Army chief shares intelligence on terrorists with Kabul

Published: December 17, 2014
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Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Shareef in a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday. PHOTO: ISPR

Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Shareef in a meeting with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday. PHOTO: ISPR

ISLAMABAD: After Tuesday’s deadly attack on the school in Peshawar, Army chief General Raheel Sharif on Wednesday made a short trip to Kabul to hold key meetings with Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and ISAF commander in Kabul.

According to Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR), the army chief held separate meetings with the two.

“Matters relating to security situation along Pakistan-Afghan border region came under discussion. Vital elements of intelligence were shared with concerned authorities, with regard to Peshawar incident,” the statement said.

Ghani assured General Sharif that Afghan soil will not be allowed for terrorist activities against Pakistan and any signature found in this regard will be immediately eliminated.

The army chief also extended full support to the Afghan president in all spheres, including joint efforts against terrorists.

Separately, the ISAF commander assured the army chief of their complete support in eliminating terrorists in his areas of responsibility.

Earlier in the day it was reported that Army chief would urge Afghan authorities to take decisive action against sanctuaries of the TTP or else Pakistan would go for ‘hot pursuit.’

DG ISPR Asim Bajwa tweeting details of the visit said the army chief, who was accompanied by DG ISI, will return to Peshawar after his visit to Kabul.

A security source told The Express Tribune that Pakistan would want immediate action against TTP hideouts.

“If Afghan authorities fail to act this time, we will explore all options, including hot pursuit,” cautioned the source.

Another official, however, hoped that unlike the Karzai administration, the current government in Afghanistan would stop supporting anti-Pakistan elements.

The official disclosed that General Raheel, during his talks in Kabul today, would seek the extradition of Mullah Fazlluah, whose group claimed responsibility of the dastardly attack on Tuesday.

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Reader Comments (125)

  • khanzada
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:01PM

    TTP must be exterminated at all costs! They have shown that they are even more sub-human than Afghan Taliban, who have condemned murdering of children in PSW

    Did anyone also find out which weapons they carried? made in India?

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  • Afghan
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:02PM

    We will hand over Fazlullah when you hand over the Haqqanis and Quetta Shura.

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  • Samir
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:13PM

    @Afghan: Shame on you

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  • UR
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:16PM

    @Afghan, Now is not the time to play smart with us……..

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  • Pakistan
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:18PM

    @afghan this is not a negotiation. we will bomb fazullah hideouts.. Enter AFGHAN Airspace.. Response from Pakistan will be Unprecedented….

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  • Love Pakistan
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:20PM

    I don’t think Afghan government is as much guilty as we are. We started this whole thing. Let’s stop supporting Afghan Taliban and be sincere in what we say and act accordingly or we suffer.
    We should stop flirting with militancy.

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  • Afghan Maihan
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:21PM

    Afghans have been seeking the expulsion and extradition of Mullah Omar and the Haqqanis’ for well over a decade now, to no avail. I guess Afghan lives are not as precious as Pakistani lives. We have endured countless incidents like the one in Peshawar and continue to do so but our protests fell on deaf ears all these years.

    Reciprocity is in order here and if Mr. Sharif expects cooperation from his Afghan counterparts then he has to respond in kind to the grievances of the Afghans. The dismantling of safe havens and sanctuaries for good and bad Taliban and all their franchises on either side of the Durand Line is the need of the hour and the blame game rhetoric needs toning down.

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  • A Pakistani
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:26PM

    @Afghan: Considering the strength and ability of your forces, we will get Fazlullah anyway. Rest assured :)

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  • PakhtoPakhtoon
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:27PM

    @Afghan….We will take Fazlullah you like it or not.Recommend

  • pakistani
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:27PM

    @Afghan:
    shut up

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  • A Pakistani
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:27PM

    @Afghan: Beggars don’t get to be choosers.

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  • Cynic Waheed
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:28PM

    @Afghan – Dont hand over then, we will get him ourself through our boots on your ground! Do you have any similar option? You going to call India?

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  • JJ
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:35PM

    @Afghan. COAS is gone there to warn. If you don’t want to hand over Fazalullah. Then pay the price for it. Our forces can easily handle such situations they are better than US and ISAF forces to hunt down the culprits.

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  • Tanveer
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:36PM

    Get it done… Go hot pursuits… Go in there and squeeze every drop of blood…

    This 180 Million nation is with you, General.

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  • Dec 17, 2014 - 2:37PM

    @Afghan – We don’t need your permission. Just watch and learn how its done – As for handing someone over we will gladly hand over the millions of Afghan refugees digging a deeper hole in Pakistan.

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  • Mozart
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:38PM

    Well done! It’s time to end this. Would have been better if PM had said this but still supporting this statement.

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  • Love Pakistan
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:39PM

    I don’t think Afghan government is as much guilty as we are. We started this whole thing. Let’s stop supporting Afghan Taliban and be sincere in what we say and act accordingly or we suffer.
    We should stop flirting with militancy. When we speak truth, the publishers do not allow it to come. Come on, let’s confess to our faults and take actions to correct them.

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  • Mohammad Umar Hussain
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:39PM

    Hand over Fazlullah Or we turn all Afghan cities in to radio active parking lot

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  • Kushal
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:43PM

    @Afghan: Excellent comment. But i am sure 99%Pakistanis will disapprove.They are their strategic assets.

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  • Shahid
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:43PM

    That’s the spirit, but if the don’t pay heed, surgical strikes into Afghanistan is another option just like CIA do with drones in Pakistan.

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  • Ali
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:43PM

    @Afghan: They are in your own backyard. Go fetch them yourself.

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  • shafie
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:45PM

    @Afghan you are a true Afghan, you bite the hand which feeds you. you back stabber.

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  • Wazir
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:45PM

    @Afghan
    Bring us the proof and u can have them. with neighbors like you, who needs enemies. A wise man once said dont crap where you eat. You eat cause we let you eat.

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  • M Abdullah
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:47PM

    @Afghan:
    In that case we will kickout each and every Afghani from pakistan and seal the border for all the Indian slaves.

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  • Tyggar
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:47PM

    @Samir:
    Shame on you

    Why?? Did you hand over Hafeez Saeed to India? Shame on you! I condemn yesterdays attack but it is also time you Pakistanis to introspect. You made the murderer of a similar crime your national hero.

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  • Mystic
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:51PM

    Time to think with brains and not hearts.

    Both sides have suffered. Perhaps Afghanistan has suffered more. The two countries should stop playing games and seriously deal with this menace.

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  • Dec 17, 2014 - 2:51PM

    @khanzada:
    Domestic Snake can bite every one – not only the neighbor but also to the host providing the shelter.

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  • Muhammad Kashif
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:53PM

    @ Afghan

    We don’t expect this after your last 5 generations and future generations are dependent on Pakistan in the name of Afghan Refugees. Kabul schools should be safe also if there are any.

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  • lonewolf
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:55PM

    @Afghan Either you hand him over or we will take him and deliver justice.

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  • Pakistan
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:56PM

    @afghan we don’t need to ask you .. We will come and get him

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  • imran Bhatt
    Dec 17, 2014 - 2:56PM

    When all the world was asking for OBL, Pakistan Army used to deny his presence in the country when he was living normal life with his four wives and numerous kids just a stone throw away from Pak Millitary Academy. Now it’s time to taste your own medicine.

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  • Socrates
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:00PM

    @Samir:
    why the hypocrisy?

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  • Waseem Sarwar
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:03PM

    Hot pursuit. That’s the only option. Kill them in their hideouts in Afghanistan and Pakistan.

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  • Pakistan
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:03PM

    @afghan than we will come and get him

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  • Pakistani
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:04PM

    @Afghan: Hand over Fazalulah, otherwise we will take him by our-self. After all Afghanistan is the fifth province of Pakistan.

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  • Shahid
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:05PM

    Pakistan should pursue TTP even outside the borders of Pakistan.

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  • mike
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:06PM

    Pakistan should use nuclear bombs .

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  • Asif
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:16PM

    @Afghan:
    If this is the reason you massacred 132 innocent children then Pakistan should go to war with your damn country and clean it up.

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  • Khan of Jandul
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:18PM

    Express tribune is biased. It does not publish my comments. Just wanted to tell the Pak Army. Any adventure will be reciprocated in same terms. Before demanding for Fazlullah, you should first dismantle the terror network inside your country. Handover Mullah Umar and Haqanis. Warning or threats does not work with Afghans. You are not more powerful than Colonial British, Soviet Russia or the US and Nato. Before making any adventure, please also calculate the costs.

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  • asif
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:18PM

    @khanzada:
    Don’t point fingers at others. No matter how you see it this brutality is committed by Muslims themselves. Even if weapons are provided by India Israel or America.

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  • Ghetto Gospel
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:22PM

    @khanzada: how foolish of you to suggest weapons are ” Made in India” do you know almost any kind of weapon is easily available in gun black market of Pakistan ! In any case who are the people who are using the weapons ? are they not Pakistani from the tribal region ? Is Fazzula an Indian ? who are the foot soilders ? if u use ur brain a bit u will note that all these terrorist are Pakistani,,,, ask ur IK who called TTP lost brothers ! TTP is a self created monster of a sick society… Repair ur society, social values, educate ur citizens and outfits like TTP wont survive.. mean while suffer by blaming Indian , Americans , and what not….

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  • In the name of love (what more)
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:23PM

    I don’t see any reason why afghanistan is going to go after the TTP. pakistan has been supporting the afghan taliban, who have been killing local afghan leaders in afghanistan, and thereafter have been returning to the tribal areas, sheltered by the pakistan army. How can pakistan army expect afghanistan to act on TTP, when it has itself been sheltering the haqqanis and instigating attacks on Northern Alliance leaders and other foreign missions through it in afghanistan? Pakistan’s interest lies with an afghan taliban lead afghanistan and the current aghan govt. knows that.

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  • ktmw
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:25PM

    Pakistan has fostered the growth of the Taliban movement from its inception with its hundreds of thousands of students in the madrasas. Now this cobra has turned around and bite the very hands that feed it.Recommend

  • Rex Minor
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:31PM

    @Ali:

    FORTUNATE is the country that has professionally ‘thinking’ generals but unfortunate is the country that has politically ‘thinking’ generals. In Pakistan, our battles have largely been planned and fought by ‘unthinking’ generals, and our politics and policies have been largely shaped by politically thinking generals. The result is where we are, writes Mr Qazi in his article appearing in Dawn. This General has the name ‘Sharif’ who is refusing to take the responibility of security failure in the military ompounds.

    Rex Minor

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  • Afghanistan
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:31PM

    After reading the above comments, I think Pakistanis are underestimating afghans. We didn’t hand over Osama to usa which is super power while Pakistan surrendered after one phone call from George Bush although it was atomic power. How Pakistan expect different this time. I think you dont study history.

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  • sanwal
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:38PM

    @Afghan: we are asking you nicely this last time (ISI)

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  • goldconsumer
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:49PM

    @Khan of Jandul:
    Keep dreaming

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  • Haider
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:53PM

    @Afghan:
    did read the word ‘hot pursuit’? kid we are not asking.. we are telling you and your government..

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  • HIRAJ
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:54PM

    Shame on Taliban they do not deserve any mercy should be hanged……

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  • goldconsumer
    Dec 17, 2014 - 3:54PM

    @imran Bhatt:
    The whole world did not produce any evidence. They located him using a vaccination campain and then decided to carry out an operation on their own. Read the news before you repeat your doordarshan taglines
    “General Raheel is traveling to the Afghan capital after security agencies found evidence that the Peshawar attack, which killed 141 people, including 132 children, was planned inside Afghanistan by the Mullah Fazlullah group.”

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  • I am Pakistani !
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:01PM

    @ Afghan….please wait and see. General Sb is on his way to teach you what you have forgotten…

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  • Madhav Das
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:01PM

    Mullahs regularly assure Jihadis and other such killers a place in an Islamic paradise even for doing such evil deeds. That is why these nutcases welcome death. Most of them long for a bullet between their eyes because they have been promised a place in ‘Jannat’.
    Therefore the way to stop these idiots is to deny them a place in their heaven. This can be done by a couple of things.

    Do a ritual over their body to Ex-communicate them from Islam. I don’t know if such a thing is possible but the Govt of Pakistan must with the backing of the religious leadership declare all such killers as outside the pale of Islam.
    No Islamic funeral to be given for such people.
    Find out what is the greatest horror for Jihadis and deal with them accordingly. For example if the killed terrorist is a Muslim, then a Jewish, Zoroastrian, Christian, Buddhist or Hindu priest must be summoned to deal with the body as per full Jewish, Zoroastrian, Christian, Buddhist or Hindu rites. Same thing must be the fate for terrorists of all other religions.
    The body can then be buried, fed to the vultures or cremated. That will deny them the mental comfort of a place in Islamic heaven. This will deter even the most committed Jihadi. They are all convinced that they are doing it for Allah and if they know that their body will lie along with the ‘Kufr’ after they die, this will deter them for sure.
    Even the bodies of all dead and buried killers must be exhumed and dealt with all over again.

    There is no point in sending in the drones in retaliation. They will just continue to kill with a smile.

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  • Asad
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:02PM

    @Afghan
    Why don’t you ask for your refugees? You people are such a sham!

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  • pakistani
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:02PM

    Afghan brothers… this is not the time to talk about the past. we need to start fresh. indians as usual are gloating about our differences. this story has nothing to do with them but still they want to poke their noses regardless.

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  • Imran
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:08PM

    Enough is enough.

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  • Mudi
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:12PM

    Who started all this nonsense, Pakistan or Afghanistan? Who killed Liaqat Ali Khan in 1952? Who were in mission with India before Afghan Jihad during 1960? And who were Jihad leaders who were coming to Pakistan for assistance and help, was Gulbadin Hikmatyar Afghan or Pakistani? what about Dostam, Masood, Sayaf, Rabani, Mullah Umar and many others were they Pakistanis or Afghans?

    You Afghan made your problems and now we are suffering due to your irresponsibility to run your own part of country?

    If Pakistan is under threat from your part of the country, from Kunar province that is mostly under Taliban control (Recent fall of entire Dara I Pech district after fierce fight with Afghan army and U.S forces) if you want to own all these Taliban present their who are conspiring against Pakistan and Afghanistan then it will upmost on Pakistan to take action against these militants unanimously.

    We want to put all these Taliban and other militants who are still keeping us in age of fighting, bloodshed, backwardness and deprivation. We want to finish this issue at all as committed by Dr. Ashraf Ghani in his visit to Pakistan now it is time to cooperate not to go against. Otherwise results will be against all of us.

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  • Jonaid
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:17PM

    @mike:
    Use nuclear weapon?? Why? To kill millions of children in response to our 140 dear one. Anti human comment from your side friend.

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  • Marcos
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:18PM

    General Hamid Gul, Father of Taliban… The blood of these innocent kids are on your hands. The future of Pakistan depends on actions it takes. If war on terror is half hearted, then there is no god who can help Pakistan.

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  • Pathan of Pakistan
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:19PM

    @Afghanistan:
    This is not Musharraf era or Yahya Khan era. Our military has taken action cross border and we can still do it. What our military chief is saying: Get house in order; or we’ll do it for you. He’s simply asking nicely, if not, then the “Hot pursuit” option will be it. Honestly speaking, you dont’ want our military boots going over there and get him. Its’ really not okay.

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  • I am Pakistani !
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:23PM

    @Afghan: Please wait and see…..General Sb is on his way to teach you what you have long forgotten

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  • Zulfiqar Baig
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:24PM

    Pakistani forces will kill each and every person/agency who contributed in this massacre. If Afghanistan don’t cooperate, our forces will enter into Afghanistan. This time particularly our Army and Pakistani nation we will NOT spare anyone who sponsored this crime.

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  • Shaikh Mohommad
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:25PM

    In this whole situation, where is Pakistan Government which should make request to Government of Afghanistan and take the matter right up to United Nations. What is Pakistan Army doing – just threatening other countries? Is Pakistan Army not subject to civilian control? Shouldn’t this be dealt with my Pakistan Minister of Foreign Affaires?

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  • Zulfiqar Baig
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:29PM

    @Afghanistan, this time situation is different. That time Americans were killed and this time Pakistani kids are massacred. Pakistan will never listen to anyone even NOT to any super power of this world.

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  • Shahid
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:29PM

    Kick out all the afghans from Pakistan as they are responsible of the heroin and Klashnikov culture. They should be thrown out immediately

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  • Dec 17, 2014 - 4:31PM

    @Afghan:
    My friend you are not an Afghan you are Farsi speaking Hindu – Pakistani army will go in within 48 hours inside Afghanistan (that is part of Pakistan) and rendition the terrorists. You mark my word – the terrorists are hiding in Nuristan, bordering Chitral, and we will be there if we are not already looking for you and Mullah Fazlullah.
    (Professor of English (Dammam University)

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  • Saffi
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:31PM

    Afghans refuse to sign the arms deal with India…starts to look like Pak Afghan relations may finally be taking a turn for the better and boom. Connect some dots folks. By all means punish the perpetrators but identify and expose the hand that controls the puppets too.

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  • Dec 17, 2014 - 4:33PM

    @Tyggar:
    See this @Afghan comment is not from an Afghan. No.
    This is a hindu like you posting it under a fake handle. Trust
    a shameless hindu to do this and sink this low.

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  • Love Afghanistan
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:34PM

    Lets cooperate with our brothers in pakistan and get rid of these monsters. hopefully they will help us as well. Indians u stay away. thanks

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  • straightshooter
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:41PM

    Send every Afghan back; by force if necessary. Every single one. Enough fun and games in the Punjabiaan land, which incidentally for them, is entire Pakistan.

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  • Paindoo
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:45PM

    @Afghan: Like every civilized nation we are asking you nicely. Cooperate or we will get what we need, one way or another.

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  • Pakistani
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:46PM

    Everybody here is acting like fools! What is threatening each other going to accomplish?

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  • TiffinBox
    Dec 17, 2014 - 4:58PM

    Your (pakistanis) anger is justified. How do we know? ask any Indian about 26/11. Personally, I am saddened by the fact that the victims were little, defenseless children. The worst anyone can do has been done and the ones behind this should be bought to justice.

    That being said, let me clear two things, first people blaming India are foolishly naive and I hope that the top decision making body in your country doesn’t fall for the same rhetoric or justice to these children will forever be denied. Blaming India out of a mentality to malign India had got you no where. You guys have been blaming India yet till date did not put any proof forward on the global front. Whats stopping you, we did it after 26/11, ill tell you, you have no proofs or else you wouldn’t have wasted so many years.

    Second, Afghan(read Afghanistan not Taliban) and India has friendly relation and the relation was there even before Pakistan existed. So you calling Afghans by names and dragging India to the equations will get you nowhere. You have problem with the afghans be smart enough to solve it.

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  • Naila
    Dec 17, 2014 - 5:04PM

    @Mohammad Umar Hussain:

    Behave yourself. You are representing your country.

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  • ravi
    Dec 17, 2014 - 5:05PM

    Reading all the angry comments by Pakistani readers is natural.

    I suggest, why dont they ask Afghan Taliban to Hunt down TTP and its leaders, capture them and bring them to Pakistan. See if they agree to help.

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  • Sana
    Dec 17, 2014 - 5:07PM

    @Love Pakistan:
    only an indian would put such a comment using Pakistani name

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  • a_writer
    Dec 17, 2014 - 5:10PM

    @khanzada:

    Judging from your comments to shift the blame and disgust away from these child killing demons, it seems like your personal mourning period for the dead children is already over.

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  • ajeet
    Dec 17, 2014 - 5:26PM

    Pakistan should try to resolve all its issues with Afghanistan peacefully. It should pass on the proof to Afghanistan just like India did after the Mumbai attacks and Afghanistan will prosecute the criminals according to its law.

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  • truth always prevails
    Dec 17, 2014 - 5:42PM

    @Afghan Maihan:
    Mullah Omar is in Afghanistan and Afghanistan Talibn said themselves and afghanis know it too

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  • @ Syed Imran
    Dec 17, 2014 - 5:50PM

    Dear Pak Army,

    Go get them. I hope the Afghan president will show the wisdom and hand over this culprit Mullah FazalUllah group to Pakistan otherwise they know the consequences very well.

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  • sardarzaheer
    Dec 17, 2014 - 5:55PM

    We expect our Afghan brothers to act wisely and give us back good gesture, we had advised not to fight each other after we both fought raussin and push it out of Afghanistan and we advised for handing over of Bin Laden but no one listen to it and what happened Pakistan can not be blamed as India was ready to give its soil and space to USA so we had to save ourselves same happened when they came to help us in times of war with russia, its about time to be united to fight terrorists they are not just our enemies they are your enemies as well depriving you from development, India have done nothing for you and but we did and still doing and will do in future and don’t demand any thing from you just want you to be nice with us and do not support our enemies…in nutshell Pakistan has determined to eliminate terrorist and would not leave them

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  • PakiPower
    Dec 17, 2014 - 6:01PM

    @Aghan @Jundal: Both of you are forgetting that Pak Army is better trained to fight guerella wars in the mountains as compared to the US & Nato. Secondly, You can’t afford to NEGOTIATE, US never used its nuclear bombs, If you guys donot comply, We might. We are a nuclear power and you guys are nothing but refugees living on the pieces we throw at u

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  • Rex Major
    Dec 17, 2014 - 6:12PM

    @Peshawar wala:

    “@Tyggar:
    See this @Afghan comment is not from an Afghan. No.
    This is a hindu like you posting it under a fake handle. Trust
    a shameless hindu to do this and sink this low.”

    So why do go from Afghan to ‘hindu’?
    You equate the nationality on one with the religion of the other.
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  • Salman Hussain Zaidi
    Dec 17, 2014 - 6:23PM

    Dear COAS,

    It is time that Pakistan should strike back. We Pakistani nation wants revenge and doesnt matter if we have to wipe out whole Afghan.

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  • Ahmad
    Dec 17, 2014 - 6:27PM

    50 countries are in afghanistan to defend themselves, why not Pakistan. Go get them fazlullahs.

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  • Pindi Kid
    Dec 17, 2014 - 6:55PM

    I love this guy – Gen. Sharif. He is all about action. He wasted no time to go to Afghanistan and do the right thing. Unfortunate that the past chief took no action or we would have been in a better position today. Better late than never – all power to Gen. Sharif. I am sure Fazlullah’s days are numbered now.

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  • ABC
    Dec 17, 2014 - 7:00PM

    @ajeet:

    You own army officials said that Mumbai attacks were inside job.Recommend

  • shoaib akbar
    Dec 17, 2014 - 7:00PM

    @afghan…this guy is most likely an indian who has the insensitivity to comment like this. Indian trolls are all over our websites. Shame on them!

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  • Hassan Abbas
    Dec 17, 2014 - 7:03PM

    The general speaks again. Where are our politicians to deal with foreign countries. Nowhere else in the world such statements are given by Army Personals. Something is really bad with the fate of our beloved country.

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  • G Indian
    Dec 17, 2014 - 7:04PM

    Rex Minor,

    Shame on you. You are abusing the followers of entire Hindu religion for no reason. Grow up and learn human manners man.

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  • Raisani
    Dec 17, 2014 - 7:24PM

    Afghans are our brothers and history witnessed that no force on earth could ever defeated them. Afghans are not our enemies , they are our brothers, it’s just the result of our own wrong policies that we are reaping today. So i request everyone to stop this useless fight here and do something which can in true spirit stop this violence and brutality. We need to change our thinking and policies. Half of our civil security forces are on VIPs’ security and the rest half are busy chasing the bribes. Recommend

  • pakistaniat
    Dec 17, 2014 - 7:44PM

    Indian trolls in full action – pretending to be afghans… shame on them…

    Pak brothers and sisters – don’t respond to them.. they are all paid indian trolls… who are just enjoying the mayhem…

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  • RealDeal
    Dec 17, 2014 - 7:56PM

    I can bet that both @afghan and @afgan maihan are both Indians commenting in the garb of Afghanis. Quetta shura is long dead, Taliban are already talking to Americans and Afghans and Haqqani Network is already under intense attack from Pak Army. So this is all trash that Pakistan’s detractors want to propagate against Pakistan all the time.

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  • talha
    Dec 17, 2014 - 8:16PM

    @Afghan:
    You won’t have choice pretty boy…

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  • ali
    Dec 17, 2014 - 8:43PM

    Afghanistan only offers Moral, Political and Diplomatic support to legitimate aspiration of TTP in their struggle against oppression using man-made laws. If Pakistan has any evidence they should present it to afghanistan instead of making statements like these which are not conducive to peace. Also before Pakistan accuses Afghanistan of terrorism, they should realize Afghanistan itself is a victim of terrorism for the past three decades and is a front line ally fighting against Al Qaeda. Both Pakistan and Afghanistan should resolve the unsolved issue of Durrand line which is radicalizing youth on both side of the border. Finally both countries should pursue peace to eradicate scourges of poverty and illiteracy which is driving youth into extremism.

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  • Paul
    Dec 17, 2014 - 8:44PM

    @Afghan:
    Well said….

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  • Ulfat
    Dec 17, 2014 - 9:24PM

    I am request from Afghan security authority to conduct same action which ISI and related to ISI agency in side Afghanistan to know about Afghan people pain from three decade the conduct killing of afghan .

    with best regard

    Ulfat

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  • Pakhtun
    Dec 17, 2014 - 9:30PM

    Good first step Mr. General………..May Allah Bless you.

    Now if they reciprocate kindly, fine………Otherwise do what ever is best……..Whether it means destroying Afghan Intelligence offices in the middle of Kabul…………….I just want you to make sure these Afghan Mad Dogs are properly neutralized.

    May Allah be with you.

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  • Afghan Maihan
    Dec 17, 2014 - 9:51PM

    @ Pakhtun

    Its funny how you drag Allah’s name while promoting the killing of fellow Pashtun/Muslims while calling them rabid dogs. You have been trained well to hate your own kind, which is the exact mentality as the Taliban.

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  • reader
    Dec 17, 2014 - 9:51PM

    this is most pathetic discussion board.
    what is “afghan” man saying wrong. what, haqqani quetta shura is some beautiful mehman to us or what. terrorism is not answer to terrorism. we give them, if cia raw still do terrorism against us then its our own job to fight. not fight thru “proxies”. i think, that is forbidden in islam.

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  • KEVIN
    Dec 17, 2014 - 10:04PM

    Let Pakistan handover the Mumbai Mastermind & Dawood Ibrahim to INDIA first, then We (INDIA) will persuade Afghanistan to handover Mr. Fazlullah: to Pakistan, Mutual understand!!!!!!!

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  • Rex Minor
    Dec 17, 2014 - 10:16PM

    A berieved father whose son or grandson got killed by the terrorists, was seen on the cable network saying that if the military cannot stand infront of the school to protect our children, they need not stand infront of the residences of military officers or the state ministers; we do not need the army any more! This statement expresses not only the pain of a father but also the philosophy of liberty, freedom, dignity and equality which are the integral part of muslim faith and imbedded in a democracy.

    Rex Minor

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  • objective observer
    Dec 17, 2014 - 10:36PM

    Where’s is Mr. Haqqani’s head? Come on over, we’ll put the tea out for you. Afghans have been eager to show Pakistani’s thier hospitality for a long time.

    I think cooperation based on mutual interests is your only option. And please don’t threaten Afghans. Its just not appropriate.

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  • Shah
    Dec 17, 2014 - 10:39PM

    *General We are with you, finish them at any cost! *

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  • Grace
    Dec 17, 2014 - 11:08PM

    @objective observer: In Pakistan, we want the nation to seal the border with Afghanistan, deport the Afghan refugees back to Kabul and take out all the criminals in the border who prey on children and civilians both in Afghanistan and Pakistan. Afghans may think they are clever by serving as slaves for India but they will only continue to hurt themselves like they have done for the last few decades.

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  • Aftab
    Dec 17, 2014 - 11:18PM

    @PakhtoPakhtoon:
    you are not Pakhtoon at all. We are shocked for the martyrdom of the innocent children in Peshawar. All this drama is launched by Punjabis’ training terrorists and using them against the Pakhtoons here and there. Recommend

  • Sandip
    Dec 17, 2014 - 11:43PM

    @goldconsumer: Since when have your security agencies become so effective?

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  • jagir
    Dec 17, 2014 - 11:48PM

    I shared the pain of the lost children and parents of children. No politics over it. Take action. .
    having said that, what about Mumbai attacks, when will Pakistan handover Haffiz sayeed, and when when will all the fanatics like him will stop brainwashing all innocent people and make them proxies. When will they stop using name of Allah to justify their own committed crimes. Wake up people, take religion in your hand, take it away from fanatics. Rabbit rakha, may the children rest in peace.

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  • hellodrsoul
    Dec 18, 2014 - 12:43AM

    Messing with the kids of cops was a bad idea. This tragedy is going to change the whole game. No one forgets the ruthless death of his child. And the fact that most of the children who were martyred were children of generals and other officers from the army will prove an expensive hobby for the Taliban.

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  • XChestPounder
    Dec 18, 2014 - 1:52AM

    I suppose blaming India, USA, Afghanistan or the boogeyman is easier than having to consider that the TTP is a terrorist organization … ignored by many, condoned by some, encouraged by some and opposed by some. After the chest thumping, after the speeches, after the finger pointing … take some time and actually fix the problem because in the end it’s your problem.Recommend

  • Afghan Maihan
    Dec 18, 2014 - 3:05AM

    @ Grace

    We can always count on your words of wisdom, which is blind to reality and full of conspiracy theories. Pakistan is the perrenial lackey to USA and their Arab slaves yet you call Afghans slaves of India. Its the classic case of the pot calling the kettle black. The US flew U2 planes from Peshawar to spy on the USSR way back in the 50s, but of course your distorted history probably covered that up. Pakistan and Israel were created to serve the interests of the colonial masters in their respective regions, the world knows this but you have been drinking some Kool Aid that has rendered you senseless and deluded.

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  • Faysal
    Dec 18, 2014 - 3:43AM

    @Khan of Jandul:
    Oh No! You don’t mean it do you? You just made it interesting! !! You think we haven’t had war strategy just for the reason “what if”. Bring it on Khan. I’m a Mohammadzai my self but bring it on baby.

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  • Afghan Maihan
    Dec 18, 2014 - 3:46AM

    @ Truth Always Prevails

    Mullah Omar is in Pakistan just like Osama was in Abbotabad, they were probably neighbors. Afghan intelligence uncovered that Mullah Omar was treated at a Karachi hospital for a heart condition not long ago. Furthermore, when the Taliban engage Afghan forces and they get shot up they receive medical attention at hospitals in Quetta and other parts of Balochistan. You can play dumb and believe ISPR propaganda but the bitter truth is out there and it is hard for the common Pakistani to stomach.

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  • Faysal
    Dec 18, 2014 - 3:47AM

    @Afghanistan:
    Yes we do study history, it’s you who is gloating over it. There is a stark difference between the colonial or any other power. They had plans for lands beyond you, we would be glaring down ONLY at you. Trust me you don’t want that. And you ain’t definitely going to like it

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  • Ashraf
    Dec 18, 2014 - 11:25AM

    My Blood is blowing to Blast Fazlullah at any Cost

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  • Virkaul
    Dec 18, 2014 - 12:58PM

    @Pakistan:
    I guess we should avoid rhetorics as any actions such as mentioned in your post invite retaliatory action and would get other parties involved in the conflict which is not desirable for peace. Terrorism is a cancer that needs to be rooted out with the help of neighbours. Selective approach doesnot really work in such situations.

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  • Sammy
    Dec 18, 2014 - 1:22PM

    @ Khanzada: No, the weapons were made in China – our dear friend.

    Publishers: I hope you stop your censorship and publish my comments.

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  • pakos
    Dec 18, 2014 - 3:40PM

    @Khan of Jandul:Yo always remember we r da ones who made u guys able to defeat them so don’t ever try to underestimate us.

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  • Muslim
    Dec 18, 2014 - 5:20PM

    @JJ:
    Dear we have a saying let me transalte it to you in Urdu ” Zameen wohee Jalti jis bar aag ho” we have been facing what your facing now for the past three decades be sincer with us now or you will suffer more.

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  • Afghan Maihan
    Dec 19, 2014 - 12:22AM

    @ Pakos

    You did what? Did you fight against the British, Russia and US and NATO? Stop deluding yourselves. Afghanistan is not a place for the weak willed and effeminate people of the subcontinent. You could not defeat your former selves in all the wars you fought against them and that is your reality.

    @Faisal

    You are a Mohamadzai and I am Khudaizai…lol. I did not know Punjabis have Mohammadzais…lol.

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  • sterry
    Dec 19, 2014 - 5:23AM

    @Afghan Maihan: All I know is that Pakistan needs to give the terrorists and their supporters across the border the beating they need. As for common Pakistanis, we all need to be more careful and watch out for foreigners and criminals in our midst. I will be firing our Afghani chowkidar and telling him to go back to Kabul with his refugee family. If all Pakistanis agree to stop hiring refugees from Afghanistan or Central Asia and urging them to go back where they come from, there will fewer of them in our midst.

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  • Milind
    Dec 19, 2014 - 8:56AM

    @Asif – If this is the reason you massacred 150+ innocent lives (in Mumbai) then India should go to war with your damn country and clean it up.

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  • Milind
    Dec 19, 2014 - 9:15AM

    Don’t understand why Pakistanis are mad with Afghanistan. The Durand line is not acceptable to Afghans and Peshawar as we know actually belongs to Afghanistan.

    Nobody including the superpowers have been successful in Afghanistan. From the comments of Pakistani readers, it appears that Pakistan is now ready to get its fingers burned in Afghanistan.

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  • Afghan Maihan
    Dec 19, 2014 - 1:39PM

    @ Sterry

    I would keep the Afghan watchman because he will protect you better than your security forces. Your establishment has been patronizing jihadi clerics and their madrasa graduates as a foreign policy tool, which has backfired and the resulting blowback is what you are faced with now.

    Stop deflecting blame elsewhere and for once take responsibility for your actions. Pashtuns in Pakistan are being bombed indiscriminately (Zarb e Azb) and Afghan Pashtuns have been at the receiving end of terrorism for the last three decades, and you wonder why Pakistan is beset with terrorism.

    Turning a blind eye to the machinations of your establishment and distorting facts can only fool fools not the masses. Your dismissive and racist comments examplifies the indoctrination of a failed ideology that plagues the common Pakistani. Learn to love thy neighbor regardless of his color, creed or ethnicity and hopefully you won’t live to see another December 16, which coincidentally was also the day Pakistan was dismembered.

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  • ajeet
    Dec 19, 2014 - 4:39PM

    @ABC:
    If that was an inside job, then this too is.

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  • Aashir Farhan Khan
    Dec 21, 2014 - 3:13AM

    I really condemn the massacre, and I am still really worried and sad about that.But if A single Afghanii has asked from us the same, which our COAS have asked them, then what’s wrong with it. I am also a Pakistani, If we do not have love for our neighbors, who are destroyed by us, which is a fact, then how could we make both sides of the durand line PEACEFUL? And who are we, to call somebody beggars, we receives funds and donations from all over the world in the name of Afghan Refufees, We take loans and donations from all over the world to make our country budget. If our forces are so strong then why it can’t stop the drone attacks and terrorism, why can’t we make our borders strong. So it means we both countries are the same, they are low level beggars but we are high level, here small terrorism incidents occur but on the other side bigger occurs.
    Just stop fighting both sides of nuts and handle and answer each other questions with care and reasons and especially with love.

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