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TTP’s spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan removed from office, Sheikh Maqbool appointed new spokesman

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PESHAWAR: The outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has removed its central spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan and appointed Sheikh Maqbool as his replacement.

In a written statement, signed by TTP’s 10 council members and issued on June 25, the TTP announced the removal of Ehsan as spokesman for the banned militant group.

According to the document, the Taliban central council believes that the central spokesman had issued a statement which “may have caused rifts and misunderstandings between the TTP and the Afghan Taliban.”

The letter, printed on TTP Chief Hakeemullah Mehsud’s ‘letterhead’, confirms Ehsan’s removal as spokesman.

Though there is no mention of the new spokesman, sources said that ‘Sheikh Maqbool’, which is also believed to be an assumed identity, would be the new spokesperson of the proscribed Pakistani Taliban.

Asad Haroon
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