to stop attacks.   Taliban had offered conditional talks in early February and at the same time they continued attacks on security forces and opponents.   A Taliban video said they are suspending talks because of […]


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