Baitullah Mehsud to head Pakistans Taliban movementDecember 15th, 2007 - 1:35 pm ICT by admin
Lahore, Dec 15 (ANI): Pro-Taliban militants and various Taliban groups operating from Pakistans tribal Areas bordering Afghanistan have established a joint organisation, the Taliban Movement Pakistan, in South Waziristan with Baitullah Mehsud as its head.
The Taliban had announced that no agreement would now be signed with the Pakistani Government for any area and that their newly established organisation would take a joint decision in this regard, the BBC reported.
Taliban commander from South Waziristan Baitullah Mehsud told BBC that a meeting of 20 Taliban representatives from all seven agencies in the Tribal Areas and the NWFP was held on Friday in which the Taliban Movement of Pakistan was formed.
He said the meeting also formed a 40-member consultative committee (shura) to be headed by him.
Maulvi Umar has been chosen as spokesman for the committee, Mehsud added. (ANI)
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