Posts tagged as: Waziristan

Sherry terms drones strikes illegal as US justifies operation

Pakistan has reiterated its stand that strikes by U.S. spy aircraft in the country’s tribal regions are violation of international laws, Washington has justified the CIA-controlled operation.   The issue of U.S drone strikes in Pakistan has been a major irritant in bilateral relationship for years and the latest different stance shows the problem remains […]

America not supporting Tahirul Qadri: Richard Hoagland

The Deputy Chief of U.S. Mission, Richard Hoagland has dispelled the impression that Washington was backing Minhaj-ul-Quran chief Dr Tahirul Qadri.   Tahirul Qadri, who returned to Pakistan after a five-year-stay in Britain, has announced a million-man march on Islamabad on January 14 to bring electoral reforms in the country.   Talking to media in […]

Pakistani Prime Minister conveys drones concern to U.S. Ambassador

Pakistani Prime Minister, Raja Pervez Ashraf, raised the issue of drone attacks with the U.S.  Ambassador in Islamabad, Richard G. Olson, in a meeting in the backdrop of Saturday’s attack on the country’s North Waziristan tribal region, the Prime Minister’s office said.   The U.S. spy aircraft fired missiles on a house near Mir Ali, […]

Pakistan dilemma: U.S. in no mood to stop Waziristan drone strikes

There is no let up in U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan’s tribal regions and in a latest attack early Thursday, an American spy aircraft fired missiles into North Waziristan and killed at least four people, a tribal elder in the region said.   Malik Mumtaz told The News Pakistan from Miranshah, headquarters of North Waziristan, […]

United States applauds democratic tendencies in Pakistan: US Ambassador Richard Olson

The US Ambassador to Pakistan Richard Olson has said the United States applauds democratic tendencies in Pakistan, expressing hopes that free and fair general elections would lead to peaceful transfer of authority from one civilian government to successor civilian government.   Speaking to Radio Pakistan, the US envoy said completion of the term by a […]

Imran Khan and his peace march to Waziristan

Imran Khan, chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, has once again attained attention of media – local and international – by making a strange move; a peace march to Waziristan. According to the recent reports, IK’s popularity graph has significantly gone down. It is because of the inclusion of some old horses in the party. A few […]

Taliban offers security to Imran Khan’s peace-rally

In yet another twist in the saga, Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) reportedly offered Imran Khan its security for a peace march into tribal region at the weekend, Daily Telegraph said in a report. According to the report, a meeting of the senior Taliban commanders held with the group’s leader Hakimullah Mehsud in the chair, […]

Imran Khan vows to carry on with peace march in Waziristan despite threats

Despite death threats from local militant outfits, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan has showed resilience to carry on with the scheduled protest peace march into war-torn Waziristan. The cricketer-turned-politician without fearing from the death threats announced that the PTI will not backtrack from carrying on with the scheduled peace march. He exhibited determination to […]

TTP threatens to attack Imran Khan

In quite an unexpected development, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Wednesday threatened Imran Khan, the chairman of the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) against a planned march to Waziristan to protest US drone attacks. TTP spokesperson Ahsanullah Ahsan while speaking to Associated Press said that they would attack the former cricketer, who is a greatest opponent of […]

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan asks Mehsud tribes to leave South Waziristan

In view of an ongoing war in the FATA (Federally Administrated Tribal Agency), the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) issued final warning to the local residents to leave South Waziristan at the earliest. According to the media reports, the TTP issued a pamphlet in South Waziristan, issuing final forewarning to the local tribes. Appealing to all residents […]

Lyari: Battlefield in Karachi

After it is mixed up with politics, the law enforcement agencies failed to bring under control organized crime over the week-long operation, in Lyari, the part of Karachi. As a traditional stronghold of Pakistan Peoples’ Party (PPP), Lyari once perceived a safe constituency for Bilawal Bhutto, the son of Shaheed Benazir Bhutto and Chairman of […]

France terror attack: Self-declared al Qaeda militant claims to have been trained in Waziristan

France terror attack: Self-declared al Qaeda militant claims to have been trained in Waziristan French police laid siege Wednesday to an apartment block where a self-declared al Qaeda militant who boasted of having “brought France to its knees” with a wave of deadly attacks was holed up. Prosecutors said suspect Mohamed Merah, a 23-year-old Frenchman […]


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