Umar Daraz Wazir

بچے ۔۔۔ ہمارے معاشرے کا ایک مظلوم طبقہ

Oct 2016

پاکستان دنیا میں بچوں کے حقوق کے حوالے سے موجود بین الاقوامی معاہدوں کا دستخطی ہے مگر جب ان پر عمل درآمد کی بات آتی ہے تو پاکستان کا نام سب سے آخر میں آتا ہے

Jirga Against Army Attacks | TQ Wire

May 2014

Miranshah, May 28, 2014—Influential elders held a jirga in Mir Ali this Tuesday to urge the government to cease the aerial attacks on Waziristan.

Refugees from North Waziristan Seek Help

Mar 2014

VIDEO | Refugees from N Waziristan seek government help.

Do Residents of FATA Count?

Feb 2014

Feb 21 2014—Even as the government suspends peace talks, a discussion about them is still in the air. In FATA , opinions on the peace talks vary, but to many it seems that neither side is serious about the process.

Army Bombs Mirali | TQ Wire

Dec 2013

Dec 29 2013 – Shaheen ullah sat unable to express what had happened that day. As the Pakistan Army opened indiscriminate fire on the people in Mirali, he had taken his family to his uncle’s mud home for protection. Instead, mortars fell through the home of his uncle, a government school teacher at the Mirali high school, and killed 2 women and 5 children. Till then, Shaheen ullah had never imagined that the security forces would target his family. “All of our family members are government servants and 16th and 17th grade officers.” Shaheen ullah said one of the women expired after he was unable to take her to the hospital due to the army’s curfew in the area. She died in his arms. Another resident Mohammad Tayyeb lost his wife, 2 daughters and a son in the artillery attack. The family had huddled in the corner of the room. “The children were crying” from the sound of the heavy artillery. At that moment, a shell fell into the room killing his wife and all of his children. Tayyeb says he is in shock and has little interest in life. “What was my fault?” he asked of the government. Tayyeb […]

Army Kills 40 | TQ Wire

Dec 2013

Dec 22 — At least 40 people have been killed in an attack by the Pakistan Army on Mir Ali, a major town in North Waziristan. Helicopter gunships and  artillery fire began pounding the town following reports that five Pakistani soldiers were killed by militants on Wednesday. The Army claims that it has killed scores of insurgents, but residents say most of the dead were civilians. Forty-four people have died and dozens more injured in the attack according to locals of the area. Residents say that twenty-five of the dead were workers and guests at a hotel near the Mir Ali Kajori checkpost. A few of the dead have been identified as Sherin Wali, Zulfaraz, Mirhawas and Qafayat. Twelve of the dead were from the area and another 13 came from Bannu, Lakki Marwat and Peshawar and were staying at the hotel. In a second village, Musaki, 13 people were killed, with 7 of them belonging to the same family of a local government worker in the education department identified as Sana ullah Khan. Of the seven dead, 2 were women and 5 were children who were all killed when army shells fell on their home. Another local, Mohammad Tayyeb […]

TTP Commander Dead | TQ Wire

Nov 2013

Following the death of Tehreek-e-Taliban leader Hakimullah Mehsud from a US drone attack on Friday, Pakistan is on high alert for retaliatory attacks. The TTP has announced its temporary head Asmat Ullah Shaheen Bettani. Bettani said that they had been waiting for the much talked-about peace talks, but the government killed Hakimullah instead. According to TTP internal sources, a meeting of 60 commanders was held on Saturday in North Waziristan in which 46 favored Khan Said, alias Sajna as the new head of the TTP. Differences over who should now lead the TTP however surfaced delaying the selection of a new leader. Analysts say that the TTP is dominated by the Mehsud tribe and that it will, therefore, not accept a leader outside of the tribe making Khan Said a favorite as belongs to the Mehsud. Others however have pointed out that some in the TTP view Said as having a soft-spot for Pakistan and for supporting peace talks, all of which may slim his chances of becoming the new chief. The 36-year-old belongs to South Waziristan agency, and is part of the Shubi Khel clan of the Mehsud tribe. He is a resident of Dawa Toi village and has […]