12 Jun '12, 3pm

NGOs are 'targets' in South Waziristan, says Pakistani Taliban

The Movement of the Taliban in Pakistan recently ordered civilians to leave South Waziristan and threatened to target members of nongovernmental organizations, contractors, and truck drivers operating in the area. The warning came in the form of pamphlets that were distributed on June 11 in the Mehsud tribal areas of South Waziristan. The pamphlet was obtained and translated by The Express Tribune . "All the people are warned and appealed that they should vacate the South Waziristan area as there is a war going on here," read the statement, which was signed by the "Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, South Waziristan Agency." "We have not permitted any NGO or any contractor of any NGO nor we ever allow such people; they all are our targets," the statement continued. "All the employees associated with education and health and NGOs and the khasadar force will be treated as criminals...

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