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Pak Taliban asks Mehsud tribesmen to leave their homes

June 11, 2012 16:12 IST

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has urged the Mehsud tribesmen of South Waziristan to leave their homes, claiming that the Taliban is in a state of war with the government of Pakistan.

It is apt to mention here that South Waziristan is broadly divided into two parts on the bases of tribes -- one built by the Mehsud tribe and the other built by the Wazir tribe.

The Mehsud-built area is under the influence of TTP where Pakistani military carried out a big military operation in 2009. Since then, the meshed tribesmen are compelled to live outside of their homes in nearby Tank and Dera Ismail Khan districts.

Mufti Waliur Rehman is currently the head of TTP in this particular built.

The Wazir-built area is comparatively peaceful. Mullah Nazir, a 'good' Taliban commander is the overall head of all militants representing Wazir tribal background.

Rediff.com has received a copy of pamphlet that has distributed by TTP in South Waziristan. The TTP has not only warned the locals to leave their homes but has also asked government servants to quit their jobs or face their ire.

The pamphlet is written in Urdu with the title 'Warning to those who are involved in the rehabilitation process of South Waziristan'.

The pamphlet reads such:

  • We appeal all the people of South Waziristan to leave their homes for safer places, as we are in a state of war (with the government of Pakistan).
  • All contractors, non-governmental organisation workers are our targets, as we have never allowed anybody to carry out work here.
  • We declare 'Aam Maafi' (general amnesty) for all those who leave the area.
  • Nobody would be spared if he was found working in sectors like education, health and local levies or if he is worker of any NGOs -- they would be termed as offender.
  • Those chieftains who signed agreements for the rehabilitation of South Waziristan and sent back the migrated to this particular area are our prime targets.
Tahir Ali in Islamabad