Former TTP, JuA spox claims terrorist organisations being ‘used’ by India, Afghanistan

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Pakistan Army on Wednesday released the confessional statement of Liaquat Ali, infamously known as Ehsanullah Ehsan, a former spokesperson of the Jamaat-ul-Ahrar (JuA) and Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Ehsan stated that the TTP and JuA have been coordinating with Indian and Afghan security agencies to move freely in Afghanistan and have been guided by the Research and Analysis Wing (RAW), India’s apex spy agency, in infiltrating into Pakistan. Ehsan also said that these organisations have twisted Islam to suit their own ends and are actively looking to recruit young men and women through propaganda and false interpretations of Islam spread through social media.

He said “After the operation in North Waziristan, we fled to Afghanistan…Over there, we established and developed contacts with NDS [Afghan intelligence] and RAW”. “They [the TTP leadership] got their [Indian] support, their funding and took money for every activity they did. They pushed the TTP soldiers to the frontlines to fight against the Pakistan Army and went into hiding themselves,” he adds. “When they started taking help from India and RAW, I told Khorasani that we’re supporting the kuffar [non-believers] and helping them kill our own people in our own country.” “He [Khorasani] said: ‘Even if Israel wants to fund me to destabilise Pakistan, I will not hesitate in taking their help’.” “At that point, I had figured out that the TTP was functioning according to some sort of agenda that served the self-interest of its leaders.” “These organisations have established committees in Afghanistan through which they communicate and coordinate with RAW. The Indians had given them special documents to help them move around Afghanistan with ease. In Afghanistan, these documents function much like Pakistani ID cards do in Pakistan.” “These [terrorists] used to keep in contact with Afghan and Indian security forces before they moved anywhere in the country. They [Afghan and Indian intelligence] used to grant them passage and guide their infiltration attempts into Pakistan.”