TTP militants form new splinter group ‘Jamatul Ahrar’


Key commanders of the banned terrorist outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have announced the formation of a new group by the name of TTP Jamatul Ahrar and named Qasim Khurasani as the chief of the group.

Former TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan, who has been nominated as the spokesman for the splinter group, mostly comprising the Mohmand Agency Taliban, said that the new group was not willing to take sides in the current political tussle in Islamabad as they only wanted imposition of Sharia in the country.

According to them, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) chief Dr Tahirul Qadri were no different from the current political rulers, and that both of them were inclined towards the Western style of democracy.

Ehsan said that along with Khurasani, the TTP Jamatul Ihrar Shura also comprises Umer Khalid Khurasani from Mohmand Agency, Qari Shakil Haqqani from Charsadda, Maulana Yasin from Swat, Qari Ismail from Khyber Agency, Maulana Abdullah from Bajaur Agency, Mufti Misbah from Peshawar, and Maulana Haider and Mansoor Nazim Shura from Orakzai Agency.


  1. Memo to TTP:

    Although Pakistan is overwhelmingly a Muslim nation,your call for imposition of obsolete and harsh sharia law on its citizens
    is not in the cards.Pakistan has long-established judiciary and legal system that,most of the civilized and enlightened world believes
    serves their needs in a satisfactory and competent manner.

    Your call for Sharia law,administered by mostly semi-literate tribal elders, will not pass muster in the modern world which
    Pakistan finds itself today.My humble advice to you is to face reality and become part of the solution and not the problem.This is a recipe
    for you Taliban chaps in Pakistan and Afghanistan to see old age.


  2. No one can deny that vast majority of Pakistanis have rejected terrorism. A recent poll of the IDPs overwhelmingly proves it. The ongoing operation against the terrorists has put them on the back foot. They are on the run, so it is time not to let them regroup in any shape or form. This common enemy has caused enough damage to warrant a swift and stern response. Our Secretary of State recently said, “Our security partnership also remains critical. We support efforts by Pakistan’s civil society and government to stand up against extremists. We stand by your side in the struggle to develop a Pakistan where Pakistanis have a say and a stake in the nation’s success.”

    Abdul Quddus
    DET – U.S. Central Command

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