Hakimullah Mehsud

  • PPP demands operation against Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan January 19, 2014

    The main opposition Pakistan People's Party on Sunday demanded a military operation against militants in the country's northwest, saying the government's efforts to engage the Taliban in peace talks has produced no results. "The PML-N government should launch a military operation against militants to establish the state's writ as it has...
  • Pakistan does not want confrontation with US, Taliban: Sharif aide November 24, 2013

    Pakistan does not want a confrontation with the US or the Taliban and wants to resolve all issues with them through dialogue, a close aide of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said. "In fact Pakistan wants no fight with the US on drone strikes and the Taliban. Pakistan cannot afford war....
  • Imran Khan's party blocks key highway to Afghanistan, NATO supply route November 23, 2013

    Supporters of Imran Khan's party, on Saturday, blocked a key NATO supply route to Afghanistan to protest US drone strikes as the cricketer-turned-politician claimed the attacks had sabotaged the peace process with militants. The Ring Road, the main supply route for NATO container trucks, and the Torkham crossing on the Afghan...
  • Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan rules out talks with government November 22, 2013

    The Pakistan Taliban has ruled out the possibility of holding any peace talks with the Pakistan government, a media report said on Friday. Shahidullah Shahid, spokesman of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), said they would not forgive the killers of Hakimullah Mehsud and would chase them even in the far-flung areas of...
  • Pak military seeks apology over Jamaat chief's remarks November 11, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistan military on Sunday strongly condemned as "irresponsible and misleading" the remarks by Jamaat-e-Islami chief Munawar Hassan for declaring the slain Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud as a "martyr" and sought an apology. It said that he had insulted "the shahadat of thousands of innocent Pakistanis and soldiers of Pakistan's...
  • Pakistani Taliban names Mullha Fazlullah as its new leader November 8, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban announced on Friday they would orchestrate a wave of revenge attacks against the government after naming hardline commander Mullah Fazlullah as their new leader. The rise of Fazlullah, known for his fierce Islamist views and rejection of peace talks, by the Taliban shura, or leadership council, a...
  • Pakistan to name new Army Chief on Nov 28, Kayani to retire on Nov 29 November 8, 2013

    Pakistan's Information Minister Parvez Rasheed on Friday said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will decide on the appointment of the country's new army chief on November 28, according to local news channel. Earlier, Pakistan's Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani announced he would retire November 29, 2013. "My tenure ends Nov 29, 2013....
  • Man who ordered attack on Malala elected new chief of Pakistani Taliban November 7, 2013

    The Pakistani Taliban elected Mullah Fazlullah, the commander whose men shot schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai in 2012, as their new leader on Wednesday, dampening expectations of any peace deal between the insurgents and the government. The election of Fazlullah, known for his hardline Islamist views and rejection of peace talks, follows the...
  • Pakistan: Imran threatens NATO blockade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province November 5, 2013

    Cricketer-turned-politician Imran Khan, on Monday, threatened to cut the NATO supply lines in Pakistan's restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province from November 20 if the US drone strikes do not end. Khan said the killing of Tehrik-e-Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone strike before peace talks could begin was proof that...
  • Pakistan: Photo of slain Taliban chief posted on jihadi websites November 4, 2013

    A photograph purportedly released, on Monday, by the Pakistani Taliban shows its slain chief Hakimullah Mehsud after he was killed in a US drone strike in North Waziristan region. The photo, whose authenticity could not be independently confirmed, shows Mehsud lying on a white sheet with bloodstains on his face. It...
  • Sharif criticise US drone strikes on Pakistan, says peace talks with the militants derailed November 4, 2013

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday used his address to military officers to criticise US drone strikes following a recent drone attack that killed Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud and ultimately scuttled peace talks with the militants. The Taliban said following the drone strike that they would not hold talks with...
  • Pak Taliban names Asmatullah Shaheen as a successor of Hakimullah Mehsud November 4, 2013

    The Pakistani Taliban on Saturday named Asmatullah Shaheen as its caretaker chief amid deep divisions among militant commanders over selecting a successor to warlord Hakimullah Mehsud who was killed in a US drone strike. On Friday the banned Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had named Shehryar Mehsud as its caretaker chief but after...
  • Pakistan slams US for sabotaging peace talks by killing Taliban leader November 3, 2013

    Islamabad: The Pakistani government on Saturday accused the US of sabotaging peace talks with domestic Taliban fighters by killing their leader in a drone strike, as the militants began the process of choosing a successor. The rise in tension, even though the US took out Pakistan's No. 1 enemy, shows just...
  • US killed Hakimullah Mehsud to destabilise peace process: Pakistan November 2, 2013

    Islamabad: A war of words has now broken out between Pakistan and the US over killing of Pakistan Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud. Pakistan's Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan accused the US of deliberately killing Mehsud to destabilise the peace process. He added that Pakistan would review its ties with the...
  • Pakistan Taliban secretly bury Hakimullah, vow bombs in revenge November 2, 2013

    Pakistani Taliban fighters secretly buried their leader early on Saturday after he was killed by a US drone aircraft and quickly moved to replace him while vowing a wave of suicide bombs in revenge. The Pakistani government denounced the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud as a US bid to derail planned peace...
  • Taliban vows 'unprecedented' revenge for Hakimullah's killing November 2, 2013

    Enraged at the killing of its top leader in a CIA drone strike, the Pakistan Taliban has vowed to take "unprecedented" revenge for the attack in which the militant group alleges the Pakistani government was also involved. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud and three others were killed in the US drone...
  • US drone kills Pakitani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud: Officials November 2, 2013

    Peshawar: US drone strike on Friday killed Hakimullah Mehsud, the leader of the Pakistani Taliban, in a major blow to the group that came after the government said it had started peace talks with the insurgents, according to intelligence officials and militant commanders. Mehsud, who was on US most-wanted terrorist lists...
  • US drone kills head of the Pakistani Taliban, say sources November 1, 2013

    Islamabad: A US drone strike in Pakistan killed the head of the Pakistani Taliban on Friday, security sources told Reuters, the latest in a series of blows to Pakistan's most feared militant group. Hakimullah Mehsud has been reported dead several times before. But late on Friday, several intelligence, army and militant...
  • Pakistani Taliban leaders meet to decide on talks offer September 12, 2013

    Islamabad: Top Pakistani Taliban commanders, including their chief Hakimullah Mehsud, met in the restive South Waziristan tribal region Thursday to finalise their response to the government's offer of peace talks. A meeting of the Taliban 'shura' (council), which began Thursday, is expected to continue for several days and make a final...
  • TTP raids house of sacked Punjabi Taliban chief in North Waziristan September 2, 2013

    Members of the banned Tehreek-i- Taliban Pakistan allegedly raided the house of sacked Punjabi Taliban chief Asmatullah Muavia in the suburbs of Miramshah in North Waziristan in what has been described as an assassination attempt, a media report said on Monday. The TTP had recently removed Muavia from his position as...
  • Pak Taliban chief orders militants not to attacks troops January 14, 2013

    Islamabad: Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud has directed his militants not to target troops in the lawless North Waziristan tribal region and instead focus on attacking NATO forces in neighbouring Afghanistan, according to media reports. In a pamphlet distributed in the region on Saturday, Mehsud, the...
  • US drone strike kills key Pakistan Taliban commander January 3, 2013

    A US drone strike killed a key Taliban commander, his deputy and eight others in northwest Pakistan, intelligence sources and tribal leaders said on January 3, deaths that could substantially alter the power balance in the Taliban heartland of Waziristan. Maulvi Nazir Wazir, also known as Mullah Nazir, was killed...
  • Pak Taliban says will negotiate, but not disarm December 28, 2012

    Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan: The head of Pakistan's Taliban said his militia is willing to negotiate with the government but not disarm, a message delivered in a video given to Reuters on Friday. The release of the 40-minute video follows three high-profile Taliban attacks in the northern city of Peshawar...
  • New Pakistan Taliban chief emerging December 6, 2012

    Wana: Pakistan's Taliban, one of the world's most feared militant groups, are preparing for a leadership change that could mean less violence against the state but more attacks against US-led forces in Afghanistan, Pakistani military sources said. Hakimullah Mehsud, a ruthless commander who has led the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) for...
  • New video shows Shahzad with JuD chief Mehsud July 23, 2010

    New York: Faisal Shahzad, the man behind the failed Times Square bombing plot, is seen in a new video footage along with Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud, with the two shaking hands and hugging each other. The Pakistani American had following his arrest claimed that he had met Mehsud and a...
  • Pak army probing report of Hakimullah Mehsud's death January 31, 2010

    Islamabad: The Pakistani army says it is investigating reports that Pakistani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud has died from injuries sustained in a US drone missile strike. Pakistani army spokesman Gen. Athar Abbas says the army is using its agents in Pakistan's northwest where the death is reported to have occurred to...
  • Hakimullah Mehsud killed in US drone attack? January 14, 2010

    Peshawar: A massive US missile strike in Pakistan's lawless Waziristan tribal region on Thursday killed at least 15 militants and triggered speculation that new Tehrik-e -Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud could be among the dead. The intense speculation by Pakistani media came as Mehsud, according to Taliban, was in Basalkot village, 70...
  • Pak formally asks Mehsud tribe to handover Hakimullah December 3, 2009

    Islamabad: The Pakistan government on Wednesday formally demanded that the Mehsud tribe in Waziristan region hand over 378 wanted tribesmen, including Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan chief Hakimullah Mehsud. The list of wanted tribesmen was handed over to elders of the Mehsud tribe at a jirga convened by Political Agent Syed Shahab Ali...
  • Taliban blames US firm for Peshawar blast October 30, 2009

    Islamabad: Pakistani Taliban chief Hakimullah Mehsud has claimed that the controversial American security firm Blackwater was behind the deadly bomb attack on a market in Peshawar that killed over 100 people. Hakimullah wanted to know why the Taliban should target the public when it was capable of carrying out attacks in...
  • Pak troops retake Taliban stronghold in Waziristan October 24, 2009

    Dera Ismail Khan, Pakistan: Pakistani forces backed by helicopter gunships and artillery recaptured a strategic town from Taliban militants after fierce fighting, officials said on Saturday. Kotkai town in South Waziristan has changed hands three times since the army launched a major offensive on Taliban strongholds a week ago, highlighting the...