Ihsan Dawar (North Waziristan Agency)
Banned Pakistani militant’s movement; Tehrik Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has strongly denied the news about their threats of killing former Pakistani cricketer and chief of Pakistani Tehrik Insaf (PTI) party,, on his expected visit to North Waziristan to protest against drone attacks in September this year.
Spokesman to TTP Ehsanullah Ehsan told to the local media that he was wrongly quoted in his interview with a US news agency, Associated Press (AP) as he has not issued any kind of threat to PTI chief.
“I simply told the interviewer that the Shura i-e the council of elders of Militants will decide about it” said Ehsan, adding that he also told in his reply that TTP will announce their strategy a week before Khan’s arrival to Waziristan.
Ehsan also termed it as against the norms of journalism and called it a journalistic dishonesty.
“It is all clear and simple that we have no sympathy with Imran Khan as he is liberal and we consider liberals as infidels” said Ehsan in his statement.
He also threatened that they would target every political party which takes part in the upcoming elections.
“We consider that election in the current system is a part of secularism and we are strongly opposed to secularism” the spokesman went on saying that
They didn’t need any kind of sympathy over the issue of drone attacks from liberal circles or individuals.
It was claimed by a US news Agency AP some days back that TTP has threatened PTI chief that they would kill Imran Khan if he tried to reach to their strong holds in Waziristan.
Imran Khan is a former cricketer of Pakistan who enabled Pakistan to win World Cup in 1992. He than formed his own political party having the name of Pakistan Tehrik Insaf (PTI) or Pakistan Movement for justice.
Imran Khan having the image of playboy in the past is known as the staunch opponent of the drone attacks in the tribal areas of Pakistan and is considered as a sign of change in the corruption ridden society of the country.
He has recently announced to go himself with one hundred thousand supporters to the restive tribal area of North Waziristan in September and if he succeeds in his mission, he will be the first political leader to visit the area after 9/11.
It is also considered that the hardcore militants (Taliban) has a soft corner for Imran Khan as he is also considered to be one of the pro Taliban leaders in the country.(firstname.lastname@example.org)