JuD offers funeral prayer for Mullah Mansour in Peshawar

Published: May 27, 2016
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JuD activists offer funeral prayers of Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in Peshawar on Friday. PHOTO: ONLINE

JuD activists offer funeral prayers of Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansoor in Peshawar on Friday. PHOTO: ONLINE

PESHAWAR: The Jamaatud Dawa (JuD), an organisation under government’s observation, held on Friday funeral prayers in absentia for the deceased Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in Peshawar.

Mansour was killed in a rare US drone strike in Balochistan on Sunday.

The funeral prayers were held at the JuD markaz near Fawara Chowk, following which party activists marched from Fawara Chowk to the Peshawar Press Club in protest against the US drone strike inside Pakistani territory.

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Drone strikes, the activists said, were against Pakistan’s sovereignty.

JuD activists burn US flags in Peshawar on Friday. PHOTO: EXPRESS

The protesters also chanted slogans against the United States.

“Drone attacks in Pakistan is against the sovereignty and solidarity of the country,” said party leader Haji Muhammad Iqbal during his address. “America wants to take revenge of its failure [in Afghanistan] from Pakistan.

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While confirming the death of the Afghan Taliban chief, Pakistan on Thursday said Washington’s action had scuttled efforts to bring the insurgent group onto the negotiating table.

“The death of Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a drone strike on May 21 has added to the complexity of the Afghan conflict,” Prime Minister’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz told reporters at a news conference. “We believe that this action has undermined the Afghan peace process.”

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  • Mr Obvious
    May 28, 2016 - 12:53AM

    You have to love free speech – you may not agree with what they say but it certainly tells you something about the person, the organization and maybe the country. BTW I do not think that honoring a mass murdering terrorist who is trying to overthrow the elected govt of Afghanistan is something anyone should condone.Recommend

  • buga
    May 28, 2016 - 2:24AM

    You ever provide funeral prayers for the thousands of innocent victims of Mullah Mansour? Nope.Recommend

  • sabi
    May 28, 2016 - 2:30AM

    When you allow such organizations demonstrating solidarity with terrorists on your streets then don’t complain what world thinks about you. Recommend

  • Sandip
    May 28, 2016 - 2:59AM

    One set of assets in mourning for fellow asset. What an assortment of assets Pakistan has created.Recommend

  • BruteForce
    May 28, 2016 - 3:42AM

    Terrorists roaming free and Pakistanis want to other nations to respect their sovereignty. Recommend

  • SuperNeo
    May 28, 2016 - 3:48AM

    And Pakistanis complain why world hate us ? same kind prayers of happen for OBL too.
    So dear do not complain from today,you are getting what you deserve from wordRecommend

  • Ch. Allah Daad
    May 28, 2016 - 3:53AM

    Missing were Taliban Khan and Chaudhry Khan.Recommend

  • Singh
    May 28, 2016 - 4:04AM

    Great going.
    Are these people helping Pak state or vice versa.Recommend

  • numbersnumbers
    May 28, 2016 - 4:16AM

    Drone Strikes have been LEGAL under UNSCR 1373 (viewable at UNSCR.org!) since 9/11 as the government knows!
    World can see JuD openly operating in Pakistan since they are Good Taliban assets!Recommend

  • Abbas Shah
    May 28, 2016 - 5:10AM

    Mullah mansour was the killer of Pakistani people there are not any type of thing to admire such type of personRecommend

  • TooTrue
    May 28, 2016 - 5:12AM

    What a perfect opportunity to drone the event. Would’ve accounted for a large number of terrorists. Recommend

  • Adnan Siddiqui
    May 28, 2016 - 6:16AM

    JuD is a charitable organization that does good for all humanity. Mullah Mansoor and Hafiz Saeed are fondly called “Abu Teresa” in their respective organizations.
    (For the uninitiated: Umm Teresa was a person who devoted her entire life to helping the poor and the oppressed.)Recommend

  • Rarun
    May 28, 2016 - 6:18AM

    Missed the JUD at funeral prayers of victims of bombings and mass kilings, victims of honour killings, victims murdered on blasphemy allegations and minorities being killed. But this one was important, I suppose.Recommend

  • wiserneighbour
    May 28, 2016 - 6:21AM

    Thousands of innocent Afghans were butchered by this monster.Yet JuD aka LeT honoured him.Striking similarities????Recommend

  • vinsin
    May 28, 2016 - 6:39AM

    @Sandip:
    Same kind of people exists in India also.Recommend

  • IndianDude
    May 28, 2016 - 7:19AM

    “Drone attacks in Pakistan is against the sovereignty and solidarity of the country,” said party leader Haji Muhammad Iqbal

    Very similar to what ISPR says! Ustad and their shageerd have same thinking or reading from the same handouts.Recommend

  • An Afghan Pashtun
    May 28, 2016 - 7:56AM

    What a surprise (-_-)
    Please pakistanies, don’t say a word when we call you by different names & if you don’t want that then slaughter these animals.
    Stop the donations to these organisations and to the Afghan taliban/kharlabiyan. Recommend

  • Habibullah
    May 28, 2016 - 8:00AM

    All these riffraff respect the Almighty Drone by holding such “prayers” indoors. They dare not venture outside and hold an on-masse prayer in open air. Recommend

  • IndianDude
    May 28, 2016 - 9:18AM

    Where are drones when you need them?Recommend

  • Sandip
    May 30, 2016 - 10:26AM

    @vinsin: Show us one occasion when such prayer meetings were organized for any terrorist?Recommend

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