ISLAMABAD, April 26 (APP): Former spokesman of Jamaatul Ahrar
and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Ehsanullah Ehsan Wednesday said
the TTP and Jamaatul Ahrar commanders had ties with Afghan intelligence agency National Directorate of Security and India’s Research Analysis
Wing (RAW), which supported them, gave money and identified targets
for attacks in Pakistan.
Ehsanullah, in a confessional video statement released by
Inter-Services Public Relations here, said Taliban commanders took
money for every attack and then went to safe sanctuaries in Afghanistan
and left fighters on their own to fight against the Pakistan Army.
“When Taliban took money from NDS and Taliban, I told Omar
Khorasani that what we were doing was helping Kuffar (non-
believers) by carrying out attacks in our country with their money.
We are serving them.”
Khorasani said, “Even if Israel will help me for terrorism
in Pakistan I will take help from it.”
“Then I understood that they (TTP coomanders) were working with
a specific agenda for their own personal motives. They formed
committees to keep in touch with NDS and RAW. RAW arranged
identity cards for them so that they could move freely in
Afghanistan. Without that it was difficult for them to move
around in Afghanistan because of the security situation. They were
provided safe passage by NDS for entry into Pakistan.”
He stated, “I belong to Mohmand Agency and at the start of
2008, I joined Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan. I was a college
He said he remained the spokesman of TTP Mohmand and
He said during nine years with the TTP, he saw a lot.
After the death of Hakeemullah Mahsud, an election campaign was
run for new Ameer (chief). Omar Khalid Khorasani, Mullah Fazlullah
and Khan Syed Sajna were in the race to become the TTP head.
“We went to Afghanistan after the operation in North
Ehsanullah said, “When the operation was started in tribal
areas, the race for leadership in TTP sped up. Every person
wanted to become leader of the organization. Then the Shura
decided to hold a draw and Maulana Fazlullah was appointed
“What could be expected of such an organization whose head
was elected by a draw. Such a person was made Ameer, who forcibly
married his teacher’s daughter and took her away.”
He said such persons were not doing service to Islam. The
TTP leaders never followed the slogans raised by them.
He said a particular group took ransom from innocent people,
killed them and carried out bomb attacks at public places. They
attacked schools, colleges and universities.
“Islam does not teach us this. Islam does not allow us to
carry out acts of terrorism,” he said, adding that the TTP
recruited people, especially youth, in the name of Islam.
During the recent operation of Pakistan Army, Ehsanullah
Ehsan said, the camps of Jamaatul Ahrar were attacked, some of
its commanders were killed and they had to leave the area.
Now the JUA commanders and its fighters had a low morale,
He said, “May message to those fighters, who are stranded in
Afghanistan and want to get out, is stop fighting and take the
path of peace and adopt a peaceful life.”
After the operation, he said, media coverage of the Taliban
decreased so they started using social media and tried to mislead
innocent youth in the name of Islam.
Taliban misinterpreted Islam and unleashed propaganda, and
the youth fell victim to it, he added.
Ehsanullah asked the youth, who use social media, not
to get trapped in Taliban’s propaganda as they were playing into the
hands of enemies for personal reasons.
Those were the reasons for which he decided to voluntarily
hand himself over to the Pakistan Army, he added.