Dear John E. Carey
Peace and Freedom
I hope you and your team at the Peace and Freedom will be alright. During the last few days I have missed you a lot. When we are unable to make contact I remained very disturb. I think you will laugh, but this is the fact that I have developed a special relation with you. The relation of respect and love. Actually by giving place to my writing in your blog you have done a great job for me.
Now I am relaxed as the situation has started a change for the better in Pakistan.
Now Pakistan is in international focus. So now I hope our problems can also be solved. Our main problem is terrorism and it seems will be eliminated once for all.
Actually the rulers of Pakistan have been deceiving their countrymen and world. But now they have exposed to the world. This is my belief that Pakistan can control terrorism in a month if it desires so honestly.
The people of tribal areas will never forget your cooperation and kindness with them. Though the area is still in a state of war. General Ahmed Shuja Pasha, the director general of military operations, said they planned to push the militants back into the rugged Piochar side valley where they had established bases.
“We will bottle up as many of them as possible and then eliminate them,” Pasha said. “This is our killing ground,” he added.
He said the army hoped to reopen the area to the public by the end of December.
Military spokesman Major General Waheed Arshad said members of banned Sunni Muslim extremist group Lashkar-e-Jhangvi had also rallied to rebel cleric Maulana Fazlullah’s cause.
e said the Alipuri area of Shangla district had been “cleared of miscreants” and troops were advancing to push them out of the rest of the areas. Eyewitnesses, however, revealed that Taliban militants in at least 30 vehicles re-entered Shangla at 9pm on Saturday.
Locals said that the Taliban ransacked the house of former federal minister Amir Muqam in Alipuri and seized four vehicles. Militants also seized a bus from Alipuri College, a pickup truck from the district police officer’s office and two vehicles from the office of a local non-government organisation, residents said.
Murad Khan, a resident of Daulat Kalay Banda, claimed that eight Taliban were killed as the army rained mortars on a house where they had taken refuge. Murad, however, refused to talk about civilian casualties.
Dear Sir, Thank you very much,
Khar, Bajaur Agency,Tribal Areas Pakistan
The Washington Post’s Sunday editions feature an article by Michael Abramowitz with an intriging explanation of the relationship between Pakistan and the U.S. and Mr. Musharraf and Mr. Bush.
Meanwhile, former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif comments on the situation. See:
The U.S. sent senior envoy John Negroponte to Islamabad to pressure Musharraf toward more democtracy this weekend.
The New York Times also is reporting that the United States assists Pakistan with nuclear weapons security.