Posts tagged as: Ehsanullah Ehsan

Pakistani Taliban set free eight kidnapped gov’t employees

Pakistani Taliban on Saturday released eight government employees, who were kidnapped nearly one year ago, at a time when the militants and the government are set to hold peace talks, officials and Taliban leaders said.   The freed men had been working on a dam project in South Waziristan tribal region when they were kidnapped […]

TTP deeply divided over dialogue with gov’t

Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) is deeply divided over the issue of talks with the PML-N government as the group’s leaders have come up with contradictory statements last over the past few days. The government is also in a mess over the Taliban talks issue as Information Minister, Pervez Rashid says talks have started with the Taliban […]

Pakistani Taliban face rift over spokesman’s removal

Pakistani Taliban, blamed for most of the attacks in the country, face rift days after the leadership dismissed Ehsanullah Ehsan as the central spokesman over his alleged threats to the Afghan Taliban. Ehsan refused to accept the central council’s decision and has approached the Taliban court against the decision announced this week. A Taliban pamphlet […]

TTP claims responsibility for Karachi, KPK attacks

Pakistani Taliban Wednesday claimed responsibility for the bomb attack on Sindh High Court Justice Baqar Maqbool’s convoy in Karachi which killed eight security men and injured the judge.   The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said that the Taliban also carried out attacks on the local peace council chief in Bannu and a police […]

TTP confirms death of Wali-ur-Rehman in US drone strike

Pakistani Taliban on Thursday confirmed that their deputy Waliur Rehman was killed in a US drone strike and announced to withdraw their dialogue offer to the new government     Taliban spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said via by the phone from an undisclosed location that Taliban would take revenge of the killing of their deputy chief.   […]

Nawaz Sharif says Taliban talks offer to be taken seriously

PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif, Monday said Taliban’s offer for peace talks should be taken seriously as every issue cannot be solved through use of power and bullet.   Sharif’s Pakistan Muslim League (PML-N) party is set to form government following victory in the May 11 general elections.   He spoke to the members-elect of the National […]

TTP claims attack on army, police near Peshawar

Pakistani Taliban Friday claimed responsibility for attack on the army and police near Peshawar, which killed at least two military personnel.   Seven, including three policemen, were injured when militants ambushed their vehicles late Thursday.   Heavily armed militants attacked a police Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) which was on a routine patrol on Kohat Road […]

Death toll from Kurram election rally’s blast rises to 24

Death toll from a deadly bomb attack on an election rally in Kurram agency’s tribal region has reached 24, hospital sources said Tuesday.   Over 70 people were injured in a blast at the election rally of Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam (JUI-F) candidates in the central Kurram tribal Agency on Monday, and several wounded died in hospital. […]

Two blasts in Karachi kill 2, injures 30 others

Two blasts near the office of MQM in Karachi killed at least two persons and injured 30 others, police and hospital sources said.   The blasts occurred in Aziz Abad area of Karachi and near the office of Mutahida Qaumi Movement (MQM), the MQM spokesman, Wasi Jalil said.   Rickshaw was used for the first […]

TTP defends attacks on three political parties

Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Sunday defended attacks on three parties for their support to military operations against the militants in tribal regions and Swat.   Taliban say they will target Pakistan Peoples Party, the Awami National Party and the Mutahida Qaumi Movement.   Three bomb attacks killed nearly 10 people in Kohat, Peshawar […]

Blast near ANP office kills 11 in Karachi

A bomb blast near the office of the Awami National Party in Karachi killed at least 11 people late Friday, police said.   A senior leader of the party Bashir Jan escaped unhurt in the blast. His vehicle was hit and damaged by the device.   Police and hospital sources said that five people died […]

Religious scholars declare vote compulsory

Religious scholars Thursday issued a ‘fatwa’ or decree, declaring casting vote compulsory for the people, two senior leaders said.   Chairman of Pakistani ‘ulema’ Council, Allama Tahir Ashrafi said that the decree was issued after consultations among the religious leaders and at a seminar in Islamabad.   He said scholars from all school of thoughts […]


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