Pakistan Govt. to ban pro-Taliban outfit

December 21st, 2007 - 3:14 pm ICT by admin  

Islamabad, Dec 21 (ANI): The Pakistan Government is all set to ban the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a militant outfit that recently emerged in the strife-torn tribal Areas.

According to the Daily Times, the decision had been made on the recommendation of top officials of the countrys security apparatus.

Yes, were seriously considering the ban, but a decision to this effect will come only after a thorough examination of all the aspects concerned, Caretaker Interior Minister Hamid Nawaz Khan said.

Intelligence agencies have already been tasked to check out the TTP infrastructure including its main leaders, financiers and supporters in the Tribal Areas and elsewhere, sources said.

They went on to say that the Musharraf regime had already launched an unannounced crackdown on TTP leaders and activists across the country.

On December 14, around 40 local Taliban leaders formed the TTP in a bid to centralise their command under warlord Baitullah Mehsud of South Waziristan to enforce Sharia, to unite against the NATO forces in Afghanistan and do defensive jihad against the Pakistan Army. (ANI)

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