ISLAMABAD: Inter Services Public Relations (ISPR) on Wednesday issued a confessional statement of of prominent leader of the Pakistani Taliban’s Jamaat-ur-Ahrar (JuA) faction, Ehsanullah Ehsan, who surrendered to security forces earlier this month.
“My name is Liaquat Ali, aka Ehsanullah Ehsan and I belong to the Mohmand Agency,” says Ehsan as the video starts. “I joined the TTP in 2008, when I was a college student .”
“I have seen a lot in my nine years with the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). These people misled people in the name of Islam, especially the youth,” Ehsan can be heard saying in the video.
“They themselves could not come up to the standards they championed for others,” Ehsan said, who is currently in Pak army’s custody.
Last week, DG ISPR Maj-Gen Asif Ghafoor, during a press conference, revealed that the key commander of the outlawed Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) had turned himself in.
“As far as Ehsanullah Ehsan is concerned, he is in our custody. When there is more information regarding him to share, we will do so,” Maj-Gen Ghafoor said.
Ehsan further says, “They [the TTP leadership] got their [Indian] support, their funding and took money for every activity they did. They pushed the TTP soldiers on the frontlines to fight against the Pakistan Army and went into hiding themselves,” he added.
“When they started taking help from India and RAW, I told Khorasani that we’re supporting the kuffar [non-believers] and helping them kill our own people in our own country.”
They never lived up to their own slogans and what they preached, he adds in the video. -Business Recorder