Explosion kills K-P minister Israrullah Gandapur, nine others

Published: October 16, 2013

The blast took place in Kulachi, located 45 km DI Khan city. PHOTO: FILE

A suicide bomb targeted Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Law and Parliamentary Affairs Minister Israrullah Gandapur, who was killed along with  nine other people while 30 others were injured, Express News reported.

The attack reportedly took place when the minister was meeting visitors at his traditional village in Kulachi, which is located 45 kilometers from Dera Ismail Khan.

Gandapur had been elected during the May elections from PK-67 DI Khan-IV as an Independent but he later joined the ruling Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf.

Express News correspondent Ramzan Seemab reported that Gandapur’s brother, Ikramullah Gandapur was also injured in the attack.

Police said a suicide bomber targetted Gandapur.

Former deputy speaker of National Assembly, who also hails from DI Khan, Fasial Karim Kundi tweeted in support of his fellow politician:

Police and rescue services have been dispatched to the site from DI Khan city, however, the poor roads may delay their arrival to the site.

This is the third PTI MPA from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa to be killed since the May elections.

Interior minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan expressed sorrow over the attack. He further sought a report from IG Police Khyber Pakhunkhwa on the incident.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Shaukatullah and Chief Minister Parvez Khattak also strongly condemned the attack.

This was not the first attack on Gandapur. Earlier in April, his convoy was attacked prior to the May elections.

Two roadside bombs detonated near his vehicle as he was heading from Kulachi to Rohri to address a gathering on April 25. When his vehicle reached Gor Guldad at around 10am, two bombs exploded.

Gandapur escaped unhurt.

PTI Information Secretary MNA Shireen Mazari said that Gandapur had talked of threats just two days before the attack.

Reader Comments (92)

  • Uza Syed
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:21PM

    What’s the problem here?! Explosion is planned, organized and triggered by the terrorists Talibans and victim is just a PTI politician, it’s all in the family, one stake holder dealing with just another one, the perpetrators are “our own people” so why to get so worked up about. The hands holding the dagger is my brothers’ so what if it’s being pierced in my heart, it’s between brothers, right?

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  • bangash
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:21PM

    Appeasement of blood thirsty Taliban does not work.

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  • ali ahmed
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:34PM

    very sad news….when terrorist like Maula Burka are freed by judiciary…and cases are registered against personal who take action against terrorist……..this type incidence will occur…

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  • SA
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:35PM

    But Imran Khan would still talk to murderers of his own people.

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  • Aakashvaani
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:39PM

    @Uza syed: The sad reality!

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  • Farooq
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:40PM

    They want to force Imran Kahn from Talk to War with TTP

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  • eiman
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:40PM

    thats just the beginning PTI v’ll surely see more they shud realize every one who is challenging government authority must be dealt strictly otherwise these incidences will continue to happen I think instead of believing on Conspiracy theory we shud rectify our errors i don’t even understand why we are the only nation against which all the other countries are planning their conspiracies.

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  • saeed
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:49PM

    @Banghas…stop this nonsense today…if you can not understand PTI stance on dialogue..it dose not mean you have to write the same comment again and again..PTI lost its law minister…humans are getting killed and you only want a chance to criticize PTI..sick mentality to its core…PTI is victim of multiple conspiracies against it from different sections..only today we found out that Maulana is again sections by Noon to topple PTI government…out of 67 years in the history of Pakistan PTI is in government for only 100 days and that is too in one un controllable province…do you guys have any kind of sense and sanity left..

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  • PTI Supporter
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:49PM

    All Independents who joined PTI killed. Someone is taking revenge from PTI and the people who join it. I wonder what Mullah Diesel is doing these days?

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  • Umer
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:52PM

    Must be a reaction to drone attacks as per PTI twisted philosophy.

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  • anto elitist rawalpindi
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:52PM

    God damn the taliban. This important day was going nicely and peacefully so far.
    We will not be scared from these cowardly attacks and will pull out together from this mess emerging as a more strong and fortified nation.
    Inshallah

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  • Ch. Allah Daad
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:52PM

    Blood of this Pakistani is on the hands of Imran Khan and judiciary.

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  • Sehar
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:53PM

    Reaction of Drones , that what PTI simpletons would say at last !Recommend

  • Awais
    Oct 16, 2013 - 6:57PM

    How many more Mr Khan? its your 3rd MPA since May.

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  • ahmer
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:01PM

    All independants who joined pti killed…hmm something fishy…

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  • Ahmad Khan
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:06PM

    I am asking one question from Imran Khan. Do you still want terrorists to open an office? Anyway, none of the leaders of your party have offered their Eid Prayers in Peshawar today. This was for the first time in the history of Peshawar when the CM was not seen any where on this important day. Do you really think this was not felt or noticed?

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  • TJ
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:06PM

    Imran Khan should now request to open offices, business’s, news channels, houses and parks for the Taliban. Actually he will be amazing at organizing a cricket match between various militant groups. the peaceful suicide bombers vs the violent suicide bombers.

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  • Uza Syed
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:07PM

    @Aakashvaani: No, it’s not. The reality is exactly opposite of this, these brutes are not and they never have been “our own people”. They are there because of our confusion and internal conflicts and fools like Imran Khan and their twisted thinking and politics of populism. It’s a huge tragedy and we must unite to reverse this fake kinship with the barbarians and call them and condemn them and go after them until each one of them is destroyed.

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  • Karachiwala
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:28PM

    at least if mqm worker dies.. its office bearer/unit incharge/zonal committe and even altaf bhai send sorrow messages and condemn the events….
    but isn’t it so horrible and heart wrenching that pti don’t even care about the life value..
    i wonder how IK would face the victim’s family ..with what words??

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  • A-No.1
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:31PM

    @pulseller:
    This is a RAW and CIA joint operation.

    Dont forget Mossad, MI6, Mush etc etc

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  • Jd
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:33PM

    Fools see only taliban involved in all terror acts in Pk instead of digging deeper into this rather complex war going on in pk with several national and international actors that are involved.

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  • unbelievable
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:35PM

    Ten years from now when the American’s are a distant memory your still going to be blaming this violence on someone. Time for Pakistan and IK in particular to recognize that eliminating terrorist is something that one has to do to eliminate terrorism. Time for Pakistan to shed it’s image as “nexus of terrorism”.

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  • saif
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:38PM

    The target is only PTI because it talks of peace here… Now it should be cleared who is dioing all this terrorism.Recommend

  • saeed
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:38PM

    ‘They will not spare you….when they are done with us’…..happy Eid!

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  • Shafiq Hussain
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:39PM

    Has anyone claimed responsibility for this act cold-blooded murder? Surely, it cannot be the TTP whom the TIP supports in every possible way, has suggested the opening of an office for and depicts them as wronged modern day “Robin Hoods” out to seek justice and the perfect way of life under Sharia for the people of Pakistan. I think TIP will now tell us that evil Amrika arranged this murder of its law minister, or perhaps India or even Israel, who do not want the much touted and delayed “talks” between the TTP and the Federal Govt. to succeed…..this will keep on happening until a bomb…courtesy of the TTP….will explode under Imran Khan’s car or at his hilltop palace in Bani Gala which will cause the “Chairman of the confused brigade (i.e. TIP) to finally “wake up” and recognize the Taliban as the cold blooded murderers they happen to be!

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  • Frank Observer
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:39PM

    Only the good die young, it is said. It was never more true. Israr Gandapur leaves beind two young kids aged 6 and 2. My Allah rest his soul in peace.

    This whole situation has become a mess. No one knows the solution, because no one knows who the real enemy is, i.e. who is funding TTP? How do they keep on producing bomb after bomb? I’m no security expert, but making a bomb must require a lot of technical know-how, time, resources and finances? How do they get all of this without ever getting caught? That’s insane. How does the funding reach them? Is there no audit trail of the finances? Where do they operate from in order to logistically plan attacks like these, make these bombs, brainwash people into becoming suicide bombers, and look after themselves? What is the army, intelligent agencies and police doing to stop them from planning these attacks?

    I would like the answers to the above. I’m very confused and the whole situation is a just mess and no one exactly knows what’s going on, including the provincial and federal government. May Allah help the innocent. But my gut instinct is that these terrorists (TTP) are funded and supported by foreign forces. Who those foreign forces may be, I don’t know. But one thing I can comprehend is that without the technical, logistical and financial support of powerful forces, there’s no way on earth these terrorists can continue to make one bomb after another and find suicide bombers who are willingly to blow themselves up whilst they themselves sit in their comfort zone.

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  • Imran Ahmed
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:40PM

    Confounded Buddhists, Hindus, Jews, Russians, Americans, Uzbeks, Christians, Jains, Mormons, Parsis and Innuits.

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  • M. Emad
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:49PM

    In a few years time there will be no General or minister in Pakistan at the rate in which Generals and ministers are being killed by Jihadis !

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  • sid
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:53PM

    @pulseller:
    What do we Indians gain by killing this minister?????Was he doing anything anti Indian???Grow up man…..To cure a disease first find the true disease………
    Anyway RIP to common victims whom everyone forgets…..

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  • naeem khan Manhattan,Ks
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:56PM

    @anto elitist rawalpindi:
    I could have not said it better.Thank you.

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  • Midhat
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:58PM

    @Uza Syed:
    Protesting Drones and suggesting an alternate strategy of talks; which is now even endorsed by other Pakistani political parties in case of TTP and US with Afghan Taliban( after decades of failed war), does not make PTI or its supporters TTP sympathizers or brothers. Atleast such targetted attacks in KP and PTI ministers should have made it clear.
    Malala: as hailed a svaiour of all Pakistanies against Taliban also voiced the same opinion in her meeting with OBAMA that drones fuel resentment and are counter productive. Now will you term her as a TTP sister too as per your twisted logic?

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  • Kharjite
    Oct 16, 2013 - 7:59PM

    In the Morning I was wondering why there is no bomb blast on EID and here goes out one.

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  • Vikas
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:03PM

    Sympathies with the grieving families.

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  • Waseem
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:04PM

    We are interested to know Imran’s solid stance on it. what is his party’s position?

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  • Somi Ali
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:08PM

    Very Sad.
    No Muslim can ever kill another Muslim.
    This is surely a work of an infidel to demoralize Muslims on this auspicious festival.

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  • Voice Of D.I.Khan
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:11PM

    That’s what happens when you betray Molana DieselRecommend

  • suzo
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:22PM

    probably ttp is welcoming ‘peace’ talks. . Carry on your cowardice ik!

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  • Zaida P
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:27PM

    As Imran Khan would say “Let’s talk”.

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  • Zif
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:27PM

    Muzakaraat. Still we should stick to “muzakaraat”. Right Mr.IK? While we do muzakaraat, they dilly dally and carry on killing. But, still we should do “MUZAKARAAT”.

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  • Hammad
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:30PM

    Imran Khan needs to wake up and smell the stench around his province. This blood is as much on his hands as on TTP’s.

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  • Leopard
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:36PM

    See your previously posted head line news that Eid observed peacefully in Pakistan. What a shock to IK of PTI the storngest advocate of talks with extremists and terrorists.

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  • Oct 16, 2013 - 8:40PM

    The terrorists have turned this time of joy and celebration into a tragic incident for these people. Our deepest most heartfelt condolences go out to the victims’ families. Conspiracy theories only let these terrorists off the hook and help further their evil agenda. We wish to see a peaceful Pakistan for the sake of achieving our peace objectives in the region. Our common vision in regards to stabilizing the region has helped us remain united against our common enemies. We will not let these acts of terror impede our joint efforts against terrorism. We will continue to support the government of Pakistan in its efforts to negate the threat of terrorism.

    Ali Khan
    DET, United States Central Command

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  • ashar
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:41PM

    Thats great that no body thinks this could be any body else than Taliban. Why it cant be RAW. I believe it is RAW that has killed our Minister to aggravate the situation of dialogue in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Pakistani Ostrich
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:41PM

    Sad to hear loss of innocent lives at the hand of taliban thugs.
    The USA should fire the drones. IK/pti then claim that the suicide attack was carried out in advance by our ‘brothers’ as they knew a drone strike was coming.
    IK/PTI didn’t say a word when ANP leadership was being butchered by the talibans before the elections, now its ptis’s turn.

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  • Bacchus Piggawala
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:50PM

    Very sad. When will we realize that the last thing these people want is talks with the Government. Talks do not help them. What would they achieve with talks? They would negotiate with the Government that in return for giving up weapons they will suspend the constitution and impose Sharia law in Pakistan or KPK? Do you think Pakistan’s people, who have just gone through a difficult but successful election and have thrown out a non-performing party, would agree to get these barbarians to dictate terms? We are delaying the inevitable. Sri Lanka half-fought a 20+ year insurgency against the Tamil Tigers. Then one day they decided to finish the problem off once and for all. And in two years they completely rid themselves of the TT menace. Can we do this? For the sake of our children, please?

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  • Abbas
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:53PM

    Sad for this person to have lost his life on such a holy day, but so many other innocents have lost their lives under similar circumstances.The only difference is this person is from PTI – a slap in the face for the leadership.Now lets see who imran is going to condemn for this atrocity, now he will be running to give interviews in the media because the deceased is from his pti – others don’t matter, but remember nobody is immune from death!

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  • ModiFied
    Oct 16, 2013 - 8:54PM

    TTP is nothing but Saudi funded armed wing of PMLN.

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  • zeeshan
    Oct 16, 2013 - 9:02PM

    The more I hear all this I am getting convinced this Taliban Menace needs to be crushed with an Iron Fist….so IK you were Dilly Dallying when the General was blown into pieces …At least wake up now that 3 of your own have died……Smell the coffee!!!!

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  • Shehzad
    Oct 16, 2013 - 9:06PM

    Dialogue drama is a political point scoring of PTI, which result and will result decrease their numbers.

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  • Silas
    Oct 16, 2013 - 9:10PM

    Once again the Spineless Khan will not call a spade a spadeRecommend

  • Raza
    Oct 16, 2013 - 9:24PM

    @PTI Supporter: and what you thought when he went on tour to AFG? obviously for recruiting more “heaven seekers”.

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  • Last Word
    Oct 16, 2013 - 9:42PM

    The pattern of killing three independents joining PTI is a clear indicator that TTP or its faction is supporting Maulana Fazl to bring down PTI led govt in KPK.

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  • Oct 16, 2013 - 9:52PM

    who involved in this terrirism who were killing anoncent peples with out any reasons

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  • Hasan
    Oct 16, 2013 - 10:29PM

    @pulseller:

    What about Mossad, KGB and other enemies. Muslims cannot kill each other as they are brothers!!!!

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  • Salman Elahi
    Oct 16, 2013 - 10:29PM

    @Uza Syed
    The point scoring over the death of an individual is appalling. Blaming the ANP for doing what they were doing, for the death Ghulam Ahmed Bilour would constitute the same.
    The narrative a political party advocates towards tackling this mess carries no weight against such indiscriminate killing – this much we should all comprehend by now.

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  • Hasan
    Oct 16, 2013 - 10:32PM

    It’s time for the political wing(PTI) of TTP to come out and declare themselves as such for the negotiations to start and end the killing of innocents.

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  • TTV
    Oct 16, 2013 - 10:41PM

    @pulseller:
    I’m sure the Yeti and Loch Ness Monster were involved too!

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Oct 16, 2013 - 10:50PM

    Instead of building stadiums across every district of KPK, PTI government should instead focus on bolstering the security apparatus in KPK and put a zipper on the mouth of IK.

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  • numbersnumbers
    Oct 16, 2013 - 10:59PM

    @pulseller:
    Wow, and here I thought it was done by aliens from the planet Mars!

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  • Jibran
    Oct 16, 2013 - 11:09PM

    PMLN is removing its opponents through its militant wings. Why ch. Nisar refused to turn off mobile services on the Eid day. Why the incident happening only outside of Punjab? Between Ch. Nisar and Rana Sanaullah, Pakistanis are getting crushed. Who has to be blamed? The executors or their sponsors.

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  • Sameer
    Oct 16, 2013 - 11:20PM

    Friendly-Fire in the PTI camp ?

    So confusing !

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  • Khalq e Khuda
    Oct 16, 2013 - 11:24PM

    I think we should all stay out of PTIs internal problems. Its just one faction fighting another.

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  • Adnan Siddiqi
    Oct 16, 2013 - 11:30PM

    @PTI Supporter:
    Instead of being inquisitive about the whereabouts of Mullah Diesel, you ought be more concerned about Mullah Imranullah Mehsud Khan Niazi’s apologist disposition and turning over backwards to convince his Taliban comrades to open an office in Pakistan.Recommend

  • Anon
    Oct 16, 2013 - 11:59PM

    Obviously all these political scientists commenting here know much more about the situation than the guy who was being threatened and was actually killed. You know, the same guy who won the election in DI Khan and then saw fit to join the PTI, being well aware of their stance….

    Now either the people of DI Khan are also completely clueless as to the situation in their own backyard, or this person himself was a colossal idiot, in which case those people are still clueless for electing him. Or… maybe… by some stretch of the imagination, people living in those areas have some understanding that state sponsored violence is not the way out of a delicate situation.

    Of course, they dont have the insight of all these vastly educated, politically savvy, English speaking pundits sitting at their keyboard in Lahore, Islamabad and Karachi…

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  • Anon
    Oct 17, 2013 - 12:02AM

    O… and btw… if nobody is attacked in KPK, its proof that PTI is in cahoots with the terrorists.

    If somebody is attacked in KPK, its also proof that PTI is in cahoots with the terrorists!

    Shame on all of you for trying to score political points for your petty agendas!

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  • Anon
    Oct 17, 2013 - 12:09AM

    @Uza Syed: I dont understand why you cannot understand a simple phrase… if your brother goes out and kills fifteen people he is still your brother… That is a fact no amount of denying or rephrasing will change! If these people are Pakistanis then they are “our own people”, whether you like them or not!Recommend

  • Dj
    Oct 17, 2013 - 12:19AM

    Only independents getting killed. Something seems fishy.

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  • Parvez
    Oct 17, 2013 - 1:09AM

    Imran Khan looks hepless……. and a bit pathetic because ‘ shocked and saddned ‘ just does not cut it.

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  • jg
    Oct 17, 2013 - 1:12AM

    @Farooq:
    no.they want IK to declare that he is the political wing of TTP so pakistanis should know the real face of IK

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  • csmann
    Oct 17, 2013 - 1:42AM

    These cowards don’t even spare people celebrating Eid.And they consider them to be the ideal muslims!!Also if the minister was talking of threats just 2 days ago,wasn’t it the duty of law enforcement to provide extra security to him and be on their guard.What good is police and intelligence agencies if they can’t even protect a Minister under threat.

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  • xor
    Oct 17, 2013 - 2:04AM

    So TTP wants to kill PTI politicians so that army operation should be launch on them. Either they are really dumb or there is something else going on behind the scenes.

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  • Sidster
    Oct 17, 2013 - 2:13AM

    This investigation should include Fazl ur Rehman as person of interest. Imran Khan should point finger like he did in Karachi killing.

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  • 1984
    Oct 17, 2013 - 2:18AM

    @pulseller:
    Why would RAW do that when you people are already busy killing each other???….
    In fact,RAW needs to wait and watch because poking their noses will unite these people…….

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  • Malik
    Oct 17, 2013 - 2:34AM

    Dear innocent, inexperienced (as Pak Army think of you) and insane (as US think of you) – IK maybe very famous, but his truly futuristic stance cannot be justiefied in today scenario. He may be acting like a total future seeing person but PMLN seems to be more mature. And what PMLN say is easy to grasp and PTI is saying is totally out of context. It is obvious to react when something wrong happen – you have to accept the reality and tackle it nor keep mongring about what u do not control – this present behavior of Ik and his fellows is inexperienced and insane. Very rightly people are giving up trust on idiotic IK thinking. That is not your call so please shut up – it would be in interest of everyone involved even TTP. What you can best do is save your ministers and run government in a better way – with head down and high focus – economy and Energy for the space u get

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  • Hassan
    Oct 17, 2013 - 3:28AM

    Another Pakhtun. Another home devastated, Pakhtunkhwa is paying for Pakistan’s adventures.

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  • Adrushya chanakya
    Oct 17, 2013 - 4:49AM

    WHAT YOU SOW , SO YOU REAP…!
    Basic law of karma.

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  • Umer
    Oct 17, 2013 - 8:07AM

    For the burgers. I’ve no right to criticise the policies of the leaders we elected. U don’t know nothing about here

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  • Muslim Leaguer
    Oct 17, 2013 - 8:41AM

    @ Jibran
    Why are you so jealous of the Millions of people of Karachi, Hyderabad, Quetta, Multan, Lahore, Gujranwala, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi, Islamabad, Abbottabad and Peshawar who enjoyed a peaceful Eid with mobile phones??
    The Burger Logic of PTI is very queer …..

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  • nasir ullah
    Oct 17, 2013 - 10:10AM

    as a pakistani and muslim we should not criticize..we should encourage the PTI….imran khan is the only leader who works for the benefit of the people….he is the sincere leader he has no personal agenda he want to create peace in the country….we should appreciate him rahter criticize him..taliban dont attack on a public place recently taliban has announced that we donot target the public place………u people have lack of awerness and u know to criticize the other…….

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  • Feroz
    Oct 17, 2013 - 12:42PM

    Imran wants to talk to the Taliban and hoping to persuade them to lay down arms. All he has to do is to ask the KP government of his party to withdraw his security — they will voluntarily come to have a chat with him, let him convince them or let them convince him. I doubt anything else can bring him to his senses.
    What has his Government in KP done to restore Law and Order, is the question voters should be asking him.

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  • humanbeing
    Oct 17, 2013 - 12:43PM

    Not worth a news,it happens daily in pak.Now it is a matter of statictics only!

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  • Milind
    Oct 17, 2013 - 1:12PM

    @Anon – “if your brother goes out and kills fifteen people he is still your brother”

    Twisted logic!!! So if one of your brother (gone bad), kills another brother of yours (the good one), would you still defend the bad bro?

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  • chor
    Oct 17, 2013 - 2:22PM

    @pulseller:
    you missed black water and mossad.

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  • Liaqat Yousufzai
    Oct 17, 2013 - 3:33PM

    May Allah rest their )souls in peace.
    At this point, where PTI is loosing their candidates especially the deceased Israr, the PTI leadership nerves are not yet shaken and call again for dialogue. This is what one expect from a real leader like IK.
    For haters of IK: Haters are confused admirers who don’t understand why people love you (P. Coelho)

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  • Dr KV Ranjit
    Oct 17, 2013 - 5:14PM

    Clearly with terrorism boomeranging due to the terrorists getting betrayed by the utter lack of courage of Pak Army and Politicians turning the good assets into bad and making second generation terrorists rethink and turn against its originators,Pakistan or any other ter sponsoring country like China etc needs to learn a few lessons.Even India too was earlier sponsoring the Tamil militants led by LTTE Prabhakaran and Bhindranwale’s Khalistan movement for which India learnt bitter lessons in the assasination of former PMs Rajiv Gandhi and his mother Indira Gandhi.Only Ind was courageous enough to utilise(instead of what cowardly Pak and Chi and also Bangladesh terrorists and maoists are doing is reprehensible attacking innocent Muslims,Christains and Hindus,Tibetans etc thus getting accursed) the Bangladeshi or erstwhile East Pakistan terrorists(actually freedom fighters fighting Pak opppression)in a successful liberation war and both Pakistan and China are still overawed by the Indian victory

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  • Dr KV Ranjit
    Oct 17, 2013 - 5:18PM

    With terrorism boomeranging due to the terrorists getting betrayed by the utter lack of courage of Pak Army and Politicians turning the good assets into bad and making second generation terrorists rethink and turn against its originators,Pakistan or any other ter sponsoring country like China etc needs to learn a few lessons.Even India too was earlier sponsoring the Tamil militants led by LTTE Prabhakaran and Bhindranwale’s Khalistan movement for which India learnt bitter lessons in the assasination of former PMs Rajiv Gandhi and his mother Indira Gandhi.Only Ind was courageous enough to utilise(instead of what cowardly Pak and Chi and also Bangladesh terrorists and maoists are doing is reprehensible attacking innocent Muslims,Christains and Hindus,Tibetans etc thus getting accursed) the Bangladeshi or erstwhile East Pakistan terrorists(actually freedom fighters fighting Pak opppression)ina successful liberation war and both Pakistan and China are still overawed by the Indian victory

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  • Mabbas
    Oct 17, 2013 - 7:32PM

    This may be the result of Maulana Fazal ur Rehman rhetoric against IK.

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  • Imran Ahmed
    Oct 17, 2013 - 9:26PM

    @Hasan: Totally. These cunning Marxists, Zionists, Catholics, Hindus, Ahmadis, Bohras, Dutchmen, Americans et al have entered a conspiracy to keep blowing themselves up at every opportunity so that poor Sunni Muslims, uncircumcised Mehsuds and pious Talibs get the finger pointed at them. Terrible.

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  • James
    Oct 17, 2013 - 9:50PM

    @Frank Observer:
    The first step to know your enemy is to recognise the fact that they are your own people aka ‘strategic forces’. Blaming foreign agencies for your mistake of breeding snakes will not lead to a solution.Afghanistan is a largest supplier of opium to the world via Pakistan,Turkemanistan and Tajikistan.So drug money funds the Taliban.Bombs are generally made from fertilizer ammonium nitrate.The question should be asked ‘why does Pakistan produce more ammonium nitrate than is necessary for its use’.Even the US has asked Pakistan to cut down on the production of ammonium nitrate.

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  • Abid P. Khan
    Oct 17, 2013 - 11:23PM

    @SA:
    “But Imran Khan would still talk to murderers of his own people.”

    .
    Of course. Once a friend, always a friend.

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  • humairaarbab
    Oct 19, 2013 - 11:13AM

    Israr family is dying one can not imagine his loss I saw her doll daugher she turned to be one year old on 17th whereas on 17th her father burried in the soil at 3:00pm. Poor doll was left orphan by suicide bomber.

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  • humairaarbab
    Oct 19, 2013 - 7:00PM

    Israr was the youner politician ever targeted by suicide bomber inthe country. He did hatrick and win the seat thrice in thisyoung age. ISrar only head n chest was identifiable the rest body was eaten by suicide bomber.

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