“We the Mujahideen and Pakistan Army are brothers.” Nek Mohammed, a mujahid pardoned by the Pakistani government, is going back to jihad. But he promises not to work from Pakistani soil. From HiPakistan:
“Any Muslim can go to any country to wage jihad but Waziristan’s soil will not be used to fire at Afghanistan,” he told Dawn when asked whether he would continue his jihad in Afghanistan.
Asked whether he would cooperate with the government to get foreign militants registered by the stipulated April 30 deadline, the 27-year-old militant said: “There will be no operation and catching foreigners is not part of the agreement.”
Nek Mohammad’s assertions run counter to the impression given by the government official that the tribal militants who had been accused of sheltering and facilitating foreign militants would account for their foreign guests and get them registered with the authorities.
Also, Nek insisted that there were no foreigners in South Waziristan. “There is no Al Qaeda here. There are people from all races of Afghanistan. There are Afghan Uzbeks and Tajiks.
“Over three million refugees had come to take shelter in Pakistan and they are everywhere. Had there been a single Al Qaeda fighter here, the government would have caught one by now,” he said. …
Nek Mohammad is one of the five tribal militants pardoned by the government during a ceremony at a Madrassah on Saturday. The Corps Commander, Peshawar, Lt-Gen Safdar Hussain had flown into Shakai, a village about 17km to the north of regional headquarters Wana, to announce the clemency.
The tribal militant said there could be no guarantees between brothers. “We the Mujahideen and Pakistan Army are brothers,” he said.