KARACHI: Soon after Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan said that he was not afraid of the Taliban and that threats will not deter his plan to march into Waziristan, ex-Junoon guitarist Salman Ahmad tweeted that he will accompany the 'peace caravan'.
Tweeting from his personal Twitter account @sufisal, Ahmad on Thursday announced, “I’ll be traveling with IK’s [Imran Khan’s] peace caravan to Waziristan.”
The tweet was apparently in response to Khan’s tweet from his official account @ImranKhanPTI which said, “A man of faith doesn’t fear death & a march for peace against drones that have destroyed millions of lives of Fata people is worth dying for.”
Khan had sent out this tweet after reports emerged which stated that the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had threatened to kill him if he marched into their tribal stronghold Waziristan. The Taliban spokesperson later clarified that the Taliban did not say they would kill him, but they still see him as an “infidel” for being a “liberal”.
The Taliban said that their top leadership will decide whether to allow Khan to march into Waziristan or not.
Earlier in July, Khan had announced he was planning to lead thousands of people in a march to Waziristan in September to protest against drone strikes.
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Imran Khan is a patriotic son of Pakistan,He don't Scare from any TTP,MUSAAD,RAA,CIA & Black water, if he commited then he will do Better then your Expectations. If any one have doute then take a review of his Achievements in his early Life.Don't worry About Imran Khan ,Do something practically, don,t Blame any person with out any comfirmation.
Imran Khan's decision to lead a march to Waziristan is not only a bold decision but I believe a very well thought out win-win strategy : For (1) In the next elections people of FATA will vote under Political Parties Act, unlike in the past as independent members -- who else do you think, after a successful rally inshallah, they will vote for other than PTI -- ; and (2) After 2014 (when the Allied Forces begin to move out from Afghanistan) government/leaders in Pakistan will have to be ready to provide a leadership role which is not only acceptable to the Taliban /TTP but also be able to proactively and effectively interact with them to overcome the vacuum/crisis/instability that may otherwise emerge, both, in Pakistan and Afghanistan. God bless Pakistan, PTI, Imran Khan and all his supporters, particularly those, like Salman Ahmad, who are determined to travel with IK's Peace Caravan to Waziristan. I pray to Allah that He gives me and my friends, the strength, capability and opportunity to travel to Waziristan for such a noble cause. Ameen
All the best guys :D
@Blithe: blithering as usual...
Basically people like Salman Ahmad, Ali Azmat and Maria B will do anything to hit the news. I liked them very much when they were Junoon but since after that, both have utilized every single chance to prove themselves to be the idiots
You have lost it in hatred...take a break dude and get a life !!!
Honemooon in North Wazirstan goes well with the Janoon conccert, Pakistan. Let's hope all the terrorists will do ijtimaee Tauba and rock on with Salman on "Pappu Yaar Tang na Kar".
IK,are you going to have a music concert in Waziristan????
Imran Khan shall fail big time.
somr people r so hopeless that they even criticise an internationally recognized effort of peace caravan to a challenging area where zardari and nawaz are scared even in dreams!
Mr. Salman Ahmed you must not forget this that the Taliban are extremely against the music and showbiz world and showbiz's personalities and your company with Imran Khan may be harmful for the peaceful rally against the drones' strikes...... Please refrain yourself from doing so.......
"millions of lives of FATA people" I'm starting to think his 19 day plan isn't intended to be the actual length of time a common person would believe it to be. He's just horrible with numbers. Impressively so. His deficit is rare. It's not that he can't count, he just doesn't know the amount each number really represents.
Person: How many dollar signs is 2? Imran Khan: $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$... Take a nap while it keeps going... wake up and then shake your head Person: I figured as much. PTI supporter: He just didn't understand the question and it's your fault!
inshaALLAH we will make pakistan a peaceful Place under dynamic leadership of Imran ! People will try to shatter your morale but don't loose ur energy to comment on such discouraging shouts . Keep ur chin up we r beside you :)
music and people who are in the music industry are infidels , so presence of this idiot just increases the risk of an attack from the real fanatics
what a stupid statement by idiot khan, he thinks by putting simpletons like salman at risk to get ambushed by attack of talibans on the infidels, he would be able to stop drone attacks. This guy is so superficial, nothing is going to stop drones until the targets have been wiped out from there.
It is not The caravan of Peace, but in fact The movement for Defence of militants! mind it.
word of advise... leave your guitar behind... otherwise you'll blend in just fine with the taliban based on your outfit...
Now these pseudo liberals here will call Salman Ahmed as Taliban Ahmed :d
SIDE SHOW BOB
TTP is a shame...why they are having a perception that they are true Muslims, they killed many innocent Muslims by taking money from their father India and US and threatening IK.
One thing I am sure about that IK is true Muslim and infidels are these TTP guys
Spare us Salman!
@Falcon: No, i wouldn't. I genuinely don't like this Salman Ahmed's philosophy , how he cashed in by writing that book ' rock and roll jihad', I don't like all the interviews he has been giving ...
I can Understand Ali Azmat's views on him .
It will be great effort for national integration and national unity. we all are with our leader Imran khan :)
Listen all the talibans, if something happens to IK - WE WILL BURN YOU TO HELLL!!!
Sure Salman you should go to Waziristan and live rest of life their so that viewer may protected from your pretended falsify figure in media......Atleast.....please Somebody calls Hakim-ul-Mahsood "Piece araha Ha...."
@ blithe: If you support ali azmat who goes and sings for a movie which is full of vulgarity and promotes a pornstar for publicity stunt to make money I really feel sorry for you and for the mindset that you have and to top it off u have the courage to call Salman ahmed an attention seeker . you make me laugh atleast he and IK ARE trying to do some for PAKISTAN AND ITS PEOPLE. Its sad but definately true that our beloved country is ruined because of illiterated people like ur self and the politician (all those in the present) who cant do anything for the betterment of our beloved country but sit on their backsides and critise those who want change give something back to the country we owe so much.
I think the whole Junoon should go (except Brian of course)
TTP ARE NOT PATRIOT NOR ISLAMIST THEY ARE PUPPOT OF FOREIGNERS AND INDIAN RAA AS FAR IMRAN KHAN AND INSAFIAN WILL MARCH IN WAZIRASTAN FOR PEACE IN SOLSDIRTY OF MYRTARS PEOPLE'S OF FATA ARE PEACEFUL SIMPLE INHABITANT OF THAT TERROITARY WE ARE FEARLESS AND WITH STRONG FAITH ON ALLAH . PTI IS NOT AGAINST ISLAM OR BETTER CAUSE BUT AGAINST AGGRESSION ON INNOCENT PEOPLES WHOSE SUFFERING FOR NOTHING . Our support are with our leadership .
Those who tried to frighten Insafians by fake threats must start worrying now... We will march towards Waziristan with our great leader with more zeal & zest now..!
@Z: He is not . Neither is IK? who mislead us on a "g'teed investment", joined sheikh Rasheed after making a religious vow that he never wants to be like Sheikh Rasheed, added all the objectionable turncoats in his party above loyal workers , media hungry , hypocritical , questions others morals when he had a daughter with Sita White....
veena malik should also go
So many people ranting and taunting IK about the change should see this. This is the change. When did we see such a thing before in Pakistan? Now imagine if were Zardari or Nawaz Sharif in IK's place. I am sure none have agreed to travel even to Peshawar. Leaders, huh
I wish i could go :(
@Blithe: Umm...yeah, if Ali Azmat defines your moral compass, then I feel sorry for you.
the Taliban are definitely not gonna attack Imran Khan now - they'll all run away from this guy's horrible voice :P
@Blithe: Had he said he will be accompanying CM Shahbaz Sharif for camping out in Lahore, you would be praising the same media hungry guy ;)
still immature as ever like his leader IK
Imran is supported by every segment of society and he is hope for all. Good going.
we will welcome u salman!
@Blithe, and what is Ali Azmat? At least this guy has a cause but what is it Ali Azmat and people like you stand for except criticism?
Sorry to say. Is there any big function or festival in Waziristan? Are you going to perform there any concert.
just goes to show what fearless leadership can do! great leaders inspire, and no one does it better than the kaptaan himself.
Me n my two friends will go IA.