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Gohar Mehsud

Islamabad, Pakistan
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About Gohar
Gohar Mehsud is a journalist based in Islamabad, Pakistan. He works on human and gender rights, enforced disappearance, missing persons, war on terror and religious politics in Pakistan. I have been working as a multimedia, writer and on camera reporting for different media outlets in Pakistan and out of Pakistan.
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this story is in the Urdu language for BBC Urdu. the story explains recent TTT (Pakistan Base Taliban) pamphlets distribution in south Waziristan and investigation in this regard.

this is a detailed story about the war-affected people when they were returning to their hometowns after many years of being out of the area because of military operations in the area.

Inside Waziristan: The View from the Ground on Pakistan's Border with Afghanistan

17 Jul 2021  |  www.vice.com
The article provides an in-depth look at the situation in Waziristan, where the Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) and other international fighters, including Uyghurs from China and militants from Turkey and Uzbekistan, have taken refuge. The author, who grew up in South Waziristan, shares personal experiences and interactions with these militants, highlighting their backgrounds, motivations, and the complexities of their presence in the region. The article also touches on the challenges faced by journalists in Pakistan, the local tribal economy's adaptation to hosting foreign fighters, and the impact of these militants on the local community. The Pakistani government's ongoing negotiations with the TTP and the uncertain future of foreign jihadis in the region are also discussed.

It the time for the government to realize that rebuilding FATA will require more than just handing out cash and cheques

17 Jul 2021  |  www.geo.tv
The article discusses the challenges faced by the residents of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan, following multiple military operations against militants by the Pakistan Army. The operations have led to mass displacement and destruction of property. The government's financial assistance for rebuilding homes is deemed insufficient by the locals due to the high costs of construction in the mountainous terrain, transportation of materials, and the shortage of skilled labor. The area is also plagued by landmines, a lack of basic utilities, and damaged infrastructure. The author emphasizes the need for a comprehensive government strategy for rebuilding FATA beyond just financial handouts. The article also mentions the issue of corruption and mismanagement in the recovery efforts.

Inside the Taliban and al Qaeda's Drone Recovery Operations

01 Nov 2014  |  www.vice.com
The article recounts the journalist's visit to a Taliban camp in North Waziristan, initially intended to report on bomb-making but shifting focus to a story about a tribal elder who found a fallen American drone. The journalist describes the local hostility towards drones and the complex feelings when one crashed in the area. The elder's family took possession of the drone, and despite pressure from the Taliban and al Qaeda, and interest from various governments, they eventually sold it to the Pakistani government. The article also touches on the broader context of drone warfare in the region, including the Pakistani military's Operation Zarb-e-Azb against militant groups and the resumption of US drone strikes after a six-month hiatus.

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