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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Twitter suspends fake account of Ehsanullah Ehsan threatening Malala Yousafzai

Malala Yousufzai threatened by Ehsanullah Ehsan in a tweet. In response, Twitter bans the account. The front-man of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan was responsible for attacking Yousufzai.

On Wednesday, Twitter permanently blocked the fake Twitter account of Ehsanullah Ehsan giving life threats to Malala Yousafzai. The account user impersonated as former Taliban commander, Ehsanullah Ehsan on the social media application.

“Come back to your original home in Swat, we have special unfinished business with you [Malala] and your father. We will end what we had started this time around,” the user of the micro-blogging site threatened.

Ehsanullah Ehsan again threatened Malala Yousafzai?

Yousafzai strongly reacted to the death threats on social media and questioned the premier of Pakistan, Prime Minister Imran Khan, and DG ISPR Maj Gen Babar Iftikhar.

“This is the ex-spokesperson of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan who claims responsibility for the attack on me and many innocent people. He is now threatening people on social media. How did he escape Prime Minister Imran Khan and Inter-Services Public Relations Director General Major Gen Babar Iftikhar?” the 23-year-old responded.

Read more: Ehsanullah Ehsan flees Pakistan’s security agencies’ confinement

The activist reported the account to the platform of Twitter that immediately suspended the fake account. Before tweeting to Yousafzai, the fake Twitter handle has 100 followers and gained 300 followers just before being suspended.

Meanwhile, Malala’s response went viral instantly prompting mockery from internet users. Twitter users trolled Malala for falling for a fake account.

Ehsanullah Ehsan escaped from custody

Back in February 2020, Ehsanullah Ehsan, the frontman of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) commander claims to have escaped 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 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.

However, in an interview with the local media outlet, he claimed to be in Turkey with his family. But he refused to share how he broke out of the high-security confinement and made his way to Turkey.

Ehsanullah Ehsan, the leading terrorist of TTP, is accused of a deadly assault on Malala Yousafzai-the youngest Nobel Laureate, and a dreadful terror attack on APS Peshawar, killing 134 students.

Ehsanullah Ehsan even stoked communal tensions in Pakistan; he is charged with killing the prominent members of the Shia community in Rawalpindi and Karachi. He even targeted the nine foreign tourists along with their guide in Gilgit-Baltistan.

Read more: Ehsanullah Ehsan escaped from the custody of agencies: Interior Minister

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.