Ahmadiyya Times

Telling the truth should be news – If it happened, it will be here…

Pakistan: Taliban to target media organisations on Malala coverage


The government has issued directions to the authorities to deploy additional police troops in the areas where media offices are located and help of Frontier Constabulary (FC) could also be sought if needed, the interior ministry official added.

Ahmadiyya Times | News Watch | Int’l Desk
Source/Credit: Daily Dawn | Pakistan
By Daily Dawn | October 12, 2012

ISLAMABAD: Chief of banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Hakimullah Mehsud has issued special directions to his subordinate terrorists located in different cities of Pakistan to target national and international media organisations, BBC Urdu reported.

A responsible official of the interior ministry told BBC Urdu on condition of anonymity that intelligence agencies have intercepted the telephonic conversation of Hakeemullah Mehsud with one of his sub-ordinate Nadeem Abbas alias ‘Intiqami’ in which Mehsud was directing Abbas to attack media organisations.

Mehsud directed his subordinate to target the offices of media organisations in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and in other cities of the country especially those media organisations and media personalities who were denouncing TTP after attack on child activist Malala Yousufzai.

Interior Ministry has issued orders to beef up the security near the offices of media organisations in the country after tracing Mehsud’s call, the official informed.

Malala, a National Peace Award winner and young Pakistani rights activist, along with three other schoolmates sustained bullet injuries when some unknown assailants opened fire on their school van in Mingora early in the day.

TTP had accepted the responsibility of the attack on Malala Yousufzai on Oct 9 and justified the attack with their interpretation of the Sharia (Islamic law).

Interior Ministry has also issued directions to the religious scholars, who had publicly denounced the Taliban, to be cautious, the official informed.

The government has issued directions to the authorities to deploy additional police troops in the areas where media offices are located and help of Frontier Constabulary (FC) could also be sought if needed, the interior ministry official added.

Moreover, the official said that Chief Commissioner Islamabad and chief secretaries of the four provinces have been directed to hold meetings with media owners and address their security concerns.

Earlier today, a spokesman for the Swat Taliban has threatened to kill Malala’s father  Ziauddin Yousufzai after a failed attempt to assassinate his daughter, said a report by Reuters.

Read original post here: Taliban to target media organisations on Malala coverage

This content-post is archived for backup and to keep archived records of any news Islam Ahmadiyya. The views expressed by the author and source of this news archive do not necessarily reflect the views and policies of Ahmadiyya Times.

Advertisements

Filed under: Uncategorized

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Catagories

FOLLOW AHMADIYYATISLAM ON TWITTER

  • "Whoever does a good deed, shall have a better reward than that, and such will be secure from terror that day." (The Holy Quran, Ch27V90)- 1 month ago
  • Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said, "You should continue to increase your efforts to help the weak and needy."- 1 month ago
  • "So put thy trust in Allah; surely, thou standest on manifest truth." (The Holy Quran, Ch27V80) tilaw.at/27:80- 1 month ago
  • "Say, ‘Travel in the earth and see how evil was the end of the sinful!’" (The Holy Quran, Ch27V70) tilaw.at/27:70- 1 month ago
  • Hazrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad said, "Ahmadi Muslims, are with the Grace of Allah, spreading only peace across the world."- 1 month ago
  • "Say, ‘All praise belongs to Allah, and peace be upon those servants of His whom He has chosen.’" (The Holy Quran, Ch27V60)- 1 month ago
%d bloggers like this: