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PESHAWAR: A roadside bomb attack on Sunday killed Pakistan's two senior military officers and a soldier in the country's troubled northwest, the military said.

The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have accepted responsibility for the attack, which was confirmed by TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid in a statement.

Major General Sanaullah Niazi and Lieutenant Colonel Touseef were visiting troop posts in the Upper Dir district of northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province, along the Afghan border, when their vehicle hit a planted bomb killing them along with a soldier.

“Maj Gen Sanaullah and Lt Col Touseef embraced Shahadat (martyrdom) this morning. They were returning after visiting troops posts on Pak Afghan Border,” the military said in a statement, adding that the incident resulted from an IED planted on the road near the border.

“Sepoy Imran also embraced Shahadat (martyrdom), two soldiers injured in the blast have been evacuated,” it added.

“Pakistan army has made substantial sacrifices to protect the nation against the menace of terrorism and such cowardly acts by terrorists cannot deter the morale of our armed forces,” Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said in a statement.

The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had announced on Saturday that withdrawal of troops from Malakand division would begin next month and the civil administration would take over control of the area.

The announcement came at a time when the federal government is preparing to launch peace talks with the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in the light of decisions of an all-party conference.

Separately, two roadside bomb attacks in Miranshah, the main town in North Waziristan tribal district bordering Afghanistan, killed two soldiers on Sunday and wounded four others, security officials said.

In the neighbouring district of Bannu, Taliban militants ambushed a convoy of tribal police early Sunday, killing two of them and wounding four others, the officials said.

Pakistan says more than 40,000 people have been killed as a result of bomb and suicide attacks carried out by Taliban and Al-Qaeda-led militants who oppose Islamabad's US alliance.

Comments (128) Closed

Shah Sep 15, 2013 03:16pm

It is a sad news. However, leaving this war to Army only is not the solution. We need political leadership to take the lead. About time, as advised by KPK government, that Army should pull out as soon as. It's not only loosing soldiers but also the reputation of Pakistan Army which is at stake.

adnan Sep 15, 2013 03:24pm

APC has blood on their hands...shame on abject surrender!

zaheer Sep 15, 2013 03:27pm

I suppose Upper Dir is not part of North Waziristan. Upper Dir is a district of KPK. The head quarter of North Waziristan is Mirinshah not upper dir. This is not what I can term as a mistake and that too from the most authentic of Pakistan's newspapers. I am a regular reader of Dawn News and I like it since its quite reliable in relative terms. But after reading this particular news I am really really disappointed? how can you commit such a blunder, still i am wondering.

Tahir Baluch Sep 15, 2013 03:35pm

No, please, but let's speak to these wonderful Taliban. After all, the APC, which is only second to God, if at all, has decided that we must. I'm sure the Taliban thought well.

If we speak to them after this, it will be worse than the 1971 Instrument.

Zia Sep 15, 2013 03:44pm

Upper Dir is in Malakand, not Waziristan. Please correct.

Hidayat Khan Sep 15, 2013 03:49pm

Upper Dir in North Waziristan, r u joking?

faisal baloch Sep 15, 2013 03:54pm

these are our real shaheeds!

Amir Bangash Sep 15, 2013 03:56pm

How can the government reach a peace deal with such high profile terrorists who have killed and are still killing our soldiers beside innocent civilians.

Muhammad Taqi Sep 15, 2013 04:17pm

Very very sorry to hear this! May Allah grant them the highest level in Jannah. People keep talking about peace with these animals, they should be crushed.

Obaid Sep 15, 2013 04:23pm

Go APC go.......

Bala Sep 15, 2013 04:21pm

Better take the crop that you cultivated.

AJ Sep 15, 2013 04:29pm

The PM should open his eyes to the ground realities. Issuing a typical statement does not do justice to people who have sacrificed their lives. There are roughly 60 Taliban groups so which group of killers are we talking to first? Comprehension of the situation is beyond some peoples capacity as is the case here, specially in the light of the development that the Army has been asked by the provincial government of KP to withdraw from Swat, Malakand, Bonair areas. I wonder who is going to fill the void? Perhaps a re-screening of 'Terror -2'.

asif Sep 15, 2013 04:35pm


Hussain Naqvi Sep 15, 2013 04:31pm

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif must learn a lesson that his negotiations only to give ample time to the terrorists to further strengthen them against the state. He should rest assured that these wild creature will never surrender and will continue their designed babaric activities. The ruling janta must take Stern Action against them before the negotiate start. None of the held terrorists set free and convited criminals be executed without further delay. They do not desrve any concession.

Zafar Iqbal Sep 15, 2013 04:32pm

Its northwestern khyberpakhtunkhwan sir not waziristan! read it again.

asif Sep 15, 2013 04:41pm

I believe that all the people (military/civilian) who have given their lives for our nation should be honored. We should seriously think about the future of this nation if we want to be considered as a respectable country that can compare with any other nation in the world. We have to bring CHANGE and INSHALLAH we will bring CHANGE.

Saleem Sep 15, 2013 04:42pm

DON"T NEGOTIATE WITH KILLERS!!. These Talibans are the worst enemy of Islam and Pakistan.

usman rafi Sep 15, 2013 04:48pm

Theres a mistake in the article. In the very first line it says: 'The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have accepted responsibility for the attack.' However, towards the end it mentions that 'Though no group has yet claimed responsibility for the attack...'.

Moderator Sep 15, 2013 05:14pm

@usman rafi:

Thanks for pointing out the mistake Usman, it has been fixed. Thanks

Nonam Sep 15, 2013 05:19pm

If soldiers die like this what we are going to talk how many can be killed each week

Amjad Iqbal Sep 15, 2013 05:25pm

This media hits the news of army men but this media never gave attention when i sent a written report and request to PML N office. This Geo Tv people never gave attention to my problem when i made the calls to their head offices. Now i have no tender words and sympathies with so called martyrdoms. One day i am in doubt that i will need help from TTP rather than our protectors,police and ministers.This is my furious warning.

Amjad Iqbal Sep 15, 2013 05:33pm

Population is soldier who is fighting with peaceless state of law and order,criminals,hunger,jobless state,the very negative attitude of ministers,careless gov't,corrupt politicians,cost rising and so on and on. There is no single common person in pakistan who is less than a soldier. Fighting on border is not difficult,fighting with present state is more valueable. Who says army men are dying? I say that me and thousand others like me are dying in real way. Who publish this?Who ask us what we are suffering?Who have interest what we know? They damn care,and i also damn care about them.

sabeeh omer Sep 15, 2013 05:39pm

It is very sad indeed that at a time when the Federal Government is making every effort to initiate peace talks with the Talibans and the KPP Government has ordered withdrawal of troops from the Malakand division the Talibans are responding with such measures. By doing so, they will lose the sympathy and support of those few Pakistanis who still hold a soft corner for the Talibans and if such incidents continue then there is just one option left for the government......EXTERMINATE them with all the resources at its disposal!

Shaikh Mohommd Sep 15, 2013 05:46pm

The root of this problem is the association of Pakistan's military with Washington. They receive Military aid and are the stooge of America. Will these casualties engineer a re-thinking on the part of Pakistan Army. Shouldn't they say "ENOUGH IS ENOUGH" and refuse American military aid and withdraw from American war on terror?

wanderer Sep 15, 2013 05:58pm

It will be a terrible mistake to provide TTP with badly needed respite. All the leverage gained after alot of sacrifices and wasted resources.

Mehmood Sep 15, 2013 06:01pm

Very sad news, Government should not trust terrorist. They never want peace

Anunlikelyguy Sep 15, 2013 06:04pm

Tragic that a Maj Gen and a Lt Col have fallen to terror. I don't care whether they were Pakistani or Indian. They were professional soldiers protecting their country. And I don't care who the terrorists were. They were cowards.

Uday Singh Sep 15, 2013 06:10pm

Any loss of life is sad, but the chickens are coming home to roost. When will Pakistan reign in the jihadis it created?

Naeem Sep 15, 2013 06:08pm

What kind of Islam is being followed by TTP. The quran says" if you kill a soal it is as if you have killed the whole of humanity" TTP has to be exterminated to bring peace. How can the government negotiate peace with killers. We have to stop appeasing TTP.

Our intellegence agencies have to do a better job of locating the leaders of TTP. How can the TTP spokesman contact the newspapers and we cannot locate and kill him

Syed Amanatullah Sep 15, 2013 06:10pm

@Shaikh Mohommd: I support views expressed by you and add one point that whenever Pakistan decide to hold dialogues with TTP, USA sabotage arrangements by sending drones and as a result disgruntled Taliban revenge by attacking Pak Army which is highly deplorable. Instead Pakistan Govt should declare withdrawl from the war on terror and stop supporting withdrawl of military equipment passing through Pakistan for which US will never give funds to repair damaged infrastructure.

MA Sep 15, 2013 06:11pm

Pakistan army seems totally helpless now. A Major General killed by Taliban and nothing will happen. Gov't wants Peace talks with them while they keep on striking whenever and wherever they want. I have a better idea; hand over the power to them.....

Haider Sep 15, 2013 06:19pm

I personally abhor the TTP. They are neither Muslims nor Humans. Each one of them should be hanged on a pole in every chowk of Pakistan. But even those of us who are confused and still want to talk to these evil people, we must all gather and honour the supreme sacrifice of these gallant soldiers. Theirs is not to reason why - theirs is but to do and die. May Allah swt bless them and from their sacrifices may the nation prosper and become peaceful. Long live Pakistan and Long live Pakistan Army

Aussie Sep 15, 2013 06:24pm

The one who digs well for others, himself falls into it.

Pakistan Observer Sep 15, 2013 06:29pm

The present government has surrendered itself to Taliban along with other political parties. Now Taliban are emboldened and will kill everyone who comes in their way. The future of Pakistan under present government is totally dark and unless something comes up unexpectedly like a military coup (which is not likely as Army's morale is in low gears). Pakistan is doomed to be a failed and broken state soon than expected.

Pakistan Observer Sep 15, 2013 06:37pm

@Shaikh Mohommd: You are totally misinformed or ignorant of facts. This is your war not American war. If you don't want to fight at lease your KP province will be in the hands of Taliban.

shafeeq Sep 15, 2013 06:38pm

Go ahead for peace and do the talk with taliban for the bright future of pakistan.

Agha Ata Sep 15, 2013 06:39pm

"The Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan" sounds like a political party. Please don't call them TTP; just call them terrorists!

Ahmed Sep 15, 2013 06:40pm

@Shaikh Mohommd:

The root cause for this problem is misguided human beings and zealots.

sohail Sep 15, 2013 06:49pm

I don't know what our govt is thinking TTP is killing our soldiers nd govt still preaching for peace

Umair Sep 15, 2013 06:51pm

Indeed a big incident.....peace talks will get a big set back........unfortunately there are so many small groups among Talibans that you can not make it out to whom one should commence the dialogue process.................................Talibans are the one who are not interested in Power/ Shariat they are just concern how to get money ....... come what the case may be whether it is America or our rival India......

Sohrab Sep 15, 2013 07:04pm

Failure of the PK government (aka Imran Khan). How long will it take for the likes of IK and the government which until recently is so proud to get everybody on board to go and talk to these guys, who supposedly are not the problem, but the drone attacks. It is all about taking ownership and responsibility of the menace the country is facing.....enough of blaming others. Another sad day for Pakistan. Thank you sirs, the general and sepoy, for sticking up to them so that we can sleep in the comforts of our home. I want you to know that our hearts go out to your families and thanks to them for their sacrifice. For all the ills we may point of the Pak army, this is one of the moments we are so poud of you.

NASAH (USA) Sep 15, 2013 07:11pm


G.A. Sep 15, 2013 07:11pm

Taliban only know how to negotiate with guns and bombs.

Patriot Sep 15, 2013 07:15pm

Why is it that most of our security personnel embrace 'Shahadat' when they are on routine patrolling (police) visiting check posts (army) and when they are having meal in their mess (SSG, FIA, Rangers), We are in a state of war, honestly i'm not impressed whenever or wherever i notice our security forces taking it very causally, not alert (for me they don't look like) yawning ..........................................................

Jbm Sep 15, 2013 07:19pm

Please hang the ones you have in custody and kill the ones who are taking up the fight against the govt , that's the only solution.

Azhar Hussain Sep 15, 2013 07:22pm

Our political leaders during the APC saved their own souls but careless about the rest of Pakistani.

sajid Sep 15, 2013 07:31pm

@Shaikh Mohommd: you are 100% right i appreciate your views.

Tariq Mahmood Sep 15, 2013 07:36pm

Taliban are terrorists & we all know it. They should be punished, exterminated or if caught face the criminal justice system.

The orders in our Quran are clear: Al Quran 5: 33 "The recompense of those who wage war against.. do mischief in the land is only that they shall be killed or crucified". Though this was revealed to our holy Prophet Mohammed (SAW) the principle applies to terrorists.

No one has any authority to go against these clear orders.

Forget negotiations. Do what nations do to terrorists - finish them & put those who are caught on trial. Don't hesitate in following the law.

Please act now before Pakistan becomes another Syria.

Masood Naqvi Sep 15, 2013 07:44pm

Shabaash Nawaz brothers; Imran khan; Mulana Fazlul Rehman, JI and their supports in establishment go ahead and hug your partners in TTP (enemies of peoples and country). Shame on all of enemies of peoples and Pakistan.

Saif Sep 15, 2013 07:45pm

@Shaikh Mohommd: That is the problem with people like you. You guys alway find a way to justify terrorism, until it hits your close and dear ones. Because of thinking like this we are still having this menace of terrorism.

Muhammad Farooq Sep 15, 2013 07:48pm

On the one hand Taliban prisoners are being released, orders are passed for gradual withdrawal of the military from Malakand and on the other hand we see continued killing by Talibans. Is this how govt and Talibans want to start peace talks? Govt/Military position on this is beyond my comprehension. May Allah rest souls of all who have been killed by Talibans.

Farhan Sep 15, 2013 07:55pm

The idea of negotiations with TTP is the biggest joke !! Imran Khan and Nawaz Sharif are playing with the fate and very existence of Pakistan by delaying action against these terrorists.

Rauf Sep 15, 2013 08:01pm

Well, chicken come home to roost.

Mark Sep 15, 2013 08:01pm

The chickens have come home to roost.

Akram Sep 15, 2013 08:06pm

@Shaikh Mohommd what aid did Malala receive from Washington before your friends tried to murder a child? The Taliban do not stand for Islamic values, they are satan's army. They are espousing hate and barbarism because they cannot understand or comprehend the modern world, and people like you are to blame for defending their horrific barbaric acts.

ashok Sep 15, 2013 08:14pm

@Shaikh Mohommd: you are dead wrong sheikh sahib. Without America's help Pakistan will collapse in one day.These terrorists are the years of wrong and shortsighted policies of Pakistany government namely investing more in religious madrases rather then Technical studies,spending more in defenseive extra vagent equipments which they they might never use it,rather then spending more in Hydro-Electric projects to produce more energy to provide lifeline to their dieing industries.

Muhammad Ajmal Sep 15, 2013 08:32pm

After this attack there is no need to hold talk with TTP. State should stand up. People's of PK should have no doubt in their mind who is their enemy

Hameed Khan Sep 15, 2013 08:39pm

There is a very simply solution, no need of talks just need to quit the American war. Let American fight it, why are we fighting and protecting them. No need of troops on the Afghan border. This is the karzai and US responsibility to secure the border not our responsibility. The day we quit this war, fight with Taliban is finished without negotiations. Aor os ke baad tamash kejiye door door se.... Jio obama the great.

noor Sep 15, 2013 08:40pm

@Shaikh Mohommd: How can we claim now that it is still an "American war on terror"....We are being killed by these TTP's mujahids. Please help me in understanding when you say its not our war.

HM Sep 15, 2013 08:42pm

Complete failure of Nawaz Govt. policies to talk with TTP. You cannot meet their demand and you cannot implement their system.

Hameed Khan Sep 15, 2013 08:43pm

@Shaikh Mohommd: Great, U r 200% right. I fully agree with u. But some are getting great benefits. What they will do if Pakistan stop fighting this US war.

Zulmai khan Sep 15, 2013 08:43pm

For God sake a Maj Gen and a Lt Col blown up and the shop keeper PM and fat belly mulahs still arguing, `Hoonse Dehli doer ust' . Act now with an iron fist, now or never. Its the only choice

Masood Naqvi Sep 15, 2013 08:58pm

@Bala: who you???

Masood Naqvi Sep 15, 2013 09:03pm

@Amjad Iqbal: you did not mention your problem here; probably you r suffering with corrupt system; but in class society you can not expect more; These TTP terrorist can not be a solution of your problems any way; they are themselve a problem.

USMAN Sep 15, 2013 09:04pm

PM says that, Entire Nation is behind Pak Army,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,But "Nation wants to know that, where PM and ShehBaz Sharif Stands"????????????????????????? We salute you PAK ARMY. Long Live Pak Army and Down with Taliban

M. Ahmed Sep 15, 2013 09:08pm

@Shaikh Mohommd: You are totally mistaken and making wrong assumptions. Pakistan is not fighting anyone

Syed Ali Masood Sep 15, 2013 09:07pm

@Shaikh Mohommd: Shaikh sahib all one can think and say is that probably you have no understanding of this plague.

Naz Sep 15, 2013 09:07pm

The only way open to meet this brutal group is,

''Exterminate all The Brutes''.

They are not even to able to be called Muslims. They do not even know the spirit of Islam or Jihad. They are just brutes who dont deserve the honour the Govt is showing to them by Peace Talks. They only understand the language of gun and they must be gunned down by Honourable Pak Forces.

Abdullah K.Niazi Sep 15, 2013 09:11pm

Now Niazis of Mianwali have sacrificed another high ranking general. Few years ago, Maj.Gen. Shaukat Sultan Niazi, now Sana Ullah Niazi both killed in war against terrorists. We all are proud of them, it is a personal honour to be one of Niazi tribe.

Dr Qureshi Sep 15, 2013 09:14pm

Nawaz Sharif is losing the plot.

Release of any PTT leaders should be abandoned and tried for these killings since TTP has already admitted responsibility.

M. Ahmed Sep 15, 2013 09:10pm

@Amjad Iqbal: And than you go out and take innocent lives...... Work towards correcting problems of corruption, inefficient government working and all such issues. Tell me why to blow up innocent people? This is what our religion teaches us?

AKNasser Sep 15, 2013 09:17pm

@Shaikh Mohommd: Americans are withdrawing next year. Be prepared for complete chaos.Talibans are not fighting for a piece of territory, they are striving to impose their version of Islamic shria. Are you ready for it ?

Naseer Sep 15, 2013 09:15pm

Government has already surrendered to Taliban. Muslim League N is worried that it can also be targeted like ANP and MQM. Taliban are the worst enemies of Islam and Pakistan.

Raheel Khan Sep 15, 2013 09:22pm

Tehreek-i Taliban should be called terrorist Taliban. Govt should find the source of funding to them and cut it off, they will disappear.

syed baqar ahsan Sep 15, 2013 09:40pm

Very very sad news.Still people within leaks information to TTP,still sleeves are not clear.Where is Nawaz Sharif & CROPS of Maullanas and my dear Imran Khan

Syed Ahmed Sep 15, 2013 09:37pm

Allah states that most of the people of the earth, are misguided - TTP seems to be the most. Fear Allah and stop this genocide.

vigilant Sep 15, 2013 09:42pm

Fruit of peace talk offers & approval of army withdrawal from malakand. Taliban are animals they won't understand dialogue, they only understand bullets & bombs

vigilant Sep 15, 2013 09:39pm

May the departed souls rest in jannah Ameen

Mike Sep 15, 2013 09:42pm

Pakistan public is so divided on this issue and so is the government of Pakistan, So many political parties and no party has the mandate from to public to act with iron rod. Until the majority of Pakistanis stand up and unite against the government and demand an action, nothing is going to happen. It is the majority of Pakistan public that need to unite and demand what is good for the nation. If politician don't deliver they have right to throw them out. This government is trying to please everyone and cannot satisfy any one with the half hearten efforts.

Amjad Wyne Sep 15, 2013 09:44pm

@Shaikh Mohommd: What a brainless man you are...

syed baqar ahsan Sep 15, 2013 09:49pm

General Sanaullah Naizi dead is death to peace initiative of Imran Khan Naizi,so who is right "army or the APC"

ahsan Sep 15, 2013 10:06pm
  1. DON"T NEGOTIATE WITH KILLERS!!. These Talibans are the worst enemy of Islam and Pakistan.(likes : 113 :: dislikes: 14)

  2. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif must learn a lesson .. his negotiations only to give ample time to the terrorists to further strengthen them against the state. ....and convited criminals be executed without further delay. They do not desrve any concession.( likes :100 :: dislikes 7)

  3. It will be a terrible mistake to provide TTP with badly needed respite. All the leverage gained after a lot of sacrifices and wasted resources. ( likes 92 :: dislikes 3)

For every 3 pro-talibans, there are a 100 patriots. And our media tells us that people do not want a military solution ! People want total extermination of this clear and present vermin.

mohammed abbas Sep 15, 2013 10:20pm


Afrooz Sep 15, 2013 10:24pm


pull out as soon as. It's not only loosing soldiers but also the reputation of Pakistan Army which is at stake

Shame on you.

Asif M Sep 15, 2013 10:29pm

Yes after very long time and heavy sacrifices even then we should give peace a chance to avoid more loss of lives.

bikram singh Sep 15, 2013 10:37pm

is there any financial anouncement for the matyred

Raza Sep 15, 2013 10:38pm

Aay Rah-he-haq kay shaheedo Tumhain watan key fazain salaam kehti hain!!

How heartless are the people who don't have praise for every soldier that dies for the country? How barbaric are the ones who cannot say a word of thanks to the services of the Shaheeds?

TTP, LeJ and the other jehadi outfits are here to destroy Pakistan and as you can see in the comments below, most Pakistanis rightfully don't have sympathies for them. I am proud of all those people who have spoken against Pakistan's enemies. May you all live in peace my brothers and sisters and may these "enemies" burn in Hell here and in the Hereafter!!! Ameen!

IKE Khan Sep 15, 2013 10:56pm

A live nation and its elected prime minister should immediately stop talking to them. A FULL OPERATION IS THE ONLY ANSWER.

Dawar Naqvi Sep 15, 2013 11:06pm

Are we going to do negotiation with these terrorists? They have killed more than 50,000 Pakistanis in last 10 years, which includes Army. The politicians who are supporting ideas to dialogue with Taliban are equally responsible for all these terrorist acts. Army should do operation on Taliban in Waziristan, Quetta and in Karachi.

Qaiser Bakhtiari Sep 15, 2013 11:06pm

Every bearded man brandishing Quran and slamming United States is not a Muslim. Unfortunately this seems to be the criteria in Pakistan these days.

NASAH (USA) Sep 15, 2013 11:10pm

More Taliban to be released? Or time for another APC surrender?

M. Siddique Sep 15, 2013 11:17pm

The TTP people are animals and barbarians. Government should NOT talk to them but crush them. Why is it that Fazlur Rehman and JI leadership quite about this terrorists attack on Pakistan Army. They should come out openly and condemn this attack or must be declared their supporters and be treated as such.

Parvez Sep 15, 2013 11:19pm

A time has come to do what has to be done.........and that is to forget about housing schemes and golf courses and go and finish these criminals once and for all. Otherwise they and the people will perceive you'll to be weak........ and that would be bad.

JOurnalist Sep 15, 2013 11:26pm

We asked to talk peace we did and they way are being responded, its not tolerable under any circumstances

NOW...If Nations turned on you (Taliban)... You won't find a place on Earth save your culprit souls

Amjad Sep 15, 2013 11:40pm

@Shah: Dear! once the writ of the govt and sovereignty of the state is at stake, then everything become secondary. Then you don't have to care for you reputation etc. Allah be with us to remain steadfast under such trying conditions. Ameen

tabi304 Sep 15, 2013 11:41pm

@Shah: You are right bro

Adeel Sep 15, 2013 11:43pm

This is nothing new...its only parties like PTI/PML(N)/JI who are keen to talk to these animals. Don't be surprised if the PML(N) led govt. releases the Taliban criminals/murderers as demanded by Taliban as a good will for peace talks! Instead of the govt. putting down conditions and making demands such as for Taliban to handover criminals and abandon arms etc it is Taliban making demands!!! What nonsense, how shameful of our leaders, what waste of lives of Pakistani People and soldiers.

David Sep 15, 2013 11:46pm

Killing a Major-General is a cowardly act ?

I don't seem to understand what the PM means !

K.A.Muhammad Sep 15, 2013 11:51pm

How many Ethnic, Sectarian and Political Divisions were there amongst Muslims of Pre-Partition era and how many do we have now; that is Post Partition?

To err is human, but to commit blunders one after the other is not human!

I hope and expect that general public will try to understand the root cause of death and destruction in Pakistan and around it.

Ali J Sep 15, 2013 11:51pm

These are the people we want to negotiate piece? Politicians and the Military all united to forgive these barbarians and these Talibans choose to continue with their rage against Pakistan!

nazir ali sabri Sep 16, 2013 12:01am

@Shah: peace negotiation with TTP is impossible,pak army have shed their blood to get our nation of ttp..ttps can not compromise over their manifesto of enforcing sharia...hence our gove. is wasting time in useless planning and making ttp more strong

Sarwat Sep 16, 2013 12:07am

Army need to declare full out war at this front. Can't fight half heartedly. The nation need to wake up and take a stand behind our forces. We can't give up, or soon Pakistan will like Afghanistan. Slow strategies can't work that will only buy these terrorists more time to solidify, regroup and organize themselves. We need to crush them once and for all. This non sense can't be tolerated anymore.

Usama Sep 16, 2013 12:27am

@Amjad Iqbal: I hope that on that day, u face a needy situation nd try to find army or others for help and they refuse,because that's what u deserve... Sitting behind a desk typing opinions over the keyboard is easy, putting your ass on line isnt! May you find adversaries...

Hasan Sep 16, 2013 12:41am

@Amjad Iqbal: Your writing speak loud and clear about your mental health. Sadly, you prefer to stand with those who are killing not only our army men but also never show mercy to innocent pakistanis including young girls who just like to have basic education. And they are killing muslim in the name of Islam, shame on TTP.

ssf Sep 16, 2013 12:56am

@asif: I fully agree with your comment but when you say Inshallah then you are implying that allah will take care of it. I have seen this mentioned in time and time again in trade, agreements, by politicians and in many other situations when in reality they don't mean it. Allah has given us brain to accomplish what goals we set to achieve. We should help our selves.

Ahmed Abdullah Sep 16, 2013 01:35am

It is time to reconsider the option of negotiations with Taliban. They are nothing less than animals with whom negotiations will be a meaningless exercise. Disregarding other limitations, we should consider option of securing eastern borders with our strategic weapons and spare full military might to crush Talibans and their affiliates once for all.

Ahmed Abdullah Sep 16, 2013 01:38am

Taliban and their affiliates are the criminals fighting for monetary and other material gains as well for power. Their brand of Islam is not acceptable to 200 million Pakistanies nor they can impose their will forcefully. They are living in fools paradise and must be sorted out once for all.

Noman Sep 16, 2013 04:56am

@Shaikh Mohommd: typical reply from a blind guy. Everything is America's fault. Own up to your problems Pakistan.

yosufzai Sep 16, 2013 05:05am

Investigate and find the real culprits behind this terrorist act.

Mahmood Khan Sep 16, 2013 05:24am

KILL every Taliban without prejudice. These no-good murderers are and will destroy the country. They are 100 times worse than the Russians who occupied their Afghanistan. These talibans are nothing more than a bunch of cold-blooded killers. They should be terminated as soon as possible, before this disease spreads to the neighboring countries.

rehman n siddiqui Sep 16, 2013 05:27am

Enough is enough. Several agreements in the past with Talaban were not complied. It is high time army,navy and airforce should join together and eliminate Talaban once for all without any mercy.They are not muslims.They are the ruthless butchers killing innocent people and destroying Pakistan

thulluka kolli Sep 16, 2013 05:53am

All those screaming now, do you guys understand the language of terror that you fomented in your neighbouring country with help of these animals. You fed a snake to bit your neighbour and it is biting you now. Enjoy the experience!

Sami Sep 16, 2013 06:43am

Great step taken by KPK government. We had enough of army occupying our lands and houses. Treating us like criminals. All who is against this move doesn't have any clue. Its our land its our province only we know what we been throgh. I salute you KPK government. Keep up the good work we already can see fantastic changes.

Proud to be Pakistani Sep 16, 2013 11:25am

I salute the Pakistani Army for their calmness over the issue. But being a student I wonder and I ask myself a question

Proud to be Pakistani Sep 16, 2013 11:28am

I salute the Pakistani Army for their calmness over the issue. But being a student I wonder and I ask myself a question

Hassan Sep 16, 2013 11:33am

As I always said, there is no point of having any form of dialogue session or a peace talk with criminals and terrorists... they don't deserve sympathy nor they deserve any place in our society... I know its a hard decision for our Government but it is essential for the existence of Pakistan, for the betterment of our people and for the growth & development of our country that the government, military and judiciary treat all these criminals and terrorists with iron fist....

Jeeves Sep 16, 2013 01:13pm

@Shaikh Mohommd: If the Pakistani Army stops supporting the war on terror, these terrorists will get stronger. Already they are giving you a bloody nose. What makes you think that they will go back to their caves after that. You can only imagine the consequences of trusting these beasts.

Wasim Sep 16, 2013 03:33pm

@Agha Ata: Tahreek-e-Terrorist Pakistan?

IBN-E-ASHFAQUE Sep 16, 2013 05:09pm

@Uday Singh: Dont worry Uday the chickens will not rest untill they have batbecued you too.

AHMED Sep 16, 2013 05:31pm

Give NEGOTIATION many chances, The Pakistanis are suffering becoz of the war in Afghanistan. Both American & Indian should stop poking their Nose. Let wisdom prevail. Nobody is born Terrorist. AHMED

Ali Abbas Sep 16, 2013 07:54pm

@Raheel Khan: We know the source of their funding. Its coming from out Arab friends! Do we dare stopping out "Arab friends"? we are too busy blaming India, US and Israel but we do not see the glaring fact.

Maximas Sep 16, 2013 11:24pm

@David: Blasting the bomb and then hiding. Why not come to the front if they are so brave.

Sarwat Sep 17, 2013 06:03am

@David: PM stands for Prime Minister.

FJ Siddiqui Sep 17, 2013 07:41am

The use of strategy in the reverse order is the main problem. If we have chosen the dialogue as the first step at the very start, realizing the seriousness of the situation, and have gone towards more aggressive measures if the talks have failed then it would have been much more fruitful. Right now things have gone super complex.

I think we should follow these steps: 1. Powerful negation of TTP ideology from Qur'an and Sunnah and its widest propagation so that masses in general know that there is no support of their actions in there. Silent support is their main source of power. Unless this is done nothing else will work.

Extensive work has been done in Pakistan, sufficient to refute vehemently their ideology from the very sources they relate to.

Other simultaneous measures include: 2. Suffocating their ammunition supply line. 3. Thwart as many of their bombing and killing attempts as possible through intensive intelligence. 4. Apprehending as many as possible and punishing them one by one. 5. All this will bring them to table as their last way to survive. 6. Social uplift of the area, gradually, in a manner not too radical to local population (3 decade problem cannot be solved in months) 7. Army action in an year's time if no sign of improvement in situation after whole-hearted multidimensional concerted efforts. Sep 17, 2013 03:00pm

@AHMED: Talk with devil generate nothing but only destruction. Peace can be prevailed after total annihilation of these beast.

Dur-e-Abbas Malik

An Ahmedia Sep 17, 2013 03:55pm

It happened bcoz it was Allah's desire, why to mourn then? We are killing non-muslims in His name. Sometime, He Himself wants change or else our days are numbered as we muslim have butchered innumerable non muslims since centuries and have accumulated sins. Allah is great.

Mirza Sep 17, 2013 04:17pm

@thulluka kolli: You are talking totally opposite. These animals are cleverly fomented by our neighboring country onto our soil and they are being taken very good care of and fed with all what they want by their masters. And you know what..., your people are doing a great job for you!

Nad Sep 18, 2013 12:51am

@K.A.Muhammad: After pre-partition, no new sect among muslims in subcontinent developed... it all developed long time ago before partition... in British rule. Post-partition is all indian aggression to finish Pakistan and have succeeded in the form of bangladesh...endian struggle to finish Pakistan is still continue. Pakistan was created for a right and straight islamic purpose, and it will inshAllah come back to the right path soon. Please don't spread ur wrong judgement.