Mehran Attack Probe: Former navy commando, three others detained

Published: May 31, 2011

Irshad Bibi, 69, grieves while posing for the media with a picture of her son, former navy commando Kamran Ahmed, at the gate of her house in Lahore May 30, 2011. PHOTO: REUTERS

Irshad Bibi, 69, grieves while posing for the media with a picture of her son, former navy commando Kamran Ahmed, at the gate of her house in Lahore May 30, 2011. PHOTO: REUTERS A former Pakistan Navy commando and his brother were detained in Lahore in connection with the PNS Mehran base attack. Terrorists arrested say former commander Kamran Malik provided maps of base and other information. PHOTO: AFP
LAHORE / KARACHI: 

Security officials have detained a former commando of the Pakistan Navy and his brother in connection with last week’s militant attack on the PNS Mehran airbase, intelligence officials and relatives said on Monday.

Intelligence agencies detained Kamran Ahmed Malik and Zaman Malik from Lahore on Friday, five days after the attack in Karachi. Two “visitors” were also picked up from Abdullah Engineering workshop, which the brothers had rented.

Sources said that Kamran was court-martialled 10 years ago for assaulting a senior officer. He was subsequently admitted to the Combined Military Hospital and upon release went on to work as a seller of prize bonds. During his service, Malik had worked at the PNS Mehran and PNS Iqbal naval bases.

After his removal, he remained jobless for a few years and reportedly had developed “psychological problems”.

According to Reuters news agency, an earlier arrest of a suspect in the PNS Mehran attack led to the arrest of the Malik brothers. “The suspect arrested earlier said Ahmed provided information about the base to a militant network, which carried out the attack,” an intelligence official said.

According to a local resident, Kamran was considered a “normal, religious person”.

Aamir Faheem, the owner of the Abdullah Engineering workshop, said that Kamran had rented the shop a month ago. Kamran would sit in the shop for his prize bond business and in the evening he and his brother Zaman’s brother-in-laws would use the shop as a tuition centre.

Faheem said that at 10am on Friday, 10 people riding in three vehicles – including a white Corolla and a blue and black four-wheeler – stormed the workshop. One of the persons of the raiding party was in a police uniform and some were armed.

Faheem said the team shortly emerged from the first floor of the shop with the three men. Later, they also detained Zaman who was present near the workshop, he said.

Family pleads innocence

Kamran’s family claimed that he has had no links with the navy since his court-martial. His father Sadruddin said that accusations were false and a judicial investigation should be conducted.

Kamran’s mother Shamshad Bibi told The Express Tribune that when they contacted their sons’ phones after they were detained, an unidentified person attended the call and informed the family that Kamran had been picked up but did not give further details. Later, both phones were switched off and no official of police or any agency has contacted the family for three days.

Kamran’s uncle Qamaruddin said the agencies had picked up his nephew without fulfilling legal obligations. He went on to declare the incident “extra-judicial”. He demanded the chief justice of Pakistan to immediately intervene.

Air force guards were told to stay ‘on their side’

Although Pakistan Rangers personnel were allowed to enter the area under the jurisdiction of PNS Mehran airbase on the night it was attacked, gunmen from the Pakistan Air Force (PAF) were not.

“Our Rapid Action Force had responded within minutes and navy Special Services Group commandos also arrived immediately. We did not want any confusion or injuries caused by friendly fire in the middle of the commando operation,” a senior navy official told reporters on Monday at a special briefing on the incident.

PAF gunmen were restricted to the runway’s other side, which falls under the jurisdiction of the PAF Faisal Base.

Although navy officials insisted that responsibility will only be fixed once investigators complete their report, their presentation repeatedly mentioned that at 10:15pm, the four terrorists scaled the perimeter fence on the PAF’s side, walked down 800 metres and circumvented the common runway strip used by aviation wings of all forces.

Junior navy guards spotted the attackers but by the time the response force was alerted, terrorists had attacked the P-3C Orion with at least seven RPG rockets.

Another navy official, who gave a tour of PNS Mehran, said that during the attack there were around 200 navy personnel present. About 30 to 40 of them were armed.

Two more check posts, manned by two gunmen each, have been set up near the runway.

Target

Even after a week of the assault, carcasses of the Pakistan Navy’s prized assets and targets of the attack – the American-manufactured P-3C Orion – stood scattered on the tarmac near the runway.

Reporters were told about the unsung heroes of the night of May 22, the ‘Tiger group’ of fire-fighters, who attempted to save the aircraft. Three of them died in the attack.

Four aircraft were parked on the tarmac when rockets were fired, destroying two planes. The other two planes were towed to safety.

Navy officials suspect that foreigners present at the airbase were also on the terrorists’ hit list. The attackers split into pairs after blowing up the aircraft. One pair hid in the bushes near the tarmac while the other headed towards the building of the 27 Squadron Fokker Line where they remained holed up until they were killed.

Bullet holes and damage caused to the building by RPG rockets were still visible. The Chinese were staying in a building next to the 27 Squadron’s, where an attacker also blew himself up. A senior navy official confirmed that some Chinese engineers, who were being evacuated in a bulletproof Land Cruiser, had had a very narrow escape. “One of the attackers stood right in front of the vehicle and fired a volley of machine gunfire head on. Our navy driver kept his nerve and tried to ram into him but the attacker kept firing at point blank range and dived just seconds before the vehicle got close enough,” he said. The Americans were housed at a distance and remained safe.

Officials did not say if any suspects were arrested or whether any terrorist had managed to escape. However, privately they admitted that the attack couldn’t have taken place unless someone within the navy had given precise information.

ADDITIONAL INPUT FROM REUTERS

Published in The Express Tribune, May 31st, 2011.


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Reader Comments (76)

  • Shahzad S. Janjua
    May 30, 2011 - 1:27PM

    very good reporting, now others who are involved inside will know what is going on. bravo!!!

    our media should need to learn when to shut up…..
    Recommend

  • May 30, 2011 - 1:32PM

    And here I thought that the ISI & the Pak Army were helping terrorists attacks only against India!Recommend

  • May 30, 2011 - 1:32PM

    What a great patriot! This moron and other mullahs like him should pause to think by betraying the country and destroying its assets ?Recommend

  • zohaib shaukat
    May 30, 2011 - 1:33PM

    This should help us to come out of our denial .Our people misled by some sections of the media blames everything that goes wrong in our country on the jews,hindus or ahmadis.We all sit in our drawing rooms condeming the non-believers for hatching conspiracies against our religion when the truth is that the religious fanatics within our ranks are the ones intent on taking us back to the stone ages.

    One hopes that now the establishment will stop its support,funding,protection of the religious fundamentalists who’ve killed so many of our own people.Recommend

  • ishrat salim
    May 30, 2011 - 1:36PM

    Mallik`s name was under investigation in 2008 attack on Naval acadamy on the mall…why was investigation put on HOLD ?….this is the biggest ?? mark….that is how we hv reached to this stage….our contineous intel & investigation & follow-up failures…?? & our officers & heads of dept continue with their normal duty…Recommend

  • maqsood anwar
    May 30, 2011 - 1:36PM

    A major operation to clean up the islamic extremists hiding in the armed forces is needed as these people are working against our state from within & are the most dangerous as they have all the inside information.

    Our media instead of misguiding our people should now gather the courage to call a spade a spade & expose the religious bigotry,misogyny & homophobia of our maulvis & ulema.It is time that the halos around the heads of anyone with a beard are removed as respect should come from the deeds the person performs not because he has a beard or not.Recommend

  • Salman
    May 30, 2011 - 1:40PM

    we need to clean our Army and ISI from such radical elements.. the earlier we do the better for us!Recommend

  • Watchman
    May 30, 2011 - 1:56PM

    Why is such sensitive information being released to the media in the early stage of investigation.. media should be responsible enough to realize that giving names will compromise other potential leads.Recommend

  • bilal tanvir
    May 30, 2011 - 1:57PM

    separating religion from state is the only way to ensure lasting peace in our land.As long as laws based on religion are imposed on our population we’ll have violence.As long as books glorifying violence in the name of religion exist ,we’ll have violence.

    killing other people because you disagree with their religious beliefs is not okay,it’s not right,killing someone who you think committed ‘blasphemy’ doesn’t make you ‘heavenbound’ it just makes you a cold blooded murderer,nothing more.

    violence in the name of ‘jihad’ cannot be justified.This glorification & applauding of violence has to stop if we are to become a civilised nation.Recommend

  • MAD
    May 30, 2011 - 2:07PM

    so the base layout and security arrangements havnt changed in ten years despite the increased threat to such high profile targets. Is our security that outdated? a bit surprising that no one ever thought details would have leaked out and never bothered to enhance security or at the very least change arrangements so that knowledge would remain restricted.Recommend

  • Tauseef
    May 30, 2011 - 2:12PM

    Its very sad thing that internal forces are involved in such attacks on our land. These should be punished badly to set an example.
    This also shows that after 10 years battle, Al-qaeeda / taliban is not a force but its a thought which can’t be finished.Recommend

  • Yelmaz
    May 30, 2011 - 2:23PM

    So can we now accept that Pakistani’s, not Jews, Americans, Indians, Martians are the actual enemy?Recommend

  • Haiti.
    May 30, 2011 - 2:25PM

    Google maps should be ban also.Recommend

  • Gul khan
    May 30, 2011 - 2:27PM

    @Watchman: you are right…the information should not have been leaked to the newspapers. but I have not seen this report on any newspaper, I dont know how much this report is authentic…usually this paper publish such reports that portray Pakistan in a bad wayRecommend

  • AD
    May 30, 2011 - 2:29PM

    Here goes the safety of Nukes.Recommend

  • Ali
    May 30, 2011 - 2:29PM

    Spot on Bilal..Recommend

  • almas jafri
    May 30, 2011 - 2:30PM

    say thanks to Mr. Zia’s Marshal Law which made Pakistan a theological state and imposed Deobandi Islam and also gardened the roots of Taliban. God bless Pakistan Recommend

  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    May 30, 2011 - 2:40PM

    Clean the internal mess and save PakistanRecommend

  • K B Kale
    May 30, 2011 - 2:41PM

    It sure looked like an ‘insider job’!
    K B Kale, Jakarta (now traveling)Recommend

  • Amer
    May 30, 2011 - 2:51PM

    Stupid media can’t keep their mouths shut! The media is also one of the major reasons for the security issues and investigation hurdles in Pakistan. Recommend

  • Saad Durrani
    May 30, 2011 - 2:54PM

    @Haiti.:
    Oh please. Google Maps did not nothing. It just gave an aerial view of things. It did not tell hoe to maneuver your way around it. Recommend

  • Subhash, India
    May 30, 2011 - 2:59PM

    @maqsood anwar: Some people ask in India why incidents of malpractices are surfacing in the Indian Army of late. The answer is that inspite of isolation & filtering the Army will reflect the general society/ environment = if general public is corrupt then some degree of malpractices will happen in the Army too.
    Now about the influence of militant Mullahs on Pak Army, the same analogy will hold. So the lesson learnt is if you want Army to be rid of these influences then rid the Pak society from these vices.Recommend

  • K B Kale
    May 30, 2011 - 3:01PM

    Yes! That did look like an ‘insider job’Recommend

  • Yggr
    May 30, 2011 - 3:06PM

    @Bangash: You are right I think he was encouraged by a “maulvi” to torture his colleague and get out of the navy, the man arrested under suspicion, this is one of the problems with us we start stereotyping people. forexample If any one arrested form a place we start assuming he is a criminal/terrorist/”maulvi”even though if he is released afterwards as innocent.

    @bilal tanvir: Which part of the state current linked with religion which should be separated?Recommend

  • dude
    May 30, 2011 - 3:11PM

    nothing dangerous than this. you can quickly act against external enemy but its hard to identify Internal enemy and act on it. this should alarm PK govt and army.Recommend

  • vasan
    May 30, 2011 - 3:18PM

    How come I did not read even one comment saying this chap is RAW/CIA agent and was a stooge of Raymond Davis. Has ET filtered all such comments or are Pakistanis slowly realising the truth that TTP has infiltrated army and ex army of Pakistan and they want to take over Pakistan and implement sharia Recommend

  • Afaq
    May 30, 2011 - 3:27PM

    I request to all Media sources not to highlighed such sensitive issues which are against of National interest. Recommend

  • student of uop
    May 30, 2011 - 3:42PM

    @vasan… dear thats the difference between pakistan and india… compare it to the mumbai attacks during which the indian media blamed pakistan after it just started and now we all have seen the results that their so called “evidence” and fake most wanted list has gone down the drain… good and bad people are every where and one should not start blaming before investigation and enough proof… i think given the relative age, pakistani media is maturing faster than the indian….Recommend

  • ashwin
    May 30, 2011 - 4:05PM

    Well Done guys!!!. Congratulations your on the right path, encourage them to keep up the good , don’t criticize the armed forces too much , it looks like they are trying to mend their waysRecommend

  • Vasukima
    May 30, 2011 - 4:07PM

    @vasan: You just need to vent out at the common Pakistani and spew your venom on these pages. Not that there is another purpose for your existance! Recommend

  • Bolimaga Bevarsi
    May 30, 2011 - 4:17PM

    @student of uop

    What vasan meant was as sarcasm, it was not a question, Moreover compare the comments of an earlier article of the attacks on the base, atleast 3 of every 5 pakistani comments were filled with accusations of India, Israel, US, & other verbal (typing?) diarrhea. The evidence of the mumbai carnage & subsequent conviction of Headley, has left Pak and its spy agency, with an egg in its face. You may be in denial about it, but in the current scenario of the global village, Pak, not India is being increasingly isolated from the rest of the world, with only a very unreliable (read China) as a so called ally.

    Regarding the holier than thou Pak media over Ind media, read the editorials & columnists of the Nation, its spews more vitriol than others. Comparatively tribune is much better and similar to The Hindu of India. Recommend

  • Sonia
    May 30, 2011 - 4:28PM

    @Bilal
    separating the state and religion- doesnt that sound familiar already- is the state following religious principles to start with- u say ‘blasphemy’- the rule isnot even properly implemented!!!

    Sounds more like a conspiracy theory than a proper report!!!!Recommend

  • Mujeeb
    May 30, 2011 - 4:28PM

    One more step to stone age long live the mullahs for taking back to stone age and self destruction. At least world will be a safer place to live in minus PakistanRecommend

  • abhi
    May 30, 2011 - 4:43PM

    @student of uop
    So now what is stopping great military and ISI to clean this terrorist mess in Pakistan?Recommend

  • vasan
    May 30, 2011 - 5:01PM

    Vasukima: I guess the purpose of your existence is solely to reply to my comments. What I wrote was that I am optimistic that Pakistanis will realize the truth one day. And I was hoping that that day is todayRecommend

  • May 30, 2011 - 5:06PM

    he will be release soon by the judiciary declaring him MENTAL RETARD. (as stated in report that he was declared mentally unfit earlier)Recommend

  • May 30, 2011 - 5:46PM

    Kamraan and Zahid Malik are innocent unless proved guilty. Therefore, we must not jump to the conclusion and wait for the enquiry to complete.

    All other views and comments should be avoided at this stage.Recommend

  • Tauseef
    May 30, 2011 - 5:50PM

    @Yelmaz: There is no doubt, those were anti-pakistanis. And with this loss, who is the maximum gainer. This clearly describes the enemy.Recommend

  • salim
    May 30, 2011 - 6:30PM

    If he is really involved I pray the courts do not let him go. Dreaded terrorists have been released in the past.Recommend

  • May 30, 2011 - 6:59PM

    Chief Justice of Pakistan, Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, will not take suo moto notice of this arrest and order the release of these terrorists.Recommend

  • Porterhouse
    May 30, 2011 - 7:22PM

    @Dr Siddiqi – it would be nice if the terrorist apologists and conspiracy buffs like yourself applied your advice of not “jumping to conclusions” before blaming America for each and every problem in Pakistan. Unfortunately, when it comes to demonizing America, it’s not just jumping to conclusions, it’s “climbing mount everest and throwing yourself off” to conclusions.Recommend

  • Muhammad Kashif
    May 30, 2011 - 7:33PM

    Difference Speaks.

    Nirmal Kumar Verma (Indian Naval Chief) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NirmalKumarVerma (Joined Navy in 1950)

    Nauman Bashir (Pakistani) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Noman_Bashir (Joined in 1973) Never fought any kind of war.Recommend

  • cosmo
    May 30, 2011 - 7:43PM

    @Shahzad S. Janjua:
    No, you are just ashamed of declaring that your own people are responsible for this attack. Where were you, when Pakistanis were floating conspiracy theories of Indian involvement in the attack? Recommend

  • cosmo
    May 30, 2011 - 7:46PM

    @Yelmaz:
    But then, there is no fun in that. Facts never entertain, you know.Recommend

  • Akthar
    May 30, 2011 - 8:00PM

    Anyone remembers Qadri here? How he killed salman taseer? A bodyguard who killed the whom he’s supposed to protect? & how most people commenting here supported? If Qadri is right, why do you guys protest now? Isn’t it deriliction of duty? We as a nation are hypocrites & we are shameless in lot accepting it! I know most of you guys commenting here will howl at me & the mod will block me for speaking the truth.

    Let’s atleast hope that until the ex-commando is proved guilty, we give him due respect rather than end up like sialkot killings, which we are quite capable.

    AktharRecommend

  • mussarat
    May 30, 2011 - 8:23PM

    May curse fall upon the grave of One-eyed dictator Ziaul Haq who planted 4 million saplings of Afghan Refugees during Afghan-Soviet war in Pakistan who later turned terrorists after the war was over and revenged from Pakistan for giving them shelter.

    Lanat Ullah on Terrorists and its perpetuers.

    God Bless Pakistan, Amen.

    Best
    Mussarat Recommend

  • Sam
    May 30, 2011 - 8:24PM

    Pakistani media definitely needs to shut up! they are becoming part of the problem and not the solution!!!Recommend

  • Tariq
    May 30, 2011 - 8:24PM

    Check if they have served deputation period in Saudi Arabai, might find good links with how else is involved in anti Pakistan activities. Don’t also forget that two million Indians have been given jobs in Saudi Arabia by our so called ‘Brothers”. Recommend

  • Cautious
    May 30, 2011 - 8:36PM

    Good old fashion police work — toss these traitors in jail — and when you have some spare time apologize to the USA, India, & Israel who were the first to be blamed for this attack.Recommend

  • Nadeem Ahmed
    May 30, 2011 - 8:52PM

    @ Watchman, Gul Khan and Amer,..Blaming media and especially ET is your right, but is there anything hidden or secret in this country? Don’t we know, who are behind these terrorist attacks? Even those who commit these crimes, proudly accept responsibility and promise more. All these investigations and interrogations are Mitti Pao techniques. Since the bigger attacks such as Marriot Hotel, Wah Factory, Police training centre, ISI Lahore, FC, Qisa Khawani, Moon Market, Sri Lankan Team, GHQ and Mehran base to smaller ones, there were hundreds of investigations conducted. What are the findings of those reports and what actions are taken to curb terrorism? After Mehran Base attack, how hard was for this Commando to disappear, but he did not. Why? Because he knows that nothing is going to happen even if he is arrested. The situation in Pakistan is like a movie whose story, characters, climax and end is disclosed to all before movie is made. Trust me, no one is hindering any investigation, because no investigation is being done.Recommend

  • Zaid Hamid
    May 30, 2011 - 9:19PM

    i think he is RAW/Mossad/CIA agent.Recommend

  • Don
    May 30, 2011 - 9:26PM

    Unfortunately the average Pakistani still believes naively in the lies propagated by country’s politicians and army. They forget that the basic issues faced by the common men in Pakistan are not much different from those faced by their compatriots in India. On either side of the border our priorities should be health, poverty alleviation, mass based education and employment. Religious fanaticism can wait. Pakistan will progress only when the Pakistani middle class develop the ability to see through the games played by its army to be in control. If they do not not assert themselves and allow the country’s fate to be decided by the army and a political leadership which owes its existence due to the mercy of the army, the country will sink more and more into chaos and it will get further isolated internationally.
    The onus is on the young people of Pakistan to focus their attention on modern education and employment generation rather than being brainwashed by the mullahs and the army in the name of false patriotism and love for religion. Recommend

  • Ali
    May 30, 2011 - 9:49PM

    Our own Commando???? terrible!!!Recommend

  • mussarat
    May 30, 2011 - 10:12PM

    @almas jafri:

    Fully agreed. In fact Zia-ul-Haq’s Family “Tree” linked to “Shimar”, “Yazid”, “Marhab” and finally

    Ibn-e-Muljam who carved Sipah-e-Sahab Pakistan (SSP) to crush Shiite, Christians,

    Ahmedis and other minorities in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. It is ridiculous that “Python’s

    son” Ijaz-ul-Haq is nowaday criticising terrorism in Pakistan. Ajab Kah Raha Hai Munafiq-e-Azam. (Hypocrat The Great).

    MussaratRecommend

  • Aamir
    May 30, 2011 - 10:31PM

    There are postivie and negative individuals in every segment of society. I think there is a systematic move to malign people with religous inclination. We all know that Mir Jaffers always harmed Muslims. Only insiders can contribute in demolishing powerful states. There seems a funded move in recent days to criticize our religion on all forums by emphasizing phrases that project people practicing religion as terrorist. We dont know how we are playing in the hands of wrong doers. May Allah forgive us for our collective sins.Recommend

  • Mujahid Ahmad Rana
    May 30, 2011 - 11:08PM

    So they want us to believe this. I am sure our impotent army officers will definitely go to any length to put the blame of their utter negligence on somelse & now they have come up with a perfect scape goat of these rather pathetic looking brothers.Recommend

  • NJ
    May 30, 2011 - 11:16PM

    @ishrat salim:
    Simple Ishrat; he was considered a strategic asset until he helped his real Akas to destroy Pakistan’s reputation. Pakistan is suffering from the seed it saw at the time of independence. Today I think we understand our leaders when they wanted Pakistan to remain secular. Gen Zia is at the root of today’s problems. Let us ensure that no ZIa ever comes to power again.Recommend

  • Smarty
    May 30, 2011 - 11:22PM

    @Tariq:
    India has 16 crore muslims. Saudis giving 2 million jobs should not hurt you.
    They are equal brothers to Indian muslims.Recommend

  • SaudiRules
    May 31, 2011 - 12:08AM

    We dont need separation of religion and state as some of the posters have suggested, we need separation of khakis and business! Cut khakis budget, nationalize all the khakis “commercial ventures” (like NLC,DHA, Cereal makig etc) and tell them to mind the border!Recommend

  • Bhola
    May 31, 2011 - 12:33AM

    Problem with all you folks is that you very quickly believe to the media reports and jump to conclusion. Especially if it involves someone with even slightest religious touch and start spitting your inner hatred for Islam and Muslims.Recommend

  • Talat
    May 31, 2011 - 6:51AM

    @Afaq:
    Really? So you would rather the truth be suppressed?Recommend

  • Santosh
    May 31, 2011 - 6:56AM

    @Bhola:
    Sure. That was also said when other allegations came up against other quarters in Pakistan. We waited. We watched and those allegations were proven true. Although those Pakistanis who went quickly on the defensive and asked us to wait never responded after the allegations were proven true. I am sure if we wait now, we will see this to be true. Recommend

  • maestro
    May 31, 2011 - 8:59AM

    The media needs to shut up!!Recommend

  • May 31, 2011 - 11:22AM

    It is a fact can not be disregard,without cooperation attackers received from inside they couldn’t scale the bounder line.
    Who provided sensitive information to them.Informer was really responsible for whole the crime committed by the attacker.
    reality is coming to surface and the persons attributed to the crime are being exposed as a national traitor.
    On the other hand,
    we should also admit that our intelligence agencies has totally been failed playing a remarkable role and in providing safety information to relevant military or civil institutions of the country.having keep in mind all the scenario we need revolutionary changes so that no more happened such bloody incidents.Recommend

  • May 31, 2011 - 11:28AM

    Bhola: ever hear of people projecting their own bigotry onto others?Recommend

  • May 31, 2011 - 11:58AM

    Some time i reject the idea of totally involvement of Taliban in navel base attack.

    Taliban ,according to my considered view are not so powerful and have technology
    to make such planed strike.
    They are expert of suicide attacks or road bomb blast,nothing more.

    High Tech persons are involved in the attack who have powerful mechanical system behind them. and tremendous planners in back.Recommend

  • moeed
    May 31, 2011 - 1:30PM

    this will be one of the examples of the missing persons. Recommend

  • Noise
    May 31, 2011 - 1:34PM

    If this is what normal religious people are like then God save us from such religiousness.Recommend

  • Sonia
    May 31, 2011 - 2:16PM

    @Porterhouse:
    well you ought to look at American motives and America more deeply than u r doing.
    America does not do things in one go- it takes its time!!!! and ppl dont ‘jump to conclusions’ they wait for America to make its trail and then give you their opinion- and they have enuff PROOF already to give you a FAIR opinion NOW!!!!

    As for this one- the story we r shown is crap conspiracy fairy tale!!!! the truth is far beyond our imaginations i believe!!!Recommend

  • Ali
    May 31, 2011 - 3:01PM

    I agree with Mr Janjua. Media should learn when to shut up.Recommend

  • devesh
    May 31, 2011 - 3:09PM

    @zohaib shaukat:

    Everyone believe in some thing. But there are many who do not believe in islam.Recommend

  • May 31, 2011 - 4:21PM

    Be sure,still seeking around
    where are my comments,once have seen
    disappeared once again.Recommend

  • observer
    May 31, 2011 - 7:40PM

    Have the 4 bodies of the slain terrorists been shown or have they disappeared a la OBL.Recommend

  • Karam Ali
    Jun 1, 2011 - 2:52AM

    Appreciate what has been portrayed through this story…..a Face Off…! Keep it up & fill us inn with more valuable information..Recommend

  • Danish
    Jun 7, 2011 - 1:31AM

    In order to come to some conclusion, Can we answer following Questions:-
    @ What was the aim of attack?
    @ What are the effects achieved?
    @ What was really targeted during the attack?
    @ Why TTP so quickly accepted the responsibility?
    @ Why only Orion aircrafts were destroyed? when terrorist could have destroyed others also.
    @ What was the use of Orion aircrafts?
    @ What was the origin of weapons used by terrorists?
    @ WHo benefits from this attack?
    @ What was so important in those orions?
    @ Planning of the attack seems tarrorist type or pure militay type?Recommend

  • Smarty
    Jun 7, 2011 - 4:48AM

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