Posts tagged as: Hakimullah Mehsud

Pakistani Taliban face rift over gov’t peace talks offer

Pakistani Taliban face rift over the issue of talks with the government as the central chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, has sacked a senior leader after he expressed willingness to talk to the government.  Astmatullah Muavia, senior leader of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan and chief of the faction in Punjab province, welcomed the dialogue offer by Prime Minister Nawaz […]

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 […]

Malik asks Taliban to announce 30-day ceasefire for talks

Interior Minister, Rehman Malik Wednesday asked the Taliban to declare a 30-day ceasefire if they want dialogue with the government.   It was the first formal government’s response to the Taliban dialogue offer to end their attacks, which have killed nearly 40,000 people including security forces, in the past 10 years.   “The government is […]

Rehman Malik says ready for talks if TTP renounce violence

Federal Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the government was ready to hold talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Hakimullah Mehsud if he renounced violence.   The minister while speaking to media said action would be taken if the TTP continued on its path of violence. He added that the government and army had […]

Taliban reject calls for surrendering arms but ready to talk

Pakistani Taliban chief, Hakimullah Mehsud, has rejected calls from the government for surrendering arms but said will ready to talk.   In a video message sent to local TV channels, Mehsud said the Taliban believe in talks but will not accept the government’s condition to disarm his fighters.   Mehsud in the 40-minute video was […]

Pakistani Taliban rejects reports of rift in its leadership

Rejecting any rift among its ranks, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has said they are not mulling to replace Hakimullah Mehsud with Waliur Rehman as new chief of the banned organization.   Spokesman TTP Ehsanullah Ehsan while speaking to media said that the reports have no truth and they held the main shura meeting two weeks […]

Rehman Malik announces Rs 200 million for information on TTP Spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan

Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said anyone providing information on the whereabouts of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan would be awarded rupees 200 million.   Speaking to media representatives on Tuesday, the minister said Ehsan was working for foreign elements and vowed to soon reveal all on the TTP spokesman. The minister added that […]

Taliban offers security to Imran Khan’s peace-rally

In yet another twist in the saga, Tehreek e Taliban Pakistan (TTP) reportedly offered Imran Khan its security for a peace march into tribal region at the weekend, Daily Telegraph said in a report. According to the report, a meeting of the senior Taliban commanders held with the group’s leader Hakimullah Mehsud in the chair, […]

US drone strike killed four in Pakistan

At least four alleged militants were killed and several others injured when a US drone fired missiles on a compound in North Waziristan, Pakistan’s tribal area bordering Afghanistan. According to the media reports, the attack took place early Saturday, at a house in Miranshah, the headquarters of North Waziristan. This region is a famous hideout […]

Hakimullah Mehsud is alive: Report

The death reports of Hakimullah Mehsud, the chief of defunct Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), are once again proving false. A private TV channel quoting sources reported Hakimullah Mehsud is still live and safe in some unidentified location of North Waziristan, the tribal area of Pakistan. “Hakimullah is well and safe in North Waziristan the news related […]


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