Undated photo shows Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan.—File Photo

KHYBER AGENCY: A spokesman for the Pakistani Taliban has claimed that suspending mobile phone services in the country will not hold back the militant group from carrying out its activities.

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan, speaking on the telephone to a Dawn.com correspondent from an undisclosed location, claimed the banned group does not carry out bombings using cellular phones as detonators.

“We do not carry out bombings through mobile phones,” said the Taliban spokesman.

The militant group’s claim came on a day of cellular service suspension in several parts of the country, with the interior minister announcing services would be blocked again Saturday morning for the next two days after a few hours of restoration Friday midnight.

Pakistani authorities say militants often detonate bombs using cell phones, with Interior Minister Rehman Malik claiming earlier today that 90 per cent of the bombs set off by militants in Pakistan have been detonated using mobile phones.

“The Taliban can not be stopped by jamming mobile phone services. We would achieve our targets in any case,” said Ehsan, accusing Malik of blocking cellular services for “his own personal business interests”.

More From This Section

SC has learnt to bolster democracy, says chief justice

Authority of SC may be extended to a number of areas from which it has historically maintained a distance, said CJ.

Army to help govt eradicate polio virus in conflict zone

North and South Waziristan agencies, and Bara are major areas of concern due to the recurring polio cases.

Diamer-Bhasha will be top priority: new Wapda chief

Mehmood explained his working agenda, putting launch of 4,500MW Diamer-Bhasha Dam project on top of his priority list.

No harm in accepting Taliban demands: JI

Mr Haq said the talks were not the issue of the two “Sharifs” it was an issue of the country’s solidarity.


Comments are closed.
Explore: Indian elections 2014
Explore: Indian elections 2014
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
How much do you know about Indian Elections?
Poll
From The Newspaper
Tweets