TTP issue final warning for S Waziristan residents to evacuate agency

Published: June 12, 2012
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Militants distribute pamphlets declaring workers of NGO's as targets. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Militants distribute pamphlets declaring workers of NGO's as targets. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

SOUTH WAZIRISTAN: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Mehsud circle, in a pamphlet distributed in South Waziristan on Monday, gave a final warning to residents to evacuate the area, in view of an ongoing war in the Fata agency.

According to the pamphlet distributed by the militants in the Mehsud territory of South Waziristan on Monday, it appealed to all residents of South Waziristan to vacate the agency owing to the war. A general amnesty was also extended to all persons leaving the area.

It added that no NGO or any NGO contractors were allowed to operate in the area. Rather it termed them as legitimate targets. Included in this list were employees associated with educational activities, health, and members of the Khasadar force (volunteer force). The handout said that these people, if caught working will be treated as criminals.

The militant group also warned that house owners, and others who had helped members of the Mehsud tribe live in or settle in Waziristan, had committed a crime.

The notice also carried a warning for those operating transportation enterprises. The handout said these people were committing an “unpardonable crime”.

Below is the translated text of the pamphlet received by The Express Tribune:

Last warning for residents of Mehsud circle in South Waziristan agency

1-    All the people are warned and appealed that they should vacate the Sourth Waziristan area as there is a war going on here.

2-    We have not permitted any NGO or any contractor of any NGO nor we ever allow such people; they all are our targets.

3-    We declare general amnesty to all the people who leave the area.

4-    All the employees associated with education and health and NGOs and the khasadar force will be treated as criminals.

5-    The signatory malkan and those who have sent Mehsud people to live in Waziristan, and those who invite them and who help them and assist them in settling here are also committing the crime.

6-    All those who run any kind of transport or manage transport in the Mehsud circle are also committing unpardonable crime and are advised to refrain from it.

From: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, South Waziristan Agency Circle

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Reader Comments (44)

  • Wonderful
    Jun 12, 2012 - 12:56AM

    Yesterday’s good is today’s bad. Or are they freedom fighters?

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  • last warning
    Jun 12, 2012 - 12:56AM

    I, as citizen of Pakistan, give ultimatum to taliban to leave my country.

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  • Ejaaz
    Jun 12, 2012 - 12:56AM

    Where is the writ of the state? What happened to our sovereignty ? I hope sipah e Salar e Azam takes note. I hope our Qazi e Azam also take a suo Moto. Meanwhile ordinary nobodies in our land of the pure keep dying untimely

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  • truth detector
    Jun 12, 2012 - 12:57AM

    This news is no where else, just ET. I think TTP just wrote to you. @ ET you seem to be a propaganda of one side of the view. You are heavily biased and titled in your reporting.

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  • Mirza
    Jun 12, 2012 - 12:58AM

    We keep hearing that Taliban are peaceful Jihadist only against the US and they are not going to harm “employees associated with educational activities, health”. Still some try to cover their criminal activities! What more proof de we need to see their designs against civilians?

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  • Hammad
    Jun 12, 2012 - 1:01AM

    Good. That would make it easy for for us to bomb them.

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  • Jun 12, 2012 - 1:01AM

    Hey hey, Please vacate that area, yeah you TTP stay there.. So some one comes and Nuclear Bomb you all F-ing morons out there.. Lets just end this craze..

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  • Javed Afridi
    Jun 12, 2012 - 1:08AM

    Khasadar force is not a volunteer force, rather it can better be described as ‘tribal police’ comprising tribesmen from the respective tribes they perform duties in.

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  • Pak
    Jun 12, 2012 - 1:08AM

    Panetta really has run out of patience, a spike in bomb attacks since his statement and now this. Doesn’t take a genius to figure out whose proxy TTP is.

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  • Ahmed
    Jun 12, 2012 - 1:12AM

    Is that a joke? What is happening in this country? I wish civilians should leave this area and then a massive aerial attack by PAF should be conducted to wipe out such militants atleast from South Waziristan

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  • LionOfPunjab
    Jun 12, 2012 - 1:26AM

    Shows how stupid the TTP are! I hope the innocent do get out of S. Waziristan. Once this happens, the army should grab this opportunity to go after (bomb) TTP in S.W.. as there will be minimal chance of collateral damage once the innocents have left.

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  • Saleem
    Jun 12, 2012 - 1:28AM

    After the people have vacated the area the USA should send drones to take out these terrorists. Far fewer innocent civilian deaths.

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  • True Muslim Paki
    Jun 12, 2012 - 1:32AM

    Smell conspiracy especially after withdrawal of support to US. Why will Taliban work against Pakistan?

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  • Babloo
    Jun 12, 2012 - 1:45AM

    South Waziristan and North Waziristan, should apply for UN membershipas 2 seperate and independent countries. They look like soverign countries to me with full control on the ground.

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  • Nikarish
    Jun 12, 2012 - 1:47AM

    this explains why drones are useful…

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  • Nikarish
    Jun 12, 2012 - 2:02AM

    @True Muslim Paki:
    Gvt agency has lost the leash…

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  • Chopper
    Jun 12, 2012 - 2:05AM

    @Babloo, just like the Red Corridor lol

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  • Asad Shah
    Jun 12, 2012 - 2:07AM

    wow! Thanks to our army and their strategic assets for making lives more miserable of the people of this country. And yes this does explain the usefulness of drones as our army will never fight these militants in both the Waziristan agencies. And then our military leadership holds people accountable such as Dr Afridi. This country is going down. Special thanks to our army as we should by now understand that they are not the solution but rather are part of the problem.

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  • S
    Jun 12, 2012 - 2:08AM

    there are too many coincidences, whenever we say no to US on something, something like this happen..can there be so many coincidences?

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  • Mohsin
    Jun 12, 2012 - 2:09AM

    Most of media’s news are fake related to Taliban or women….US is going.. so they have funded Paki Media to spread more hatred among Pakistanis so that we keep on fighting with each other…. ……

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  • Bangush
    Jun 12, 2012 - 2:13AM

    the tribal areas are really screwed up. Since independence there has been no writ of Govt.

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  • geeko
    Jun 12, 2012 - 2:16AM

    @Babloo:
    If it was the case, they wouldn’t need to issue such statements : it’s because they meet resistance that they have to come up with such barbaric and violent means of controlling these areas, and the conflict is now taking tribal colours now (Mehsud vs Wazir tribe.)

    The TTP is in its last stages anyway, its leadership is being slowly fractured and will loose the fragile men-power base when the Americans will withdraw from Afghanistan.

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  • gp65
    Jun 12, 2012 - 3:05AM

    Where is the sovereignty of Pakistani now when terrorists can order people out of an area and threaten death if they fail to comply?

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  • Huma
    Jun 12, 2012 - 3:06AM

    and whats the official govt/army reaction/action against this b.s.??

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  • gp65
    Jun 12, 2012 - 3:10AM

    @True Muslim Paki: “Smell conspiracy especially after withdrawal of support to US. Why will Taliban work against Pakistan?”

    Buddy, these are not Afghan Taliban who the Pak government is providing safe havens to. These are the TTP. They have been attacking mosques, markets, schools and playgrounds in Pakistan for a while now. Your question seems surprising.

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  • Babloo
    Jun 12, 2012 - 3:37AM

    They seem to be charity workers like Hafeez Saeed of JuD. Look at them, they look like students out of Hafeez Academy for charitable work.

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  • Salman Arshad
    Jun 12, 2012 - 4:03AM

    These Talibans don’t know what Imran Khan will do to them.
    He will have such a dialogue with them that they will never ever need to threaten anyone again.

    You just wait!

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  • Pashtun
    Jun 12, 2012 - 4:08AM

    @Babloo: Next up The Much Respected Khalistan movement, Kosal state movement, Bodoland, Gorkhaland… there is like a dozen more.

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  • DB
    Jun 12, 2012 - 4:17AM

    Phase 2 of US negotiation tactic has been initiated.

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  • Animal Farm - Desi
    Jun 12, 2012 - 5:01AM

    Will our religious leaders and Mullahs who always jump upon declaring ‘this and that against Islam’ and thus kufur and declare others kafir and murtad, come up and give any fatwa here….?

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  • Jun 12, 2012 - 5:34AM

    Is this all right and should the mighty army, the foreign office and the Difae Pakistan keep agitating the Salala, drones and lamenting the OBL? The energy of people is being diverted in wrong channels.The enemy is staring at you within.

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  • Imran Con
    Jun 12, 2012 - 5:43AM

    It takes an extremely shameless person to sit there and watch them take control of part of your country so casually.
    There’s plenty of bad things I could say but, even I don’t want to believe the army would sink that low. I don’t want to be proven wrong, either.

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  • Its (still) Econonmy Stupid
    Jun 12, 2012 - 5:55AM

    Hillary Clinton was right about her raising snakes in the backyard comment. Now snakes want to bite the hand that was feeding them.

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  • Haris Khan
    Jun 12, 2012 - 6:36AM

    I would like to see comments of the PTI supporters whose leader is considering Taliban as a genuine tribal uprising, which they are not by any stretch of imagination. They have the blood of thousands of innocent people on their hands, they have challenged the writ of the state, and still Mr Khan says talk to them. Well, talking and negotiation is a good thing, but on whose terms? Are we going to abdicate to them? Of course, military actioin should be the last resort, and the KP govt officials have repeatedly said they are ready for talks with taliban if they shun violance. In Swat also there was a negotiated settlrement and the govt agreed to their demand of shariah, but soon we saw them grabbing Buner and moving towards Swabi, and planning to proceed to islamabad. So by now we should be able to understand the real motives of these people. Mere slogans for election/political reasons would further deteriorate the situation.

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  • Neena
    Jun 12, 2012 - 6:59AM

    What is our Army doing. Every year we give them a big chunk of people budget and they never tell us where they spend it. This happens when Army instead of protecting borders – more interested in looting the country.

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  • unbeliever
    Jun 12, 2012 - 7:10AM

    @Pashtun:

    fortunately, we indians have been relatively more successful than pakistanis in quelling such movements.
    khalistan, bodoland, gorkhaland have been dealt with quite successfully. WHAT IS KOSAL? never heard about that..

    PS. what about PASHTOONISTAN?

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  • Jun 12, 2012 - 7:58AM

    Only Pakistanis find the rationale to support the Afghan Taliban, but not support the Pakistani Taliban, their ideological mirror image.

    Taliban in Afghanistan fight the NATO, so they are kosher; since the target is Pakistan for the TTP, it is not so kosher anymore.

    I am glad the TTP is not being targeted by NATO drones anymore. If Pakistan is not going to help fight the Afghan Taliban, why help Pakistan fight the TTP?

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  • Raw is War
    Jun 12, 2012 - 8:05AM

    good things keep pouring out of pakistan.

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  • Jun 12, 2012 - 8:25AM

    Tribal area should be immediately integrated into Pakistan.

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  • maestro
    Jun 12, 2012 - 9:49AM

    @Hammad:
    LOLS! Excellent point!!!!

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  • RizwanTKhan
    Jun 12, 2012 - 10:02AM

    Time to blow up TTP, the agency backed by our enemy countries.

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  • gp65
    Jun 12, 2012 - 10:31AM

    For people suggesting that once the area is vacated, army should bomb these terorrists to extinction, I have some questions:
    – What about homes and property of innocent people that my get destroyed
    – What about standing crip that will perish when people leave?-
    – What about wives and children of these terrorists? After all the civilians who die in drone strikes are precisely the family members of terrorists, so it is Okay if they are killed in F16 bombing?

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  • Ansari
    Jun 12, 2012 - 11:46AM

    Pamphlet also says.

    All rights reserved. Pentagon Inc.

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  • Jun 12, 2012 - 6:15PM

    It is alarming to see that these terrorists are trying to take over the region, while our nations remain tangled in their differences. The need to overcome our differences becomes obvious when we find these terrorists fully focused on destabilizing the region. Our failure to tackle this threat could only result in more chaos and damage to the region. Terrorist organizations like the TTP have already taken thousands of innocent lives while wasting no opportunity to target our forces. There is simply no doubt that they stand in our way of bringing peace and stability to the region. This latest threat once again proves that they are actively pursuing their evil agenda in the region. We must stand united against these terrorists that pose a real threat to the region. We must not let our differences deter us from achieving our ultimate goal of defeating terrorism. We must find a way to move forward, and combine our strength to eliminate this threat that continues to haunt the region.

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