Comments on: Pakistan’s brutal elections http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2013/04/30/pakistans-brutal-elections/ Perspectives on Pakistan Thu, 01 Oct 2015 19:31:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: T-Ali http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2013/04/30/pakistans-brutal-elections/comment-page-1/#comment-52415 Fri, 10 May 2013 00:07:42 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9367#comment-52415 True…these tragedies have become a norm over here..Our selected gov had no plans for betterment of nation, the only thing they planned for was filling their pockets. After all, its not their children, all of these are from poor – middle class. I sincerely hope that our next government isnt as cold-hearted as PPP..

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By: uzairktk http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/2013/04/30/pakistans-brutal-elections/comment-page-1/#comment-52399 Tue, 30 Apr 2013 15:18:31 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/pakistan/?p=9367#comment-52399 Interesting article but care to explain how Imran Khan’s PTI has a reputation of being soft on the Taliban when he has never been in a position in the government where he could take decisions? Imran Khan openly condemns attacks on innocent people, be it the TTP attacking or if it’s sectarian violence against the Shia’s. This has been said on national and international TV (even Indian TV) and in press releases. What else would you consider ‘open condemnation’? See some of the links below:

http://insaf.pk/News/tabid/60/articleTyp e/ArticleView/articleId/15767/Imran-Khan -has-again-strongly-condemned-the-contin uing-blasts-against-political-parties.as px

Imran’s view on Terrorism on timestamp: 7:00

http://www.pkaffairs.com/Play_Show_Imran -Khan-Full-Interview-and-QA-in-India-Age nda-Aaj-Tak-Dec-7-2012_30468

Lets look at some facts too.

1. Pakistan Army has 550 thousand active troops today. With 500 thousand in reserve.
2. Pakistan also has over nine hundred thousand armed tribesmen in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa who are willing to fight in alliance with the Army only if state and army gives them their word and stop it’s alliance with America and put an end to Drones.
3. Total number of the TTP is in thousands (not even 10), while complete Taliban (including the ones in Afghanistan) only adds up to 36,000.
4. KPK has over 73,000 men serving in the Police.
5. 105 thousand men in Sindh Police.

Now its the coming Government’s (and the generals in Islamabad’s) choice if they want to make the said 900 thousand armed tribesmen their allies, or bomb them and force them into becoming allies of the Taliban.

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