US drone strike kills Pakistan Taliban number two: Officials

Published: May 29, 2013
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Flanked by militants, Wali-ur-Rehman (centre), deputy Pakistani Taliban leader, speaks to reporters in Shawal, a town that lies between North and South Waziristan. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

Flanked by militants, Wali-ur-Rehman (centre), deputy Pakistani Taliban leader, speaks to reporters in Shawal, a town that lies between North and South Waziristan. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

PESHAWAR: A US drone strike killed the number two of the Pakistan Taliban, Waliur Rehman, in the North Waziristan region on Wednesday, three security officials said in what would be a major achievement in the fight against militancy.

The drone strike killed seven people, the security officials said, including Taliban deputy commander Waliur Rehman, in the first such attack since a May 11 general election in which the use of the unmanned aircraft was a major issue.

Waliur Rehman had been poised to succeed Hakimullah Mehsud as leader of the Pakistan Taliban, a senior army official based in the South Waziristan tribal region, the group’s stronghold, said in December.

Intelligence officials said that Mehsud’s brutality had turned his own subordinates against him, while the more measured Rehman had emerged as the group’s primary military strategist.

“If a leader doesn’t behave like a leader, he loses support. For the longest time now, Hakimullah has done the dirty work while Waliur Rehman is the thinker. Taliban fighters recognise this,” said the first Pakistani military source.

Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)  have launched devastating attacks against the Pakistani military and civilians.

Drone casualties are difficult to verify. Foreign journalists must have permission from the military to visit the tribal areas along the Afghan border.

Taliban fighters also often seal off the sites of drone strikes immediately so Pakistani journalists cannot see the victims.

The Taliban were not immediately available for comment.

The security officials and Pashtun tribesmen in the northwestern region said the drone fired two missiles that struck a mud-built house at Chashma village, 3km east of Miranshah, the region’s administrative town.

They said seven people were killed and four wounded.

“Tribesmen started rescue work an hour after the attack and recovered seven bodies,” said resident Bashir Dawar. “The bodies were badly damaged and beyond recognition.”

Militant stronghold

The Pakistan government had yet to confirm Waliur Rehman’s death. A US drone killed Pakistani Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud in 2009.

US President Barack Obama recently indicated he was scaling back the drone strike programme, winning cautious approval from Pakistan, a key ally in the US fight on militancy.

A Pakistani Foreign Ministry official, speaking before the identity of the Taliban number two had been revealed, condemned all such strikes.

“Any drone strike is against the territorial integrity and sovereignty of Pakistan and we condemn it,” the official, who declined to be identified, told Reuters.

North Waziristan is on the Afghan border and has long been a stronghold of militants including Afghan Taliban and their al Qaeda and Taliban allies.

Prime Minister-elect Nawaz Sharif said this month that drone strikes were a “challenge” to Pakistan’s sovereignty.

“We will sit with our American friends and talk to them about this issue,” he said.

Obama’s announcement of scaling back drone strikes was widely welcomed by the people of North Waziristan, where drones armed with missiles have carried out the most strikes against militants over the past seven years, sometimes with heavy civilian casualties.

The strike also coincided with the first session of the newly elected provincial assembly of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Imran Khan’s Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf party won most seats in the assembly and denounced the strike, saying Obama had gone back on his word.

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  • EpicFail
    May 29, 2013 - 3:09PM

    Waliur Rehman was a relatively moderate voice in the Taliban. Pretty obvious now US is trying to sabotage negotiations yet again.

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  • kamran
    May 29, 2013 - 3:14PM

    So far so good for the anti drone attack mavericks of PTI and N-league.

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  • Mohammad
    May 29, 2013 - 3:16PM

    Alhamdulillah! Thank you my dear United States.. we appreciate eliminating these terrorists and the millions of dollar you are giving as civil aid to Pakistanis.. funding public welfare Projects, giving scholarships to our students. Thank you.

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  • Ahmad Khan
    May 29, 2013 - 3:25PM

    This is for those people who think that Pakistani Taliban and Afghan Taliban are different. They are all the same… and USA makes no distinction

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  • Cobra Commander
    May 29, 2013 - 3:27PM

    Great strike at the heart of evil. US drones are doing what should have been the job of our army. A murderer can never be a moderate, a murderer is always an extremist!!!

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  • Water Bottle
    May 29, 2013 - 3:31PM

    Why the heck is USA killing its own assets?

    Why did USA kill people that it is paying to destabilize Pakistan and take Pak’s nukes?

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  • SHAH
    May 29, 2013 - 3:38PM

    Whenever Pakistani nation and government are in aggressive mode against DRONES one of high profile TTP commander got killed in an attacked to neutralize the situation.

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  • Nazim
    May 29, 2013 - 3:46PM

    This killing is likely to make negotiations with TTP if not impossible then very difficult. The US wants to sabotage our negotiating efforts with the TTP.

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  • May 29, 2013 - 3:46PM

    @EpicFail: Can you kindly explain ‘relatively moderate’? Kills less number of people? advises to kill less number of people? suggests to use fertilizer bombs instead of instead of suicide attacks?

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  • Nathan
    May 29, 2013 - 3:54PM

    Ik should immediately condemn this drone attack.That will be a curtain raiser for discussion with taliban.

    We can join the taliban and fight US. Great

    nathan

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    May 29, 2013 - 3:54PM

    @Ahmad Khan:
    your are innocent my friend,he has been punished for not doing enough damages for which handsomely being paid daily.

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    May 29, 2013 - 4:02PM

    @Water Bottle:
    it is done to come in good books later somebody out of this lot leader will be made and he will start of when order issued but surely they have sympathizer in security force,Fazl ul Rehman and Sami ol HAQ.

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  • SAK
    May 29, 2013 - 4:06PM

    Why USA WHY?
    why not Hakeem ullah Masood. Who is more Anti pakistan than Wali Ur Rehman. We were seeing peace deal with TTP, seems difficult now

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  • IceSoul
    May 29, 2013 - 4:06PM

    To all the idiots saying he was “moderate”: Only way he was moderate in was that he believed the Taliban should mainly target the Pak Army, not others.

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  • DirectTruth
    May 29, 2013 - 4:08PM

    @PostMan:
    The last way I would interpret message of EpicFail is as you did. If you kill the moderate personalites, the extremist personalities will never lay down their arms and talk with you…When will you learn that you cannot Bomb taliban out of existance…The only way to solve is to reach a point both parties can abide by…Killing each other is not that point

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  • syed baqar ahsan
    May 29, 2013 - 4:17PM

    who are these two sitting with (nakab) with faced covered please do let us know their name, otherwise leadership is like broilers having alike faces wali resemble ehsan and he resemble baitulmasood.,previously nazir resembled hakim and so on where is Hikmat yar he must be having for good situation to sort out TTP as he destroyed everything of Kabul before sending for long rest to Iran.

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  • Lala Gee
    May 29, 2013 - 4:19PM

    How dare you go against your master’s wishes?

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  • ashar
    May 29, 2013 - 4:22PM

    Justifying the drones after UNHCR objection and also widening the gap between Pakistan and their own planted Taliban. What a strategy. Every thing should go along without being resolved at any level is the US policy for Pakistan.

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  • maestro
    May 29, 2013 - 4:23PM

    Good! There is no such thing as a “good” taliban and a “bad”taliban. They are all a bunch of illiterate, murdering thugs for hire whose only religion is devil worshipping. Take them all out!

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  • Lalai
    May 29, 2013 - 4:25PM

    Every one should know that for Americans, it is business that matters the most and every thing for them including human beings are a commodity which can be disposed off when not needed. With 2014 fast approaching, Taliban and Al-Qaeda will be eliminated and so will be the case with every despotic ruler around the world, especially in the middle east.

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  • Adnan
    May 29, 2013 - 4:25PM

    @Nazim WOW! Great argument! The TTP continues to bomb and slaughter with impunity and without regard to any peace overtures, but God forbid if a TTP leader is killed, we are so afraid that TTP will be angry and cancel the idea of peace talks altogether! If this is the mindset, then we have already lost the negotiations before they started!!

    If anything, the threat of further deaths (if not at hands of Pak army then at least from CIA drones) of TTP top leadership is going to weaken them further and increase our chances of getting a better result from these negotiations.

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  • bajee jee
    May 29, 2013 - 4:32PM

    Smoking!!!!!

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  • Waseem
    May 29, 2013 - 4:33PM

    Thank you, Drone. Keep it up, and speed it up! Next time consider those two laughing ttp leaders we usually see in media pictures.

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  • A-No.1
    May 29, 2013 - 4:35PM

    One down. 4,999 more to go. PTI please stop drone.

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  • Mir
    May 29, 2013 - 4:43PM

    Thanks Allah some one is looking for Pakistani public. long live USA Bless Pakistan

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  • Haider
    May 29, 2013 - 4:43PM

    Hail drones..!!
    thumbs up drones…!

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  • Mir
    May 29, 2013 - 4:47PM

    Barack Obama love you .please get rid of evil from Pakistani soil

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  • BusinessMan
    May 29, 2013 - 4:58PM

    “first such attack since a May 11 general election in which the use of the unmanned aircraft was a major issue.”

    You do realize what this indicates don’t you?

    That the USA has already came to an agreement regarding drones with Pakistan’s new government under Nawaz Sharif. Seems like its going to be business as usual for USA in Pakistan, with only minor changes.

    Nawaz being a business man, its all about profit. And nothing beats profit earned in dollar bills on Pakistani blood.

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  • May 29, 2013 - 4:59PM

    Old wine in new bottle,with disputed lable
    hahahahahahah,,,,,,,,,,,,,Recommend

  • xyz
    May 29, 2013 - 5:15PM

    The US should know that some Pakistanis, myself included, are very grateful to them for bringing justice to these monsters

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  • May 29, 2013 - 5:17PM

    @Water Bottle: You are real water bottle who suffers propaganda lag.

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  • ahmer
    May 29, 2013 - 5:20PM

    Thanks to US, these animals which have been going and killing people with impunity, are on the back foot when it comes to drones. Please wipe them out as we Pakistanis want to live in peace without the fear of these taliban. The only good taliban is a dead taliban

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  • kaalchakra
    May 29, 2013 - 5:26PM

    Shocking, painful, infuriating. The excesses of America and the West against Muslims know no bounds.

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  • Enlightened
    May 29, 2013 - 5:31PM

    Those who have killed thousands of innocent people do not deserve mercy and should be killed by any means.

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  • salman
    May 29, 2013 - 5:31PM

    Thankyou drones.

    SLAP to PTI and PMLN

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  • Voice of Pakistanis
    May 29, 2013 - 5:48PM

    Thank You Mr. Drone. Good Rid of another evil.

    Please keep on your mission until these anti-human factor exterminate from our world.

    Good Luck!

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  • Haris Chaudhry
    May 29, 2013 - 5:49PM

    Drone attacks: The triumph of science, commitment, might and focus from the civilised world to wreak havoc on the bigoted, illiterate, medieval, murderous thugs from an uncivilised world !

    Hats off to you Mr Drone ! Please visit our mountains more often :)

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  • kanwal
    May 29, 2013 - 5:50PM

    I do not praise drone attacks. I think pakistan should clean their backyard themselves. But i am amazed at the kind of apologetic comments here. Apologies to taliban for not stoppig attacks on them from USA? Sounding terrified that talks may be halted (as if they were in progress and as if TTP had put THEIR weapons down for hope of negotiations) ? We are a nation of cowards? Cowering from these thugs even before going to table. Great.

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  • Fakir M
    May 29, 2013 - 6:24PM

    Good job! Get the rest of them. They are a pain in the neck.

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  • MSR
    May 29, 2013 - 6:30PM

    In praising drone strike and the killing of an alleged terrorist – we are missing the point that uprooting an illegal activity through an illegal tool (drone) would not make our world safe. Then, its not the war of good or evil, rather it’s a contest of more capabilities. And to be more precise, more capabilities to demean international law and humanitarian aspects of a war.

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  • yasser
    May 29, 2013 - 6:31PM

    Wali ur Rehmanb embraced shahadat while fighting against the US and its allies

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  • KAY
    May 29, 2013 - 6:43PM

    Well done boys…keep it up..clean the mess

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  • Fakhar Alam
    May 29, 2013 - 6:44PM

    Why is that TTP leaders interested in negotiations get killed by US?

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  • Zain
    May 29, 2013 - 7:07PM

    @Muhammad
    I second you. We should as a nation thank United States of America for eliminating these terrorists from our soil otherwise possibility is that they will rule Islamabad one day.

    Thank you USA!!!

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  • Ali
    May 29, 2013 - 7:41PM

    Surprised and dissapointed to see yet again comments on how we should we be negotiating with the Taliban. These are the same people who have been killing, maiming children, mosque goers, ordinary citizens of Pakistan, women for a little less than a decade, and because of this we should be negotiating with them so these barbarians and terrorists (NOT muslims by any means) can walk in and impose their will on the areas they are granted. I am glad USA has the balls to do our work for us. Infact for all of our Armies so called brave Jawan we should be the one blowing these Taliban up, no matter how long it takes. No more sympathy, no further negotiations should be had with the Taliban. They are ordinary criminals of Pakistan and they need to be brought to justice and not to a negotiating table.

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  • niaz
    May 29, 2013 - 7:43PM

    2004, pakistan made up with Naik Muhammed, killed in drone the nest day.
    2013, talks for peace taking off soon, Wali ur Rehman killed in drone.
    now responsibility of Pakistan to counter these drones, which are not used to help us but to
    destabalise us… let’s see what PTI and N-League do…..

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  • Mirza
    May 29, 2013 - 7:57PM

    This must all be wrong. Drones only target the civilians and we should mourn the deaths of these innocent civilians. On the other hand Pakistani jets can keep pounding these areas and their bombs do not kill any innocent. We should continue with our double standards and protest the killings of TTP leaders. These poor assets are running out of their leaders.

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  • unbelievable
    May 29, 2013 - 8:10PM

    @EpicFail.

    Waliur Rehman was a relatively
    moderate voice in the Taliban. Pretty
    obvious now US is trying to sabotage
    negotiations yet again.

    This guy has killed how many thousands of Pakistani’s? Rather than wallow in anti American blather why not just say “thank you”.

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  • ivehadit
    May 29, 2013 - 8:16PM

    All those arguing in the name of Pakistani sovreignity need to be able to differentiate the good from the bad. The Taliban are no friends of Pakistani sovereignity. They kill and maim at will. Anyone heard of Malala Yousufzai?

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  • Umer
    May 29, 2013 - 8:24PM

    PTI lost a sympathiser today. Their grief is unbearable.

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  • sabukhara
    May 29, 2013 - 8:35PM

    The great captain would be so upset. he really wanted to hold negotiations with this guy. Perhaps he needs extension on the 90 day deadline now.

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  • janaan
    May 29, 2013 - 8:36PM

    @EpicFail:

    moderate. i am surprised at your short memory. this was the terrorists who called attack on parade lane mosque as “attack on masjid e Zarrar” and those killed as “infidels”.children died in the attack.

    today is eid for Pakistan as the murderer of thousands has finally met his fate.Inshallah, fate is nearing for Hakimullah as well.

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  • Siddiq Sadiq
    May 29, 2013 - 8:40PM

    Drones are terrorizing entire villages as they hover overhead day and night. Who is the real terrorist then? Some commentators here seem too young and aloof to understand this. Americans even care about the mental stress of their “brave” drone operators who are sitting thousands of miles away, yet we don’t care for our very own people and their rights. It is really sad to read some comments here while knowing they are from some Muslim who cares more for what America thinks of him than what Allah thinks of him. Such attacks will ultimately stop, no doubt about it. But our people who supported them will have to answer the actual superpower one day.

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  • Nadeem
    May 29, 2013 - 8:48PM

    Yes! Now take out the other 2 lunatics.
    Thank you USA, God Bless America!

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  • Cobrajock
    May 29, 2013 - 8:58PM

    Bulls eye …… good shot.

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  • Zain
    May 29, 2013 - 9:20PM

    @Nadeem

    Yes, God Bless America…..The Greatest nation on earth!!!

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  • Rashid
    May 29, 2013 - 9:42PM

    @MSR

    In praising drone strike and the killing of an alleged terrorist – we are missing the point that uprooting an illegal activity through an illegal tool (drone) would not make our world safe. Then, its not the war of good or evil, rather it’s a contest of more capabilities. And to be more precise, more capabilities to demean international law and humanitarian aspects of a war.

    Try telling that to the near and dear ones of those innocent civilians who were butchered
    by these barbarians. Laws are there to protect the law abiding citizens, not to mollycoddle cold-blooded murderers.

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  • Kulwant Singh
    May 29, 2013 - 9:51PM

    Pakistan can not progress until unless all the terrorist groups who challenge the sovereignty of Pakistan are completely destroyed when there is peace the Govt will be able solve other problems such as power shortage illiteracy and numerous problems being faced by poor people any one who kills these beast is serving the common man.

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  • imran bhatt
    May 29, 2013 - 10:06PM

    PTI in KPK and PML in Punjab are going to three days of mourning as they have lost one of their TTP lieutenants.

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  • Kalim
    May 29, 2013 - 10:09PM

    This is why US is not willing to stop drone strikes and is unwilling to talk about it despite international pressures. Here is a funny analysis on Obama unable to hear about Drones.

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  • Fahad
    May 29, 2013 - 11:00PM

    This will continue. PMLN cant stop it. They will continue bombing us and Obama will remain unable to hear anything to hear about drones

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  • Mad-Paki
    May 29, 2013 - 11:09PM

    Mindless drones cheering about drones without realising that based on the rules of engagement it could have been anyone of you. Being a resident of FATA and a military male is enough to warrant a missile strike. It doesnt matter wheter you love or hate Taliban.

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  • American
    May 29, 2013 - 11:31PM

    1 down and 179,999,982 to go….

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  • The Power of Reason
    May 29, 2013 - 11:32PM

    In the media driven society of today, perhaps it is not possible to shut off the supply of oxygen – read publicity – to the terrorists but one wonders if it is impossible for US not to shut it off for the taliban spokesman who seems to be acquiring a reputation of his own. This will be another popular step to break the back of these monsters.

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  • Shahid Malik
    May 30, 2013 - 12:29AM

    America is helping Pakistan like it helped Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya before and currently helping Syria on the side. Why is it that America helps without being asked for it or without seeking permission to do so? America is only helping itself and nothing else. America doesn’t want peace, only a “peace process” and lots of profitable contracts. American goals are to discredit the new government before it even starts negotiations with militants and to nip in the bud any chances of a peaceful settlement which may even lead to the surrender by these militants. US supply should be cut permanently.

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  • Khattak
    May 30, 2013 - 12:30AM

    Looks like our media have second thought about demonizing drones. Too many supporters of drones & almost all Pakistani Nationalists ignoring Pak Jets bombing villages in Orakzai killing many terrorists. Long live Pakistan such a country.

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  • May 30, 2013 - 12:51AM

    This must all be wrong. Drones only target the civilians and we should mourn the deaths of these innocent civilians.

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  • Umer
    May 30, 2013 - 1:10AM

    My condolences to PTI and PMLN.

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  • SSM
    May 30, 2013 - 1:52AM

    drones! keep it up!

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  • numbersnumbers
    May 30, 2013 - 3:42AM

    @Mad-Paki:
    Just a thought, If THOSE were the “rules of engagement” you talk about, there would be no military age males left in FATA!!! Since that is nowhere near the case, there must be some other targeting criteria being used that you are not aware of!

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  • May 30, 2013 - 10:56AM

    Yes it is doubtless to say,American President has gone back his word.What he said in his Address and what he did there is great confrontation.

    what is the reason behind this hypocrisy.what is the real policy behind scene,In fact what they want?

    Above narrated questions are circling in the brain of every Pakistani.Leader including previous and present are facing great embarrssment on the behave of aggressive power.

    Recently there is no terrorist activities has been committed by the people of Waziristan why they used drone and killed seven innocent people.

    The matter is that Pakistan’s new leadership extending its communication to TTP and other Afghan preedom fighter groups so that insurgency may be blasted in the country specially tribal areas bodering Afghanistan but American dislik it absolutely because this act of the newly elected leadership goes against the USA interests
    On the other hand they are not in position to lost a ally like Pakistan who is fighting war in the place United states.

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  • True Karachiwala
    May 30, 2013 - 11:31AM

    For the information of first time voters, another role model of Imran Khan gone.

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  • skhan
    May 30, 2013 - 11:58AM

    Terrorist must die!!

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  • May 30, 2013 - 1:30PM

    By drones Pakistan being pressurised to avoid having negotiations with Taliban.but it is not favourable for Pakistan and its internal peace that is indispensable for its fragile economy.Pakistani leadership must move forward shouldn’t care relations with single super power and give preference to its national and internationl interests.

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  • May 30, 2013 - 1:37PM

    TTp second in command killed in drones attack,
    on the oher hand TTP spocksperson rejected the
    American claim,who is right who is wrong pls wait.

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  • SK
    May 30, 2013 - 4:17PM

    Thank you, America. Your drones eliminated Pakistan’s No.2 terrorist. We have nothing against this drone attack !!

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  • May 30, 2013 - 5:48PM

    All the discussion boards in Pakistan make three things very clear:-
    1. Every commentator has only one burning desire as to how Pakistan should show down India and one day defeat India. This story began with an attack on Kashmir within days of partition. May be deeply embedded in ideas of past glories that have changed with time.
    2. The other burning discussion is how much leverage or arm twisting capacity Pakistan has to extract money from every one around. May it be America,China,Saudi, UK, France or any one who can be roped in. Gen Musharraf has described in his book about charging for captured terrorists.
    3. Last but very important discussion is breast beating about why so and so is getting friendly with India and why so and so, mainly America is not doling out money to Pakistan as per Pakistan’s expectations or calculations.
    I sincerely feel sad that instead of crying as to why grass is greener on the other side of the fence
    why our twin brothers are not concentrating to develop their capacities to the full. And instead wasting all the money on Military and military hardware why do not they learn from all south eastern countries like Korea, Thailand, Singapore etc.
    With Sincere regards
    A Friend From India

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  • May 30, 2013 - 6:38PM

    As everyone know that drones are open violation of international law ,
    United States has committed this crime time and time again.
    Once again he targeted tribal area on the name of insurgents and killed
    seven civilians.

    Who will stop it,who will hold its hand,because it is a super power and this
    time ruling over the world countries.

    There is United nation,as a last hope,but looks it also paralysed notwith standing the fact that
    world countries submitted it legal authority regarding the,
    promoting and facilitating cooperation,inter national security economic deleopment ,
    social progress,human rights,civil rights,political freedom,and world peace.

    It mean,United Nation has authrity to take notice of the ground situation.

    Present secretary general is very nice man,he should take noce of the situation
    and matter should be submitted to international court of justice for last and stable
    solution of the issue.
    Emmerson’s reports are already waiting final touch of the UN’s authority.

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  • mrs ahmed
    May 31, 2013 - 12:24AM

    @Umer:
    thanks if its PTI loss it is our gain if u are a karachiite , thats what we need to understand quite a while ago aloo unday very rightly said PTI is good lokking jamaat islami

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  • Rex Minor
    May 31, 2013 - 4:58AM

    What the American scientists have not yet informed Mr Obama that the signals which are s sent to the unmanned dones in Pakisan space simultaneously and automaticaly send back the electronic signals to the US, causing climatic disturbances and tornados within a short interval.

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  • numbersnumbers
    May 31, 2013 - 10:00AM

    @Rex Minor:
    And of course you can provide us with credible references to support your comment that drone communication signals cause “climactic disturbances”!!! NOT!

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  • numbersnumbers
    May 31, 2013 - 10:05AM

    @Sultan Ahmed:
    WOW, Killed seven civilians!!! We need to hear your definition of “civilians” which appear to include Taliban/TTP/militants!!!
    By the way, how any of the 30,000 plus Pakistanis slaughtered by the TTP would you call “civilians”???

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  • May 31, 2013 - 12:36PM

    After the death of TTP’s top-ranked leader Taliban has refused to sit across the negotiating table that is tremendous blow to the peace process in the region.

    In fact ,
    CIA shouldn’t committ such act that is aleady describing it by concerned quarters as a violation of international law and also violation of sovereignty of an independent state.

    American CIA has ignored the ground situation,they should wait newly elected government policy in this regard which is prefering this issue.

    by attacking and killing the innocent people including the TTP’leader United States put a snag in the way leading to peace in the region.

    On the other hand,
    difficulties has been created for the newly elected government which whole heartedly want to solve this issue consisting on more than decade..

    According to my considered opinion,the act done deliberately to gain pet purpose which can be seen through Karzai activities now a days.

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  • May 31, 2013 - 8:44PM

    @numbersnumbers:
    I mean,bystanders,passer by and a person suddenly target the violence.
    As for as extremists, insurgents and terrorists are concerned ,thay deserve
    no sympathy no mercy.

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  • number
    Jun 2, 2013 - 5:58AM

    @Sultan Ahmed:
    You say “…..by attacking and killing the innocent people INCLUDING the TTP leader”!!!!
    WOW, after the TTP has slaughtered how many thousands of “innocent” Pakistani civilians, you claim that one of their leaders is INNOCENT!!’
    Also I do not recall any letup in the TTP assault on Pakistanis during the campaigning leading up to the elections, with scores killed, yet somehow you believe that the TTP deserve a pass for that while the Americans should be criticized for killing a wanted TTP leader!

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  • Jun 2, 2013 - 4:33PM

    See e future in the light of past,there is no hopful situation awaiting us there is great distance in between American desire and Taiba demands.

    The ways leading to different directions there is no any pointed place on which the parties woud be agreed.Very hard stuation is going on which has covered territorial future under terrible darkness.

    Agreement must be signed between stake holders beacuse the countries in the region and theri future is attributed to it.

    Newly elected government under the leadership of Mian Nazaw Sharif has annonced the policies regading the reginal issue stake hoders are not agred on it different stance in beween unbridgeable distance exist which made foreign forces witdrawl impossible to some extentKeeping in minde the whole scenario the prson having interst in local and international politice come to the conclusion that ther is bright chances of big bang in the regin.
    God the Almighty bless us all and our home land

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  • Jun 2, 2013 - 4:47PM

    State depart has recently announced United States isready to provide Pakistan a assistance for over coming the power short fall and other aras to stand its ally on its foot.

    On the other,
    Taliban rejec the idea of negotiations with Pakistan after the States done strike on the tribl region bodering Afghanistan.

    A new gulf has been created which has ended the hope of peace in the region by elected a new leader ship in Pakitsan,circumstance are moving fastly to ward the flespoing happend in between the three stake holder,Pakistan, Afghanistan and The nited States.

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  • Jun 2, 2013 - 4:54PM

    Some time I am looking arund the party who approach the door of International court of justice havng in hand the case file of Nacargua for reference and raise a legal plea against the single super power’s aggression against………………….

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  • Jun 6, 2013 - 5:40PM

    fact,attributed to the ground situation can not be ignored,
    that pakistan has been, would remained a major player
    in the final solution regarding Afghanistan.

    Washington have same approach in the situation.same
    should be continue to work.interpersonal relationship.
    among the key leaders of stake holders.

    Where one country with reservations on others often cross
    a centre for new American security,as being said on behalf
    of concerned quarters.

    Pakistan wante to play a good role but other power by drones
    has made its sincer efforts failed that is reason which ruptured
    the circumstances.

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