Hakimullah Mehsud

  • PPP demands operation against Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan 19-01-2014 05:52 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan does not want confrontation with US, Taliban: Sharif aide 24-11-2013 06:11 PM

    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...
  • Imran Khan's party blocks key highway to Afghanistan, NATO supply route 23-11-2013 09:11 PM

    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...
  • Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan rules out talks with government 22-11-2013 06:18 PM

    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...
  • Pak military seeks apology over Jamaat chief's remarks 11-11-2013 12:20 AM

    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...
  • Pakistani Taliban names Mullha Fazlullah as its new leader 08-11-2013 06:23 PM

    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,...
  • Pakistan to name new Army Chief on Nov 28, Kayani to retire on Nov 29 08-11-2013 05:29 PM

    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...
  • Man who ordered attack on Malala elected new chief of Pakistani Taliban 07-11-2013 07:39 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan: Imran threatens NATO blockade in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province 05-11-2013 12:04 AM

    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...
  • Pakistan: Photo of slain Taliban chief posted on jihadi websites 04-11-2013 07:57 PM

    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....
  • Sharif criticise US drone strikes on Pakistan, says peace talks with the militants derailed 04-11-2013 07:40 PM

    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...
  • Pak Taliban names Asmatullah Shaheen as a successor of Hakimullah Mehsud 04-11-2013 02:04 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan slams US for sabotaging peace talks by killing Taliban leader 03-11-2013 09:53 AM

    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...
  • US killed Hakimullah Mehsud to destabilise peace process: Pakistan 02-11-2013 10:00 PM

    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...
  • Pakistan Taliban secretly bury Hakimullah, vow bombs in revenge 02-11-2013 06:37 PM

    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...
  • Taliban vows 'unprecedented' revenge for Hakimullah's killing 02-11-2013 01:06 PM

    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...
  • US drone kills Pakitani Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud: Officials 02-11-2013 08:35 AM

    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...
  • US drone kills head of the Pakistani Taliban, say sources 01-11-2013 10:38 PM

    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...
  • Pakistani Taliban leaders meet to decide on talks offer 12-09-2013 07:17 PM

    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...
  • TTP raids house of sacked Punjabi Taliban chief in North Waziristan 02-09-2013 02:54 PM

    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...
  • New Pakistan Taliban chief emerging 06-12-2012 07:02 PM

    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...