Pakistani Taliban offer security for Imran Khan’s S Waziristan rally: Report

The Muslim Times’ Editor for Pakistan

Credit: Xpress Tribune

Published: October 2, 2012

In a meeting of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) headed by leader Hakimullah Mehsud, the outfit set aside its earlier plans to send suicide bombers to assassinate Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan, during his visit to South Waziristan for a “peace march”, The Telegraph reported Tuesday.

The UK-based daily quoted senior commanders of TTP as saying that the group noted Khan’s vehement opposition to US drone strikes against militants in its territory “as it reversed course to offer security assistance.”

A Taliban spokesperson said, “We are ready to provide them security if they need. We endorse Imran Khan’s plea that drone strikes are against our sovereignty. The anti-drone rallies should have been taken out by the religious leaders long ago but Imran had taken the lead and we would not harm him or his followers.” More

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