If Malala survives, we will target her again: Taliban

Published: October 9, 2012

Malala Yousafzai being transferred to CMH, Peshawar. PHOTO: ISPR

Malala Yousafzai being transferred to CMH, Peshawar. PHOTO: ISPR Yousufzai, who studies at Khushal Public School, was on her way home when she came under attack on Haji Baba Road. PHOTO: PUBLICITY

SWAT: The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) which attacked National Award Peace winner Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday have said that they will target her again if she survives because she was a “secular-minded lady”.

A TTP spokesperson told The Express Tribune that this was a warning for all youngsters who were involved in similar activites and added that they will be targeted if they do not stop.

Malala was injured along with two other women when Taliban gunmen opened fire on a bus in Swat.

Yousufzai, who studies at Khushal Public School, was on her way home when the vehicle came under attack on Haji Baba Road. One of the other injured has been identified as Shazia and sources say the third was a teacher.

Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said his group was behind the shooting.

“She was pro-West, she was speaking against Taliban and she was calling President Obama her idol,” Ehsan said by telephone from an undisclosed location.

“She was young but she was promoting Western culture in Pashtun areas,” he said, referring the main ethnic group in northwest Pakistan and southern and eastern Afghanistan.

DPO Swat Rasool Shah said that a search operation has been initiated in the area and a number of suspects have been arrested.

Malala was shifted to Saidu Sharif Medical Complex in Mingora immediately after the incident and later she was moved to Peshawar in an Army helicopter.

Doctors at the Saidu Sharif Medical Complex said that Malala was out of danger after the bullet penetrated her skull but missed her brain.

“A bullet struck her head, but the brain is safe,” said Dr Taj Mohammed.

“She is out of danger,” he added.

Dr Laal Noor, from the same hospital, confirmed that the bullet broke her skull but missed her brain.

“The bullet struck her skull and came out on the other side and hit her shoulder,” he told AFP.

After getting done with Malala’s check-up, the doctors said that she might be sent abroad for treatment.

As the news made rounds, hundreds of people flocked outside the hospital, willing to donate blood to Malala.

Two bullets hit Malala — one in the head and another between the neck and chest.

Malala’s friend, Shazia, while narrating the incident to Express News said, ”When we were coming back from school, unidenfitied men approached our bus and asked us to identify Malala, when we told him, he opened fire.”

The Government of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa has taken a notice of the incident.

Hailing from Mingora, the 14-year-old Malala struggled for restoring peace in Swat and education for girls in the region for which she was awarded the National Peace Award by former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gilani.

When the Taliban had banned education for females in the district, she kept a diary for the British Broadcasting Corporation and wrote about the misdeeds of militants.

Yousufzai also remained a speaker for the Child Assembly in Swat, which works for child rights in the district. Later on, she was awarded the first National Peace Award by the government of Pakistan on December 19, 2011 for rendering courageous services to promote peace during the mayhem.

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Reader Comments (342)

  • CallinArmy-Khi
    Oct 9, 2012 - 12:58PM

    God Bless her…may she recover from injury soon!

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  • SaneVoice
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:00PM

    Talibanism is a curse and is the fruit of our sins we harbored since the day of independence. Seeing the pathetic situations in the whole subcontinent sometimes I feel we were not worthy enough for independence from British.

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  • THE
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:00PM

    This has brought tears of my eyes and sank my heart. Please leave our children alone you thugs, you are the scum of the earth!!

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  • rick
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:01PM

    we still have a lot of sick people amongst us, and we need to start cleaning our country by removing the Afghans first, they have spoiled our nation.

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  • robu
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:08PM

    The political attempted murder of a fourteen year old girl. Just one of those typical everyday things in Pakistan.

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  • KFA
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:11PM

    Oh…lets Pray for her good health and sense to prevail in every quarter..

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  • Logic Europe
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:14PM

    is this result of drone attacks, mullas and politicians should come out in the open and condemn theses animals.

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  • Jat
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:15PM

    First the Jirga-Vani news and now this. Am tired and so sad…

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  • Jat
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:17PM

    Total failure of governance; they should have known she would be targeted by the bigots.

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  • Abid Jamal Qazi
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:19PM

    She is a very brave girl and symbol of children especially girls rights in Pakistan. She is the first Pakistani girl nominated for International Children Peace Prize. Pakistani nation is proud of this 14 yrs courageous girl.

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  • Mandeep Vaid
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:21PM

    psychopaths in devilish labyrinth of ignorance………..

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  • FJ
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:21PM

    I feel sick!!!

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  • sars
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:29PM

    Wishing this poor girl a speedy recovery. I will also pray that her attackers recieve justice for their misdeeds.

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  • Naeem Siddiqui
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:29PM

    Taliban’s are cowards and sub-humans who attack unarmed young girls.

    Will Imran Khan or PTI condemn this shamfull act !!???

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  • Jat
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:37PM

    @Naeem Siddiqui: Imran will lead a peace march to SWAT to talk to his Taliban friends. And this time he will take journalists from Italy, France and Japan.

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  • Bloom
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:41PM

    Please recognize Talibans and their supporters

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  • sidjeen
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:43PM

    there is no politics or religion in this act. this is plain and simple barbarism. May Allah give her health and may the lord punish the perpetrators of this act with no mercy. Amen.Recommend

  • shakeel arain
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:43PM

    “Taliban will disarm after my peace march ” Imran Khan

    thank you , Imran Khan . We are forever indebted to you

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  • A J Khan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:44PM

    This gruesome act cannot be done by any one other than the curseful Talibans. These dirty unevolved beasts are the ones whose cases are pleaded by the Lawyers in the courts. The bigger shame is that when these dirty people are “honorably acquitted” by honorable courts.

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  • Zubair
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:44PM

    A discaracefull and coward act by assailants…Malala is not a name, its an ideology that can never be killed

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  • Oct 9, 2012 - 1:44PM

    @ rick

    Remove afghans later BUT first remove the jihadi policies out of your miltary minds, then there will be no one,who will try to kill angels like MALALA YOUSUFZAI.
    And because of this mindset AFGHAN malala yousufzais are being killed everyday in afghanistan.

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  • Romail
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:45PM

    Sad!! This country is nurturing evil and killing goodness. For sure this country is meant to ruin. People are ruling and flourishing on the blood of innocent.Recommend

  • Kabeer Mughal
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:46PM

    Malala, you worked for the people of Pakistan, you worked for peace, you worked to save the lives of people of swat, our well wishes are with you, You are the face of peace full Pakistan, I hope you will be recover very soon, INSHALLAH, A small and cheap character can’t beat a Huge character.
    God Bless you and your family.

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  • Imran
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:47PM

    This is not our War , Give peace a Chance…

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  • Oct 9, 2012 - 1:51PM

    @ rick
    You don’t need afghans to spoil your country , you have enough spoilers of your own.
    You are so self sufficient that you are even exporting them. So better talk some sense next time.

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  • Nadeem
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:52PM

    @Naeem Siddiqui:
    How did you know that it was an act of Taliban?

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  • Iftikhar-ur-Rehman
    Oct 9, 2012 - 1:56PM

    The BEASTS are at it again.Terrifying people of Swat once again. Nip the evil in the bud or else there will be no time left.

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  • Shab
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:08PM

    @Naeem Siddiqui: Imran khan never condemn this act, because he want to protect Taliban, not innocent Pakistani people……

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  • Aneeq Chaudhry
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:17PM

    It is such a shameful incident, this incident will create fear in the hearts of the people of swat who agreed or were looking to agree on education for the girls, i feel sorry.Recommend

  • Farhan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:21PM

    @Nadeem:
    For one, she was openly threatened Ahsanullah Ahsan of TTP … also anyone else who is notorious in the area for being against girl education

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  • Jat
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:21PM

    @Nadeem: “How did you know that it was an act of Taliban?”

    You think it was the martians ?

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  • ZAIDHAMIDPAK1
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:25PM

    This is a horrific act Recommend

  • Ummi Khann
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:27PM

    Every inch of Swat Mingora is filled by Army… and still so-called unknown gunmen shoot at bus and escape in daylights…
    Questions should be asked from Government why no security was provided to high profile girl whose life must be under threat as she raised voice against the most dangerous miscreants on this land…Recommend

  • CallinArmy-Khi
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:27PM

    divided we are; divided we’ll remain! what does IK got to do with this? Cant we just have comment about her safe recovery ? when will we speak as Pakistanis being apolitical!Recommend

  • nehal
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:29PM

    may allah bless her…and hope that she recover quickly.. appalled from this dirty antics of terrorists.

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  • Ummi Khann
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:29PM

    Army has covered every inch of Swat specially Mingora, But still so called unknown gunmen fire at school bus & escape in daylight…
    Question should also be asked from government, why no security provided to such high profile girl whose life must be always in danger as she raised voice against the most dangerous miscreants on this land.Recommend

  • Imran
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:32PM

    @Nadeem
    You asked @Naeem Siddiqui how do you know that it was act of Taliban ,
    FYI
    EhsanUllah Ehsan, the TTP spokeman threatened Malala yousaf Zai in March

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  • Butt
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:33PM

    So this is not Pakistan’s war. Recommend

  • Enlightened
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:39PM

    By firing on an unarmed minor but brave girl from Pakistan who only wanted to continue her education, the Taleban have proved to the whole world that they are the biggest lunatics ever born and a living curse on this earth. This cowardly act of shooting a hapless girl will not help their agenda of enforcing sharia by force since people of Pakistan will now hate them more than ever. I sincerely hope that some international agency adopts this brave girl from Pakistan and gives her education in a foreign country.

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  • nassi
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:50PM

    Whoever is behind this despicable and appalling crime is no doubt a shameless and hideous coward.

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  • Rana
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:52PM

    Need to eliminate Taliban’s approach

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  • Sajid
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:54PM

    May Allah bless all three girls so that they can recover smoothly. Aameen

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  • patriot
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:55PM

    I wish imran khan comes out with a clear statement condmning taliban for their barbarity.

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  • Truth Detector
    Oct 9, 2012 - 2:58PM

    Whoever is enemy of such beautiful heart & mind is not a human. He deserves to be treated like a wild animal.

    May Allah give her fast recovery & she goes back to doing what she was doing.

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  • Waziristani
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:02PM

    We should loudly condemn this act of barbarianism. The security must provide security of life Malala Jana.

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  • khan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:02PM

    Shame on that man. Malala whole pakistan is with you. May allah be with you.

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  • THE
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:03PM

    I have been a very strong supporter of Imran Khan but strongly disagree with the approach he has towards the scum of Taliban and other militants. I wish he protested against these killers before he did against drones. Drones have killed many high profile killers like baitulah mehsood. I hope the CIA does more drone strikes and takes out the people who are out to take over our beloved country.

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  • SurelySure!!
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:05PM

    May God bless the injured with best of health AND give Hidayat to shooters

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  • Oct 9, 2012 - 3:09PM

    @THE:
    @CallinArmy-Khi:

    Most painful, most shocking and most negative. Frankly, I do not have the words to describe my shock and awe. Get well soon Malala, the whole country is praying for your quick and speedy recovery. Allah Allmighty will protect you and give you strength to study further. Aameen

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  • Fundar
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:10PM

    Please army and gov.
    Condemn this and hang the attackers.
    Everyone knows who they are

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  • Muhammad Tanveer
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:16PM

    Malala, you represent the peaceful people of Pakistan and Pakistan is with you. May Allah keep you in His protection.

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  • Farhan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:23PM

    And then it is said, the country will progress and youth will take it forward. I remember watching her on television, saying that she aspire’s to become a doctor and serve the country and now look how she has been served by her her own people… it is really a shame and disgust.. May Allah bless her with good health.

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  • Kaizen
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:26PM

    @Naeem Siddiqui:
    Has Asif Zardari, Raja Pervaiz , PPP, Nawaz Sharif, Shahbaz Shareef, PML-N, Deputy Prime Minister Pervaiz Elahi, Shujaat HUssain, PML-Q, Altaf Hussain, Farooq Sattar – MQM, Maulana Fazlur Rahman- JUI-F condemned this shameful act AT ALL!!!!

    all of them are responsible for every citizen’s safety in this country because they are either in govt or part of it…Imran Khan and PTI has no official and non official connection with incumbent govt. hence its pointless to hold them responsible. But for some narrow minded intellectuals the temptation seems too great to resist when it comes to bash and trash IK & PTI. How could you possibly hold someone responsible when you haven’t even elected him as your representative as well as consistently FAIL to mention names you have elected to represent yourselves….I won’t be surprised if you woke up one morning and found your other half has given up on you and you will hold Imran Khan & PTI responsible for that too ….

    On a serious note….and putting all my differences aside…this is a wicked and a cold blooded act and I hope and pray Inshallah all victims get better soon and have a speedy recovery…Ameen

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  • Shahid Waseem
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:26PM

    GOD bless you and save you. we love and need you. Great curse to dirty terrorists

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  • pakiboy85
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:28PM

    Let’s see if Kaptaan would condemn this attacks.

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  • Afzaal Khan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:37PM

    Really, the people who attack are sick and deserved to be hunted and killed like crazy dogs. But what is more sickening is posters here who are taking this incident and turning it into point scoring against each other. You are no better then the people who commits these crimes. You have no sympathy with the girl or cause, you just find every news to make political point scoring. Shame on you all.

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  • danish
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:37PM

    she is so beautiful. such a serene face.

    I hope she gets well and have a long life. I hope she plays a role in shaping our future.Recommend

  • Iqbal Hadi Zaidi
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:42PM

    Shame, shame and shame is your name. Anyone who fired at them is even below a vulture what to talk of a being a human. He should not target innocent girls who by nature are weaker than male so what credit if any he took firing on them. Secondly he should not have run away proved he is coward. If he is brave he should show his face before the public so that he can be taught life remembering lesson.
    Let us see what happens next. Is he arrested or still free? Test for our police and court. I pray for speedy recovery of the girls indeed, aameen.
    Iqbal Hadi Zaidi / Kuwait

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  • kanwalkhan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:43PM

    i m really a big supporter of MR KHAN keep up the good work MR KHAN

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  • Aviator
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:43PM

    This outpouring of grief is all very well. The question is: what are we all going to do to try to stop this happening again in the future? Are you going to pressure the government, especially the Swat government to confront these criminals (everyone in Swat will know who did this). All the PTI supporters: are you going to pressure Imran Khan to abolish the Taleban once and for all if or when he becomes Prime Minister?

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  • Khan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:45PM

    @AGSA:

    And because of this mindset AFGHAN malala yousufzais are being killed everyday in afghanistan.

    Then why is your government dragging its feet when there is talk of fencing that border and sending back the refugees. Is it not a fact that many northern areas in your country are one of the peaceful areas in the region from decades but yet their people are living here (e.g Tajiks & Hazara).. Take back your refugees, no where else would they find shelter for free and enjoy free healthcare, free education and tax free businesses.
    Most of this anarchy is due to the fact that millions of people are coming back & forth illegally to this country. You cannot hope to have peace in this region unless this border gets sealed as all the criminals can prop up and then hide on either side of uncontrolled parts.

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  • Khan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:53PM

    @CallinArmy-Khi:

    what does IK got to do with this?

    I’m not a political person and do not support any political parties due to the fact that NONE of them talk about our real problems and have a manifesto of its solution but THAT man calls himself a champion of breaking the status quo and thus he talks about removing army from tribal areas instead of increasing their numbers to safeguard the border which is unguarded and root cause of this menace. If you want to catch these criminals then close the escape route and that being the Western border. Remove all those people who travel back & forth illegally and every single day to stop the flow.
    If any of these so called leaders (be it in uniform or without) care one cent about this country they would do that right away.

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  • G. Din
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:54PM

    @SaneVoice:
    “Seeing the pathetic situations in the whole subcontinent sometimes I feel we were not worthy enough for independence from British.”
    Talk about yourself, not the subcontinent. We have nothing in common. Don’t include us in your “we”. Thank you!

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  • DawnTawn
    Oct 9, 2012 - 3:58PM

    Nay! We Shall Spend all Our Energy On Protesting Against Drones! Taliban? What Taliban?Recommend

  • Azmat
    Oct 9, 2012 - 4:00PM

    Shameful act …. Our society is burning and no one is there to help … In fact we are helpless ..
    may ALLAH TA’ALA Help us.

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  • jan muhammad
    Oct 9, 2012 - 4:08PM

    the innocent and flair malala has been inspiration to us .This is not an attack on a person but it shows our attitude that where do we stand.At least we should spare our children.

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  • M. R@fique Zakaria
    Oct 9, 2012 - 4:09PM

    Get well soon Malala. Entire nation’s prayers are with you.

    M. RAFIQUE ZAKARIA
    Karachi

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  • shandana
    Oct 9, 2012 - 4:14PM

    Shame on us, shame on us ! Pa Pukhtano Lanat sha, Sharam okai.

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  • Enlightened
    Oct 9, 2012 - 4:16PM

    Even being an Indian,I would like to appeal to Gen Kayani to take serious note of this shocking incident and many others happened in the past, to launch all out operations against these barbarians without any further delay. I am fully confident that a professional and competent army under your able command will achieve a decisive victory against Taleban soon who are bent on destroying Pakistan.

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  • kilo tiger
    Oct 9, 2012 - 4:26PM

    This only show how scared talaban and talaban types are from the ‘day light’ They just want to live in dark and also want others to come and live with them in the caves..where you do not needto develop brain/mind like other normal human being

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  • harkol
    Oct 9, 2012 - 4:28PM

    She’s my daughters age. I can’t even imagine how she stood up against terrorists!! Have tears in my eyes as I write this…

    Pakistani Friends: What have you let your country become? Please wake up, at least for the sake of future generation.

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  • Dushmann
    Oct 9, 2012 - 4:43PM

    She is not even Ahmedi or Shia!

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  • SSM
    Oct 9, 2012 - 4:46PM

    She is victim of thug Taliban…Taliban are curse for our country…

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  • Oct 9, 2012 - 4:49PM

    God bless you Malala, The Saver is Greater then the Killer. Our prayers are with you, Get well soon. We must defeat the elements behind this attack (we know them well, we know those parties and people backing them), the coming election is your best revenge to tell them we do not like you people in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Farhan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 4:54PM

    Hats off to Taliban apologists. Here is your achievement.

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  • Angry Citizen
    Oct 9, 2012 - 4:56PM

    I dont know what these BEAST have to do with this little Kid. This country is really under curse of somebody. Killing is the easiest and the most common thing in this country. There is no security and no justice for the comman man and woman. This whole nation is under curse. May you recover soon Malala.

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  • Bloom
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:05PM

    @Fundar:
    The courts should pro actively go against Talibans instead of Govt & Administration

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  • peace for all
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:08PM

    I condemn for cowardly act of Taliban’s to injured brave girl. May God bless her and pray for quick recovery of health.

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  • Gayle
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:10PM

    This is really sad news, I hope and pray all the girls are safe and recover quickly. I can remember watching a documentary about Malala Yousufzai when the Taliban took over SWAT, I was so proud of her and she was such a brave girl. I really don’t understand what’s going on in Pakistan, it’s becoming one of most dangerous places in the world. Pakistan has so much to offer to the rest of the world, please Pakistan wake up before it’s too late, ending up like Libyia or Syria. I wish I could sponsor this young girl to come live with me or some other Pakistani’s in Australia where she would live safe and in peace.

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  • Mullah fazl
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:11PM

    i dont believe in these type of fake news. taliban are just freedom fighters. they cant attack this girl. usa, raw behind this attack.

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  • Shahid
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:14PM

    Let us all pray for speedy recovery of Malala who makes us proud.

    It is a shameful act which can only be performed by Mullah mindset. Allama Iqbal rightly said : DIN-I-MULLAH FASAAD FI SABILILLAH.

    I wonder that Pakistan Movement was led by people who were not practicing muslims. They only exploited the name of Islam to promote brief given to them by the British to create division among the Indians. Then despicable Zia came to give a booster dose which promoted religous bigotry. Frankly speaking, such acts do not give us any hope to survive.

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:15PM

    She is the true face of my beautiful country. Taliban and their sympathisers are a curse. Why Imran Khan has not condemned this attack? Recommend

  • Saleem
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:21PM

    I hope that Nadeeem will now accept that this shameful act was perpetrated by Taliban, as the TTP has officially accepted its responsibility.

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  • Aaakhh Thuuu
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:22PM

    Sad beyond belief…

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  • Oct 9, 2012 - 5:23PM

    May Allah swt bless our young sister and give her courage in defending the Sunnah of the Last Prophet pbuh that of seeking education to advance the Ummah and curse the violent Mullahs and so called men who dare not raise a voice against injustice.

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  • Bilal
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:25PM

    I support Drone Strikes

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  • HoshRuba
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:41PM

    Someone please explain to me why the govt cannot capture the “Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan” or who ever calls in and brags about the attack. It is just mind boggling how easily these people can call in and go on with their bragging. Is it so dammmn difficult to tace a call? I certainly dont think so. Shameful act. So what if her idol is Obama? Recommend

  • Khurram Javed
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:41PM

    OMG SO SICK!! How’re these people even alive? How do they even walk around, with such horrific and gruesome ideas and plots in their minds? But as you see, God kept His soldier alive. And what happened to the terrorists? Were they caught or did they manage to flee?

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  • Saira Dar (Concerned Citizens Society of Pakistan)
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:41PM

    It was most distressing to know about this terrible incident. Malala Yousafzai is a ray of hope in our darkening world. May she recover quickly and continue to have the strength to carry on with her mission to promote an educated and tolerant society in Pakistan. She is so young and yet so full of high aspirations; may she never lose hope and may God Almighty protect her from the cowardly attacks of those who are making our country a dangerous and barbaric place.

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  • Arslan Faisal
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:45PM

    @SaneVoice:
    How is this appropriate here? The GREAT Britishers you are talking about themselves killed many innocent subcontinent masses. May be you don’t deserve freedom.Recommend

  • Faisal
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:46PM

    @G. Din

    I agree, I also believe in two nation theory. So please make your people understand first.

    “Thank You.”

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  • mingora khan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:46PM

    @THE:
    dude dont blame Imran, its the policy we are against. not just PTI even PML is against it https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=447223498649595&set=a.272545346117412.61816.272107646161182&type=1&theater

    “There’s no difference between terrorism and drone attacks…both are spilling the blood of innocent people!!!
    Drone attacks are serving no purpose, rather are a source of increasing anti-American sentiments…
    Pakistan has paid a heavy price in the war against terrorism…More than 40,000 Pakistanis have laid down their lives besides incurring huge financial losses!!
    The world, particularly the West, must not forget our sacrifices and should help Pakistan in stopping the drone attacks.”

    (CM Shahbaz Sharif talking to German media representatives in Berlin: Admin

    and to all the other haters of Imran khan out there , try to understand his philosophy, plus i agree with @ummi Army has covered every inch of Swat specially Mingora, But still so called unknown gunmen fire at school bus & escape in daylight…
    Question should also be asked from government, there are two police on every corner of mingora city.. at 500 feet u can spot 2 community police , such a heavy presence of security force where the shooting happened.. where were they?

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  • Arslan Faisal
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:50PM

    @AGSA:
    That’s insane. Your American fathers are the one to blame for what happens in KABUL and WE.

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  • Abdullah Khan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:52PM

    I am so angry on these Jahilans (talibans), they are barbaric, coward, miserable subhumans that should be killed as soon as possible.
    We the people are against Jahilans and their supporting Mullahs. Please do not support any activity of them.

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  • Ahad
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:57PM

    Such a sad news, these morons attack these symbols of bravery to create fear. May Allah protect her and destroy these enemies of islam and Pakistan.

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  • sid
    Oct 9, 2012 - 5:58PM

    Pakistans big army should go after them………..surround them and kill them………..This country now needs to choose either perpetual terrorism or revenge…………..Stop blaming other agencies……….

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  • Jat
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:00PM

    @Saleem: “I hope that Nadeeem will now accept that this shameful act was perpetrated by Taliban, as the TTP has officially accepted its responsibility.”

    [Sarcasm] No, no what proof do you have it was done by Taliban ? Taliban are Imran’s friends and he will take a peace march to SWAT and make them surrender their weapons. The TTP were forced to take responsibility by PML(N) and JUI(F). [Sarcasm]

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  • S. Jawad
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:01PM

    This incident shows that the strength of the Taliban is weakening. They were threatened by a 14 year old girl. We are so proud of you Malala and wish you a speedy recovery.You were able to accomplish what years of war on terror couldnt! May this day mark the downfall of the people who were involved in this condemnable act!

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  • KM
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:04PM

    Wondering if the Afghan Taliban really understand the damage TTP is causing to the word Taliban? It feels that TTP was created to tarnish the image of true talibans.

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  • Amanzeb Khan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:04PM

    For all those who are uselessly dragging Imran Khan into this, he has already condemned the act and termed it an act of cowardice. Imran is standing up for the Tribal people not the Taliban. Learn to make the difference please. All tribals are not Taliban. Imran has never supported militancy in any shape or form. We must step out of our political bias and try to understand issues in their true perspective.

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  • Amanzeb Khan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:08PM

    This is a deplorable act but should not lead us to support drones which i saw some respondents doing. Two wrongs dont make a right. Ask the people who are losing their loved ones to these drone strikes. Ask them what “collateral damage” really means for them.

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  • Yousuf
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:08PM

    The attackers would no doubt have subsequently prostrated themselves before their maker with a feeling of immense satisfaction at having struck a blow in his name. The sicknes continues to spread and intensify.

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  • Aviator
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:17PM

    Surely, this should be a turning point now: where everyone says enough is enough. That the Taliban have decided to kill a CHILD, they have surely proved themselves to be nothing more than ANIMALS, the nation should rise up against them, and say ENOUGH. Furthermore Mala should be provided immediate and urgent protection, as the Taliban have already threatened to target her if she survives.

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  • Raj - USA
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:19PM

    Such a sad news. Very, very sad indeed. No words to express. So long as SS keeps appeasing Talibans and asking for their help, Sheikh Rasheed keeps calling Mulla Omar Amirul Moumin, CJ keeps releasing the terrorists, likes of Himid Guls keep praising Talibans for their valor, IK keeps praising Tribal culture and customs, Bilors keep offering bounties and Dastagir endorsing it……………….. such barbaric acts shall continue. In the name of religion Pakistan has lost al humanity.

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  • Farian
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:19PM

    As great Khan suggested Pakistan need to talk with Taliban rather then killing by drones or use of any kind of force as they are our own and above all true muslims who want to implement sharia and it is sharia that teaches humans humanity.
    The blasting of schools, harsh punishments and barbaric behaviour is west and government propaganda.
    .
    Can any one tell great king khan and his fan club that peace talks and peace agreements made in 2004 at shakai, 2005 sararogha, 2006 miramsha and 2007 at swat failed miserably by violations from taliban side as their only objective is to impose their version of sharia and they have no respect of human life…Khan has alraedy lost all his respect in my view due to his Pro Mulla, Pro Taliban and Pro Alqaeda stance and he stands for pro regressive, intolerant and fanatic religiious right wing politics in which the brave girl like Malala has no chance to survive let alone express her self and live a life as a free decent human being.

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  • Tausif
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:21PM

    I don’t know whether my tone is offensive or not, but if it is then I am sorry. Today I feel happy as a Bangladeshi that we have broken away from Pakistan some fourty-one years ago. Otherwise situation here in Bangladesh would have been like that of Pakistan! Thanks to the government of the Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina for rooting out so-called extremism from my country!!!Recommend

  • Khurram Awan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:31PM

    Some stupids are blaming the Army again for this mishap. It is the mindset of the people that have to be changed and I have met many Taliban supporters from Swat and Army cannot change the thinking of these people. Also less than 10,000 Soldiers are in the Whole region of Swat so how come they are covering every inch????. Also all of my Pukhtoon friends mock the women who are not in Hijab and in Burqa and make fun of these women and call these women as immoral and all type of bad names so tell me Army is responsible for this Mindset or there is something in the Pukhtoon culture that led to this type of behavior???. Dont blame someone else for your own shortcomings as you are not an Angel. Taliban are within the local population and they are not foreigners and unless local community will not fully cooperate nothing can change at all.

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:32PM

    This reminds me of Aṣmāʼ bint Marwān and Abu ‘Afak incidents.

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  • Mr. butt
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:34PM

    get well soon !!! our best wishes are for you MALALA get well soon!!!

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  • Jat
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:36PM

    @Abdullah Khan: “I am so angry on these Jahilans (talibans), they are barbaric, coward, miserable subhumans that should be killed as soon as possible.
    We the people are against Jahilans and their supporting Mullahs. Please do not support any activity of them.”

    Please tell that to Imran Khan and Sheikh Rashid’s supporters.

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  • Prakash
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:43PM

    Scared of a 14 year old? Girl?
    Taliban – you are real brave! Who did you say again you are descendants of – Arabs? Turks? Or somebody else? Well, you made your ancestors real proud today.

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  • joy
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:50PM

    Come on Malala..you are a brave girl.......not only Pakistan, but the whole world needs youngsters like you

    with love and blessings from your eastern neighbour
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  • Tufan Agha
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:52PM

    Talibans should not talk about Islamic values and Pashtun culture, because they donot stand to the morality enshrined by both. Most of these illitrate, savage third class pseudo Molvies are lenders and characterless thugs devoid of any morality., They are worse than Kafirs and non muslims. If they are right, I am not willing to share heavens with these dirty smelly pile of poo.

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  • Yuri Kondratyuk
    Oct 9, 2012 - 6:52PM

    @KM:

    TTP was created to tarnish the image
    of true talibans.

    So, enlighten us. What do the true talibans” do and where do they exist and why are we yet to hear these angelic talibans denounce the attack by the “bad talibans”?

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  • asim mehmood
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:00PM

    LOVE 4 ALL HEATRED 4 NONE

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  • HolierThanThough
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:03PM

    Enough is Enough…. Does any Muslim is left with any balls to fight against this new species called Taliban. Calling them janwars or Shaitan is an insult to both.Recommend

  • Pawroti
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:07PM

    What a disgrace.

    Where are the mobs today? Why aren’t they burning down the Taliban Strongholds?

    A precious child has been brutally shot and there is no outrage? This is unbelievable and total disgrace.

    Where are your balls the people of Pakistan? Why is there no outrage on the streets???

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  • smj
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:08PM

    What if it was my own daughter? ask yourself.

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  • smj
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:09PM

    Does this deserves a sou moto by supreme court?

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  • A. Nabi Baloch
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:11PM

    @Naeem Siddiqui:

    I doubt that Imran Khan will condemn this atrocity by his benefactors.

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  • A. Nabi Baloch
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:12PM

    @Nadeem:

    Taliban have already claim responsibility for this attack. DAAH

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  • Raw is War
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:12PM

    Taliban = Pakistan’s Frankenstein monster.

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  • Naeem Siddiqui
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:15PM

    After this coward and shamfull act I am convinced drone attack on taliban is justified and need to of this time.

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  • mr42O
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:15PM

    When i saw news on ARY and GEO and started to cry. i duno what islam they follow since it against Islam rules. Womens were first to given rights in history by Islam. We were told to travel to China if u must to study ( that time it wasnt easy i guess to travel i guess ). War prisoners were punished to teach muslims with knowledge they had after that they were free to go.

    But for me timing of this is every interessting. PTI peace march few days ago and all hip arround it has been gone away with this attack. So i am woundringer what was main reason for this attack ?? For me there is other agenda behind this.

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  • Yasir Mehmood
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:15PM

    Im watching tv at the moment both zardari and nawaz have condemned this but still there is no word from ik yet another clear indicator of danger to this country his naviety poses.

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  • Javed Afridi
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:19PM

    idol or ideal?

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  • sadat
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:20PM

    And there still are people categorizing as good and bad taliban…
    we cannot avoid the reality.

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  • roadkashehzada
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:20PM

    @Imran:
    @THE:
    ok, if its not an act of Taliban, they should come forward and tell people the truth. its easier than releasing videos of shooting unarmed soldiers at point blank. when will we stop justifying taliban acts?

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  • Jallad
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:21PM

    I love her boldness for being a true Muslima just like our Prophet wife Aisha.

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  • Kirmani
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:22PM

    Another `courageous’ act from those who supposedly protects the most benevolent religion on earth. These goons are scum. Sorry, but where are the drones when they are needed?

    I am sure there are going to be statements from leaders (think Rahman Malik) saying the perpetrators will be brought to justice. Nope. Even if they are identified, they will be free to roam freely, spreading violence. When will this end?

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  • Dr Imran Ahmed
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:23PM

    May the Wrath of Allah descend upon the beasts responsible for this cowardly attack on the brave child. May he destroy the evil creatures filled with hatred who did this to her and may He deal harshly with those who protect them and find words to condone the beasts criminal actions, and also those who add buts and however to their condemnation of the vile creatures.
    May Allah look after our beautiful, courageous girl and grant her parents sabr. Ameen!

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:23PM

    I am a Pukhtun from Mardan and It is simply the height of cowardice, Pukhtuns are not known for killing unarmed people let alone a little girl. In the name of Islam they have abandoned the centuries old traditions and even the Islam does not permit killing of innocent people. These people should read the holly book Quran and learn from it and follow it, it is beyond my understanding what kind of Islam they believe in. My heart goes out to Malala, she is one brave soul, please God help her, the nation needs people like that, let us pray around the world for her recovery. God bless her.

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  • Rana tayyeb
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:25PM

    It should be duty of every Pakistani please wake up.. say no to MULLAH-ISM. May ALLAH give her long life. too sad to hear that. One can remember the Barbaric time before Hadhrat MUHAMMAD PBUH. He came and give shelter specially to Women, Kids and poors. But after seeing that i can say we r still on same age.

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  • Juju
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:26PM

    I don’t even have words to describe how I feel. What is the point of arguing about politics, economy, the positives & the negatives if even our children aren’t safe in this country?

    This is high-time for us to decide our fate, we need to get rid of ALL of Zia-ul-Haq’s political & ideological children otherwise they will get rid of us.

    They’ve attacked our mosques, they’ve attacked our homes, they’ve attacked our army, they’ve attack our schools, now they’ve declared war on our children. Speak for historic change or be a condemned part of history, the choice is yours.

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  • TTP
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:27PM

    Terrorism is a cancer and Secularism is an infection … the one which spreads human-to-human is far more dangerous

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  • Mohsin Ali
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:30PM

    As a PTI supporter i strongly condemn the devil act of Taliban.
    She is a Pakistani and we are with Pakistan not with Taliban.

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  • Whats This
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:30PM

    Saddened by what had happened. May Allah bless her with a speedy recovery back to a bouncing health.

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  • sabi
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:32PM

    Imran Khan you are responsible for that also.You too don’t like secular liberals.Otherwise denounce your stand on taliban now if not before.

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  • realitycheck
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:34PM

    I support DRONE STRIKES!

    We should get rid of this sickening menace from our country. Anyone who helps us in doing so is our friend not our enemy!

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  • salman
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:35PM

    Go america go drone these med evil people finish them from this planet

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  • Pakistani Mohajir
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:35PM

    What else you can expect from illiterate people who are scared of US and killing muslims in their own country. What a coward people taliban are who attack minors. Where is there so called “pushtoon gherat” when targeting children. May Allah curse them in life and after.

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  • shahid Kinnare
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:36PM

    We need drone attack to kill this killers. We need US and world to support us to get rid of Taliban and it supporter. We should have peace march against Taliban.

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  • Umber
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:37PM

    How can they not find this guy ehsanullah ehsan. He makes blatant statements and has accepted all responsibility. The spooks or our dear Hamid Gul would know for sure. One advice, please kill him rather than arresting him (that is if we ever get our hands on him) else he would be let off honorably by our courts with the support off black coats.Recommend

  • janaan
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:38PM

    Barbarians….???

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  • Pengr
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:39PM

    God bless her.

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  • LionOfPunjab
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:40PM

    Sad News! I hope she fully recovers and becomes more courageous against the talibans.

    I thought that IK/PTI’s “peace” march to waziristan was supposed have these TTP put down their arms? What happened IK/PTI? Do we need to wait 90 days? Dramabazis.

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  • Amira
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:41PM

    What else must still happen until the people of Pakistan finally unite against the Taliban???? Bickering and shoving the blame into somebody else’s shoes does not help one bit. The fight against the enemy is not only a matter of the politicians or the army or whomsoever – every single person has to fight the Taliban and their devilish mindset every single day. If 160 million people decide that enough is enough the Taliban can insh’allah be defeated.

    A small girl like Malala showed us what courage is. She even did not give in to threats to her life. I salute her courage and wish her – and of course also the other two people who got injured – a speedy recovery. May her sacrifice not go to waste!Recommend

  • umer
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:41PM

    as a pashtun, i think the first thing we need to do is remove the afghans. we have achieved nothing but mess because of them. furthermore, theyre not even grateful to us and speak against us (internet is full of them). so why are we keeping them any longer? restore peshawar to its former glory and send these afghans back!Recommend

  • A real Bloch
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:43PM

    Something is going own fishy here!!! Imran Khan gone to area to stop drone strikes and won sympathies. Yet they attacked to infuriate masses and public and promote public condemnation. It shows this guy Ehsanullah is working for those who want to continue drone strikes. It can be concluded that TTP doesnt want to end drone strikes after all.

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  • Jaahil
    Oct 9, 2012 - 7:45PM

    MaaShaaAllah,

    Mullah’s Islam in action. Taliban “ZindaBad”, Humanity “MurdaBad”.

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