War Against Pakistan: Terrorists Attack GHQ. Hostages Freed After Gun-Battle at the GHQ.

Posted on October 10, 2009
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LATEST DEVELOPMENT: Following a gun-battle early morning on Sunday that left three of teh hostages and foru terrorists dead, teh remaining 25 hostages have been freed. Details, from The News:

Operation against terrorists in GHQ has entered into last stages and 25 hostages have been freed. According to sources, 25 hostages have been freed, three hostages were martyred and four terrorists were killed after successful operation in GHQ. According to DG ISPR, Athar Abbas, operation against terrorist was launched early today at 6 am. “After the successful operation 25 hostages have safely been freed, while four terrorists were killed.” A terrorist was wearing suicide jacket to blow himself up causing maximum damage in case of operation, Athar Abbas added. Meanwhile clearance operation in the Head Quarter is continuing.

Earlier Post: In the latest horrendous development in the ongoing war against Pakistan, a planned terrorist attack on the Army General Headquarters (GHQ) has left at least six Pakistani soldiers and four attackers dead. A hostage situation continues with the attackers having taken more than ten military personnel hostage.

Coming a day after a heinous attack in Peshawar that left 49 Pakistanis dead, including little children and women, and less than a week after an attack on a UN office in Islamabad that the Taliban have taken responsibility for,  this is also seen as an attempt by the Taliban to reassert themselves after recent setbacks in the Swat region and the death of their leader Baitullah Mehsud.

According to a report in The News:

About 4 to 5 terrorists in a security office near second GHQ check post are holding 10-15 people, including security and civil personnel, hostage after the attempted attack on GHQ, DG ISPR Maj. General Athar Abbas said on Saturday. Security personnel have surrounded the office, ISPR added.

Earlier, six terrorists attempted to launch an attack on GHQ which was foiled by the security personnel. Four terrorists were killed while two escaped from the scene. Six security men including a Brigadier and Lt. Colonel were also martyred in the incident. Six terrorists in army uniform attempted to get entry into GHQ at 11:30 am on Saturday from gate no 1. When stopped by security officials, they reached at check post no 1 and opened fire on security men after taking positions after leaving the car. Four terrorists were killed and two fled during trade of fire between security officials and terrorists. Army gunship helicopters started hovering over the area for vigilance. The commandos seized the bodies of terrorists and shifted them.

The DG ISPR confirmed killing of four terrorists whereas six security personnel including Brigadier Anwar and Lt. Col. Wasim were also martyred in the operation. Two terrorists managed to flee. The security men later found that the escaped terrorists took shelter in a nearby security office which is now surrounded by security forces. The ISPR said that more than two terrorists are in the security office where several security personnel are held hostage.

Here are more details, as reported in Dawn:

Heavily-armed militants tried to storm Pakistan’s army headquarters Saturday, with six soldiers and four militants killed in an audacious attack near the capital Islamabad, officials said. Six insurgents armed with automatic weapons and grenades shot their way through one check post in the garrison town of Rawalpindi, before being stopped by security forces at a second post. Two militants have fled, officials said.

Pakistan has seen a surge in attacks blamed on Taliban militants in the past week, as the insurgents vow to take bloody revenge for the death of their leader Baitullah Mehsud in a US drone missile attack in August. ‘The terrorists were wearing army uniform and were armed with sophisticated weapons and grenades,’ army spokesman Major General Athar Abbas said on state-run television. ‘They came in a van and tried to enter from gate one to gate two in the sensitive area. They were stopped and now the situation is under our control,’ he said in a separate interview on private TV channel Geo.

‘The fighting is over now. The situation is under control.’

His deputy Colonel Attiqur Rehman told AFP: ‘Six soldiers were martyred in the attack.’ The firefight came a day after a car bomb attack blamed on the Taliban killed 52 people in the northwest city of Peshawar, and as the military readies for an offensive against militants in their northwest tribal stronghold. Another military official in Islamabad said there were at least six attackers in the assault on the heavily-fortified army command centre.

‘There were at least six attackers. Four were killed. Two are still missing. The hunt is going on,’ said the official with Pakistan army’s media wing. He blamed the Rawalpindi attack on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the umbrella militant movement based in the mountainous, semi-autonomous tribal belt that runs along the border with Afghanistan. Soon after the attack, army commandos encircled the area and helicopter gunships flew overhead.

An AFP journalist at the scene of Saturday’s gun battle reported that the firefight lasted about an hour and a half, with helicopters ferrying the dead militants away after the battle ended. Witnesses said that the militants hurled hand grenades, with one man saying five explosions rang out amid the gunfire. ‘A car was signalled to stop outside army headquarters,’ local police officer on the scene Amjad Ali told AFP.

‘The occupants opened fire and threw grenades at security guards who retaliated.’ Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani strongly condemned the attack, a brief statement issued by his office in Islamabad said. The military is wrapping up a fierce offensive against Taliban militants in the northwestern Swat valley launched in April, with the army now poised to begin a similar assault in the lawless tribal belt.

The Taliban had already claimed responsibility for a suicide attack on Monday on a UN office in Islamabad, which killed five aid workers. Taliban militants holed up in the northwest tribal belt have been blamed for a string of attacks and suicide blasts that have killed more than 2,100 people in the last two years, with 12 blasts hitting Islamabad alone. Several bomb blasts in the past two-and-a-half weeks in the northwest have killed dozens, with the Taliban threatening to unleash bigger assaults. There was a lull in bomb attacks after Baitullah Mehsud’s death in an August 5 US drone strike, but analysts had warned that the new Taliban leadership would likely be keen to show their strength with fresh, dramatic strikes.

67 Comments on “War Against Pakistan: Terrorists Attack GHQ. Hostages Freed After Gun-Battle at the GHQ.”

  1. Nostalgic says:
    October 10th, 2009 12:25 pm

    So if their new leadership is keen to show their strength, let us show them ours… all roads lead to Waziristan… let us hope and pray that the operation, which is to begin any day now, is a rousing success… we too will gloat over dead mullahs the way they celebrate our deaths…

  2. Salman Khan says:
    October 10th, 2009 12:28 pm

    F### B###### Talibans

  3. Haroon says:
    October 10th, 2009 12:31 pm

    We Pakistanis can never win the war against the Taliban until there are traitors and Mir Jaffars amongst us who support the Taliban and teh Mullahs. Wait, these traitors will show up here soon enough to celebrate this ‘victory’ of the Taliban and to support the killing of Pakistanis by the Taliban. These traitors amongst us are the real enemy. Until they keep supporting the Taliban, they will keep killing more Pakistanis.

  4. October 10th, 2009 12:37 pm

    We will inshAllah prevail!

    But I am still a little worried. Are we certain that they were indeed Taliban/Al-Qaeda men?

    Because killing two senior officers like that is not just that easy! They are not standing on check posts, checking people!

  5. Salman Khan says:
    October 10th, 2009 12:38 pm

    I am watching AAJ and with disgust they still want to spin the whole situation as being an international conspiracy. Not a word about terrroristan talibans. Not a word about extremism. Not a word about poisoned minds in the name of Allah. Unless we are clear in mind and focused on actions we will be suffering such acts.

    How many Shaeeds do the nation had to give to root out these terrorists? Just my prayer, “Khudiah da dalagan taliban pa duniah kay tabah ka”.

  6. Aamir Ali says:
    October 10th, 2009 12:57 pm

    Nostalgic….you hit the nail on the head……all roads do lead to South Waziristan and the TTP. I hope the operation when launched there is as effective as the Rah-e-Rast in Swat.

  7. shakeel says:
    October 10th, 2009 1:02 pm

    This is very bad for so many reasons:

    1. To attack the HQ, you need to be excellent and audacious.

    2. I dont think the Army can defend the country anymore. They cant even protect themselves it seems.

    3. The country is heading down the drains. Taleban, I fear, have won. They cant be stopped.

    Even if they go in South and North of Wariztan, they cant be defeated. They are well established, getting good money and weapon from somewhere and our Army is not very good (let’s face it).

    If they go in these areas, the Army might face huge casualties.

    Expect some ‘wise’ people asking how can Pak defend its Nuclear Arms if it cannot be even protect a HQ. In a way, they wont be wrong.

  8. Alix says:
    October 10th, 2009 1:03 pm

    Just wait ’till the usual apologist show up.

    blah blah ….Israel…blah blah blah…..Indian…blah blah blah blah blah blah …America…..blah blah blah..conspiracy against Islam..blah blah blah blah blah blah

    These Taliban apologist are more pathetic than the actual Taliban.

  9. Waseem Akram says:
    October 10th, 2009 1:11 pm

    In my openion this attack was tailored by those who are giving us financial aid( Kherat ) and builting pressure on us to accept that bill without any question, because Army also have some reservations on that bill, so they make drame like this .I thing more – please also look after the widows/childern of shaheeds not only the high rankers but also of JAWANNS please. Anyway we all are muslims and not afraid of death and we will fight till last breath (INSHALLAH). Pakistan Army Zindabad – Pakistan Zindabad

  10. Hamza says:
    October 10th, 2009 1:11 pm

    Not all roads lead to Waziristan. While the Mehsud tribe, and the much of the Pushtun Taliban are indeed based in the Tribal agencies, many of the suicide attacks in Punjab tend to have local support, particularly from Southern Punjab based outfits (Lashkar-e-Jhangvi, etc).

    While a military operation in Waziristan is imperative, it doesn’t reduce growing problem of active militant groups in Southern Punjab.

    I highly encourage everyone to read Dr. Ayesha Siddiqa’s well researched article about Southern Punjab based groups in Newsline. This is Swat part II waiting to happen.


  11. Asim Akhund says:
    October 10th, 2009 1:19 pm

    This is a drama, establishment is behind this episode and all such episodes. They want to show the West that owing to Pakistan’s efforts in WOT, Pakistan is exposed to such threats.

  12. Aamir Ali says:
    October 10th, 2009 1:24 pm


    So if Taliban has won and Army is useless then what is your solution ? I at least see Army on the ground fighting terrorists and giving their lives in the process, while you just type on the keyboard.

  13. Ali Hassan says:
    October 10th, 2009 1:34 pm

    I can understand why the Taliban mullahs do this. they are animals and they all hate Pakistanis.

    But who do some in Pakistan still support the Taliban. They are the real traitors too. To support the Taliban is to support Pakistan’s enemies. To do so is to be a Mir Jaffar.

    Sad how many traitors we have who support these Taliban who are killing Pakistanis and Pakistani children.

  14. shakeel says:
    October 10th, 2009 2:00 pm

    To: Aamir Ali

    Well my friend, just like me, you too are just typing on a keyboard.

    Secondly, I too see that the Army is fighting and are sacrificing their lives. The success in Swat is very good and bravo to our Army. Pak Army Zindabad.

    It’s a shame they took years to do anything about it but when they did, they did well. Anyways, as for my previous post..

    I beleive that Talebans are well trained and are getting weapons/money from somewhere. I dont know who sponsors them but the fact remains.

    Whereas Pak Army on the other hand is a well trained army but to fight a war with India nor to combat an insurgency. This is not the first time that the HQ has been attacked if I am not mistaken. An attack on the parlaiment tomorrow can now be expected – such is the efficiency of these cold blood murderers.

    So while I applaud their bravery, I also feel that Talebans can not be defeated.

    Solutions? I have none. I am no man of power nor a man with lots of knowledge like the rest of you guys. I just have an opinion.

    Atleast what I know is that before going in there, Pak should really destroy any links between Taleban and their sponsors. This should be the first step.

    I hate these murders more than you so please dont take my opinion the wrong way.

  15. Haleel says:
    October 10th, 2009 2:15 pm

    Guys, come on…the motive of the attack is to cause dispair amongst Pakistanis, create insecurity amongst the army wallahs and give the impression to the world that the army can’t defend itself let alone the nuclear assets and the country.

    It is very difficult to screen everyone especially if they look, dress and act like the people they are attacking. This is a time of strenght, courage and show of force. We need to support the jawans and the officers. We need to support the government and we need to support each other.

    Just a reality check the army and its members are dying…not you or me sitting here typing on a keyboard.

  16. shakeel says:
    October 10th, 2009 2:35 pm


    You raise a good point that you cant screen everybody that looks the same.

    Do you know that you can buy a full army uniform in any bazaars? I think the rate is quite cheap too: 300 rupess for a full general’s uniform.

    Why? I mean .. Why are they doing this? Sometimes you wonder if anybody in this country even has a brain! Apparenttly the bomber in the UN office a few days ago was dressed in an Army uniform.

    Dawn reported this few months back .. and even today had a video clip (which I cant find anymore else I’d post a link).

    Shouldnt these uniforms be taken of the shops?

  17. S. Harpasand says:
    October 10th, 2009 3:12 pm

    Attacking a formal, known and well established military headquarter is NOT an act of Terrorism by any definition.

  18. Durrani says:
    October 10th, 2009 4:18 pm

    This whole situation is more serious than we think. Specially with the hostages and them IN the GHQ itself. It should greater organization and resolve in the Taliban and it also shows that their sympathizers are everywhere. As others have said it the Taliban sympathizers everywhere that are an even bigger danger.

  19. October 10th, 2009 4:33 pm

    A few comments from the many that have flooded into the ATP Facebook Page:

    - “These Taliban have to be rooted out. But still there are Pakistanis who support these murderers Taliban who are the real enemy of Pakistan.”
    - “save pakistan from the real enemy”
    - “Wising a successful operation against these radicals. Amen! Terrorists have to be rooted out.”
    - “yes these anti state elements are effecting the image of pakistan,”
    - “i hope america’s renewed interest in pakistan as an ally is more help than hindrance”
    - “This is what happens when Pakistanis support an entity that professes to carry the message of the Almighty. The blame lies no one but towards Pakistanis. If their obsession with trying to exert influence in Afghanistan wasn’t the case, we wouldn’t be seeing the Taliban. But there are A LOT of Pakistanis who support the Taliban and only a daft idiot would argue otherwise. Look at how many British Pakistanis continue to fight for the Taliban for proof.”
    - “These terrorists are the people from our own nation exploited by the foreign factors, thats why its difficult to control them.”
    - “The so called attack has been OUTSIDE the GHQ complex where the security office is located. The said terrorists were not capable of getting inside the GHQ compound”
    - “mery HUM watnooon yah sirf or sirf Keri bill per se hamari tawajah hatanay our awamm ko uloo banan nay ki koshish ki jarahi hia.”
    - “aj apnay doston ko fone karty bhi daar lag raha hay na janey keya jawab mely…”
    - “are those less equipped and ill trained talibans able to proceed into ghq by decieving the 6th biggest army of the world? Why people do not think such things! If we think over it with the wisdom of hindsight, there will be only one answer! It is BLACKWATER”
    - “All these Taliban agents who are trying to defend the Taliban or trying to distract attention by arguing someone else did this are real Traitors. They are supporting teh people who are killing Pakistanis, if you support the Taliban you support the enemy of Pakistan. Choose, are you with the Taliban or are you with Pakistan. Because we Pakistanis have to fight this enemy of Pakistan.”
    - “weapons are not allowed inside offices in GHQ, apart from some exceptional places. So all of the hostages, even if they are trained, are unarmed! That’s how they can be held hostage, apne shoq se naee bethe woh ander.
    Its sad how our entire nation including the private media starts at conspiracy theories and anti military things, as soon as something goes awry. We should not forget that these are the guys who sacrificed their lives rooting our militants in swat and would again in waziristan. This is the time to stand united, not point fingers!”
    - “when people from the masses start saying their country is DOOMED, to phir Allah hi Hafiz. At least the military is putting up a fight, what on earth r u doing except posting ‘hahahaha’ after ‘Pakistan is doomed’?
    Seriously! Some people need some serious perspective. Agar khud kuch naee kar sakte to logon ko blame karna chor den, wohee baree mehrbanee hai apkee.”
    - “it doesn’t matter if its THEM or THESE. The point is, even if its THEM, the atrocities are being committed by the Taleban most of which are, sadly, pakistani nationals. So it becomes THESE.
    As for THEM, we need to ease out the conspiracy mindset a little… we have started sounding like India, where everything wrong is ISI, and now in Pk, everything wrong is USA. We need to start looking inwards for the problems, vs pointing a finger at USA or anything else. This conspiracy mindset is exactly what these ppl use to recruit personnel from our lands.. ‘War against the infidels’ or something!’
    - “right, and we know how RIGHTEOUS Taliban are, so if they say they have no agenda except Afghanistan, we should say Amen to that. They have been occupying our land for WHAT reason then? Or were they tricked into thinking Swat and Waziristan are ALSO Afghanistan. Don’t forget American soldiers are dying everyday in Afghanistan.. how on earth is then CIA NOW supporting taliban. this is like Indians chanting ISI, ISI everytime something goes wrong.

    As for Blackwater, its presence in Islamabad is indeed alarming. it shud not be allowed there at all. But blackwater is a spy agency .. it doesn’t load up a ‘carry dabba’ with explosives and drive upto GHQ. Seriously! only a cobbler should reach this conclusion, not anyone with a sound judgement. I am sure they would do harm to this country, but they r not idiots to carry out pointless stupid attacks like these!”
    - “We should not call them talibans instead we should call them the agents of blackwater, usa, india and israel! Infact, it’s upto us how we think on this! If we say that we should crush taliban with the view that they are now the agents of foreign enemies of pakistan, then it’s 100 percent right! But if we think that these are mujahideen who are spoiling the law of our land, it’s totally ridiculous. A muslim can not do this”
    - “Since the black water has arrived pakistan, such incidents have increased greatly weather in karachi, peshawar or in islamabad”
    - “Sadly, they r muslims. Whether or not they r following the Islam preached by Prophet PBUH is another story. And these attacks also increased ever since Hakimullah Mehsud and TTP vowed they wud.

    However, in the end it does not matter who they r and who supports them. We know they and their supporters are neither friends of Pakistan nor of Islam. We know where this movement is rooted, and what we need to do. That waziristan operation needs to start, we also need to shunt out excessive foreign presence from our capital whether it is Blackwater or InterRisk AND we need to start being self reliant and not on aid from anyone… God help us in this ordeal.”
    - “u r right, but it is also essential that we should not loose the respect for real mujahideen and ulemas that are working for our religion and fighting infidels from our hearts! Like we should give due respect to afghan and kashmiri mujahideen who are fighting against americans and indians for the righteous cause!”
    - “Friends, be very careful. The Taliban supporters are all over the web and they are spreading these rumors that this is not Taliban but Blackwater or something. Any half sane person knows this is not so and this is Taliban propaganda. When you see someone who is trying to divert attention away from the Taliban, they are the enemies of Pakistan and they are the Mir Jaffars who are helping Taliban in their killing of Pakistanis. Be very careful of these people.”
    “there are no “mujahideen” they are all enemies of Pakistan and should be shunted out. Anyone who supports these killers is an enemy of my country.”

  20. Aamir Ali says:
    October 10th, 2009 4:56 pm


    Glad to know you support Army and Pakistan against these savage Taliban. I believe Taliban can indeed be defeated just like they were in Lal Masjid, Swat and Bajaur. Their main center in Waziristan is still operating, hence the attacks we see around us.

  21. Khalida says:
    October 10th, 2009 5:20 pm

    I am very worried because the hostages are still there and the longer these Taliban terrorists have with them the stronger they become and this story is only beginning. I hope the military can quickly overpower them.

  22. AZHARUDDIN says:
    October 10th, 2009 6:39 pm

    Just like the Taliban overextended their hand with Swat and got teh nation against them by going too far I think they have now gone too far with this and you will see that whatever sympathy was there for them amongst some Pakistanis will start disappearing. I certainly hope so.

  23. ASAD says:
    October 10th, 2009 6:58 pm

    Some sensible talk about this incident, specially about showing the mirror to the idiots who are saying this is Blackwater and not willing to accept that this is our “Taliban” who some people are still supporting.


  24. Roxio says:
    October 10th, 2009 6:59 pm

    There is no other option for the Pakistan army.
    It should unleash its full firepower on the terrorists in Waziristan.
    If need be,they should use the nerve gas on the terrorists and kill all of them without any mercy.

  25. Ben castle says:
    October 10th, 2009 7:06 pm

    what if this attack had happened from support from somebody/group within the army

    army also have lot of fundos. anyone remember 1997 coup in the army planned by major mustansir billa or smthng?

  26. shakeel says:
    October 10th, 2009 7:19 pm

    The situation is still going on .. 14hrs after the initial attack :(

    Geo, Ary are not showing anything. I guess, the Army is not letting any media near by? Understandably if so.

    The Army will respond to this by going in South Waziriztan sooner than they had planned.

    May Allah help our courageous Army in defeating this monster once and for all.

  27. Nostalgic says:
    October 10th, 2009 8:31 pm

    BBC is now reporting that commandos have freed the hostages, although Maj. Gen. Athar Abbas can’t comment on casualties…


    If any good can come out of this, I hope it is that the operation in Waziristan begins immediately… show them who is boss…

  28. October 10th, 2009 9:54 pm

    There are some countries who are jelous of Pakistan as a nuclear power and to disarm our nuclear assets they are trying to show the world that we are a failed state by doing various terrorist activities in our country. plz get united to fight the terrorism.

  29. Roxio says:
    October 10th, 2009 10:43 pm

    It is time for the army to unleash its firece firepower on the terrorists in Waziristan.
    The self styled commanders of the Mehsud tribe should be slaughtered and their militia decimated.
    If necessary chemical weapons should be used.I am sure no one would raise any criticism now that virtually the whole of the country is under attack,GHQ being the latest target.
    The army has the resources and the firepower to decimate the terrorists once and for all.

  30. AZAM says:
    October 10th, 2009 11:01 pm

    I hope the tide of opinion against the Taliban will be further strengthened after this cruel incident. No Pakistani can any longer afford to support these Talibban after their horrible acts and murders of Pakistanis. This is yet another wakeup call for all Pakistanis.

  31. Azhar Siddiqi says:
    October 11th, 2009 12:19 am

    One thing to note is these terrorists are clearly Punjabi origin. It appears we have been barking at the wrong trees.

    Looks like the origin of Talibans is in Punjab. Lashkar Tayaba and Jaish Mohammad are the real culprits. Army must make an operation in Mureed Kay.

  32. Masood says:
    October 11th, 2009 1:33 am

    “I hope the tide of opinion against the Taliban will be further strengthened after this cruel incident. ”

    Azam: I wonder why this incident should not strengthen the tide of opinion against our CORRUPT RULERS who are the real culprits. For the sake of a few $$$, they have sold Pakistan and Islam to the West.

  33. Ali Hassan says:
    October 11th, 2009 1:38 am

    Masood, if you truly believe that the “real culprits” are not these Taliban mullahs who killed 49 Pakistanis in Peshawar yesterday and attacked Pakistan again today and are killing Pakistani children, then you can go and join them.

    For me the Taliban are the only enemy of Pakistan today (and even of Islam). All the people who are supporting the Taliban by trying to divert attention to other things, like you are, are like the Mir Jaffars and Mir Sadiqs, traitors to Pakistan and supporters of Pakistan’s enemies!

  34. Masood says:
    October 11th, 2009 1:48 am

    “All the people who are supporting the Taliban by trying to divert attention to other things, like you are, are like the Mir Jaffars and Mir Sadiqs, traitors to Pakistan and supporters of Pakistan’s enemies!”

    Ali: Where did I support Taliban, can you please show me?

    All I am saying is that Talibans are only the symptom. Root cause is corrupt Pakistani establishment. Unless we treat the root cause, symptoms will keep coming. Don’t forget that Talibans were created by this very establishment as a bulwark against Indian influence in Afghanistan. So why complain now?

    My point is that instead of going after the symptoms, we should remove the root cause.

  35. faraz waseem says:
    October 11th, 2009 3:36 am

    Am I missing something here?

    How 4-5 terrorist were able to kill two high ranking officers in GHQ. What if 60-70 strikes GHQ?

    Also what PA is doing last 20 months. We should have crushed these snakes 20 months go when they killed Benazir.

    May be our establishment was trying to use “waziristan” as a card to negotiate with USA for more aids?

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  37. Zafar says:
    October 11th, 2009 7:28 am

    I salute to the brave jawans of Pakistan Army.May God protect our country from the evils of taliban.

  38. fuzair says:
    October 11th, 2009 8:25 am

    No, the root cause is the Saudi promotion of a virulent brand of Islam and our own desi Arab wannabes who approve of it. Case in point, all of those that say “Allah Hafiz” instead of “Khuda Hafiz.”

  39. Nostalgic says:
    October 11th, 2009 9:42 am

    I agree fuzair… and not just in Pakistan, the Saudis throw money all over the world, and they have been so successful that their brand of Islam is now de facto, standardized, run-of-the-mill Islam, while on closer reading it is a horrible mutation of the faith… even apart from the political aspect of it, theologically it rejects all the contributions made by Imams and scholars of various schools of thought… they have gone to the extent of publishing known scholarly books with modifications they have themselves made to the texts to strengthen their claims…

    Our people are very quick to talk about so-called Jewish conspiracies, American conspiracies, Hindu conspiracies, Masonic conspiracies, Martian conspiracies and what not, but in the meantime, the grand Saudi conspiracy to establish their mutant strain of Islam as the standardized version has succeeded spectacularly… it is high time we denounced the Saudis as the kernel of evil from which the evil we see marauding through Pakistan every day stems from…

    And while we are at it, we can denounce in no uncertain terms, that charlatan some people portray as a great scholar: Abu Al-Ala Maududi…

  40. mano says:
    October 11th, 2009 9:55 am

    Fuzair, it has nothing to do with religion. It’s manipulating the innocents to use them for someone’s hideous purposes. Extremism is bad in every sense but saying Allah Hafiz in place of Khuda Hafiz doesn’t come under extremism. Do you think that all hindus are extremist cuz they say namastay? People with fanatic beliefs about religion, patriotism, heros etc are all extremist and they will do anything for the things they believe in.

  41. Yousuf says:
    October 11th, 2009 10:26 am

    Amazing how the Taliban spporters and Taliban agents are still trying to make this about America.

    Wake up. These are the enemies of Pakistan – The Taliban Mullah Brigade. These guys never wanted Pakistan to be created and now they are destroying i, killing one Pakistani after the other.

  42. Nostalgic says:
    October 11th, 2009 10:39 am

    Mano, in the Saudi’s case, it has everything to do with religion. The history of the Saudi heresy testifies to that. Nothing good can possibly emerge out of it.

    This may sound a bit over the top, but there are prophecies that tell us that evil brews in Najd, which is where Ibn Saud and Abdul Wahab emerged from.

  43. no name says:
    October 11th, 2009 11:15 am

    @ fuzair
    i cant understand whats the difference between Allah hafiz or khuda hafiz??it has become our habit of making issue of non issue,diverting our attention from real problems.

  44. Adam Insaan says:
    October 11th, 2009 11:33 am

    ….how come that no more than a handfull of men can create such a condition in GHQ ?

    What is the real story ?????

  45. rainbow22 says:
    October 11th, 2009 11:57 am

    America is the enemy, we always help them they back stab us. Tarihe Taliban(fake taliban) is getting help form USA, how can they have these kind of wepens. Ttp and USA are our enamy. We most stop this slave bill.

  46. Istherenohope says:
    October 11th, 2009 12:52 pm

    I answered to you in the other thread too perhaps you cant read. I will say again for you to imply that there should be a term “Fake Taliban”. How dare you come here to disrespect people who have died by differentiating as fake or real Taliban. There is no difference…TALIBAN is just that…scum of earth, bottom feeder, blood sucking parasites. You are either one of them, supporter or are in a state of self denial or coma. I have a feeling you are one of the first 2. Learn to respect human life. And yes America is the enemy and your Taliban are friends…Why are people like you trying to find justification. It doesnt make any difference. Unless people take to streets and kill every single one of these mullahs and burn their madrassas and take religion out of govt there will be no peace. There is no place for religion in Govt b/c that invites people like you and people who think they have the right to govern the lives of other people based on their twisted religious views in normal lives. So we dont care if they are fake or real to us they are animals and we have no interest in what islam they are trying to save from America or infidels. They can take that Islam to hell with them and deserve to be killed in the most cruel way possible. They dont deserve any mercy any justification and no thought. And people like you should be ready to join your friends…I hope people in Pakistan wake up and take to street to finish these people once and for all. UGGGGH

  47. Salman Khan says:
    October 11th, 2009 1:01 pm


    I completely agree with you. I get even more furious when not being content with using the name of Allah they and their comatized supporters use Pashtun name also. Being a Pashtun myself I consider it terribly insulting to myself and my forefathers.

    You can’t defeat talibans unless you put the Mullahs and their Madrassahs in place. Lets see if Army can wake up now.

  48. Istherenohope says:
    October 11th, 2009 1:12 pm

    Bottom line is that the day we all learn to be Pakistani before anything else, shia sunni, pathan, punjabi, sindhi, baloch….there will be no victory. Unless we restore jinnah’s original vision for a state that was run seperately from reliogion and free for all, these elements will breed. Blaming west is easy but as a nation unless there is a educated, patriotic (not islamic) revolution, this can be beginning of the end.

    I pray people of my country wake up and shed the emotional baggage of Pakistan is for ISLAM…and embrace Pakistan is for paksitani’s and we tolerate every religion….we can hope for brighter tomorrow

  49. Kiyani says:
    October 11th, 2009 1:41 pm

    I think teh retaliation from teh military has already begun. And its high time.

    This was on THE NEWS front page just now;

    “The jets of Pakistani armed forces attacked in an area of South Waziristan Agency (SWA), killing at least 13 extremists, Geo News reported Sunday.

    According to sources, the jets of Pak security forces pounded various hideouts of the extremists in Makeen and Ladha areas of SWA, killing 13 extremists.

    Meantime, the surveillance planes are intermittently flying over various areas of North and South Waziristan.

    Moreover, national lashkar destroyed three hideouts of the extremists in Lakki Marwat area of Shami Khel.”

  50. Ben castle says:
    October 11th, 2009 1:58 pm

    yes Bravo Bravo
    but i am not satisfied, we are being naive and not understanding the full fledge problem. it is not enough to wipe out moulves and madrassas
    i earlier said what if army has fundos inside it, no one here seemed to think what i said was imp or worth pondering on. and instead all of u are delirium and ecstatic abt what a great army we have.
    ok read this article
    it might open your eyes

  51. Istherenohope says:
    October 11th, 2009 2:17 pm

    Great article
    Like i said they need to be wiped out from EVERY where

  52. Expat says:
    October 11th, 2009 3:56 pm

    This is the best example of jaisa karo gay waisa bharo gay.

    Pak army has on four earlier occasions taken over Govt. of Pak by force of the gun. Today somebody has tried to take them over by force of gun.Why are now they crying foul?

    People who tried to take over are creation of Pak Army. This is the frankestein which will haunt army for a long time to come. Army was playing double game till very recent past of supporting these criminals. We are not sure whether these criminals are still getting support from somewhere within army.

    Army needs to come clean on this issue. They need to publicly apologize to the nation for the mistakes and criminal acts they have committed and for the misfortune to which they have brought this great nation.

    Long Live Pakistan

  53. ShahidnUSA says:
    October 11th, 2009 4:45 pm

    Unfortunately pakistan has become a possible Zombieland.
    Zombies are the living deads, not interested in living but killing or promoting killing of other innocent people who want to live.

    Mullah and Talibans are the Zombies and they are “everywhere”.
    They may be in mosques, in senate, in commitees to sight the moon and their large presence
    in pakistans Army.
    Nauzobillah I am not insighting fear or hate, they do.

    Get em before they get you

  54. ahmad says:
    October 11th, 2009 5:17 pm

    What has happened is very sad indeed. It has exposed the military which unfortunately means that there really is no secure place in the country.

    It is not a matter of “jaisa karo gay waisa bharo gay” . It is the sad reality of complete institutional failure at the highest level.

    We are also in the unfortunate habit of blaming the world for our problems. It is not America or the taleban that are responsible for the situation.

    We are ourselves responsible for this situation and must work towards it solution. I am not sure how, but it is a complex situation that requires a concerted effort.

    By the way, I think the politicians in our country in this government are probably not capable of helping us out. They are simply busy becoming richer at the expense of the masses. Maybe we should start with the elimination of corrupt politicians then maybe we can form institutions that can really deal with national problems.

  55. Yasmeen says:
    October 11th, 2009 7:14 pm

    This is the time to move into a Waziristan operation. But it must be done with care to learn from mistakes of history.

    First, have clear Taliban military target and NOT any civilian deaths.

    Second, We have to give the citizens of the region full rights and specially proper development and not view them as colony. These are Pakistanis like everyone else and must be guaranteed equal rights.

    If you do first but not second we will fail. But if we do both, Pakistan will emerge a stronger nation.

  56. Luqman says:
    October 11th, 2009 8:19 pm

    2 days ago I thought, after this how could any Pakistani still defend these LET and Talibans. But I see in some of the comments that there are still traitors amongst us who would rather direct attention elsewhere – to India or USA etc – rather than accept that the real enemy of Pakistan are these extremists.

  57. javed says:
    October 11th, 2009 8:50 pm

    Reports suggest that the mastermind of the GHQ attack was ex-Army guy now with Lashkar i Tayeeba.

    What does that mean for what will follow?

  58. Roxio says:
    October 11th, 2009 9:16 pm

    I think many more questions will be raised about the level of security in the armed forced.
    It has been attacked by a a rogue,ragtag band of terrorists too many times.Even high security targets like SSG camp,an ISI staff bus and now GHQ itself has been attacked.It says a lot about the level of security.
    Getting an office cleared from a few terrorists should have been done clean and without any casualties but what they ended up doing was a rather clumsy job with SSG itself losing two jawans and getting a few hostages killed.It was a clumsy job done at the end.And all this happening nowhere but in GHQ itself,

  59. Roxio says:
    October 11th, 2009 9:20 pm

    The TV channels are repeatedly showing the funeral and the coffin of the Brigadier who died in the attack accompanied by Noor Jahan’s 1965 war song in the background.
    I think the song is being misused.The Brigadier was merely passing through the GHQ gate when the attack happened.He did not resist,he simply got sucked into the crossfire and got killed.

  60. Abdul Hai says:
    October 11th, 2009 10:51 pm

    I am afraid the Talebans and their cohorts cannot be eliminated until something is done to reduce the economic disparity between the corrupt politicians, generals and bureaucrats, and poor masses who do not have enough to eat and feed their families. Hunger and corruption breeds new Talebans and associated extremist. They go on suicide missions not because they will go to Paradise but to avenge the injustice in the society.

  61. SH says:
    October 12th, 2009 1:43 am

    Most of the comments have been on the larger problem but my concern was the way they pulled off the “successful” raid to free most of the hostages.
    I knew from the outset that this would happen with some loss of life because we don’t value our own commandos or the hostages lives.
    The planners thinking is “Lets go in with stun grenades and guns blazing and if we save the majority out of those 40 people, its a success. Our commandos are soldiers and they are supposed to be “shaheed” in their line of work”.
    We will now see their wives and kids brought on national TV to cry for their fathers and how they are proud of their shahadat and giving their life for the country. What if one of the hostages was Gen Kianis family member or Bilawal Zardari?
    Would the attack still have been done with such a shot gun approach?

    Why cant we plan this in a way where we use a strong gas or chemicals to overpower the terrorists instead of using brute force. Even if we don’t have such chemicals, I’m sure we can fly them down from the US, UK or Russia within 24 hours, along with a team to help us.

    Ask the families of the commandos and the killed hostages how successful the raid was.

  62. October 12th, 2009 3:30 am

    The current attack will surely give cheerish smiles on the face of crooks who have been supporting infamous Kerry-Lugar bill because it would give a message that Pakistan Army can’t even defeat terrorists at their own hub then how could they take care of nuclear arsenals? crooks like Haqqani who is supposed to be kicked out of his office soon will be feeling relax after the attack.

    In short, crooks like Hussain Haqqani will be feeling quite good now.

  63. Haroon says:
    October 12th, 2009 12:38 pm

    Interesting, the spin from Taliban sympathizers is that a few murders were able to take these hostages. That is alwasy teh case with terrorists, a few will always take control of something for a little while. the fact is that these mullahs were such idiots that they were not even able to detonate any of their bombs.

    The bad news is that these enemies of Pakistan are really determined and will keep attacking and killing Pakistanis like they have been. The worse news is that there are many traitors and Mir Jaffar and Mir Sadiqs amongst us who defend the Taliban and try to change the focus to outsiders instead of the real enemies of Pakistan. The good news is that like other mullahs, these Taliban and LET folk are also basically stupid and cannot think strategically.

    As long as we expose the Mir Jaffars amongst us and these Taliban-supporting traitors, we will be OK. They are the most dangerous of Pakistan’s enemies.

  64. shakeel says:
    October 12th, 2009 4:32 pm

    Unfortunately, this tragedy has lead to more criticism of Pakistan. I cant really blame their views.


    We have become a laughing stock sadly.

  65. shakeel says:
    October 12th, 2009 4:39 pm

    BTW who is Mir Jaffar?

    I see this name coming in few posts here and I have never heard of it before. Is he a politician or what?

  66. AHR says:
    October 12th, 2009 7:18 pm

    This weekend’s dramatic attack on the army headquarters in Rawalpindi, the military center of Pakistan, underscores the volatility and fragility of politics in the world’s second largest Muslim country. The Taliban attackers demonstrated that despite losing the campaign in the Swat Valley this summer, they retain the capacity for terror in the heart of Pakistan – striking, in effect, into the Pentagon of Pakistan. And the attack, which left 16 dead, will almost certainly revive concerns about the capacity of the Pakistani army to protect its nuclear arsenal. If the Taliban can get into army headquarters, where else might it strike next?


  67. Jamshed says:
    March 6th, 2010 3:23 am

    The pictures of the martyrs at the gates of the GHQ brought tears to my eyes.

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