In a statement issued on Friday, the TTP Spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said that they had decided to ‘not to show any mercy to the apostate tyrants of Karachi’.
It is pertinent to mention here that MQM chief Altaf Hussain, who is in a self-exile and running the party matters from London, is considered as the most vocal critic of militant outfits.
The Karachi-based party has heavily criticized the attack on 15-year old peace activist Malala Yousafzai, targeted by Taliban fighters in Swat, and has announced to launch a referendum asking people to vote either they want ‘Pakistan of Taliban’ or ‘Pakistan of Quaid-e-Azam’.
The Pakistani Taliban spokesman also called out to Pakistan’s judges to work for an Islamic system.
“I call out to all the judges who are part of Pakistan’s secular laws and courts: You will also be held accountable in front of God some day. Therefore, you should also work for an Islamic system rather than this godless system,” said Ehsan in the two-page statement.
Moreover, the Taliban spokesman also called out to separatist armed movements in Balochistan and Sindh provinces, urging them to “continue their fight in an Islamic way”.
“I urge the leaders of the nationalist parties in Balochistan and Sindh, like the Baloch Liberation Army (BLA) and the Sindh Liberation Army (SLA), to fight for their rights in an Islamic way,” said the statement.
The Pakistani Taliban also said that they were in the process of forming a strategy with regard to the upcoming general elections.
“We are in the process of forming a policy and will make it public it as soon as a final announcement for elections is made. All current political parties in Pakistan will be divided into three categories in that strategy,” it added.
However, the statement failed to specify what categories these would be.