54 online
Most Popular Choices
Share on Facebook 13 Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds   

War on Terror: Pakistan Again Changes Policy

By       (Page 1 of 1 pages)   No comments
Follow Me on Twitter     Message Muhammad Khurshid
Become a Fan
  (7 fans)

The war on terror continues to look like an elaborate drama being staged by the rulers of Pakistan. Whenever they need dollars they bring up the war on terror, and whenever they feel that the audience is getting bored, they change the scene. The  evidence on the ground show the rulers of Pakistan have been enjoying full financial support of their master, George W. Bush.

There is very disturbing news from the Waziristan tribal region. According to Daily Times correspondent: The army has withdrawn soldiers from key checkposts in North Waziristan and a tribal jirga is negotiating a peace deal between pro-Taliban militants and the government, official sources and military spokesman said on Saturday.

“The situation has improved and the withdrawal of troops from certain checkposts is part of the re-alignment,” Major General Waheed Arshad told Daily Times as barriers and strict checking at checkposts were abolished, according to eyewitnesses.

Paramilitary takeover: “These posts are now manned by paramilitary soldiers. Barriers to movement have also been removed and the strict checking of people at these places has stopped,” sources said on condition of anonymity.

Earlier, the Taliban announced a unilateral ceasefire till January 1, which was later extended to January 20.

A tribal source reported that a tribal jirga was ‘shuttling’ between the Taliban and government authorities to broker another peace deal.

“There are signs that the two sides are working on something similar to a peace deal. But we don’t know how close they are to the deal because of secret negotiations,” a tribal source close to the jirga told Daily Times on condition of anonymity.

Over 50 killed: Also on Saturday, security officials said that Pakistani troops had killed more than 50 Taliban militants on Wednesday after fighting off an attack on a military fort in South Waziristan. Chief military spokesman Major General Waheed Arshad told AFP that militants suffered “heavy casualties in the encounter” but said he had no official figures.

The End

Rate It | View Ratings

Muhammad Khurshid Social Media Pages: Facebook Page       Twitter Page       Linked In Page       Instagram Page

Muhammad Khurshid, a resident of Bajaur District, tribal areas situated on Pak-Afghan border is journalist by profession. He contributes articles and news stories to various online and print newspapers. His subject matter is terrorism. He is (more...)

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEd News Newsletter
   (Opens new browser window)

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Change The System Then There Will No Terrorism

Indo-Pak Tension Affecting War On Terror Badly

Public Execution By Taliban Increases Terror In Tribal Areas

Is Osama Alive Or Really Dead?

Obama Doing Well On The Foreign Front

To View Comments or Join the Conversation:

Tell A Friend