Pakistan Taliban ex-spokesperson surrenders to security forces

Indo Asian News Service

Islamabad, April 17 (IANS) Pakistani military on Monday announced that Ehsanullah Ehsan, former spokesperson of the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan and senior member of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, had turned himself in to Pakistan's security agencies.

The Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Maj. Gen. Asif Ghafoor announced that Ehsanullah Ehsan had turned himself over to the security forces. He did not say when and where, however.

"I want to take this opportunity to announce that Ehsanullah Ehsan, the former spokesperson of the TTP and a leader of the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, has turned himself in to our security agencies," he added.

Maj. Gen. Ghafoor said, "There can be no bigger achievement for Pakistan than the fact that our biggest enemies are now turning themselves in."

He said, the people, the state and the institutions of Pakistan "have made considerable progress in the betterment of the country's security situation."

"We have progressed to the point that the people who've been planning attacks on Pakistan's soil from across the border have started to see the error of their ways," the ISPR Director General said.