A video statement of former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan has been released by the Pakistan Army in which the arrested militant confesses to his involvement in activities of the terrorist group.
The militant spokesman can be seen admitting the terrorist organisation's nexus with Indian and Afghan intelligence agencies and security forces in carrying out subversive activities in Pakistan.
Earlier this month, DG ISPR Major General Asif Ghafoor had announced the that Ehsanullah Ehsan, spokesperson of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan's splinter group Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, had surrendered to the Pakistan Army.
Ehsan was previously the spokesperson of the TTP but later joined Jamaat-ul-Ahrar splinter faction.
"My name is Liaquat Ali alias Ehsanullah Ehsan and I am from Mohmand agency. I joined the TTP in 2008. I was a college student back then. I was also the spokesman for the TTP Mohmand agency chapter. After that, I became the central spokesman for the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan, and later the spokesman for the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar," Ehsan can be heard saying in the video statement.
"I have seen a lot in the nine years with the TTP. They recruited people by misleading them in the name of Islam, especially the youth, for their own gains," he says.
"They (TTP) themselves could not come up to the standards they advocated," he says.
"A particular group is extorting money from innocent Muslims, killing and kidnapping them. These people carry out bombings in public places, attack schools, colleges and universities. Islam does not teach us this."