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Friday, 17 October 2008

Taliban being crushed by the Pakistan Military and NATO forces on both sides of the border want to buy time to reorganize their terrorist cells

Taliban ready to give up arms?

One hopes that Maulvi Umar of the Tehreek-e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) knows how credible he sounds when he says that the Taliban are ready to lay down arms. He says: “We are sensible people and understand the survival and integrity of our country. If the government relinquishes use of power, we are also ready to stop our actions and hold talks with the government”. He also says that the Taliban will help capture the “foreigners” after the Pakistan army has gone home.

After threatening Pakistan from the Tribal Areas down to Karachi and causing hundreds of people to die in suicide-bombings, this is hardly credible. In fact it sounds tongue-in-cheek to derail the debate going on in the parliament in Islamabad. What if the Pakistan Army told him: “relinquish arms and separate the terrorists from the peaceful population before we can talk peace”, what would be his reply? As things stand now, Maulvi Umar is probably buying time for the next onslaught and is mocking the lack of unity in the national politics of the country. (Daily Times)

Link to BBC Urdu dot com Report


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