The Pakistani Taliban has as many as 500 female suicide bombers ready to act, a representative of the group involved in peace negotiations said, underscoring the risk of further violence if talks fail.
Pakistan peace talks with Taliban militants will probably fail and an ensuing military operation would lead to more terrorism, according to Imran Khan, head of the party that runs a province bordering Afghanistan.
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A suicide bomber killed 13 people near Pakistan’s army headquarters a day after Taliban militants said they’d join talks with the government to end more than a decade of violence in the nuclear-armed country.
Watched over by armed elite police, Imran Khan told thousands of flag-waving supporters in the town of Okara in Pakistan that together they would end the rule of parties that had pushed the nation to the brink of ruin.
Former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan vowed to permanently block a supply route to U.S. forces in Afghanistan starting tomorrow as he seeks an end to drone strikes in the country’s northwest, where his party holds power.
Imran Khan, the former Pakistani cricket captain and now the country’s rising political star, said anger over corruption and the sluggish economy is fueling a “revolution” that will oust the ruling coalition in elections he predicts will be held this year.