View Full Version : Grand Jirga meets today: efforts on for release of Col Imam, British journalist

05-24-2010, 05:41 AM
Miranshah/Rawalpindi: A grand Jirga will be held today (Sunday) to secure the release of kidnapped former official of ISI Colonel (retired) Imam and British journalist Asad Qureshi. The Jirga will take a decision of expelling the kidnappers in case they do not release the captives.

Meanwhile, some close friends of Colonel (retired) Imam have also geared up efforts for his release and are present in the area for this purpose.

According to sources, kidnappers belonging to Asian Tiger outfit had expressed their readiness to free the two abductees, and on one occasion, Colonel (retired) Imam and British journalist Asad Qureshi were also handed over to the Haqqani group. However, they immediately handed down a list to Javed Ibrahim for the release of one hundred and sixty people. Javed Ibrahim also held talks with the concerned officials on the matter.

Influential tribal notables of North Waziristan including Maulvi Nazir and Qari Gul Bahadar groups have also increased pressure on the abductors of Asian Tigers to immediately release the captives. However the abductors are not willing to accept their demand.

It has been learnt from sources that some foreign elements are directing and backing the kidnappers. Taliban’s Amir Mullah Omar had also a sent a message from Afghanistan for the release of Colonel (retired) Imam and the British journalist, but Asian Tigers did not pay any heed.

Therefore a grand Jirga to be participated by tribal notables and some important personalities is being held today. The Jirga will offer a last chance to the abductors to release the two captives, else they will face expulsion from the area as well as detention because the kidnappers are coming up with new demands with each passing day while disregarding their promise of releasing the captives. They also tricked the Haqqani group on the matter.

According to the sources, the two persons are still in the captivity of Asian Tigers and some other elements are also making efforts for their release.

05-24-2010, 05:47 AM
You can see very clearly how open ISI and Taliban truely are. Haqqanis,Nazeers, Gul badahurs etc, how they demand for a Punjabi ISI col to be released, they dont even take the consideration of 1000's of Pashtun IDPS but this Col imam is more dearer to hearts of Taliban.

Are these the people who fight for Pashtun rights, no way, they are the servents of the ISI and Iam ashamed and astonished how the Americans give so much money and respect to this ISI who in return invent so many different militias, Turkistan bhittani group,abdullah mahsud group etc, all newly made militias, all made by the Pakistan Army and state.

Truely guys, we Pashtuns are in such a big mess, and we still have people here who oppose Pashtun identity and unity, well you better rethink your thoughts because do you want these COl imams on your part of Afghanistan/Pakhtunkhwa,one side he does his bhangra on youtube, but other side he wants to ban Music in Afghanistan.

We need dramatic change

05-24-2010, 12:02 PM
haqqani is the son of ISI, Col.imam will certainly be released if he is with haqqani.