ISLAMABAD: A Taliban leader and prime minister accused of carrying out a terror attack on the Peshawar Army Public School (APS) are hiding in Pakistan. Recent reports in collaboration with trusted sources in Pakistan suggest Ehsanullah Ehsan, Pakistan’s top Taliban leader and a key accused in the Peshawar Army Public School (APS) terror attack, has been traced to Islamabad.
Based on Twitter’s forensic analysis, Indian security agents have found Ehsanullah in Islamabad, contrary to his claim to live in Turkey.
As previously reported, Ehsanullah Ehsan, a former spokesman for Tehreek-i-Taliban, mysteriously fled to Turkey but new evidence emerging about his presence in Islamabad raises many questions about Pakistan’s intention to fight terror.
His sudden escape from prison has puzzled everyone in Pakistan.
According to a recent report from Indian security agents, Ehsanullah is sitting at the ISI facility in Islamabad as part of a special operation to launch attacks on Afghan leaders but he has claimed to be in Turkey to mislead people.
Ehsanullah Ehsan is also known as Liaquat Ali alias Sajjad Mohmand.
“There is increasing pressure from within a family of soldiers whose children were killed in the APS attack and who are waiting for justice. Ehsanullah Ehsan is the main accused. His continued presence in Pakistan in an army hideout is thus embarrassing for them. It was convenient to show him that he had run away so that the pressure from the army stopped. “Said Tilak Devasher, Advisor, Indian National Security Advisory Board (NSAB).
After reporting on his departure, the families of students who were martyred during the massacre of the Army Public School held a demonstration to protest the escape of the Ehsanullah Tehreek-i-Taliban spokesman and demanded the Pakistani government to answer questions about his escape and launch an inquiry into the problem.
When news of his escape arrived, the victim’s parents said that Ehsan’s escape had reopened their wounds from losing their children to terrorism.
“How can a terrorist escape from a heavily guarded red zone area? This is a good joke. Breakout news has created a feeling of deprivation among APS victims,” said Forum President and APS lawyer Shuhada, Fazal Khan.
On December 16, 2014, six Pakistani Tehrik-i-Taliban entered the school and fired on school staff and children. Of 149 victims, 132 school children were killed in terrible attacks carried out by Ehsanullah and Tehreek-i-Taliban. In December 2015, four defendants were hanged.
The news of Ehsanullah’s escape first appeared by a short audio message on January 11, 2020 in which a former terrorist revealed that Ehsanullah had managed to escape from the custody of Pakistani security officials. Ehsanullah has claimed since his escape that he was in Turkey, along with his wife, son and daughter but refused to say how he managed to get there. Ehsanullah has rejected reports of hiding in Pakistan.
“Report based on lies and unfounded desires. A few days ago, there was an attempt to hack my device by becoming a human rights activist. This attack was foiled, ‘he tweeted.
In 2012, Ehsan claimed responsibility for the attack on Malala Yousafzai. In 2014, a suicide bombing occurred on Pakistan’s Wagah border with India, which killed more than 60 people.
Ehsanullah is believed to have arranged suicide bombings.
It would be difficult for Pakistan to explain the sequence of events regarding Ehsanullah’s escape that could not be explained from the detention of the Pakistani army. Emerging evidence of its presence in Islamabad will raise the question of whether ISI works against the interests of the Pakistani army itself.
Pakistan’s use of non-state actors to continue its evil designs is not a new phenomenon.
Ehsanullah was active on social media and accused ISI of dragging and pressuring him to kill prominent people. Ehsanullah is under the protection of ISI and his criticism of Pakistan’s establishment is part of a well-planned strategy.
There was a deliberate effort to build Ehsanullah’s credibility as an anti-Pakistani figure and then use it to discredit the current Afghan government.
At least 147 people, including 132 school children, were killed in a horrific attack carried out by the TTP. Not only that, TTP and Ehsanullah learned to be behind the suicide bombing at the Wagah border that killed more than 60 people in November 2014.
Ehsanullah was also linked to several deadly attacks carried out by the TTP, including those that occurred in Malala Yousufzai in 2012.