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The former Taliban spokesman begged Imran Khan to save his family

New Delhi / Kabul, April 6 (IANS) Former spokesman for Pakistan’s Tehreek-i-Taliban (TTP) Ehsanullah Ehsan, who escaped from the custody of Pakistani security agencies in February this year, accused Pakistan Army of kidnapping ten of its family members. .

In a letter written to Prime Minister Imran Khan, a copy accessed by IANS, a former Taliban militant said, Pakistani soldiers abducted ten members of my family, “detaining them in an unknown location for the past three months, and without regard for Pakistani law.”

Incidentally, before Imran Khan was elected, he was a vocal critic of the Pakistan Army counter-insurgency campaign and US drone strikes against the Taliban. He is seen as a Taliban sympathizer and shares excellent relations with militant groups.

Ehsanullah, who was responsible for the terror attack on Malala Yousafzai and the Peshawar Army public school, surrendered before the Pakistani Army three years ago. But in February, according to sources, he was released by Pakistani security agencies in lieu of credible information he gave to other Pakistani militants.

After fleeing, the former Taliban official claimed that according to the pact between the two sides, the Pakistani Army and ISI had promised not only to rebuild Ehsanullah’s destroyed home in his home village, but also committed to not subject him to anything. torture and instead give him a safe and protected place, (Pakistan) Rs 1 crore and permission to use his cellphone and internet.

In a letter to PM Khan, Ehsanullah introduced himself as Liaqat Ali and revealed that after he quit violence in 2017 and signed a peace agreement with the Pakistani Army (MI). “I was given an assurance that all resources would be used to support me in living a peaceful life but the promises made were unfortunately not kept. I was imprisoned in a house with my family for three years until we were left with little choice but to run away because of time before us that is uncertain. “

After his departure, Ehsanullah said, the Pakistani Army attacked his father’s home in the Mohmand district and abducted his father, Sher Mohammad and his brother Asad Shafiq. His two brothers, Hashmat Khan and Shaukat Khan were arrested from their shop in Chitral. In addition, the army kidnapped his uncle, cousin, brother-in-law and a friend from their home, he said.

“They have all been detained in prisons for the past three months but I do not know where they are being held,” the ex-combatant said, adding that no cases had been filed against his father nor had he been brought to court.

None of his relatives and friends, he said, had anything to do with his actions. Revealing that his brother and cousin were part of the Imran Khan “Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf party and a member of Safi Tehsil’s cabinet, Ehsanullah called on the Prime Minister to ensure justice for its citizens.

“I do not want your personal sympathy but those who are arrested do not have a role in illegal activities. I appeal to you as a believer, please pay attention to these illegal arrests,” he wrote adding that Pakistan was required to follow due process.

Whoever is detained, he said, must be tried openly and fairly to declare innocence or guilt. “To defend someone without guilt is cruel and immoral,” he said in his letter to Prime Minister Khan.

–IANS kp /

Disclaimer: – This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is generated automatically from the news agency feed. Source: IANS

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