The Pakistan Taliban is planning a set of new attacks according to inside sources.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, the last Pakistan Taliban leader was just allegedly killed in a US drone strike. It’s also believed Pakistan’s government knew where Osama bin Laden was hiding, and is now prosecuting the doctor who revealed his location, but the United States continues to give them aid.
Yesterday, a senior diplomat in Islamabad spoke with the press under a cloak of anonymity. The source claims that Mullah Fazlullah’s placement in the Tehreek-i-Taliban, does not bode will for peace between the Taliban and local authorities. He cautions that Fazlullah will not be receptive to peace negotiations with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif:
“Fazlullah has a terrible history of taking a harsh view on [relations with the government in] Islamabad. Under Fazlullah, the danger is that the Taliban will take a very hard line.”
To give you an idea of the type of Pakistan Taliban leader we can now look forward to, Mullah Fazlullah is the one who ordered the assassination of 14 year old Malala Yousafzai. Malala was shot in the head when speaking out against the closing of her all-girls school, but survived and has since become the symbol of the area’s struggles. Fazlullah replied with a letter threatening further violence to her and her father, if that gives you any idea of what we’re working with here.
Asmatullah Shaheen, head of the PakistanTaliban shura (council), made the announcement of the Pakistan Taliban’s plans by phone:
“We will target security forces, government installations, political leaders and police, we have a plan. But I want to make one thing clear. We will not target civilians, bazaars or public places. People do not need to be afraid.”
He elaborated by saying the main targets will be army and government installations in Punjab, home court of Prime Minister Sharif. Mullah Fazlullah had little good to say about Pakistan-American relations, seen as a source of conflict in the region:
“Pakistan is a slave of America. It is an American colony.”
A sentiment that was echoed by another Taliban representative, Shahidullah Shahid, who promised no effort towards peace talks:
“Holding of peace talks is not even an issue to discuss – this government has no authority, it is not a sovereign government, it is a slave, a slave of America. Holding peace talks is a waste of time.”
So what do you think of the latest news of the Pakistan Taliban plans for a new series of attacks and their desire to impose strict Sharia Law on each and every citizen of Pakistan?