The Interior Minister of Pakistan Aijaz Shah confirmed that the former spokesperson of TTP escaped from the security agencies of Pakistan.
Responding to a question during an informal conversation with reporters at the parliament in Islamabad, the minister said he had read reports of the former TTP leader having fled. When asked whether the reports were true, he replied: “The news is true, it’s true.”
The minister added that the “state is aware” of his escape. He did not provide any details. Moreover, he said” you will hear good news soon about the matter.”
بی بی سی نے جب اس مبینہ آڈیو پیغام میں کیے گئے دعویٰ پر رد عمل کے لیے پاکستان فوج کے شعبہ تعلقات عامہ سے رابطہ کیا تو فوجی ذرائع نے اس دعویٰ کی تصدیق یا تردید نہیں کی اور کہا کہ وہ ابھی اس بارے میں کچھ نہیں کہنا چاہتے۔#ISPR ????? #EhsanullahEhsan https://t.co/MDDrnQ1xjS
— Arshad Sharif (@arsched) February 6, 2020
The audio message of Ahsanullah Ehsan about his escape
TTP’s spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan claims to have fled to Turkey with his family after breaking out the captivity in Pakistan. In an audio clip going viral on social media, he assured to reveal the details of his agreement with the Pakistan Army. The audio clip has perturbed the Pakistani social media users who are baffled on how the TTP commander succeeded in breaking the imprisonment.
Ehsanullah Ehsan, the frontman of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander claims to have escaped the captivity in Pakistan in a purported audio clip circulating on social media. A man, claiming to be Ehsanullah Ehsan, says he succeeded in breaking out from the captivity with his family on 11th January 2020.
Asserting to be associated with TTP and Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, the man says he surrendered to the security forces of Pakistan under a covert agreement on February 5th. He said he respected the agreement but alleged that the Pakistan security agencies violated the agreement and kept him in confinement along with his children. He suffered immense hardships in the confinement that compelled him to devise an escape plan.
He was involved in a suicide attack near Wagah Border and the 2016 bombing of Easter gathering in Lahore that killed 75 people and injured 300. He is even accused of attempting to kill journalist Hamid Mir when he planted a bomb under his car in Islamabad.