Police detain 9-year-old girl with suicide vest

Published: June 21, 2011
Nine-year-old schoolgirl Sohana Javed looks on during a press conference in Taimargara, Lower Dir. PHOTO: AFP

Nine-year-old schoolgirl Sohana Javed looks on during a press conference in Taimargara, Lower Dir. PHOTO: AFP

Nine-year-old schoolgirl Sohana Javed looks on during a press conference in Taimargara, Lower Dir. PHOTO: AFP  
Minor girl says she was abducted by terrorists and left near a checkpost with a suicide jacket.

In a shocking affront to child dignity across the country, a nine-year-old girl was kidnapped on her way to school some days ago and forced to wear a suicide vest by her captors on Monday.

The girl, Sohana Javed, was then instructed to attack a police checkpoint in Lower Dir, police officials said. But providence seemed to intervene, helping the girl to give her captors the slip on Monday. This is the first time that militants have used a young girl to carry an explosives belt in any attempted act of terror, sparking fears that terror groups  may have switched tactics.

Police said the girl was arrested about 50 metres from the check post in Islam Darra on the outskirts of Timergara, the main town in the district of Lower Dir. Sohana, dressed in a blue and white school uniform, recounted her ordeal during a news conference with police. She told reporters that she had been grabbed by two women and forced into a car carrying two men. Police in Peshawar said they are still trying to confirm her story.

One of the kidnappers put a handkerchief on her mouth that knocked her unconscious, she said in an interview with a local TV station. When she woke up and started crying, one of the women fed her biscuits laced with an intoxicant which again knocked her out. The next time she woke up she found herself in a strange home, she said.

“This morning, the women and men forced me to put on the heavy jacket and put me in the car again,” the girl said.

“They put one suicide vest on me, but it did not fit. Then they put on annother one,” Sohana said. “I threw away the vest and started shouting (for help) as I came close to the check post and they (security forces) took me into custody.”

“They kept me in a house and they told me to push the button (to detonate the suicide vest) when I reach near policemen,” she told reporters.

District Police Officer Saleem Marwat told reporters that Sohana was a resident of Hashtnagri area in Peshawar and that she had told the police that she attended school on Sunday.

A local source, however, told The Express Tribune that Sohana “seemed to be from the Malakand division, not Peshawar, and was a rural type of child, not an urban one.”

Her accent shows that she is from Malakand, not Peshawar, the source said. Another source of confusion was pointed out. Even though the girl mentioned two suicide vests, only one was actually recovered from the site.

“She was wearing eight kilograms of explosives which was quite heavy for her age. Her (actions) were suspicious,” Qazi Jamilur Rehman, the regional police chief, told AFP by telephone.

“She is an innocent (little) schoolgirl who was scared. She is with us (now) and we are trying to contact her family,” Rehman added.

The police said they were trying to locate the militants who had abducted her and put her to this task. The official said that the kidnappers also changed her private school uniform with a government school one. Sohana told reporters that she was a student of a private school for which her parents paid a monthly fee of Rs500. She identified her father as Javed and said that she had an elder brother, Imran, who is a 9th grade student.

Suicide attacks by women and children are rare, but militant groups have frequently used teenage boys.

On December 26, 2010, a burqa-clad female suicide bomber struck a UN food distribution point and killed 43 people in Khar, the main town in the restive Bajaur tribal region bordering Afghanistan.

Nearly 4,500 people have been killed across Pakistan in attacks blamed on Taliban and other extremist outfits. With additional input from news wires

Published in The Express Tribune, June 21st, 2011.

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Reader Comments (103)

  • a j khan
    Jun 20, 2011 - 1:06PM

    Molve alias terrorist, you are the biggest disgrace to humanity.Recommend

  • muhammad jibran farooq
    Jun 20, 2011 - 1:13PM

    what!! these islamic fascists can’t stop screaming about girls being ‘things’ which you should keep hidden locked up behind the chaar diwari.they can’t stop from screaming that all women have to walk around in a suffocating black tent otherwise they are to be considered ‘loose women’,then how come these brave ‘mujahids of islam’ kidnap a small girl ,inject her with sedatives and strap on a suicide belt,how did these na mehram men strap on the suicide belt,how did they kidnap her in the first place?? they must have touched the small girl to do all this.How can these religious savages justify touching girls in this case???? Recommend

  • fahad israr
    Jun 20, 2011 - 1:16PM

    now these islamic terrorists have stooped so low that they have started using little girls to do their dirty work.These people have always thought of women as their personal property,to do with as they please and have always valued women as equal to their animals.These religious fascists always cry about women not interacting with men,then how come now these guys are kidnapping girls and fitting suicide belts onto them? Recommend

  • ashraf saeed
    Jun 20, 2011 - 1:26PM

    this is what too much of religion does to a person.these savages are so fixated with their jihad that they don’t think twice about kidnapping small girls and strapping on suicide belts on them.is this islam???

    jinnah had made the ‘republic of pakistan’ at pakistan’s creation.after jinnah’s death,the islamic fascists blackmailed a weak govt. into changing the name to the ‘islamic republic of pakistan’.when you allow religion to influence your state matters then our present mess is the result.What we need is a secular pakistan where religion doesn’t intrude in our laws or policies,religion is a person’s private matter and it should remain private and not dictate what the state does.Recommend

  • HS
    Jun 20, 2011 - 2:01PM

    Shame on these ppl !Recommend

  • Faisal
    Jun 20, 2011 - 2:05PM

    Fake muslim Ids(muhammad jibran farooq, fahad israr) blogging!! guys we respect your view point but atleast have the guts to reveal your original names!!Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Jun 20, 2011 - 2:05PM

    I’m not a fluent english speaker/writer..

    But could you guys please stop labeling these terrorists as Islamic terrorist..

    Terrorists have no religion, faith, humanity etc.

    just my 2.5 cents..Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Jun 20, 2011 - 2:19PM

    these people dont have tha fear of Allah, else they are in themselves :@Recommend

  • Taha Ceen Tayyab
    Jun 20, 2011 - 2:27PM

    OMG… People please understand these are not humans let alone muslims… they are savage predators… Blood thirsty hounds and nothing more!Recommend

  • MI Khan
    Jun 20, 2011 - 2:29PM

    What a shame. I think humans cannot think of going below this. These are the worst creatures in the world. The true enemies of humanity. The worst representative of Islam! This is the biggest scourge for this nation!!!Recommend

  • Bilal
    Jun 20, 2011 - 2:37PM

    I dont think the above posts are coming from pakistan .. the use of islamic is common and you dont find people using it here … get a life guys dont pretend to be who you are notRecommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Jun 20, 2011 - 2:43PM

    Welcome to Pakistan !!! So this is how little girls are treated, perhaps this is what the Madrassa Education is really all about!!!!
    Shame!! Shame !! Shame !!!
    So after all they really do not want to go to their Paradise, hence they abduct young girls and put suicide vests on them!!!! Some Stratigic Assets the Army has on their side!!!Recommend

  • Jun 20, 2011 - 2:54PM

    This is terrible. The worst possible thing to do. The only way this can be stopped is that we Pakistanis realize that there is certain section of our society that is really sick and can do any possible barbaric act. We, as a society, have to root out this cancer. ASAP!Recommend

  • Jun 20, 2011 - 3:00PM

    Is this another CIA/Mossad/RAW conspiracy?Recommend

  • Ali
    Jun 20, 2011 - 3:05PM

    These are the pople trainned in Afghanistan by Indian Embassy, not Muslim but Hindu or Jews agent.Recommend

  • Aftab Kenneth Wilson
    Jun 20, 2011 - 3:11PM

    My head falls in shame to read this news. I wonder if someone from so many religious parties has anything to say on this news. One can turn so low is unbelievable.Recommend

  • samir
    Jun 20, 2011 - 3:17PM

    Now we understood how there terrorists works.
    Abduction / Injections to stop their thinking brain / put the individuals under fear / motivate that God will like them / Encourage to take revenge from people by saying people are friends of America / then leave them in field. Under dead brain they explode themselves.

    That’s it.

    Americans arrogance , fishy dealings in PK , & we are giving our lives because of them & as a result they disgrace us worldwide wow . What a policy.

    We don’t have leaders they are just ……Recommend

  • Salman
    Jun 20, 2011 - 3:50PM


    Why do you find it so hard to believe that the IDs are real? Is it impossible for someone with a muslim name to believe that Pakistan should be a secular country, not an Islamic republic where non muslims are treated like second class citizens? For your information, my name is Salman, I was born a muslim, and I do believe that too much religion is a bad thing, that most mullahs are evil, and that Pakistan should be a secular republic where religion has nothing to do with the state and its policies.Recommend

  • IWriteURead
    Jun 20, 2011 - 4:23PM

    I pray Allah do justice NOW! Recommend

  • Muhammad Sufian
    Jun 20, 2011 - 4:24PM

    You have drained the whole foundation of Pakistan in these few lines, shame on every one of us calling ourselves as Muslims. Its better you get your name changed and then fly to India or any other country where you wanna live your secular life. None of us are offering prayers, none of us are following the true path then how do we expect to get a fruitful environment in return ? everyone of us feels proud for remembering the names of movies ( including myself ) Fast5, Rango, Rio and so on but none of us remember the histories of our ancestors e.g Khalid-bin-Waleed, Salah-ud-din Ayubi, Muhammad Bin Qasim etc. we must cry and bow before Allah SWT to forgive us for everything and we must toba for all our doings which are surely not according to the Islamic laws and principles. I do HATE these fake Talibans who are just using Pakistan’s and Islam’s name and exploding themselves to waist innocent lives to get $$$ from trio (everyone knows). There’s so much to say but in short we are really bad Muslims just using names as Muslims not make us Muslims!!! SAVE HUMANITY and SAVE ISLAM !!!Recommend

  • Faisal
    Jun 20, 2011 - 4:25PM

    @Salman: Congratulations on being Muslim. There is nothing such us too much religion or too less religion. Actually its about too much awareness/education and/or too less awareness/education. My concern was labelling terrorist as ‘Islamic Terrorist’. I totally agree that most mullahs are evil, lack knowledge and mis-guide ppl. But that does not mean that we should label Islam as intolerant or evil religion to be more specific! AND YES…RELIGION HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH STATE POLICIES and POLITICS!!Recommend

  • spaz
    Jun 20, 2011 - 4:44PM

    Totally DISGRACEFUL. This is DAMNED INSANITY.Recommend

  • Jun 20, 2011 - 4:55PM

    @a j khan:
    Where the article said the abductor was Molvi?Recommend

  • Ali
    Jun 20, 2011 - 4:56PM

    I support Salman… i too beleive Pak should be a secular country, even Bangladesh has gone back to being secular!Recommend

  • Ba ha
    Jun 20, 2011 - 4:59PM

    My Mulla tells me you can ask Allah for Cash but not justice. That’s in your own hands.Recommend

  • Zarghun
    Jun 20, 2011 - 5:01PM


  • Aftab
    Jun 20, 2011 - 5:02PM

    The Zaliman’s Islam! Well done molvies. Now no molvi will speak against it.Recommend

  • Tony Singh
    Jun 20, 2011 - 5:10PM

    Have some insight into this problem. Blaming others would not help you solve anything. You guys are only taught to hate right after you are born. And this is the result.Recommend

  • Muhammad Iqbal
    Jun 20, 2011 - 5:29PM

    I’m really surprised at how quick people give their verdicts. This is how people are are replying:
    “A minor girl was kidnapped by Islamic terrorist to Islamically terrorise the people of Pakistan with an Islamic suicide bombing mission. The little girl was wearing an islamic suicide jacket when police arrested her”.
    I mean I find it highly distasteful that people are maligning Islam’s name. Isn’t it that terrorist want people to believe its all for Islam’s sake and people here seem to agree with those terrorists and announce whereever they can that this is Islamic terrorism. I mean what on earth is so Islamic about it? Recommend

  • sars
    Jun 20, 2011 - 5:43PM

    why does everyone who disagree with you…..forget the religion issue for now have to be a non muslim?????.
    There are plenty of devout observant muslims who just dont want religion forced down their throats in all matters of life.Especially not by people whose understanding may be even more limited than our own.
    Tolerance is a better option, if you dioont even have tolerance for an opinion differnt from your own, what tolerance will u show to the person whose opinion it is?????.

    @salman : you put ur point accross without attacking anyone which is better than most others, good on you!!!Recommend

  • Tariq
    Jun 20, 2011 - 6:00PM

    Who are the executors ??? Are they also Hindus or Jews???
    Had any suicide bomber being identified or being caught is Hindu or Jew?? Recommend

  • Musthaq Ahmed
    Jun 20, 2011 - 6:20PM

    The tag of religion is necessary when you describe the terrorist , when he is supported silently by lakhs of mullahs and crores of believers.Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Jun 20, 2011 - 6:44PM

    LOL!! Keep it up as you really are showing your IQ level!!!Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Jun 20, 2011 - 6:47PM

    LOL ! Yes ofcourse it is !! Can any Pakistani ever do this ? Please note i am not refering to Muslims, but to Pakistanis, as this really has to be handiwork of all your Foreign Guests in NW, perhaps !!!!!Recommend

  • Muskan
    Jun 20, 2011 - 6:50PM

    Islam and muslims have found an easy way to jannat! Recommend

  • Hedgefunder
    Jun 20, 2011 - 7:08PM

    Bangladesh was never anything else, except that Punjabis treated them as lower class people in east pakistan at the time!
    Bengalis always have been secular people who live side by side with neighbours who are hindus and christians too!
    Lokk at the progress they have made in last 10 years alone, in terms of economy, health, education, energy projects in rural areas etc……
    Perhaps Pakistanis should learn something from them, but sadly to learn anything they have to get off their high horse first, which sadly is not in pakistanis mind frame as they think they are too superior to follow others example!!
    Remember what happened to the Mughal Empire and why they got wiped out!!! it was their EGOS, that really did them the damage and left the british in charge of the empire for next 200 years!!!Recommend

  • Amer
    Jun 20, 2011 - 7:19PM

    The pathetic mentality of the commenters here is obvious! Pakistan is dealing with terrorists plain and simple. Then we have to deal with people who can’t think beyond “Mullah” and “Molvi” etc, as if they aren’t part of the same problem. Blaming everything on religion & molvi instead of catching the people who do such acts as kidnapping innocent children etc is the easiest way out. It says to the rest of the world, it’s these “type” of people who are doing such acts and nothing to do with “my types”. Pathetic isn’t it!
    We should demand justice for this girl and the hundreds of others who are turned suicide bombers, hold our security agencies and justice system accountable. I don’t care if the criminals have an ideology or they work on the instructions of foreign agencies etc. WE NEED TO STAND UP FOR JUSTICE THAT’S IT! Recommend

  • saleem khan
    Jun 20, 2011 - 7:24PM

    And Talib Khan is still on the side of Taliban. Look at this innocent girl, how one cannot be on her side and will opt for the Taliban Side!Recommend

  • Badu jah
    Jun 20, 2011 - 7:31PM

    @Taha cheen tayab
    They are definitely muslims and pray five times a day, have beards, recite the quran every day, words like inshalla, mashalla are on their lips all day and they they think they will go to heaven where they will enjoy the company of 72 virgins. They are definitely muslims but i m sure they are not humans.. Recommend

  • Imran
    Jun 20, 2011 - 7:33PM


  • Hedgefunder
    Jun 20, 2011 - 7:46PM

    Forget all the BS opinions here , Just one question for everyone, which one would have still been on these animals side had this little girl been their own Daughter or younger Sister???
    Answer me this and the rest is History!!!!
    Now tell me that it was Allah’s will !! I don’t have to be Muslim to know that no Religion can possibly say that this is the way of God!!!Recommend

  • Chilli
    Jun 20, 2011 - 7:49PM

    Corruption in every section of society, religion is not alone. We need to revisit our policies and practices. Since educated people abandoned religion, none but illetrate take charge and this is what going to happened. We need to take control of all matters and be incharge of reforms which should from our homes. Pakistan is going through difficult but a transformation phase and we all should come out victorious.Recommend

  • Nadeem Ahmed
    Jun 20, 2011 - 7:57PM

    Keep your kids away from these Mullahs, they can brain wash adults, foreign qualified international and renowned figures. Look at Imran Khan, what they have done to him. Recommend

  • Shubhankur
    Jun 20, 2011 - 8:02PM

    Its Pakistani conspiracy to defame the holy jehad of TTPRecommend

  • Shafique
    Jun 20, 2011 - 8:03PM

    So Raymond Davis taught them this as well……. shame on American secret operatives… we saw you in Guantanamo, abu ghuraib, n iraq n afghanistan and now in this undeclared war on pakistan……..
    Shame on the CIA, blackwater, dyncorp operatives for falling so lowRecommend

  • Generally kuch Kiyanahi
    Jun 20, 2011 - 8:04PM

    Wah ! Are these people true Muslims too?Recommend

  • Sohail Khan
    Jun 20, 2011 - 8:08PM

    They are not molvis, they are foreign funded agents who want to disgrace IslamRecommend

  • sanity
    Jun 20, 2011 - 8:20PM

    @muhammad jibran farooq
    Your hatred for Islam made you post what you did. What has this incident to do with veils (termed as black tents by your non-sense mind)? Oh well, you are one of those who want women without any cloths at all, let alone black tents. Keep your liberal extremism limited to you. And learn to write something relevant. Anything off-topic is nothing but gibberish. You never spoke for the rights of nuns. Did ya? Bloody hypocrite.Recommend

  • vasan
    Jun 20, 2011 - 8:25PM

    I cannot accept this news,. I cannot accept the bloggers comments. I cannot blame muslims. I cannot blame Pakistanis, I cannot blame talibans,.I cannot blame ISI, I cannot blame the Pak army. I cannot blame the moulvis,. I cannot blame the mullas , I cannot blame the judiciary. I cannot blame zardari . I cannot blame Gilani, I cannot blame the TTP/LeT/LeJ/SiS etc .

    And therefore it must be the conspiracy of the bloody RAW/CIA/MOSSAD agents. Look the photo again. She doesnt look like an innocent teenage girl, does she. It must be the RAW again. Recommend

  • sanity
    Jun 20, 2011 - 8:26PM

    @Amer: Absolutely right. Some religion-haters use such instances to spew hate and ill-wishes. Ironically, their forefathers stood next to US in Aghan jihad. American policies changed, and the same thing is now called terrorism. IT WAS TERRORISM in 80s. IT STILL IS TERRORISM TODAY. But these sofa-based intellectuals shall never understand. Pertinent to mention that America is negotiating peace with Afghan terrorists (popular title) these days.Recommend

  • Extremely Tight Dhoti
    Jun 20, 2011 - 8:28PM

    I tel u wat.. First the Kharotabad killings which the Taliban did not do, and now this. I think ISI is playing games to malign the jehadi movementRecommend

    Jun 20, 2011 - 8:31PM

    I think the time has come to change the pakistan’s state policy of supporting some of the militant groups (Lashker-e-toiba, Jama-ud-dawa, Taliban run by haqqani group etc). All terrorists act against humanity.Recommend

  • sanity
    Jun 20, 2011 - 8:34PM

    @Badu jah:
    My leige! These people did not grow strong over night. They were trained, funded and strengthened your all-time-mighty US of A. Unless you have only one eye, you must have seen a piece of news on BBC which stated that all kind of arms and ammunition, stolen from Afghanistan, was up for sale in tribal belt. And i question, HOW do terrorists buy their ‘stuff’? That aint donation/charity. That is some STABLE supply of money from SOMEWHERE which you cant see. You just want to paint these terrorists with the brush of Islam. How ignorant of you to not to know that THE SAME people was OUR (WE+US) soldiers in 80s. We both funded them. Now, we are not funding them. Do you think they couldn’t find new sponsors?Recommend

  • Ali
    Jun 20, 2011 - 8:40PM

    Sad to see that article has not mentioned Islamicsts or Muslims or Molvis but everyone is blaming them. This is the problem with us. too much blind following leads to ignorance.Recommend

  • Ahmed
    Jun 20, 2011 - 8:51PM

    These are the dogs, stray dogs, they even eat dogs. Black spot on the Muslims, they will Insha Allah be destroyed and their ends are near.Recommend

  • hasan ansari
    Jun 20, 2011 - 8:56PM

    NO these are islamic terrorists. Sorry to burst your bubble but islamic terrorist is written all over their faces.
    Lets call them what they are and stop mincing words. And please don’t judge me I am very good Muslim and follow it very well.
    Hasan Ansari

  • hasan ansari
    Jun 20, 2011 - 9:01PM

    Liberals and moderates need to get on these rightists Molvis and show them the door. There is no space for these Taliban sympithisers in Pakistan. We have to bring back Jinnah’s Pakistan back so help us Allah !Recommend

  • Ali Wazir
    Jun 20, 2011 - 9:05PM

    Does not add up How were the terrorist sure she would detonate the jacket after just a single day of kidnapping.??Surely you need to indoctrinate someone for months to get him/her to get the nerve to do this. And how were the Kidnappers able to ‘escape’ so conveniantly, especially as the army checkpoints is all over dir these days(After the cross border attack). And her kidnappers included “women” first time TTP women terrorist wing in action.
    How was she teleported from Peshawar to Dir in a single day , there are maybe 10 check posts in the way.And why kidnap a girl from Peshawar(Well protected) and use her for an action in Dir, has Peshawar run out of targets, or Dir has run out of school girls??? It would make sense only the other way around , i.e a girl kidnapped from Dir/Tribal areas and used for an attack in Peshawar , wouldn’t it.(As its easier to kidnap in those areas and Peshawar has more targets).

    It stinks of a planted story, Much like the flogging story in swat (A Supreme court inquiry report which said it was fake). Maybe some one the agencies though this will take away the heat on them… Very skeptical will believe it when journalist track her family, run a tox screen to check for drugs and explain how she was able to disappear from peshawar and reappear in Dir, check the ‘sucide jacket’ that was recovered….Recommend

  • waqas ahmed
    Jun 20, 2011 - 9:20PM

    implanted by the ISI ….come on people …why cant you think critical.Recommend

  • Yasir Rafiq
    Jun 20, 2011 - 9:23PM

    She is a brave Kid. May Allah Bless her.Recommend

  • MK
    Jun 20, 2011 - 9:35PM

    Interesting how most people here are Assuming that she was abducted by Moulvis or religious fanatics. Although it is possible, but we do not know for sure. There are other players too that can benefit from such attacks and are can be behind this. Recommend

  • Tilsim
    Jun 20, 2011 - 9:37PM

    Unfortunately there are people who break children’s bones for a life of begging. There are people who treat children as slaves. There are people who child abuse. There are people blowing up children’s schools. There are people who are training children for suicide type attacks. It appears that there are people now that are kidnapping children and using them as bombs.

    In all these abuses, the child has no choice. He or she is a victim. It is up to our society to show some courage and stand up against these monsters who generally appear to be operating with impunity. The society needs to also stand up to protectors of the monsters – some of whom are known to get protection from our law enforcement agencies. At least that support should be clamped down severely through public awareness and pressure.Recommend

  • Anonymous
    Jun 20, 2011 - 9:41PM

    Have they started selling suicide jackets in kirana stores in pakistan?Recommend

  • Syed A. Mateen
    Jun 20, 2011 - 9:50PM

    Masterminds of the girl abducted should be hanged till death.

    The government should keep an eye on the so called Mullahs who are brainwashing the children and then using them for suicide attacks.

    These Mullahs should be arrested as soon as possible to prevent from further chaos in the country. Recommend

  • MAS
    Jun 20, 2011 - 9:56PM

    TTP is brainchild and protege of the USA and all of its actions are planned by the US forces in Afghanistan where it has its tactical headquarter situated.So its US move against Pak children.Recommend

  • Jun 20, 2011 - 10:01PM

    Please do not miss the point.Mullah terrorists suffer shortage of boys.They are planning
    to meet many more as new virgins in heaven as these girls land up there since they are indeed innocent.There is no chance for them landing in hell.I have been educated by
    young Pakistanis as early as 1959-60 Muslims are different kind of two legged animals.
    -Kulamarva BalakrishnaRecommend

  • san
    Jun 20, 2011 - 10:02PM

    How we are going to dealt with these Saudi mental ideology of Wahhabism.Recommend

  • zafar iqbal
    Jun 20, 2011 - 10:31PM

    how could this person touch someone from the opposite sex. I suspect she was used by this mulla who kidnapped her.Recommend

  • Sakht Khurdra
    Jun 20, 2011 - 10:33PM

    these are strategic assets of Israel and India….with all the covert help in the form of money for family members and handlers………..Recommend

  • Sakht Khurdra
    Jun 20, 2011 - 10:36PM

    at least mughals ruled you people for centuries…..on the other hand Hindus have always been ruled by others…now if you have money do not waste it on destabilizing Pakistan……use it for your own betterment…..curtail your Indian Army and RAW budgets and start looking after 70 million below poverty line poor of India….why poke face here you have every other man in your population very very poor…..Recommend

  • Salman2
    Jun 20, 2011 - 11:16PM

    They are Muslims but not humans. Very true.
    To all who are doubtful, anyone born in a Muslim family is a Muslim. Even under Islamic law he has to be killed if he leaves Islam.Recommend

  • Secret
    Jun 20, 2011 - 11:30PM

    read Quran and Follow it
    accept Islam and learn it
    then you people will know who is wrong and who is Right ok!!!!!!Recommend

  • Sameer
    Jun 21, 2011 - 12:49AM

    Where is the ghariat brigade? Where are the Army who have “broken the backs” of the terrorists? Where are the self righteous Sharif brothers? Where is the big mouthed Mushurraf? Where is the even bigger mouthed Afridi?

    Where are all of Pakistan’s typical idiots? Why are they all so silent? Why are they so afraid of speaking out against real injustice? Where is the angry crazed mob that should be tearing these terrorists to shreds? Recommend

  • Naeem Khan
    Jun 21, 2011 - 12:57AM

    You people are disgrace to the Pukhtun nation,we pukhtuns could never imagine that any one of us could be so coward to use a little girl for this heinous crime. We knew that in the name of God you have cowardly committed atrocities unimaginable, your mothers will hide their faces in shame when they come to know about their shameless children.My Pukhtun up-bringing will never allow me to stoop down so low like you have done.There is nothing Pukhtun about you.Killing innocent people is not the way of Pukhtuns.Shame on you and don’t forget that you will answer to the higher authority( the creator) one of these days. Recommend

  • Jun 21, 2011 - 1:03AM

    Poor sweetheart. What a harrowing misadventure. She is unbelievably lucky to be alive and able to return home. Something no child should have to face.

    What I can’t understand is what is the point to all this bombing the terrorists get into. Seriously.Recommend

  • Mirza
    Jun 21, 2011 - 1:04AM

    I am really stunned and at a loss for words. I cannot find strong words to condemn this shameful and inhuman act of religious terrorists. In no country of the world these kinds of things can even be imagined.

    More shocking and sad is the fact that we are not even unanimous in condemning this shameful, cowardly and inhuman act. Using and abusing the children is not debatable in any society or religion. Why are the apologist and conspiracy theorists even questioning the outrage of some people? They are giving Indians too much credit for speaking up for Muslim children. Why can’t an educated Muslim or a bunch of us tell the truth?

    The only solution of Pakistan’s problem is true democracy, transparency, free judiciary and media, and secularism. Many people mix secularism with no religion. It only means that state is not going to use or let others exploit the religion. People would be free to believe whatever they want in the privacy of their homes and places of worships. Just like what Quaid Azam had envisioned and almost all mullahs opposed it. People should read his first speech in Karachi on August 1947. He was never a mullah, far from it
    . Recommend

  • Sameer
    Jun 21, 2011 - 2:30AM

    @ Sakht – your anti-Hindu comments are not only rude but incorrect. If you weren’t so bigoted, you’d realize that the Maurya, Nanda, and Gupta Empires were all Hindu Empires. It might benefit you to read some history – Wikipedia is a great starting point and no it’s not a CIA/Mossad/RAW conspiracy as your Wahabi / Salafi friends might have you believe. Recommend

  • Sarfraz Khan
    Jun 21, 2011 - 3:19AM

    The Pakistani people need to sit on the negotiating table with tribals, end this war and capture these scumbags.Recommend

  • Humanity
    Jun 21, 2011 - 3:36AM

    Honor being killed by the ghairut brigade. Where are the bay-ghairut protectors of qaum ki beti? Scum bags!Recommend

  • Aq
    Jun 21, 2011 - 4:44AM

    This is shameful for Pakistan. I will dare these

    Taliban supporters ( jamaat islami and imran khan) to tell Pakistan nation that this act of Taliban is very Islamic and our holy prophet would also have supported this act of Taliban.Recommend

  • Akthar
    Jun 21, 2011 - 4:56AM

    Forget religioon! Please think of the little girl & the trauma she would have gone through. The corrupt Govt, instead of sleeping, for once, plz be proactive & rehabitate the child (afterall, she saved lives). Also, launch a PR campaign in the media saying “suicide bombing” is haram for both the bombers & their handlers!
    May god bless the child! Its really heart rending to see the child! Only a father can understand the pain. May Allah (PBUH) curse the handlers & who ever ever supported & trained such acts in Pakistan against anybody with cruel deaths.Recommend

  • Hasan
    Jun 21, 2011 - 5:01AM

    Please Faisal, the religion of a writer/s is not the issue; whether writers identify themselves as Muslim or not is of no relevance. What is relevant is the level of public outrage at the abhorrence of these morally corrupt and murderous individuals. Recommend

  • Akthar
    Jun 21, 2011 - 5:04AM

    Plz allow me make another comment! Look at innocence in the eyes of child! who can think of using a child to kill. Its so hard to control one’s emotions. & i just hate the apologists who support such acts. This is so outrageous that i dont find words to describe my anger!
    The Army should take action & eliminate all terror groups (whether in Pakistan or in Aghanistan). Only this will get some respect!Recommend

  • zaheer
    Jun 21, 2011 - 5:39AM


    You obviously don’t know the abcd of Islam. Please stop embarrassing yourself. There is no such thing as too much Islam. The problem in Pakistan is we don’t have enough Islam, and that is why we are having problems.Recommend

  • Jun 21, 2011 - 6:09AM

    i wonder which mullah has condemned this?Recommend

  • Jun 21, 2011 - 6:12AM

    I could easily debate America’s past actions on the interpretations of them but I won’t because the only sure thing is that people who don’t like America are set on staying that way regardless of the worth of their argument.

    I’ll humor the people making those accusations for a moment.

    Who cares what they did in the past in relation to those groups? They don’t anymore. It’s called acknowledging making mistakes, changing your policies to reflect it and proving the sincerity of those claims through action. It’s called progress.

    What you see elsewhere is denial and rejection of all accountability. That’s why nothing changes for you guys. Acknowledge it, change it and walk the talk. More of the world will respect you for it and that respect will spread even further over time. Denial looks like complicity and has the exact opposite outcome.Recommend

  • Arindom
    Jun 21, 2011 - 6:22AM


    I wonder what the strategic assets tell what the female suicide bombers will see in the after life? will she get to enjoy 72 MALE virgin houries??
    Or, are 72 virgin houries can only by female and only reserved for Males? Uhhh!!! why the discrimination?? Recommend

  • Arindom
    Jun 21, 2011 - 6:25AM

    @Badu jah:

    will female bombers get 72 MALE virgins? Just curious….Recommend

  • Abdullah
    Jun 21, 2011 - 8:32AM


    If someone is a criminal then he is not Muslim stop this hippocracy .Recommend

  • Talat Haque
    Jun 21, 2011 - 10:57AM

    Decent to Hell ………….. Hell is a place right here on earth !Recommend

  • tariq
    Jun 21, 2011 - 11:59AM

    this has nothing to do with islam. islam is the religion of peace. its not only a religion its a law, a constitution, a personel guide, a way of life. there can be only two paths. the path of allah or the path of evil. if you dont want allah’s law implemented then any other law will be of evil and thats what we all are going through right now. this only happens when you go against allah’s law, make alliance with non-muslims against your own muslim brothers and sisters. making someone else’s war our own was the biggest mistake. not implementing islam.Recommend

  • Zulfiqar Haider
    Jun 21, 2011 - 2:06PM

    These terrorists are the biggest disgrace to humanity. They have crossed all limits and are fixated to harm people, even if it takes them to use young girls as well. How could these terrorists be working for the glory of Islam? This is just a bid to overtake the region and rule these innocent people.Recommend

  • Nasir
    Jun 21, 2011 - 2:23PM

    off-couse its RAW conspiracy or may be ISI’sRecommend

  • Shafaq Mustafa
    Jun 21, 2011 - 2:53PM

    She is a very brave girl. This is a big slap on all these terrorist.Recommend

  • Omar Haroon
    Jun 21, 2011 - 3:40PM

    Thank god she managed to make it out alive. That took courage considering her circumstances and her age. Though I’m not sure if it was wise of the media to have published her photo for everyone to know who exactly this girl is. Just hope it won’t end up causing any more problems for her in the future. May she lead a safe and happy life.Recommend

  • Jamshed
    Jun 21, 2011 - 6:31PM

    Why ppls blame whole religion for such acts? Liberal fascists are the main reason why we have these talibans … govt cant caputre them so they label everyone who practice islam as taliban … easy way out … any person or group can kidnap a girl and put suicide vest on her y he has to be taliban or mullah or molvi to kidnap a girl… but our liberals or broad minded or ultra modern ppls here have got a escape goat … (Taliban/Mulla/Molvi) … Recommend

  • Shock Horror
    Jun 21, 2011 - 11:42PM

    Actions of the pure in the land of the pure, also known as 12th failed state in the whole world!Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2011 - 1:15AM

    The children are the pride of any nation. They are protected, nurtured and developed as they are the future. Have we not seen what the Taliban are doing with the children of Pakistan & Afghanistan? In the recent weeks we have seen a mother’s plight, as she tried desperately to find her son kidnapped by the Taliban. See this story about Talban atrocities and decide for yourself.
    Just yesterday we saw the news of a 7 year old girl kidnapped to carry on a suicide attack on a security checkpoint in Upper Dir. (see video HERE) Do we not hear these victim’s cries? Are we serving justice to the relatives of those killed in these suicide bombings by shifting blame from miscreants? The TTP are daily taking credit for these attacks yet out of touch with reality conspiracy theorists constantly blame others. (see video HERE) After watching this video… are you still not convinced that the TTP are the real enemy?

    We have also seen recently the story of Mamta Naz a girl from Taliban stronghold top her SSG exam. If given a chance these children will succeed (read more HERE). We must unite against these terrorists to give the children of the region a chance. Nations need their children to survive. Let us work together to eliminate the threat of Taliban forever so our children can work together to build a better world, free of terror, free of violence and with freedom of Pakistanis, by Pakistanis and for Pakistanis. Recommend

  • KolachiMom
    Jun 22, 2011 - 11:34AM

    Let’s stop defending our personal opinions/beliefs, and defend this CHILD instead. It’s time to put aside EVERYTHING and fight for our nation’s children. Without them, we are nothing.Recommend

  • Waqas Dilawar
    Jun 22, 2011 - 11:51AM

    @Muhammad Sufian:
    Well said sufian. Agree with you.

    @Salman & Others with same Viewpoint
    Either you people have a very low IQ Level or you are doing it deliberately to malign Islam. They just see what they want to see and try to show same things to others.
    Guys have some life, do not try to overlook the facts, it will not change the reality. You are relating suicide attackers to Islam without contemplating that who are funding all these activities? from where they are getting the supplies? believe me in these circumstances when they are surrounded from all the sides, even if there is american army instead of taliban their ammo & supplies would have been finished. But they are funded, supported & infact they are hired guns behind these activities by those who want to destabilize Pakistan & malign the image of Islam. They are achieving their goal in a great deal as you are commenting like this in reaction of these things. They are the figure known as leaders of islamic jihad but they are hired guns. I have seen pictures & videos of some militants which have been killed fighting Pak Army & they are not even circumcised. A person supposed to be muslim extremist is not Circumcised… hows that possible???
    Their are few factors/organizations helping these people very actively, pretending to be our saviors & heroes.

    I believe whoever goes deep & extreme in Islam can not do these things. These are well planned & well desinged plans to inculacate the hatred for our religion & our country among us.
    Please study the matters before conluding anything. It is our common responsibilty.
    May Allah save us all from these dirty plans and conspiracies and strengthen our faith for our country and religion. NO DOUBT ALLAH IS THE BEST PLANNER. Recommend

  • Waqas Dilawar
    Jun 22, 2011 - 1:45PM

    Very Right… people have to see other side of picure as well but unfortunately they are not… or they dont want…Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2011 - 5:42PM

    The children are the pride of any nation. They are protected, nurtured and developed as they are the future. Have we not seen what the Taliban are doing with the children of Pakistan & Afghanistan? In the recent weeks we have seen a mother’s plight, as she tried desperately to find her son kidnapped by the Taliban. See this story about Talban atrocities and decide for yourself.

    Just yesterday we saw the news of a 7 year old girl kidnapped to carry on a suicide attack on a security checkpoint in Upper Dir. Do we not hear these victim’s cries? Are we serving justice to the relatives of those killed in these suicide bombings by shifting blame from miscreants? The TTP are daily taking credit for these attacks yet out of touch with reality conspiracy theorists constantly blame others. After watching the video about this on the internet… are you still not convinced that the TTP are the real enemy?
    We have also seen recently the story of Mamta Naz a girl from Taliban stronghold top her SSG exam. If given a chance these children will succeed.

    We must unite against these terrorists to give the children of the region a chance. Nations need their children to survive. Let us work together to eliminate the threat of Taliban forever so our children can work together to build a better world, free of terror, free of violence and with freedom of Pakistanis, by Pakistanis and for Pakistanis. Recommend

  • Jun 22, 2011 - 11:34PM

    Late For School An artwork in honor of the brave young girl


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