Hakeemullah Mehsud is dead and it is possible that his look-alike might be his brother, Interior Minister Rehman Malik said on Tuesday. He was talking to reporters after visiting victims of Monday’s suicide attack at PIMS. In the future, security personnel deployed at pickets would be ordered to frisk people in police or security guards’ uniforms.

The minister said the Pakistan Army had flushed out the Taliban from Swat and other conflict-hit areas. Malik said the government would not allow anybody to challenge its writ, adding that the government would launch a military operation in South Waziristan to bring peace there.

Daily Times