FATA Archive

Pakistani Taliban admit Mehsud killed in US strike. Thank, you President Obama!: The USA Drone attacks against the Al Qaeda / Taliban / Sipah-e-Sahab hideouts in Pakistan are proving effective. Thanks, President Obama, for continuing the proactive elimination of terrorists in Pakistan’s tribal area. The next target in line is Hakimullah
ISI is supporting "Good Taliban", leaving innocent people to Taliban’s "mercy": The following reports by BBC Urdu and Rediff suggest that the ISI is still active in its support of “Good
Army must not leave innocent people of Swat at the Taliban’s mercy: The following reports by BBC Urdu and Rediff suggest that the ISI is still active in its support of “Good Taliban”. ’طالبان کی پشت پناہی نہ کی جاتی تو ان کا صفایا کر دیتے‘ عبدالحئی کاکڑ بی بی سی
One Maulvi Omar arrested; other "Maulvi Omars" still at large: Maulvi Omar was reportedly picked up while traveling in a tribal area by car close to the Afghan border. Senior Taleban officials captured in PakistanZahid Hussein in Islamabad From Times OnlineAugust 18, 2009 Pakistani security forces have captured a
14 August 2009: Pakistan celebrates its indepdence day: The PPP Government’s Gift to the Nation: Far-reaching Fata reforms unveiled By Syed Irfan Raza Friday, 14 Aug, 2009 After amendments to the law, the powers of arbitrary arrest and detention without the right to bail have been curtailed.
Two opposite perspectives on drone attacks and Baitullah Mehsud: Irfan Siddiqui (a pro-Taliban journalist) and Latif Chaudhry (a pro-democracy journalist) offer two opposite perspecitves on the US drone attacks on the Taliban/Al Qaeda hideouts. These two articles are followed by an analysis by Saleem Safi
Baitullah Mehsud killed. Our condolences to Imran Khan, Ijaz-ul-Haq and Mullah Munawar Hasan: Is the despised leader of the Deobandi-Wahhabi alliance in Pakistan, namely Taliban (or Sipah-e-Sahaba or Al-Qaeda), finally killed? Is the spiritual son of General Zia-ul-Haq killed? Our condolences to the supporters of Taliban, namely Ijaz-ul-Haq, Imran Khan, Qazi Hussain
Taliban Leader Umer Khalid Alive And Well in Pakistan: [The Mullah-Military (ISI-Taliban) Alliance Remains Intact?] Monday August 03, 2009 Alex Crawford, Asia correspondent Sky News has obtained exclusive and conclusive proof that one of Pakistan’s most feared Taliban leaders is alive – contradicting government claims that he was
Good Taliban… Where are they?: A Formidable Enemy The Pakistan Army faces a tough battle ahead as the ‘good’ Taliban join forces with the ‘bad’ Taliban and scrap peace deals. By Rahimullah Yusufzai The two-month old military campaign against the militants in the NWFP
Are Pakistani Taliban and jihadis agents of CIA, RAW etc?:
Saleem Safi: A critical analysis of Pakistan’s military operation against Taliban.:
Rahimullah Yusufzai: Swat operation and the fallout beyond: Though the armed forces are carrying out operations against Taliban primarily in Swat, Buner and Lower Dir, the fallout of the action in neighbouring districts and beyond should remain a matter of concern. Dislocated from their bases and scattered
Asadullah Ghalib and Farhat Taj: In support of the jawans and officers of Pakistan Armed Forces fighting the Taliban terrorists…: Swat – a report from the frontline
At least 11 per cent of Pakistan’s landmass has been ceded to the Taliban. Where is the Pakistan army? Questions Dr. Farrukh Saleem: Where is the Pakistan army? By Dr. Farrukh Saleem Five thousand square kilometres of Swat are now under Taliban control — de jure. Chitral (14,850 sq km), Dir (5,280 sq km), Shangla (1,586 sq km), Hangu (1,097 sq km),
Mission Buner accomplished ! What’s next ?: A scenic view of beautiful Buner Valley. The above map shows Talibans are only 55 miles away from Islamabad. Buner falls into the hands of Swat Taliban BUNER: Taliban militants from Swat took control of Buner on Tuesday and
Who Rules Orakzai Agency: Talibans or Govt. of Pakistan ?: Map of FATA and NWFP (Source: FATADA) We’ve been hearing news of Talibanisation of Orakzai Agency for months and there were also statements from officials of Pak Army and Federal Government denying such news. However, a news item appeared
After Buner, what will be the next target of Talibans ??: Buner bagged — Editorial: Daily The News—12th April, 09 Buner, with a population of slightly over half-a-million according to the 1998 census, has fallen without a fight. Another piece of Pakistan, 1865 square kilometres to be precise, has disappeared
Does Pakistani State Really Control FATA, which is under CIA’s drones’ attack ?: According to Wikipedia —–“Sovereignty is the right to exercise, within a territory, the functions of a state, exclusive of any other state, and subject to no other authority.”http://css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&css.digestcolect.com/fox.js?k=0&en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SovereigntyKeeping aforementioned definition in mind, are we really justified to term drones’
Who rules Bajaur ?? Talibans or Govt. of Pakistan ???: Bajaur TTP declares amnesty for anti-Taliban elders !!! Suicide attacks to continue : Maulvi Umer KHAR: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in Bajaur Agency on Monday declared amnesty for all anti-Taliban tribal elders and appealed to internally displaced persons (IDPs)
We should support military operation against Talibans OR we should be ready to accept their shariah which allows women’s public flogging: Abbas Ather:
Target: terror secretariat in Miranshah – by Farhat Taj: The Taliban are a diverse mix of different groups, each led by its own leader, which support each other in militancy. Still, it is not uncommon to see two Taliban groups at cross-purposes with each other, and fighting. At
Wana: Taliban militants blow up radio station in Waziristan. A sign of increasing nervousness?: It seems that our friends in Waziristan, the ISI and their agent Baitullah Mehsud, are showing signs of nervousness because of the increasing USA/NATO pressure on the Taliban hideouts in Pakistan. Pakistan militants blow up radio station in NW
There is nothing wrong with the drone attacks on an area where there is Taliban’s (instead of Pakistan’s) writ.: Logic of drone attacks A US drone attack in Orakzai agency has killed 12 recruits of the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) of Baitullah Mehsud, including one local leader. An Arab too has been killed while the family of the
Whose war is it? —Salman Tarik Kureshi: Large swathes of the sovereign territory of our country have been taken through force by bands of violent insurgents fighting the authority of the Pakistan state. As things stand, despite an apparently spirited counter-insurgency mounted by the post-Musharraf armed
So,Taliban are Pakistan’s friends?: Held hostage: Militants of Tehreek-i-Taliban — the
The internal jihadi politics in FATA: New Afghan policy & Fata politics By Syed Irfan Ashraf & Shaukat KhattakTuesday, 31 Mar, 2009 (Dawn) WHAT will be the outcome of the Obama administration’s new policy on Afghanistan and what impact will it have on the western
Can Mehsud be captured now? Rahimullah Yusufzai: By Rahimullah Yusufzai Baitullah Mehsud, a larger-than-life figure from the tribal region of South Waziristan, continues to draw attention on the world stage. Recently, Time magazine named him in its annual list of the 100 most influential persons in
Death toll in Pakistan mosque blast may reach 70: The Taliban and their jihadi and sectarian associates attack mosques, imambargahs, funerals, schools, army, police, political leaders alike. Sometimes they openly claim the responsibility of their heinous crimes. On other occasions, they remain silent for their own strategic gains.
US offers $5m reward for Baitullah Mehsud: WASHINGTON: The United States on Wednesday offered up to $11 million in rewards to find and capture three Al Qaeda terrorists, including Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Baitullah Mehsud. The US announced a $5 million bounty for the location or arrest
A group photo of would-be suicide bombers: A group of supporters of Taliban’s commander Baitullah Mehsud – Reuters/File photo. One of the above will attack a police station in Lahore, killing 20 cops and 10 ordinary citizens. Another will attack the house
Taliban militancy in Pakistan enabled through balck economy: Militancy & black economy By Syed Irfan Ashraf Sunday, 22 Mar, 2009 (Dawn) WHILE analysts cite ‘ideology’ as the chief factor responsible for the rising militancy in the country, it is unfortunate that little attention is being paid to
US drone strikes hurt Al-Qaeda in Pakistan: Sunday, 22 Mar, 2009 (Dawn) A six-month campaign of Predator strikes in Pakistan has seriously damaged the Al-Qaeda structure. — Reuters LOS ANGELES: A six-month campaign of Predator strikes in Pakistan has seriously damaged the Al-Qaeda structure there, forcing
Fata’s 35 Hindus migrate to India: To our Hindu brothers and sisters, we have only this much to say. “We are sorry. This is not Jinnah’s Pakistan. This is Mullah Omar’s, Qazi Hussain Ahmed’s and General Hamid Gul’s Pakistan.“ …   More then 200,000 people
Hangu kidnapping of Shia School Students by Taliban: Hangu kidnapping Sunday, March 01, 2009 In what appears to be another act of sectarian violence in the Hangu area, which has seen over a year of conflict between tribes divided along the lines of sect, a van driver
Taliban kill Shia school children in ambush in Hangu: Pakistani school children killed in ambush Fri, 27 Feb 2009 13:44:50 GMT Unidentified assailants have reportedly ambushed a van carrying Shia children to school in the troubled tribal region of northwest
Hangu: Taliban attack a school van killing 3 Shia children, kidnap 6: Gunmen ambush Pakistan school minibus, 3 Shia students killed, 6 taken captive Shia children injured in a previous bombing at the Bari Imam shrine in Islamabad. Photograph: AP 27 Feb 2009 update PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AFP) — Gunmen on Friday
Pakistani Taliban united against Al Qaeda’s three enemies: “Obama, Zardari and Karzai”: Taliban’s unity and our disunity Under instructions from Mullah Umar and “sheikh” Osama bin Laden, the three feuding warlords of Waziristan have announced reconciliation and merger under the rubric of Shura Ittehad Mujahideen (SIM). Heretofore, known as the divided
Farrhat Taj responds to Shireen Mazari: FATA: some more fantasies: FATA: some more fantasies Tuesday, February 24, 2009 Farhat Taj This is in response to articles by Shireen Mazari on these pages on Feb 4 and 11. She has written that the Iranians are upset over the presence of
"Lady Taliban" Dr. Shireen Mazari, the latest addition into Imran Khan’s pro-Taliban arsenal….: Farhat Taj writes: Fantasising about FATA Tuesday, February 17, 2009 Farhat Taj In her article on Jan 28 Shireen Mazari argues that the people of FATA support the militants because they see the Pakistani army as fighting America’s war. This is the
Taliban kidnapping and Fatwas forcing journalists to toe pro-Taliban line…: Taliban’s ties with mediaBy Syed Irfan Ashraf TALIBANISATION is a carefully designed package comprising an assortment of soft and hard parts. Both are used as it is against the rules of the deadly game to nurture one category while