Dear John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom
September 4, 2007
Hoping that you may be enjoying the life during your journey. I pray members of Peace and Freedom may enjoy the life. I am also member of the Peace and Freedom so this prayer is for me as well.
I have been living in a state of uncertainty. Sometime I remain optimistic and sometime passimistic. Terrorists have still been ruling the tribal areas. A little political pressure on Pakistan can resolve the problem of terrorism once for all.
We believe that a few serious statements from the US leadership on terrorism in Pakistan has given great strength to movement against terrorism. In my opinion a serious message must be given to Pakistan to show seriousness in war on terrorism otherwise its expulsion from coalition against terrorism will be considered.
No country at least Pakistan cannot survive without the support from United States.
Situation in tribal areas is still critical.
A girl was killed and 15 others mostly women and children were injured when security forces opened fire with heavy weapons on nearby village after their check post was attacked by unidentified militants on Monday in Chesma Sarband near here.According to reports, the security forces opened fire with canons and heavy guns at Qutabkhel area after unidentified militants fired missiles and mortars at their check post. A tribesman while pleading anonymity said that 10-year old daughter of one Ghafoor, resident of Qutabkhel area was killed in the firing. According to him, more than 15 people mostly women and children were also injured in the firing.
He said that four houses were destroyed completely in the Qutabkhel area. He feared that several people had been trapped under the debris of the collapsed houses. The residents of the area have been trying to clear the debris and recovered the people trapped there.According to another report, the militants fired seven missiles at the camp of security forces in Mir Ali. There is no report about the casualties in the firing.
Qamar post situated near Mir Ali was also attacked by the militants late Sunday night. Tall village check post was also come under fire. The authorities have confirmed attack on the Tall village check post.
In retaliation the security forces have pounded the area with heavy weapons.
Again thank you very much.
Khar, Bajaur Agency,Tribal Areas, Pakistan