ISIS chief got medical treatment in India: Ehsanullah Ehsan

03:40 PM | 26 Apr, 2017
ISIS chief got medical treatment in India: Ehsanullah Ehsan
RAWALPINDI - Former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan confessed on Wednesday that the militant group TTP had links with Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies.

Senior journalist Saleem Safi, who has interviewed Ehsanullah Ehsan, claimed on Wednesday that the former spokesman of the proscribed militant group, during the interview, divulged that the TTP commander and ISIS chief Umar Khalid Khorasani got medical treatment in India after sustaining injuries in one of the terror attacks in Afghanistan.

Saleem Safi maintained that the Indian involvement in fomenting terrorism in Pakistan is not a new phenomenon adding the terror attacks in Pakistan were made possible through collaboration between two neighbouring countries - India and Afghanistan.

In a confessional video released by ISPR, Ehsanullah Ehsan confessed he and his accomplices had links with Indian intelligence Agency, RAW.
“My name is Liaquat Ali, aka Ehsanullah Ehsan and I belong to the Mohmand Agency,” the video starts. “I joined the TTP in 2008, when I was a college student .”

“I have been a spokesperson for TTP Mohmand, TTP’s central division, and the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar,” he says. “I have played the role of a spokesperson and during my 9 years I saw a lot happening in TTP. They misguided dozens of people, especially the youth, into joining the organisation in the name of Islam.”

TTP was on the Indian payroll

Ehsan further says, “They [the TTP leadership] got their [Indian] support, their funding and took money for every activity they did. They pushed the TTP soldiers on the frontlines to fight against the Pakistan Army and went into hiding themselves,” he added.

“When they started taking help from India and RAW, I told Umar Khalid Khorasani [TTP commander] that we’re supporting the kuffar [non-believers] and helping them kill our own people in our own country.”

“He [Khorasani] said, ‘Even if Israel agrees to fund me to spread terror in Pakistan, I will take their help’… At that point, I had figured out that the TTP leadership was functioning to serve its own self-interest and agendas,” Ehsan upheld.

Innocent were misled by un-Islamic teachings

“A particular group misled the innocent, kidnapped them and extorted them for money,” he said.

“The same group is responsible for bombings at various places; schools, colleges and university. This is against the teachings of Islam,” the TTP-JA spokesperson can be heard saying.

Mullah Fazlullah became TTP leader through a lucky draw

Ehsan further reveals Mullah Fazlullah became TTP leader through a lucky draw. “The fight for leadership intensified when operations began in Waziristan. When everybody in the organisation began fighting for leadership, the committee decided to have a lucky draw. Mullah Fazlullah became the leader via lucky draw,” he says.

“What can you expect from such organisations in which leaders are selected through the process of a lucky draw?”

Further, Ehsan continues, “The fight for leadership intensified after Hakimullah’s death. Everyone wanted to become the leader. After Hakimullah was killed, a new succession struggle began.”

Hamza Rao is a member of the staff at Daily Pakistan. He can be reached at He tweets at @HamzaRaoxxx


US Dollar, Euro, Dirham, Pound, Riyal Rate in Pakistan Today - Currency Rates 20 July 2024

Pakistani rupee rates against US Dollar and other currencies on July 20, 2024 (Saturday) in open market.

USD to PKR Rate Today

US dollar was being quoted at 279.15 for buying and 280.85 for selling. Euro's buying rate remains stable at 301.35 and selling rate is 303.25.

British Pound rate is 354.85 for buying, and 358.35 for selling. UAE Dirham AED was at 76.5 and Saudi Riyal lowered to 73.70.

Currency Rates Today

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)
Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar USD 279.15 280.85
Euro EUR 301.35 303.25
UK Pound Sterling GBP 354.85 358.35
U.A.E Dirham AED 76.5 77.25
Saudi Riyal SAR 73.7 74.42
Australian Dollar AUD 184.75 186.55
Bahrain Dinar BHD 741.15 749.15
Canadian Dollar CAD 203.5 205.5
China Yuan CNY 38.35 38.75
Danish Krone DKK 40.05 40.45
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 35.7 36.05
Indian Rupee INR 36.05 36.05
Japanese Yen JPY 1.91 1.99
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 908.25 917.35
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 58.95 59.75
New Zealand Dollar NZD 169.24 171.24
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.04 26.34
Omani Riyal OMR 722.87 730.89
Qatari Riyal QAR 76.39 77.09
Singapore Dollar SGD 202 204
Swedish Korona SEK 26.4 26.7
Swiss Franc CHF 309.05 311.55
Thai Bhat THB 7.5 7.65


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