Washington is not bothered about Islamabad’s feelings on the issue of drone strikes, as it is convinced that Pakistan is providing safe havens for Taliban.
Speaking to Dawn after a Defence of Pakistan Council (DPC) meeting, Maulana Samiul Haq said that the new Taliban Chief -Haibatullah is a skilled militant commander and should not be taken lightly.
Mansour, who was in his early 50s, and Muhammad Azam, a Pakistani driver, were killed on May 21 when US special forces targeted their vehicle in a drone strike in Noshki district of Balochistan.
Last week a U.S. drone killed Mawlawi Haibatullah’s predecessor, Mullah Akhtar Mansour, in a remote area of Balochistan
“Our law enforcement and intelligence agencies are still investigating the incident, but so far they have not been able to confirm the identity,” said Pakistan’s Interior Minister.
The US has told Pakistan that while it respects its territorial integrity, it will continue to conduct strikes to eliminate terrorists who target American soldiers.
A timeline of deadly attacks that took place under the Mullah Mansour.
The airstrike that targeted Mansour Saturday was carried out in a remote area of the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region
The report cited some senior Afghan officials as saying that the Pakistani military was “central” to bringing the Haqqanis more closely into the Taliban during the insurgency’s leadership councils in 2015 summer, which were held in Quetta.
Ghani last month vowed a tough military response against the Taliban and pledged to enforce legal punishments, including executions of convicted militants.
In his condolence message, Badal described Soran Singh as “a multifaceted personality being a member of Pakistan Sikh Gurudwara Parbandhak Committee (PSGPC) and Evacuee Trust Property Board”.
“Such activities would continue till the enforcement of Islamic system in the country,” the terror outfit said.
China is very nervous at the prospect Islamist militants from its restive far western region of Xinjiang getting support from the Taliban and other groups in Afghanistan, Pakistan and central Asia.
The brazen assault on Tuesday in a densely packed Kabul neighbourhood marked the first major Taliban attack in Kabul since the insurgents announced the start of this year’s fighting season last week.
Taliban’s announcement of their traditional offensive backed by guerrilla attacks has surprised many in Pakistan.