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How Injured Hakimullah Mehsud Reached to Multan

By Ghazala Khan • Feb 10th, 2010 • Category: Politics, Worth A Second Look • 25 Comments

All the way from North Waziristan, Hakimullah Mehsud, the chief terrorist of Pakistan, managed to reach near Multan, where he expired after succumbing to the injuries he received in US drone attack, as being claimed by one faction of Pakistani media which cite Taliban as source. Taliban said that they were taking their leader to Karachi for treatment.

Regardless of veracity of this claim, the interesting question which should be asked is how in the world Hakimullah Mehsud was able to reach Multan, which is in the middle of Pakistan, far far away from North Waziristan (almost 800 or so kilometers).

What route Taliban took to take their head honcho? It’s not easy to haul a critically injured person by road stealthily. One safe bet is that they must had changed the appearance of Hakimullah as much as they could. But then what route they pursued?

From North Waziristan, there are only two main roads to rest of Pakistan. One is to go to Peshawar from North Waziristan and then move ahead through motorway or G.T Road, or go to Dera Ismail Khan and travel through Indus Highway.

Reaching Peshawar from NWA is dangerous for Taliban carrying injured leader. More dangerous for them is to go through motorway or G.T Road; both of them littered with patrolling and security check posts and rush traffic. Though it’s faster to reach Multan from Peshawar through Peshawar-Faisalabad motorway, it’s out of question that Taliban would have adopted that path due to massive and innumerable dangers.

There are many shortcuts passing through treacherous mountains of Waziristan which reach to Dera Ismail Khan. There is every reason to believe that Talibs would have taken their leader on foot to either Gambilla (a remote town 60 km from Karak) or straight to D.I. Khan and then by Indus Highway, changing multiple vehicles  (possibly loaded trucks with space inside them) they would be traveling towards Karachi.

Locals of area claim that there is literally no checking on Indus Highway. This is the safest route for Taliban for sending suicide bombers or bringing in supplies. Most of the people who get kidnapped from Sindh and Punjab are taken to the tribal areas through this route. Outlaws lurk in the surrounding areas of Karak, Bannu, Tul and Lakki Marwat.

Our security forces have done wonderful job in Swat and South Waziristan, and the elimination of Baitullah Mehsud and Hakimullah Mehsud is an encouraging development along with the current lull in the terrorist attack throughout Pakistan. But the sustainability and reliability will only come when the net around the terrorists is made foolproof. Security forces must focus on the Indus Highway.


 
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  1. Yesterday I was watching with all ears to Asad Durrani Ex-Chief of ISI on SAMA TV who was arguing in favor of TALIBAN & I’m very much agree with him as Asad Durrani was annoyed & proofed with historical facts & figures that — “always each & every time Americans had broken the Peace Agreements at Northern Areas with Taliban how Tabilans are being Blamed this is rubbish & totally unnecessary distortion of historical facts.” So that he clearly stated: “You need to learn to show some respect while debating first.” Anyways, Taliban are uniting for so little these days.

    Therefore, a revolutionary war is not won with out blood shed it sounds like Taliban have been trying to get them locked up., what the law got to do with it? Talibans’ UNITY & BLIND FAITH of ALLAH Jj HIDDEN ASSISTANCE is their biggest WEAPON which has been creating hurdles in the way of American & Nato Allied Forces as the greatest obstacle to out unity and invincibility are the spineless leaders of today.

    http://www.pakspectator.com/shahrah-e-faisal-blast-and-then-jinnah-hospital-blast-in-karachi/#comment-1040797

    Insha-Allah, Taliban will continue to witness more great leaders like Mollah Omar & others who are not ready to bow down before Americans like the Puppet Hamid Karzai Figures he is a Pathan & Pakistani or Afghani whosoever for this is enough for me that they are representative of True Muslim, this show does glorify him/them but English Speaking Elite of mine beloved country clearly have bias from Pakistani Electronic Media & others likewise Imran Khan, Munawar Hussain, Rtd. Gen. Hameed Gul, Asad Durrani, Aslam Baig, Rtd. Gen. Oarakzai who does have different P.o.V.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70bq3uiHHSc

    *S-B. K. L. S. A. K. P. I. T. K. H. Jantay = Sanam Bhutto Ka London Say Aghwa Kiya Pakistani Iss Tarikh Ko Hein Jantay-

    Yeh Tou Hoa Tay Kay Latoun Kay Bhoot Batoun Say Nahee Mantay-
    1973: Seth Abid Kay Dou(2) Ships *S-B. K. L. S. A. K. P. I. T. K. H. Jantay-
    Yeh Thee Tarikh Say Missal: TAQATWAR Say Apnee Baat Kistarah Munwatay-
    Taqatwar Ko Unkee Nak Ghotnoun Kay Bul Kurwakay Kistarah Say Hein Ghiswatay-
    http://www.nawaiwaqt.com.pk/pakistan-news-newspaper-daily-urdu-online/National/05-Feb-2010/20802
    http://www.bhutto.org/Acrobat/Portrait%20of%20a%20Political%20Murder.pdf

  2. This is not surprising. When the Saudis started funding religoious parties in Pakitan their first city was Rahim Yar khan and then on to other cities in Pakistan.

    This confirms that the Taliban has a complete set up in Karachi probably with the help of some of our big seminaries.

    The government must check every Madrassa and Islamic Party Headquarters for Taliban guests in residence. This is one of the main reasons why Taliban are able to strike at will. Madrassas and religious parties must be investigated for providing the infrastructure to Taliban and if found guilty all such institutions should be closed and disbanded.

    We should also repeal the Hadood ordinance that these self-appointed denigrate-rs of Pakistan use to promote their agenda.

  3. Well, that’s an eye opener, and I wish that authorties also read this stuff.

  4. let the news of death confirmed bcz one faction of taliban is still claiming that he not dead

  5. @concerned citizen. Seminaries have always been a problem in Pakistan. The education that is provided in seminaries is not worldy but a collection of the extremist elements which only gives birth to extremists. The recruitment age of seminaries is also under twelve so the brainwashing is easy.

  6. well written, as always !

    @1, you are a complete nutcase….why dont you go and fight for Taliban’s cause instead of making stupid remarks on blogs !

  7. This tells us the story of pathetic security situation of Pakistan. How on the earth we can expect our safety if a high profile militant can manage to move from one to another part of Pakistan. But here arises another important Question as why did he rush towards Southern Pakistan? Why doesn’t to any other part which has good medical facility. He can be treated in near by medical facility? Why did he choose a destination some 800 kilometer away from North Waziristan? These and some other question make this story doubtful.

  8. Ibrahim let me know the answer of the following questions with cool mind plus with undeniable facts & figures otherwise I shall provide from *PLD & from other reliable sources — it is guaranteed you or yours like-minded will not be able to deny the same- Anyway your answers must be so logical it is by mean right after reading your answers I may become speechless & consider to go away from this forum permanently in an abrupt manner!
    -
    *PLD = Monthly Digest i.e. called “Pakistan Legal Digest” under supervision of SC of Pakistan.

    The followings Question are:—

    Who is the primary responsible of current Political Unrest in Pakistan?

    Those who are called ruling elite of this country, do they think that they are above the Law or Under the Law?

    What do you think, what is ratio of those elements who (in)directly damaged to Pakistan who are so called English Speaking Ruling Elite as to-date how much damaged to this beloved country moreover Pakistan or even Afghan based Islamic Militants specially before the announcement of Crusade 9/11were they suppose to so horrible as they are assumed in to-date?

    *I.I.I. = Irani Islami Inquilab
    *I.R-o-P. = Islamic Republic of Pakistan
    *Ben Ben = Central Position – do not know - Either this or that Side

    *I.R-o-P. - Aur English Speaking Ruling Elite Kee - Yeh Rangeen Shamien-
    Dair Hay Andhair Nahee- *I.I.I Mein Sarak Pur Milien Aaisaoun kee - Lashien-
    Iss Moashary Mein Doo Tabqat- Idhar Yah Udhar-*Ben Ben Nahee Rahee Batien-
    http://publicmb.wordpress.com/2008/12/31/hsbc-bank-party-in-karachi/

  9. Adnan Arshad Mansoori,

    It seems Pakistanis are also agreeing with me on you.

    Good.

  10. Brittney Lara kindly intemperate of the following whether Urdu/Hindi or in English entirely up-to your discretion:

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  11. @ A A Mansoori??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????:

    You want to support the Taliban who slit throats, beat women and Sodomize boys. They are bombing Pakistanis and our armed forces are at war.
    If you support the Taliban, then you are a traitor who should be hanged along with your bearded throat-slitting friends.

    The other option you have is to claim insanity.

    I think you are not well and are using this chanell to simply pass the time of day writing long incoherent statements.

    I reproduce some of your rubbish from message number one above so others can see:

    “Insha-Allah, Taliban will continue to witness more great leaders like Mollah Omar & others who are not ready to bow down before Americans like the Puppet Hamid Karzai Figures he is a Pathan & Pakistani or Afghani whosoever for this is enough for me that they are representative of True Muslim, this show does glorify him/them but English Speaking Elite of mine beloved country clearly have bias from Pakistani Electronic Media & others likewise Imran Khan, Munawar Hussain, Rtd. Gen. Hameed Gul, Asad Durrani, Aslam Baig, Rtd. Gen. Oarakzai who does have different P.o.V.”

    “S-B. K. L. S. A. K. P. I. T. K. H. Jantay = Sanam Bhutto Ka London Say Aghwa Kiya Pakistani Iss Tarikh Ko Hein Jantay-

    Yeh Tou Hoa Tay Kay Latoun Kay Bhoot Batoun Say Nahee Mantay-
    1973: Seth Abid Kay Dou(2) Ships *S-B. K. L. S. A. K. P. I. T. K. H. Jantay-
    Yeh Thee Tarikh Say Missal: TAQATWAR Say Apnee Baat Kistarah Munwatay-
    Taqatwar Ko Unkee Nak Ghotnoun Kay Bul Kurwakay Kistarah Say Hein Ghiswatay-”

    IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ANYTHING USEFUL TO SAY JUST KEEP QUIET AND WATCH YOUR TV

  12. Adnan Arshad Mansoori read what “concerned citizen” wrote.

    Perfect.

  13. Ghazal,what makes you believe he was in Multan?

  14. Brittney Lara you’re too innocent to even participate in this discussion which is full of dry & will prove later on quiet heavy weight on your Wisdom/IQ — just enjoy with songs.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vIFwj3j-J0
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vc4-WOkzwfY
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  16. @A A Mansoori:(?)(???????????????????????)(?) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!(!)(!)(***)
    Good Bye Mr. Mansoori Key Majboori:

    .
    I think Pakistan Army and ISI should contact you since you have so much knowledge of your heroes, the Throat-slitting,Sodomizing and Women-beating Taliban.

    There is no point in arguing with someone who has lost his mind

    I think the management at the Spectator should read some of your responses and block you from posting to this site. You are bringing down the standard of this wonderful site.

    Good Bye Thank you and May God Guide you away from your beloved Taliban.

  17. NSA & Concerned-Citizen:— How can you say in an affirmative tone, it is quiet possible right now I’ve been sitting in an Office of ISI & would be working as a Double Agent moreover this would be just a left hand job to trace like your brand type of peculiar mind set of School & quiet possible on finger tips of all utmost required IPs are in record!? ——- Think Once Again with cool head.

    Americee Nujawan Kay Americee Govt. Kay Lee-ay Khialat-
    Yeh Hukumran - Hokum Kay Ghulam Nahee Samjhtay Jazbat-
    http://english.aljazeera.net/focus/2009/12/200912883024475217.html

  18. @Concerned Citizen

    If you are blaming Taliban for slitting throats, beating women and sodomizing boys then the American forces are no different than Taliban…FYI in 2004 US official admitted that the US army guards @ Abu Gharib prison sodomized boys…..and do you know that the American Women are victims of the worst violence on this planet, it is estimated that 3 in 5 American woman has been abused at least once…I don’t take sides but the fact of the matter is that both sides are continuing to commit horrible atrocities against humanity.

  19. @Aamir:
    You are trying to justify Taliban’s madness in inhuman behavior by balancing it with what the Americans are doing.

    This is how our politicians justify wealth looted by them by pointing to the amounts embezzled by their opponents

    Taliban and extremist Mullahs who take the title of Maulvi Toofan etc and are enemies of Pakistan. Anyone that attacks the Army of Pakistan is our enemy and we must treat them as traitors.
    We must draw the line somewhere. Enough is Enough. How much more death and mayhem must happen before we confront these self-appointed protectors of the holy prophet, the Quran and everything to do with Islam.
    WE should get rid of the Hadood ordinance and also get rid of all Mullahs from our mosques. We can lead our prayers ourselves. Mullahs/Taliban should be retrained for normal work or if the still wish to fight eliminated.

  20. The death of Hakimullah is a tactical victory but your question remains valid that how were the Taliban able to move him to Multan and that too when he was injured. This indicates a lapse in security which cannot be looked over as we need to track them down when they are on a run

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