All terrorists killed in Navy base operation: Rehman Malik

Published: May 23, 2011

Malik talks to the media after PNS Mehran operation in Karachi. PHOTO: REUTERS

KARACHI: Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that 10 people have been martyred and four terrorists have been confirmed killed in the operation between militants and security forces at the PNS Mehran base.

Talking to the media after a survey of the PNS Mehran base in Karachi, Malik said security forces launched a coordinated operation to regain control of the navy base.

“We wanted to bring all the logistics under one command against the enemy,” said Malik, adding that navy forces were assisted by commandos, firemen, Rangers and police.

He said that among the six terrorists present at the site, one suicide bomber’s head had been recovered, while four bodies were also found. He added, however, that two individuals were seen running off the base.

Malik mentioned that one terrorist, whose picture was shown, was ready to blow himself up.

The interior minister mentioned that the terrorist’s suicide jacket was still operational and there were several undetonated grenades on the site as well, adding that there might be explosives in the building which collapsed.

The terrorists had been using heavy weaponry, said Malik, “the kind no common man can afford to buy”.

He said the terrorists had to be receiving support and equipment from somewhere.

Malik said the terrorists were wearing “western clothes, had small beards and three of them had sharp features”.

He said two of the attackers look to be around 22 years of age and one of the suicide bombers was around 25 years of age. He said they were dressed in black clothes “like they do in movies”.

‘They were dressed like Star Wars characters,’ said Malik.

Joint investigation team formed

Malik said an investigation team led by the navy has been formed and will include members from the FIA, police, Rangers and other intelligence units. Malik said that team has been asked to file the report as soon as possible.

He added that terrorists were planning attacks on sensitive installations and army institutions, and that names of several officials who they were planning on attacking had come forward.

The interior minister said there was a chance the terrorists might carry out another operation.

Special tribute

“I want to pay special tribute to martyred Lieutenant Yasir, who gave up his life and saved valuable lives and assets,” Malik added.

He also acknowledged the services of the firemen and other security personnel who lost their lives.

“We are fighting a war against a cunning enemy,” said Malik, urging people to condemn those trying to destabilise Pakistan.

Foreigners present, but safe

Malik confirmed that six Americans and 11 Chinese citizens were present at PNS Mehran when the terrorists took over.

“The foreigners were all evacuated from the base. They were training our men about these aircrafts.”

Dharna disfavour

Referring to Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf’s sit-in on Sunday, Malik said that Rangers’ attention had been diverted from sensitive targets and deployed at the dharna site.

“Please have mercy on Pakistan. Do not divert attention of Rangers, police and intelligence agencies. Please do dharnas when your county can bear it,” said Malik.

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Reader Comments (83)

  • ALI
    May 23, 2011 - 4:44PM

    Will someone ask Rehman Malik, can our country afford hundreds of policemen/rangers deputed for the security of our moron officials? Is life of a common man less significant then the life of an official??Recommend

  • Yasir
    May 23, 2011 - 4:45PM

    Mr. Malik, Please have mercy on Pakistan. Do not divert attention of Rangers, police and intelligence agencies. Please have 1000 men on your security and for all VIPs when you can bare it. Have mercy on Pakistan.Recommend

  • May 23, 2011 - 4:46PM

    what the truth was ?Recommend

  • Kazmis
    May 23, 2011 - 5:07PM

    Out of 15 to 20 terrorist only 4 were killed as stated. Remaining ran away. Where are those terrorist now? Are they planning another one or wandering in the streets of Karachi? Are they not dangerous for Karachites? Surprisingly Both officials and Media is taking it casually.Recommend

  • Word Life
    May 23, 2011 - 5:09PM

    I still cannot get my head around the fact, how is it possible for two of these guys to actually escape?Recommend

  • Saleem
    May 23, 2011 - 5:13PM

    The force is strong with this oneRecommend

  • wajid
    May 23, 2011 - 5:23PM

    Please have mercy on Pakistan. Do not divert attention of Rangers, police and intelligence agencies. Please do dharnas,ihtijaj,strike and other when our county can bear it,” Recommend

  • Nadeem Ahmed
    May 23, 2011 - 5:23PM

    They were not killed, they came to kill, destroy and die. Their death has accomplished their mission. The word “Kill” makes sense when you kill them in their hideouts. Recommend

  • Mir
    May 23, 2011 - 5:34PM

    When our Armed Forces Chiefs travel and live in Luxury (BMW’s, Mercs and LC’s) this is what is bound to happen. The forces have also become complacent like all other institutions in our beloved country. The Navy was under attack since last few days/weeks but in spite of this the security was lax resulting in loss of invaluable lives and assets. God help us save this nation from irresponsible and inept people. Ameen. Recommend

  • Nadeem Ahmed
    May 23, 2011 - 5:34PM

    @ Kazmis, you are right. Where are other terrorists? Have they escaped or arrested? I hope they are dead too, otherwise their escape or arrest is the same thing. Recommend

  • Fahad Siddiqui
    May 23, 2011 - 5:37PM

    I just cant understand how a dozen men can storm in a Naval base and after the immediate operation with such a extensive force including Pak. Army and Rangers etc. The terrorists were able to escape. In such a situation not even a single man should escape.
    They Armed Forces lack strategy.Recommend

  • Ibrahim Sajid
    May 23, 2011 - 5:41PM

    Mr. Malik, as ironic as this may sound but no one is raising a finger here on the security lapse, neither is anyone asking you to explain why the rangers, police and army had to divert their attention for the dharna by tehreek-e-insaaf. Being completely neutral, having no inclination towards any political party, I humbly request you to just answer this one question, “whose war is this that we are fighting?”
    The cause this wrath has been brought upon our nation is quite clear to everyone. No magician brought these terrorists out of a hat by shouting “Abracadabra” neither did they fall from the sky upon us… Our political parties created them out of their own interest and we are still breeding them in one way or the other. The security forces are supposed to guard the borders not your palaces… let them do their job and please have mercy on us by quitting yours because the nation can do better without you… Recommend

  • Zion
    May 23, 2011 - 5:42PM

    There are mathematical inaccuracies between the article title and the rest of it. If 10 people entered the base, 4 are dead and 2 ran away then how can all terrorists be dead?Recommend

  • Muhammad Hanif
    May 23, 2011 - 5:48PM

    is it confirm, all the terrorist were pakistani?Recommend

  • Blunt!
    May 23, 2011 - 5:49PM

    They were dressed like Star Wars characters!

    LMAO!Recommend

  • Mads
    May 23, 2011 - 5:49PM

    “Star Wars characters” This is my favorite Line. Rehman Malik i didn’t know you were such a big fan of Star Wars. lolRecommend

  • Babar
    May 23, 2011 - 6:06PM

    Wah Malik Sab as always gave a diplomatic statement n blamed imran khan for diverting the security attention, will someone ask him that where was the security lapse when his vip movement deploy thousands of security persons and how some the terrorist enter in that high secure zone??? last night we heard four militants are arrested, did he killed them as well? in prision? were security of air base also deployed in drarna duty???Recommend

  • Syed A. Mateen
    May 23, 2011 - 6:13PM

    Thanks Al-Mighty Allah that the PAF/PNS seize is over.

    We need to review the security situation at every sensitive installation in order to avoid such terrorist’s attacks. May heart go out for all those who lost their lives and got injured in regaining the control. Recommend

  • Maira
    May 23, 2011 - 6:29PM

    What the hell is he saying??? PTI diverted the attention of Rangers. It means that if there is anything like dharna, mela charaghan or a wedding ceremony, Rangers will divert their attention to that and anyone can enter such a highy secured compound and blow off your equipment.
    Please take 1% of ur time, attention and sincerity out of your heart and things will start improving.Recommend

  • 10th
    May 23, 2011 - 7:50PM

    15 guys dressed up as Star Wars characters, entering the base (regardless of how) with heavy ammunition, and no one notices? Wow.Recommend

  • Sonam
    May 23, 2011 - 8:56PM

    Ibrahim Shahid You are right.Recommend

  • Shefali
    May 23, 2011 - 8:58PM

    I think we are not thinking all this from a strategic perspective. We are relying a lot on our pork-eating Chinese brothers. I think the boys were our own boys who were on the highest mission to pay Mumbai a visit (gosh, its been 2.5 years since we last visited the evil Yindoos). However, Chinese GPS malfunctioned and instead they ended up in the sewers of PNS Meharan. I guess all naval bases look the same in pitch dark so when onece they emerged from the sewers they went about doing what they thought they had been sent to do. May Allah bless Jannat to the martyred souls. Chinese are after all people known for shoddy manufacturing and I think it is time for another visit by Senator Gilani to Beijing – this time to tell me clearly that shoddy products claim lives and Pakistan will not tolerate it anymore. Salam.Recommend

  • Najeeb
    May 23, 2011 - 8:58PM

    We should not forget that these are the same highly trained people who destroyed USSR..They are trained for that particular type of destructive missions.. They are involved in these terrorist activities since 1979.For me this event is depressing, but not strange, nothing new.Recommend

  • Gen kayani
    May 23, 2011 - 9:01PM

    Does anyone know how many planes in hangers got blown away? We know of p3c orions-2 numbers, but there must be planes in the hangers too. Generally, a hanger holds16 fighters, so does it mean 16 x 3 = 48 got blown away too?Recommend

  • sikandar
    May 23, 2011 - 9:07PM

    can Mr. Malik explain (“He added, however, that two individuals were seen running off the base.”)

    You mean after seeing them run off visually you people let them go. Ok. there were 15 to 20 of them only 6 headcount including the 2 runaways where are the others.

    Why not show the star war characters dead body to the media. You said the terrorist were getting trained from somewhere, which everyone knows but where specific and by whom.

    Are you ready for any more eventualities like these in the days to come. Recommend

  • Reality
    May 23, 2011 - 9:10PM

    The Naval Chief says….Cammandos reached within 4 minutes of Attack and the whole area was cordoned…..now how come there are only 4 terrorists killed and no idea about rest…Recommend

  • K9
    May 23, 2011 - 9:22PM

    Lt yasir was an engineer!Recommend

  • Pakistan One
    May 23, 2011 - 9:22PM

    Shame shame Shame shame Shame shameRecommend

  • Omar Pervaiz
    May 23, 2011 - 9:23PM

    The hidden Sith Lord has revealed himself! :P Recommend

  • sameer
    May 23, 2011 - 9:40PM

    -Terrorists had sharp features, guess Mr. Malik Kissed them on the cheeks and wished them good luck!!!!
    -They looked like Starwars – Two escaped, while media reported four were arrested Guess they brought their spaceship with themRecommend

  • ani
    May 23, 2011 - 10:09PM

    Dressed as Star Wars characters! LMAO. The American commandos who raided the OBL hideout were the real deal. But Rehman Malik knows his stuff for the terrorists and he seem to go to the same movies.

    The security guards – they got taken in by the smartly dressed men in Star Wars outfit! That is all it takes to storm into a premier military site? Well next time – and there will be a next time, the terrorist ought to try kurta pajama. Recommend

  • Chotta Chetan
    May 23, 2011 - 10:13PM

    Apparently, the miscreants were wearing Star Wars costumes…Seems like Darth Vader has plans for Pakistan. Be afraid, be very very afraid.Recommend

  • Aabi
    May 23, 2011 - 10:21PM

    @ALI:
    if one can not feel what the officials go through one can keep their comments to themselves…

    can u face a bullet bravely? yet alone be in such a situation?Recommend

  • Khalid Ahmed
    May 23, 2011 - 10:45PM

    Taliban said that more than 20 terrorists were sent for the mission. Rehman Malik says that 4 of them were killed and 2 escaped. What about the rest? Recommend

  • Moshe Yitzhak
    May 23, 2011 - 10:46PM

    These violent savages need to swallow their pride and surrender unconditionally to the United States of Israel. Any resistance will only make things worse for them in the long term.Recommend

  • Vicram Singh
    May 23, 2011 - 10:46PM

    @Saleem: “The force is strong with this one

    Jedi Master Saleem, I just can’t stop laughing …. .Recommend

  • Hedingen
    May 23, 2011 - 11:22PM

    Just watched a Pakistani show with Mubashir Luqmannd he confirmed we are in…we are in Pakistan BTW 98% Israel doesnt know and doesnt care where Pakistan is.BUT we are involved nevertheless ..way to go. Live in denial and guys you are your own biggest enemies you dont need and new or others.Recommend

  • Jedi Master
    May 23, 2011 - 11:45PM

    Rehman Malik himself looks like a character from Star Wars. As Darth Vader aka Rehman Malik once said “You are unwise to lower your defenses!”Recommend

  • Waqar
    May 24, 2011 - 12:04AM

    If they were dressed as ‘Star Wars’ characters (you would stand out like a sore thumb), how on earth were they able to see through their masks and still cause extensive damage? How did two manage to get away if the whole area was secured and cordoned? Perhaps they went through a ‘StarGate’ portal, LMAO. Mister slim shady, you make me laugh sometimes.Recommend

  • ishaq
    May 24, 2011 - 12:09AM

    If i were Rehman Malik I would Resign 1000 TimesRecommend

  • Malik
    May 24, 2011 - 12:11AM

    A small kid also knows what will his statement be if some incident happens… This guy should be removed immediately as he his promoting terrorism Recommend

  • Sunny
    May 24, 2011 - 12:21AM

    I have been saying for years…. Pakistani Armed Forces need to concentrate on their Professional duties more than selling Tikkay, kabab and bakeries. Please for the love of God, these guys take a lions share of the Budget and still unable to stop 10-15 terrorists entering a Naval Base…WOW….. What should we expect if we ever go into conflict with a properly trained Army….Recommend

  • kami
    May 24, 2011 - 12:54AM

    These TRAITORS sitting in the big seats in the government are responsible for wots happening in pakistan and most importantly they don,t know how to reply the questions of journalists.they should have been behind the bars. no policy against terrorism since its begining. what the hell they are doing in parliment.they are just making money and are waiting for their turn to over. a person who is not able to become a SHO in any police station, he is federal minister for INTERIOR.
    GOD BLESS PAKISTANRecommend

  • SAZ
    May 24, 2011 - 2:01AM

    It proves only one thing; incompetant army, incompetant political leadership. Our army is best in real estate business and that is where their focus is. Political leadership is focused on corruption and deal makings. They have no will and capacity to deal with these terrorists and religious extermists, who have ruined the name of Islam and our country. Name ‘Pakistan’ is now a joke in the world. May Allah bless Pakistan and provide leadership to deal with these fanatics.Recommend

  • commonsense
    May 24, 2011 - 2:41AM

    Malik gives judgment without complete investigation. All efforts should have been taken to catch them alive so that the mystery could ve been solved… but does Malik really want this mystery to be solved for us?, Escape of attackers is more surprising than their attack.Recommend

  • Arslan
    May 24, 2011 - 2:44AM

    He said they were dressed in black clothes “like they do in movies”.

    ‘They were dressed like Star Wars characters,’ said Malik.

    … LOL I swear that those lines have destroyed all the seriousness of the case =DRecommend

  • commonsense
    May 24, 2011 - 2:58AM

    Why the headline is saying all millitants were killed whereas in details it says some of the millitants has escaped. It gives a signal that Malik was prepared to say this. He said that mistakenly because he was prepared to say only this. He did the job to divert the investigation from going into right direction, from very begining. He always do that. This is the his task.Recommend

  • Abdullah
    May 24, 2011 - 4:17AM

    get ready for even more disastrous big bang within few daysRecommend

  • Wasim
    May 24, 2011 - 5:19AM

    Sir, i beg to ask in which country in the world the army officers go around in mercs, bmws, LC’s? Which army runs popcorn businesses? Which country, the army owns the country?Recommend

  • Billoo Bhaya
    May 24, 2011 - 5:40AM

    Malik you are a lying SOB. Two escaped and are looking for you. Pakistan’s Government and the Armed Forces are a corrupt mafia. The officer corps are so corrupt that there is a long list everyday for officers to tee off at Golf Courses. They are members of all kinds of clubs that ordinary citizens are barred. Now time has come to get rid of this mafia. Rise Citizens. You have only your chains to loose. Rise for freedom and Justice. Recommend

  • Amir
    May 24, 2011 - 5:56AM

    All the terrorists killed and the sole survivor has been presented to the media to tell all of his accomplices are killed. This sole survivor will soon be shifted to Islamabad so he can give briefing to Parliment.Recommend

  • May 24, 2011 - 6:24AM

    Our Army and Intelligence are either clueless or part of this game. No wonder Americans were also thinking the same thing when they killed Osama. How could he have managed to live there for six long years without any ISI official knowing about it? Similarly, how can two terrorists escape amidst unprecedented operation having over thousand troops? No one is believing this story put up by our minister or Navy. This is rather unfortunate that even though our officers have died no Pakistani will readily believe this non-sense. And what good has come out from Rehman Malik showing photographs of the slain gun man? Is there a shortage of good photographers in Pakistan? Come on, he is the Federal Minister and he shouldn’t be saying and doing such things But, alas, that is the state of this country. Recommend

  • Imran
    May 24, 2011 - 6:58AM

    Like Absar Alam said today, it is the only country where armed forces run Wedding Halls, and Bakeries. Too bad, the guys who attacked were not made of cookie dough, and it took the “mighty armed forces” 24hours just to flush them out. Recommend

  • Shamsi Ajanee
    May 24, 2011 - 7:07AM

    4-6 bad guys enter Naval air base. they blow up 2 aircraft. 4 get killed and 2 run away according to Interior Minister. It takes over 16 hours to clear the Naval air base from the terrorist.
    Think about the above .This is sad and not happy news. Some serious soul searching has to be done by responsible members of armed forces about their preparedness or otherwise

    30-40% of budget has been every year allocated for defense (if you include pensions). and even Naval Air bases in Major city like Karachi are not safe and then there was Abbotabad fiasco.

    Where has the tax payers money been going. since past 60 years …………………

    I heard Interior Minister say in press conference that Terrorist exploited blind spot/gap in security cameras to sneak in: if this is true, shame on someone to leave this gap and not install another ~Rs 10000 camera. Someone has to stand up and take responsibility for the security lapse and loss that our dear country suffered .Recommend

  • ghairatmand
    May 24, 2011 - 7:47AM

    “One head was recovered”. so one of the terrorist was so scared that even his dead body ran away leaving the head behind. Nice!!Recommend

  • Bushra Aftab
    May 24, 2011 - 7:49AM

    Higher defense and debt costs helped to widen the fiscal deficit to 490.4 billion rupees (US$5.7 billion), or 2.9% of gross domestic product (GDP) in the six months to December.

    Debt servicing in the period, the first half of the fiscal year, rose to 310.4 billion rupees while 215 billion rupees was spent on defense purposes, says the report of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

    Pakistan spends 1.5% of GDP on education, and only 0.5% of GDP on health.
    Defense spending and debt servicing consume more than 60% of the national budget each year.

    Rising defense spending and debt servicing make it increasingly difficult for the government to meet its revised budget deficit target of 4.7% of GDP, or 807 billion rupees for the current fiscal year, which will end on June 30.

    OK kids do the maths, is Pakistan safer now do you feel your loved ones are being protected ? OK conspiracy colleagues come OUT where ever you are, its time to LAY the blame on …INDIA …ISRAEL…USA take your pick!Recommend

  • Mir
    May 24, 2011 - 8:39AM

    There is clearly a lack of correctness in the these claims.
    1. All terrorists were killed.
    2. Six men were involved in the operation.
    3. Four bodies and a head of a suicide bomber was found.
    4. Two men, suspected to be terrorists were seen running away.
    Clearly there is something wrong with at least one and perhaps more of these statements. Recommend

  • sars
    May 24, 2011 - 9:14AM

    mr malik you should take the head, put it on your own shoulders, that way maybe youll have one functioning brain.Is any one else offended that his prime satisfaction seemed to be that “Foreigners” were safe.This is disrespectful to the shaheeds of this operation.Hell with the rest of us poor souls.Recommend

  • May 24, 2011 - 9:20AM

    These so called armed forces of Pakistan eat more than half of pakistan’s budget and cannot even defend themselves. better they stick to producing cornflakes.Recommend

  • R S JOHAR
    May 24, 2011 - 9:42AM

    Watch out, next time they will dress-up like aliens to fool the security chaps.Recommend

  • Tee
    May 24, 2011 - 10:03AM

    I can’t believe that 6 people fought the navy,Commandos, rangers & the police for 17 hours. & we could not get anyone of them alive.. 4 of them blew themselves & 2 of them ran away. And this man is acting like our forces have done a brilliant job. The terrorist were there to do their job, run away or get killed & they were successful in that. If we would have caught them alive then only it would have been a job well done.

    But what happened on sunday night has put a big question mark on capabilities of our Forces *??????????* Recommend

  • Saman
    May 24, 2011 - 10:18AM

    They were 15-20 when they attacked….then they were reduced to eight..four of which were killed and 4 arrested, then six, four of which were killed and two ran away Must have some X-men powers (as Rehman Malik would put it)…Now they are reduced to four STAR WARS soldiers…Make up your mind people…and the million dollaw question is How did they breach 3 extensive layers of security?? 0__o DisturbingRecommend

  • Babar
    May 24, 2011 - 10:43AM

    @ghairatmand:

    gud1Recommend

  • SKChadha
    May 24, 2011 - 11:01AM

    All killed, EXCEPT THOSE ESCAPTED.Recommend

  • Karim
    May 24, 2011 - 11:05AM

    Wow, i really like this guy… Starwars.. LoLRecommend

  • mind control
    May 24, 2011 - 3:04PM

    This is all very confusing,

    A. First reports said, “Official sources said that some of the terrorists had taken hostages and were engaged in a fierce firefight with the security forces.
    They added that between 15 and 20 attackers were inside the base, and had attacked three hangars housing aircraft.

    B. Then it was, “It’s a terrorist attack. More than 10 terrorists are inside. They have attacked a navy air station located in a Pakistan Air Force base,” said Sindh home ministry official Sharfuddin Memon.

    C. It was further cut down to six terrorists.

    D. And now with four dead bodies the Minister claims, “All terrorists killed”.

    Will anyone do the maths please.Recommend

  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    May 24, 2011 - 3:05PM

    It is very surprising that both Rehman Malik and the Admiral said that 6 terrorists entered the premises but then FIR is registered by Navy Lt. Irfan it is against 12 unknown terrorists!!!! Why this confusion???? Recommend

  • Tax Payer
    May 24, 2011 - 7:04PM

    Can someone keep him (RM) quiet and out of picture pls. pls, pls
    help us.Recommend

  • Tax Payer
    May 24, 2011 - 7:06PM

    @Billoo Bhaya:

    100% with youRecommend

  • Kazmis
    May 24, 2011 - 7:21PM

    Pakistani authorities should at least clear following questions;
    1. When daring terrorist 6 or 12 remain 17 hours inside the base why did they destroyed just two C3 orion.
    2. Mr. Malik said two were seen running away from the base (Remaining fleeing could not perhaps be seen in the dark). It took 17 hours to clear, if they decided to stay rather fleeing the encounter was going to be for days or week?
    3. someone wrote in these comments that FIR say 12 terrorist entered while Naval Chief could only count 6. why?Recommend

  • Khalid Rahim
    May 24, 2011 - 10:27PM

    Just received a message from Yoda about the Antogonists who were sent by Darth Vedder
    to attack the base before Skywalkers could take action. Our honorable minister should tell the nation that these twenty attacked;

    Ponda Banda
    Galen Marek
    Ooryl Qrygg
    Denger
    Irek Ismaren
    Jerek DARTH VEDDER *
    Cade Bane
    Jabba Hutt
    Subunk
    Exar Kun
    Talon Karde
    Max Rebo
    Dash Render
    Rukh
    Moff K Sadon
    Booster Terrik
    Tyber Zann
    Could the Chief Security Officer of Pakistan tell us which of these escaped and who all got killed?Recommend

  • Pakistani
    May 25, 2011 - 12:38AM

    This event reminds me a dialogue of one of the movie in which Gabbar Singh says ” Kitnay log thay? but in that movie Gabbar singh shot & killed his incompetent men. I am sure our Navy Chief will not punish his incompetent Commondos; else he will give some awards & bounty money to more than 1000 soldiers who fight & killed 4 terrorists after 17 hours ( and lost of 2 expensive planes)Recommend

  • Pakistani
    May 25, 2011 - 12:45AM

    Not star war; They were all “RAMBO”; fighting with a batallion for 17 hours; killing a score of soldiers; destroying planes and still 2 Rambo managed to escape.Recommend

  • commonsense
    May 25, 2011 - 2:09AM

    Can someone deny me with reasoning if i say that the whole operation was carried out by US forces and none of them was killed?. Rehman Malik was there just to facilitate the US operation and give a briefing which will hide the facts completely. Rehman Malik flew to Karachi even before Naval chief. Is he a Navy personnel or a military man?. Was he there to push his rangers to the site so that the US operation can take place successfully and peacefully?. And can someone believe that ordinary terrorists can do the operation for 16 hours and flee in the broad daylight from the area which was supposed to be tightly cordoned off?. Did he not facilitated the whole operation carried by US troops ? Please correct me if I am wrong.Recommend

  • waqar
    May 25, 2011 - 2:09AM

    The Emperor and Vader visited Pakistan.Recommend

  • Sonia Malik
    May 25, 2011 - 5:44AM

    Pakistan has become the laughing stock of the world. Most countries are considering banning all tourists- student and business visas and for good reason why want citizens from a country that hosted Osama Bin Laden in their highly sensitive military zone & the ISI & military sheepishly stumbled with a in-coherent explanation. Then we have this Navy drama and again the ignorant citizens are fed inconsistent facts.
    The burning questions in the Muslim world is why the citizens of Pakistan are taking this constant abuse and embarrassment? The answer is simple if you dare look for it.
    Unlike the Egyptian uprising there is no moral or heroic leader to lead this struggle to detach the stronghold of the military has on a failing nation. For a country that has seen more dictators than a free democratic process of government, are we Pakistani just lazy or gutless?
    We seem to tolerate the status quo, while we watch our neighbors enjoy the growth and entry into the real world. We talk the talk but are terrified to walk the walk we all have gotten away for so long doing nothing and we see the results. So we lazy citizens can just whip up more conspiracy theories, think of blaming others and watch Mr. Jinnah’s dream disappear! Recommend

  • May 25, 2011 - 6:36AM
  • Ahmed
    May 25, 2011 - 11:00AM

    I agree with most of you (in a way). Themain problem in Pakistan is not corruption but government expenditures. The army takes 40% of the budget. Debt servicing takes another big chunk. Unless we spend more on education and infrastructure, trade more with India, spend less on army, educate our girls we will be in trouble. And we are also in trouble because being uneducated and being totally brain washedby text books in Primary and Middle schools that brew hate for India and West, we become lovers of hatemongers like Imran Tabilan. Did you look at the people in his Dharna. Most of them looked like they were raised in religious schools.

    Paksitan should concentrate on exports to the EU and America (which are growing), invest in infrastructure by luring in Chinese capital, trade with India to develop our Cement and agriculture industry and then educate our people. Stop this hate against ISI, Army, Politicians. We created them. we voted for them and now we hate them. We should hate our males chauvinistic fathers for not giving freedom to our sisters and mothers. We should not have more than one or two children and we should save money to educate them.Recommend

  • Laya
    May 25, 2011 - 3:42PM

    Injustice, corruption, exploitation, politics, politicians, criminal attitude of Govt. Deptt. Killing and blaming of innocents etc are the main roots of this entire situation; at the end unfortunately Pak is a fail state.Recommend

  • Farrukh Mushtaq
    May 25, 2011 - 6:50PM

    Can someone please explain the headline “All terrorists killed in Navy base operation: Rehman Malik”, when he clearly said that two of them escaped?Recommend

  • Khalid Rahim
    May 25, 2011 - 10:33PM

    As long as this government the coalition of court jesters gather around their emperor and make the nation behave like ostriches! Both insiders and outsiders will make hay with fire and brimstone. The time has come for the Supreme Court and Armed Forces to decide if this type of democracy (Demoncracy) is rigfht or it is leading us to the abyss? What is the solution allow the country to be balkanized or save it from further humiliation.Recommend

  • Rizwan
    May 26, 2011 - 2:35PM

    Spare him guys, it was Sunday night and he was smoking joints with Nauman Bashir at a Star Wars movies marathon, What can I say, the guys just love weed and all things gold.

    May the farce be with you.Recommend

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