Former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman and senior leader of Jamaat-ul-Ahrar Ehsanullah Ehsan has turned himself in to Pakistan’s security forces, according to Pakistani daily Dawn.
“The people, the state and the institutions of Pakistan have made considerable progress in the betterment of the country’s security situation. We have progressed to the point that the people who’ve been planning attacks on Pakistan’s soil from across the border have started to see the error of their ways,” Director general of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), Maj Gen Asif Ghafoor announced Monday.
“There can be no bigger achievement for Pakistan than the fact that our biggest enemies are now turning themselves in,” he added.
Ehsanullah Ehsan was a spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban until 2013. Ehsan and other former commanders of Pakistan’s Taliban – such as Omar Khorasani – branched off and formed an offshoot in Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, which claimed several deadly attacks across the country.