Former spokesman of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan Ehsanullah Ehsan purportedly took to Twitter on Tuesday and posted a message giving death threats to Pakistani Nobel Laureate Malala Yusufzai and her father Ziauddin Yusufzai.
In response Malala asked DG ISPR Major Gen Babar Iftikhar and Prime Minister Imran Khan about Ehsanullah who had escaped from the custody of the security forces last year in mid-January.
“This is the ex-spokesperson of Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan who claims responsibility for the attack on me and many innocent people. He is now threatening people on social media. How did he escape?” Malala writes on Twitter as she mentions the PM and the military’s spokesperson.
Earlier the alleged account of ex-TTP spokesman retweeted an article from BBC Urdu while giving death threats to both the father and the daughter who are now living in the United Kingdom.
While separately responding to Malala, the alleged account wrote: “The people you are asking for answer have no answer. If you want, I am ready to tell story of my escape.”
The alleged account also added that he (Eshanullah) was not a liar like DG ISPR and PM Imran Khan.
Later on Dr Arslan Khalid, Prime Minister Imran Khan’s focal person on digital media also took to Twitter and said: “It’s a fake account Malala and there is zero tolerance for extremism in Pakistan. Have forwarded this fake account to authorities and Twitter as such miscreants using fake accounts and spreading hate shouldn’t be allowed on any social media platform.”
However, it can be observed now that the account has been suspended but Malala’s tweet remains there.
Dialogue Pakistan can’t independently verify that the account belonged to the ex-TTP spokesperson which might be a fake one.