Mehsud tribe elders say willing to return to their homes

Elders of the Mehsud tribe
expressed their willingness to go back to their homes in the restive South Waziristan region despite the Taliban
threatening them to not return until the government withdraws
all troops.

Taliban warns Mehsud tribe members not to return to Waziristan

Thousands of members of the Mehsud tribe, who fled Pakistan`s South Waziristan region after the Army launched an operation against the Taliban, have been warned by militants not to return home.

Kayani appeals to Mehsud tribe to revolt against Taliban

In a move to isolate Tehrik-e-Taliban, Pakistan Army Chief Gen Ashfaq Parvez Kayani has appealed to Mehsud tribe.

Pakistan urges tribe to rise up against Taliban

Pakistan airdropped leaflets on Monday urging a leading tribe among the ranks of the Taliban to rise up against the militants and fight alongside the Army in a major offensive.