Imran Khan tweets: Dead TTP commander Waliur Rehman 'pro-peace'

Imran's tweet on TTP's slain second-in-command Rehman causes uproar.


Web Desk June 08, 2013

Imran Khan’s twitter activity on the topic of drones and Fauzia Kasuri has enraged some, and confused others in the Twittersphere this morning.

Imran Khan condemned the drone strike that killed seven in Waziristan just a day before in a tweet and proceeded to a second tweet stating,

The drone attack that killed pro peace Waliurrehman led to r soldiers being killed/injured in revenge attacks! This is totally unacceptable.

— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 8, 2013 ">




Replies to his tweet started pouring in immediately after,

 

 
Sundus Rasheed

Taliban now considered 'pro-peace'. Not a single woman in the Cabinet. Welcome to Naya, Roshan Pakistan. Let's burn together.

Gharidah Farooqi

WaliurRehman was so "pro peace" he slits throats,razed mosques,schools,markets,killed cmn ppl & soldiers whoever he thought was "anti peace"

Sami Shah ‏

I remember this one time when my wife & I were arguing and Wali Ur Rehman reminded us about love and we all sang a song together.


Rehman was the spokesperson for Baitullah Mehsud from the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and deputy to his successor Hakimullah Mehsud.

He carried $5 million bounty on his head and was accused  of organising attacks against the US and Nato forces in Afghanistan. He was also wanted in connection with a suicide attack on an American base in Afghanistan in 2009 that killed seven CIA agents.

Fauzia Kasuri 

After an hour’s break, another tweet appeared regarding controversial ex-member of PTI, Fauzia Kasuri. The tweet read,

I have met Fauzia & will get her back soon. PTI mbrs should know that her services for PTI r immense.

— Imran Khan (@ImranKhanPTI) June 8, 2013 ">




Twitter users applauded the effort while some criticized and felt there was a disconnect between what Imran Khan says and what PTI says,

 

 

Nadia Mirza

@ImranKhanPTI Although this is little late but late is better than never. #PTI and #Fouzia kasuri are inseparable.

Marvi Sirmed

But that's not what came out of PTI official statement yday RT @MohsinZaheerUSA: @ImranKhanPTI says he will not let Fozia Kasuri go anywhere


Fauzia Kasuri tweeted last night to confirm the meeting with Imran Khan. Her tweet read,

I met IK tonight in Lhr. Mashallah, he is looking good and getting better.

— Fauzia Kasuri (@FauziaKasuri) June 7, 2013 ">




Imran's twitter page has all eyes on it as topics of national interest such as drones are being discussed.

 

COMMENTS (48)

B A Malik | 8 years ago | Reply

Extremism leads to terrorism.Exterminate the cause to dismantle the effect.Imran Khans are putting the cart before the horse leading to death and destruction on mass scale.

B A Malik | 8 years ago | Reply

Why only two of eight SAARC countries are being droned?A point to ponder to move out of the box.

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