Imran Khan, if this is not our war, then why are our people dying?

Published: October 3, 2013
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PTI especially needs to broaden its view point. With hundreds of people dying every week, negotiations are no longer an option. PHOTO: AFP

“You are free; you are free to go to your temples. You are free to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this State of Pakistan. You may belong to any religion, caste or creed—that has nothing to do with the business of the State.” – Jinnah

In the current scenario, the following seems more apt,

“You must be fearful. You must fear to go to your temples. You must fear to go to your mosques or to any other places of worship in this State of Pakistan. You must belong to the religion, caste or creed of the extremists and the extremists only…”

More than 80 people died in the devastating blast in the All Saints Church of Peshawar on September 22, 2013. A few days later, a bus full of government officials was attacked killing 19 and then a third blast devastated Peshawar on September 29, killing more than 30 people. Yet, the Pakistan government and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), continue to insist on “negotiations” with the Taliban.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s statements seem to be taking a more aggressive stand since these attacks. He has said that negotiations will only happen if the Taliban accept the Constitution of Pakistan and lay down their arms. The Taliban, however, have repeatedly said that they are not willing to negotiate until the Constitution is disposed and Shariah is imposed in the country.

Is any of this reasonable?

On the other hand, Imran Khan, during his visit to the hospital to see the injured people after the Church blast, went as far as saying that the government should open an office to hold talks with the Taliban. He argues that,

“If the US could open offices for the Afghan Taliban in Qatar, why should Pakistan not do the same?”

A question comes to mind — how many terror attacks has Qatar seen in the past decade? In a country like Pakistan, where terrorist groups operate openly and are determined to turn Pakistan into their version of an Islamic Emirate, granting them this sort of leverage is like giving them an open invitation to operate on their own terms and kill those they deem infidels. In return, we give them an office and negotiation?

Imran Khan is so far from ground reality that he does not think twice before making such irrational statements. The PTI came in full thrust with unrealistic promises to turn Pakistan into a Scandinavian welfare state and fight corruption in 90 days, yet their performance so far has been nothing but disappointing.

Regarding their negotiation policy, PTI gives the example of talks between the IRA (Irish Republican Army) and the British government. In brief, the IRA is a militia fighting British rule in Northern Ireland. The British only negotiated with them in 1994 – after fighting far lower levels of violence for more than 70 years, and after the IRA declared a ceasefire. This was followed, some years later, by the main faction of the IRA disarming.

But what do you do when your country is being attacked by your own people, not remotely willing to disarm? Khan’s example presents no actual comparison to the situation in Pakistan and this has been aptly captured by Zahid Khan of the ANP, who stated in a talk show,

Yeh logon ko bewakoof bananay key tareeqay hain.”

(These are just ways to fool the people.)

An important point is that, in order to negotiate, both parties must be willing to do so. In this case the government seems to be going above and beyond to make these negotiations happen, whereas the Taliban continue to respond with more violence. The current information minister of KPK insists that the Taliban had reached out last year but the government did not reciprocate. The fact that there is no record of this ever happening is a detail the PTI would rather not discuss.

It may sound delightful that Khan would sit with the Taliban over a cup of kahva (green tea) and sort out their differences, but the reality is something else. The Taliban, a product of our dirty deals going back to the 70s, have been handed over as inheritance to future generations. The current situation is a result of all that had been brewing up for decades.

We can agree that for the past decade, fighting the Taliban has not been successful. It is also evident that negotiations are not the solution either, when hundreds of innocent people are dying every week in such attacks. Hence, there needs to be a concrete plan that involves a more purposeful course of action keeping all factors in mind.

PTI especially needs to broaden its view point. This is essential to understand that Pakistani terrorism is no longer (if it ever was) a response to drone attacks and the US. To think that it will end with the departure of Americans from the region is nothing less than delusion.

Groups that are determined to bring down the Constitution of Pakistan and have deemed democracy un-Islamic are not just reacting emotionally. They have more ambitious plans that threaten the sovereignty of the country. Pakistan has reached a turning point in its history, where for the first time there has been a peaceful and democratic handover of power endorsed by tens of millions of voters. At such a time, anti-democratic groups should not be pacified but should be dealt with severely.

The real question is why are the Taliban not being treated as terrorists by the PTI? Why is there such a lukewarm reaction to the death of so many innocent lives? This has caused the locals of KPK to observe that,

“It seems like it is TTP ruling in KPK and not PTI.”

Perhaps because Khan has repeatedly stated,

This is not our war.”

However, didn’t this become our war the day Shias were killed for being Shia, Hazaras were attacked for being Hazara, Ahmadis were targeted for being Ahmadi, and Christians were murdered for being Christian?

Didn’t this become our war when the difference between houses of worship and slaughterhouses became a technicality?

Didn’t this become our war when people ruling against these terrorists were attacked, and police and other government officials acting against them were killed in wholesale?

When even going to a mosque feels like going to war, as one wonders if they will make it back alive, whose war is it?

This became our war when America and other external agencies spilled the blood of innocent Pakistanis. It also became our war when our own people carried out genocides within the country.

The fact is that whether we asked for it or not, this is the war we got, and the time to deal with it is now. So are we going to just keep talking or actually do something about it?

Parisa Siddiqi

Parisa Siddiqi

A professional script writer and film maker in Pakistan. She tweets @ParisaSiddiqi (twitter.com/ParisaSiddiqi)

The views expressed by the writer and the reader comments do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of The Express Tribune.

  • Ahmed

    Well miss Parisa Siddiqi to increase your knowledge you should read the latest article by imran khan http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-25804-Dialogue-the-best-of-difficult-optionsRecommend

  • Guest

    “Imran Khan is so far from ground reality that he does not think twice before making such irrational statements ”

    Ms. Parisa Siddiqi.. You have got an impressive writing skills. I might not be even 0.1% of you but pardon me as I believe that being a blogger or good writer doesn’t put you close to reality. I wish you luck with most hits on this post even though I think its a stupid and illogical analysis.

    If I get into your house and kill your family and later you get into mine and blast my family members then it doesn’t mean that we have to start a never ending generational war. It has to end somewhere and the only way is to NEGOTIATE and TALK.

    This logic was taught to me in my primary school. But, as I studied in a government school (urdu medium) so my simple logic might sound inferior to your analysis.

    I would like you to write something on Journalism/Blogging ethics :)

    Good Luck.Recommend

  • kashif

    jump the bandwagon of bashing imran without knowing the real situation. Why have attacks increased as soon as government was preparing to talk to taliban who is behind these attacks and what are their objectives. Army has tried to handle the situation through force but it was fruitless. Imran has made it clear in his article that through dialogue you can disintegrate taliban and it is already happening and then you can take on the ones funded by our enemies.Recommend

  • Ahmed

    Miss Parisa Siddiqi he never said that this is not our war but from the first military operation which started from 2004 in waziristan he has been saying that there is no military solution to it and sending army waziristan would be the biggest mistake and today in 2013 terrorism has increased due to military operations http://www.zemtv.com/2013/07/14/pti-imran-khan-clear-stand-on-war-on-terror-since-2004-till-now/Recommend

  • Omair Shahid

    ok first of all you are confusing all of us by saying war & talks both are not the solution than please tell us what is the solution for almost 10 years we are fighting this war what good has it done for pakistan and pakistani except destroyed it you like others are just pointing fingers we want solution. I’m not taking side of imran khan or ttp but so far all the blogs and article are just pointing fingers and right now talks are the only choice we haveRecommend

  • Fahad Ramzan

    “Imran Khan is so far from ground reality that he does not think twice before making such irrational statements ”

    Ms. Parisa Siddiqi.. You have got an impressive writing skills. I might not be even 0.1% of you but pardon me as I believe that being a blogger or good writer doesn’t put you close to reality. I wish you luck with most hits on this post even though I think its a stupid and illogical analysis.

    If I get into your house and kill your family and later you get into mine and blast my family members then it doesn’t mean that we have to start a never ending generational war. It has to end somewhere and the only way is to NEGOTIATE and TALK.

    This logic was taught to me in my primary school. But, as I studied in a government school (urdu medium) so my simple logic might sound inferior to your analysis.

    I would like you to write something on Journalism/Blogging ethics :)

    Good Luck.Recommend

  • Ahmed

    i would suggest to all the people to read the latest article by imran khan to understand his point of view http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-25804-Dialogue-the-best-of-difficult-options and another thing the writer mention that “actually do something about it?” so my answer is that imran khan is not Prime minister and TTP are in Waziristan FATA and FATA is under federal government. so request your favorite PM Nawaz Sharif to take actionRecommend

  • Ahmed

    request to all the people to read the latest article by imran khan to understand his point of view http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-25804-Dialogue-the-best-of-difficult-optionsRecommend

  • TahirF1

    What a beautifully written article! This is how I feel exactly and I believe it represents how majority of Pakistanis think on this issue.Recommend

  • Sane

    If this is our war, who owns it? Rather who should own. Sufferers are innocent Pakistani. Foreign Office must also be on board to reveal precisely the external hands in this ‘proxy war’.Recommend

  • Tajjee

    Mercenaries too get killed. Does it make US War theirs?Recommend

  • Ahmed

    hey everyone you would be amazed why these type of articles are been going around these days which targets imran khan who is not the prime minister and has no control over FATA and praising Nawaz and after that forcing him to send army to Waziristan again even knowing that our army went to waziristan in 2004 and is stuck there for 9 years now http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-25786-Hidden-forces-join-hands-to-hijack-govt-Taliban-peace-talksRecommend

  • Kamran Yusuf

    People sit in front of a laptop and write a controversial article, which ET loves to publish.

    What
    have you done on an individual level? The best I see you did was point
    fingers at others. Forgot Sulah Hudaibiya? Of course you did, watching a
    fashion show and sipping a cup of tea.

    This
    war has been brought upon us because we have such scums in this
    society. I’m 100% certain that when Imran Khan and others marched
    towards the tribal areas, many were on a
    prayer mat praying for a bomb blast which kills Imran, so that someone can write up another article.

    The day main stream media is eliminated is the day this world will see peace.Recommend

  • bashir

    Every day 2-3 articles lambasting Imran Khan about this conflict, how many on Nawaz Sharif?-who is our PM and who is actually responsible for the hub-FATA (comes under federal rule).Recommend

  • mango

    you speak against IK.. yes we khaaAAn yes we Paan.. IK is visionary bla bla bla..
    @writter, get ready to brace yourself with some filthy comments by sick pti supporters and he would not be IK if he thinks reasonably and avoid hypocricism.Recommend

  • Qabaile

    This is not our war our courrupt politician and some so called libreal are getting money from US and killing our brothers and sisters in tribal areas. No body talks ever for my brothers and sisters in tribal areas. Listen, if you will destroy my house i will destroy yours. My country’s army is not protecting me against drones. Rather my country forces are helping the ones who are kiliing us and who in every part of the world killing muslim. Believe me we tribals are human. We have a heart like yours and blood is also runing in our veins and its color is also red. We love Pakistan but we hate the ones who support US.Recommend

  • Waqar Qureshi

    5 Dimensions of Dialogue With Taliban

    There are 5 perspectives on negotiations with Taliban

    1. From Minorities and Some Sects: They have been attacked and killed inside Pakistan by some groups of Taliban. They are not willing to even listen the word of dialogue with Taliban. They want an operation at all costs. (Tit for Tat Thinking)

    2. From Pakistani Seculars / Liberals: They do not believe in human rights of Muslims or that any Muslim can be human. They also want operation at all costs. (Barbaric Thinking)

    3. From Pakistani Religious Parties: They want negotiations at all costs even if TTP keeps on killing Muslims, Minorities and different sects. (Barbaric Thinking)

    4. From Pakistani Military: Its opinion is further divided into 2 sub classes;

    (i) Junior Officers: They genuinely want to launch a full scale operation against Taliban. They do not want any negotiations with them and it is understandable. They have lost many of their fellow officers, course mates, friends and juniors in this war. They are justified in thinking that negotiations now will render all the sacrifices in last 11 years meaningless (Sincere but Emotional Thinking)

    (ii) Some Senior Officers & Political Elements: They want neither a full scale operation nor sincere peace talks. Their reasons are only “Coalition support fund”. They want only Dollars. They want to further prolong this so called war on terror. (Selfish and Dishonest Thinking)

    5. From Ordinary Citizens: They remember Laal Mosque operation. They still remember how media was pushing government to launch an operation and how the same media bashed government after it did. People from this perspective want first negotiations, then agreements and if they again break an agreement, there will be no excuse left for anyone to criticize the operation. They want to identify those who are working on Indian or American agenda and those who have been fighting only as retaliation to policies of Pakistan during War on Terror. They talk about the single mindedness of nation during SWAT operation days. They want a similar atmosphere and clarity of thoughts in whole nation before a full scale offensive is launched. If Taliban refuse to negotiate or if they break agreement, they should be killed like dogs and exterminated from the face of earth.

    All other people are basically influenced from one or another group and hence have made up an opinion. Roughly speaking this is how the opinion is divided on the subject. So whenever someone gives an opinion on this issue, try to guess whether their perspective is as a Pakistani or one of the others mentioned above :)Recommend

  • Qabiali

    BravoRecommend

  • Waqar Qureshi

    maza aa gaya :)
    << A proud Urdu Medium Paindoo. You hit the nail bruvRecommend

  • Fareeaal Niazi

    Of course,This response of Talibans is due to drone attacks.We hv fought America’s war and pukhtoons are paying the price of thisRecommend

  • Ahmed

    hey everyone you would be amazed why these type of articles are been going around these days which targets imran khan who is not the prime minister and has no control over FATA and praising Nawaz and after that forcing him to send army to Waziristan again even knowing that our army went to waziristan in 2004 and is stuck there for 9 years now http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-25786-Hidden-forces-join-hands-to-hijack-govt-Taliban-peace-talksRecommend

  • Ahmed

    hey everyone you would be amazed why these type of articles are been going around these days which targets imran khan who is not the prime minister and has no control over FATA and praising Nawaz and after that forcing him to send army to Waziristan again even knowing that our army went to waziristan in 2004 & is stuck there for 9 years now http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-25786-Hidden-forces-join-hands-to-hijack-govt-Taliban-peace-talksRecommend

  • Ahmed

    i would suggest to all the people to read the latest article by imran khan to understand his point of view http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-13-25804-Dialogue-the-best-of-difficult-options and another thing the writer mention that “actually do something about it?” so my answer is that imran khan is not Prime minister and TTP are in Waziristan FATA and FATA is under federal government. so request your favorite PM Nawaz Sharif to take actionRecommend

  • Gratgy

    “If I get into your house and kill your family and later you get into mine and blast my family members then it doesn’t mean that we have to start a never ending generational war.”
    You kill my brother, I will say “negotiate”. Then you kill my father, I say “negotiate”. You kill my sister, I say “negotiate”. When you come to kill me, I surrender and say “I will do whatever you want”.
    This seems to be your policyRecommend

  • Chouhan

    very logicalRecommend

  • Shahbaz Asif Tahir

    Nothing but liberal, secular garbage.Recommend

  • Raja Islam

    The problem is that we are being selective about the fighting and never gone out with full force to put the Taliban to rout. There are still several elements that consider the Taliban as allies and are not willing to take action against them.Recommend

  • KM

    What an idiotic title of the blog. Are you implying that people die only when it’s their own war ? That happens only when the govt. is able and knows how to pick it up. This thing picked up after 9/11 and how did Pakistan get pulled into this, every one knows.Recommend

  • Sarah Khan

    “More than 80 people died in the devastating blast in the All Saints Church of
    Peshawar on September 22, 2013. A few days later, a bus full of
    government officials was attacked killing 19 and then a third blast
    devastated Peshawar on September 29, killing more than 30 people. Yet,
    the Pakistan government and the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI), in
    Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), continue to insist on “negotiations” with the
    Taliban.”

    During military operation 40,000 Pakistanis died. Yet you and the government continue to insist on military operation against Taliban.Recommend

  • Parvez

    You have made a valid point…………as it stands today it is very much our war.Recommend

  • Faisal Ibrahim

    This is only what you think; you think only your brothers and sisters are being killed? Ask them they might have a bitter story than this. Over the period of 10 years, we are trying to suppress them force, and we all know where we are standing. “Negotiation” is a pragmatic approach here.Recommend

  • Owais

    This indeed is our war but can you identify the real enemy Ms Siddiqi? I am sure you too like the most erudite elite of this country are influenced by the media owned by the west or to be precise the Zionists and you too have been made to believe that the enemy is the Taliban. You too have no guts or acumen to note and to point your finger at that actual enemy. Taliban are only an instrument that has been created to destroy the interests of this great nation by outside forces and inside traitors. Lets hope you’ll have the courage to dig into the ground with a spade to find, speak boldly and fight that real enemy instead which sadly includes the Pakistani ‘sold out’ media, columnists and anchors too. A pity it is!Recommend

  • Furqan Hafeez

    It’s basically not what Imran thinks is the right way to deal with the issue. It is essentially about the resources you have to take on the enemy. An economy that runs on borrowed money, cannot sustain a prolonged military operation, conducted by a military machine that is not fit for the job. They don’t even know how to respond to the enemy who kills their generals. That’s not how a professional, well-trained and fully capable army reacts when you harm it. Pakistanis must re-evaluate their trust and pride in their military might. That’s what Imran has done and arrived at a conclusion which takes him to the negotiating table. It’s very easy to be jingoistic and get full marks from the media and the people. But that’s for political jokers, not for true leaders.Recommend

  • Mufasa101

    I don’t know why the people in this country is obsessed with war whether it’s with the Taliban or India. Do you not care about your soldiers that you want to send them to war?Recommend

  • broken chooza

    Madam Film Maker, dont you see the people dying by DRONES ?? or u see only, what you want to see ??
    Just answer 1 question that, how many people were dying before 9/11 in KPK ?
    USA using Pakistan as a puppet…
    And how many films you have made on the innocents dying in Drone attacks ???Recommend

  • BabaShakkari

    In response to:
    “If the US could open offices for the Afghan Taliban in Qatar, why should Pakistan
    not do the same?”

    You said:
    “A question comes to mind — how many terror attacks has Qatar seen in the past
    decade?”

    Are you against offices altogether or just not in Pakistan, and you are
    suggesting that offices should be on a neutral territory???

    My take on the situation. We adopted American war as ours, and nurtured it as
    our own. Then we used same methods as they have used i.e. violence and military
    operations. Now after more than a decade of trying to eliminate them, US has
    given Afghan Taliban an office and is talking to them while they are bombing
    each other in the battle field. Why sudden change of heart after blindly
    following US tactics for more than a decade. Why not follow them here as
    well?????? and allow them an office in Pakistan or a third country and talk to
    them.

    Both US and Pakistan failed to address real cause of extremism. In the last decade did we establish a solid education system where we can offer free and quality, secular and religious education to all Pakistanis? When the state fails in providing such a basic necessity and leaves it to private madarassas then why compliant on what they teach the kids. Most of the Madarassas that teach extremism are either in settled area of KP or in Punjab (Punjabi Taliban are an example). Why one has to look for a Madarassa if he wants to get his children religious education, why cannot the government of ISLAMIC Republic of Pakistan provide such a facility? You cannot eliminate extremism from the top. Last 11 years of failed attempt by world’s only super power is in front of us. One who expects different results
    from same actions is a fool. It is time to re analyze the whole approach and
    work from the bottom up, and weed out the root cause, which is lack of
    education, corruption and Economic opportunities for citizens of Pakistan.Recommend

  • siesmann

    The sad truth is that PTI is acting like the political wing of TTP.and fast becoming an apologist and party to terrorism.They legitimize all mayhem unleashed by the Taliban on innocent Pakistani citizens.The TTP has a perverse and irrational way of thinking:”since the enemy is killing us(TTP),let us go kill our own co-citizens and neighbors.That will teach the enemy a lesson.”Fortunately the apologists for TTP are fast dwindling.Recommend

  • Taimoor

    Learn the bitter truth that pakistan is not capable of wiping out this insurgency. Just because a bomb blast occurred doesn’t mean we start beating the war drums. Assess the situation first Pakistan is an extremely poor nation we are close to bankruptcy and operations are not free, lives that will still be lost, mostly of the poor as none of the folks living in bahria town and defense and clifton have kids in the military. We have an example of fighting right next door in afghanistan, now their excuse is they can’t win due to safe haven in pakistan. Safe havens will never be eliminated as all our surrounding except china are fairly poor. So you may elect to fight a losing war, but it will not last more than a couple years, since we will have no resources to fight.Recommend

  • bingo

    I still can’t wrap my head around the fact that many of the Pakistani keyboard warriors actually believed the “no corruption in 90 days” promise. IK might have been very honest when he said it, but is it really feasible? Does he have a magic wand to get rid of corruption that is so widespread in our sub-continental culture?Recommend

  • Faulitics

    A coward at best or a Taliban follower at worst. Recommend

  • zia

    its absolutely disgusting to see all these opinions being propogated so vehemently..how can people b so numb skull..am surprised..they jst cant seem to get over ths ‘opening an office issue’..shows whwt v r as a nation..plz for Almightys sake ths is a more serious issue than jst that office mantra..what if he said that..there z no harm in it..if political parties have agreed to negotiate wth them then that would b in an office sumwhere..n it wll put pressure on them too..givin them an office dznt mean u r legitimizing them..n as for imran he z absolutely right in his every stance..he knows sum other forces r benefitting from ths situation..wnever a bomb goes off v blame d taliban..n our enemies(from india to america) jast bask in that mindset of ourz n continue their evil acts fearlessly..there z sumthing seriously wrong wth our approach to ths thing..v must deal wth ths thing sensibly rather than emotionallyRecommend

  • Dr.zia

    Fahad ramzan well said..these writers r just blowing this thing out of proportions n needlessly..they r more concerned with their impressive styles of writing than ground realities..plz let sanity prevail n give peace a chanceRecommend

  • King of the North!

    There have been many years since the Americans are trying to stabilize and bring peace to Afghanistan, but the main reason behind it is using force. If they focused more on talks and less on spending a total of $ billions on fighting a war, they could have built a great country for Asian trade and we would have had a better, calmer and safer Pakistan. Our problem is insurgency, we have lost thousands of lives of civilians and soldiers for what? If we keep on dragging our budget towards war, then only God can help us live in this state!! So we need to talk to the Taliban, but on our own terms and not theirs.Recommend

  • Faj

    Let me correct you Yes it mind be difficult for you to comprehend but only those ppl have teh right to negotiate who have lost someone, when those people are not ready to forgive what authority IK has to talk on their behalf.
    If my family member is brutally murdered its my God given right to forgive or to fight back

    It is very well written blog. Ans yes a question to all Youthians ( over aged ) choose are you liberal or religious?Recommend

  • Omair Shahid

    Raja bhai what full force do you need when ppp came to power they sent full force army in fata but there was no result my point it that talks are only solution right now if god forbidden talks fail than do a army operation that way goverment can earn the trust of the people who consider ttp a allies.Recommend

  • Guest

    “Listen, if you will destroy my house i will destroy yours. ”

    I’m a little confused here, was it the Pakistani Christians or the Shias or was it the Ahmedis that destroyed homes in FATA.Recommend

  • Pradhan

    It is really an interesting turn of events.

    – If I am to believe wiki then Paksitan army, airforce and ISI was supporting Taliban you guys were shouting with joy didn’t say a word.

    – Taliban captured Afhganistan and then they implemented sharia law you guys didn’t say a word.

    – And the moment Taliban won Pakistan was the first country who gave them recognition inspite of the fact that what kind of fanatics will take refuge there and in which direction they will go 10 20 yr down the line. however, you were happy and jumping with joy coz you have total control on that country.

    Didn’t you know that the idea based on which they captured Afghanistan had they been completely successful they would have eventually come to your country. Well why are you crying now. What you have tought them is exactly what they are trying to implement in your country.

    It will really be interesting to see how Pakistan is going to act. So, I am just going to wait and watch.Recommend

  • zia

    LOL @ keyboard warriorz:DRecommend

  • Qabaile

    Your confusion is the real problem. People like you are not cleared and such confusion is the real cause of the mess. Being Qabile here i would like to inform you that we have nothing to do with Shias or Ahmedis as long as they don’t hurt my Sentiments and my beliefe.Recommend

  • Muhammad Saad Jumani

    “if this is not our war, then why are our people dying”

    Because we chose to step into it. If we step out of it our people will stop dying. Why is it so hard to get?

    How many talibans were out to kill us before we joined this war on terror to kill them?Recommend

  • Aamir Shah Nawaz

    Has it occurred to anyone that whenever there is a terrorist attack, a safe exit has always been that TTP has taken responsibility of it and after that has taken place, it just slips out of the headlines? Why? Because a common man has no means to verify this and they accept what they’re being fed with.. You never know they might the govt or foreign influences as well who might be after such unrest in the country, but blaming TTP has always been the topic killer for everyone.. No one remembers when on Peshawar attacks, the skull and bones tattoos found on the backs of those terrorists indicating that they weren’t locals? Well having an office in Pakistan for TTP can give a window for media trials, can make them more responsible for the acts they have been involved in or perhaps can officially turn down the allegations cos then we can have a clear picture of the truth behind all this.. as whenever there are negotiations to happen or whenever there is a confrontation about to happen with the world regarding ceasing drone attacks, strikes happen to sabotage such negotiations as somebody doesnt want the unrest to be settled..
    Not intended for any argument please. Its just everyone has the right for opinion in this so called democratic environment. Peace out!Recommend

  • Dr.Talha

    yeah boom boom peace.Recommend