Taliban chief Fazllullah says time ripe to rid Pakistan of western brand of democracy
Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief, Mullah Fazllullah, said that the time was ripe to rid the country of western brand of democracy and vowed to continue struggle until Shariah was the law of the land.
Speaking in an audio interview in Pashto, Fazllullah said that a "few thousand protesters" had proved to be a real test for the Pakistani government as they had taken the Parliament hostage, defying the lower and higher judiciary and the army, the Dawn reported.
Meanwhile, the TTP chief said on Sunday that three Taliban prisoners were freed in exchange for Vice Chancellor of Islamia College Professor Ajmal Khan, who was abducted by the militant outfit on September 7, 2010 at gunpoint from Professor Colony in University of Peshawar.
Addressing his followers at the alleged reunion of the three released Taliban prisoners, Fazlullah said that the men were back with the group without any legal formalities or signatures.
He said that the group would go to any extent, including kidnappings similar to that of Professor Ajmal Khan, to free more TTP members.
Fazllullah further said that other prisoners would also be released soon, the report added.
(Posted on 01-09-2014)