Major General Babar Iftikhar, spokesman for the Pakistan Army, said efforts were underway to re-arrest former spokesman of the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Ihsanullah Ihsan.
Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General (DG) Major General Babar Iftikhar told foreign media that Ehsanullah Ehsan’s escape was a very serious matter while Ehsanullah Ehsan was responsible for his escape. Action has been taken against the soldiers.
He said that efforts were being made to re-arrest Ihsanullah Ihsan, adding that at present it was not known where Ihsanullah Ihsan was.
The DG ISPR said that the Twitter account from which Malala was threatened was a fake account.
Regarding the missing persons, the spokesperson of the Pakistan Army said that the commission on Missing Persons has made a lot of progress, 4,000 out of more than 6,000 cases have been resolved in the commission while the issue of Missing Persons will be resolved soon.
Referring to the killing of Hazara miners, he said that the killing of Hazara miners in Ketch has led to the arrest of several persons. These are very important arrests but he could not give further details.
There is no organized group in Waziristan, DG ISPR
Referring to Waziristan, the DG ISPR said that militants were reacting to the operations in Waziristan. The attack on a women’s car was a link in the same chain. There was no organized group in Waziristan.
He said that Waziristan was carrying out petty extremist activities and these petty extremists would also be eliminated soon.
Militants in Pakistan are being aided by Afghanistan, Pakistan Army spokesman said
Referring to India’s support to militants, the Pakistan Army spokesman said that India was helping anti-Pakistan militants and militants in Pakistan were being supported from Afghanistan.
The DG ISPR said that India has also been providing arms, money and new technology to the militants while it is not far-fetched that all this is in the knowledge of Afghan intelligence.
It may be recalled that in February last year, Ehsanullah Ehsan, a former spokesman for the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), claimed that he had escaped government custody.
Sources later claimed that Ehsanullah Ehsan escaped during a sensitive operation to be punished for his crimes.
Later, the then Home Minister Brigadier (retd) Ijaz Shah also confirmed it.