Taliban threaten media of dire consequences
ISLAMABAD: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has threatened the national media of dire consequences for refusing coverage to them.
In a statement issued Monday, spokesman for the proscribed outfit Muhammad Khurasani said that 120 militants of his organization were murdered in the past two days. He accused media and intellectuals of insensitively ignoring the killings of the TTP men. “Media will have to face dire consequences for backing the security forces”, he threatened.
The TTP has claimed responsibility for the Peshawar carnage where148 people mostly schoolchildren were massacred.
Pakistan army has intensified its offensive against the militants in North Waziristan and other parts of the country.
Social media activists have been running a campaign on Twitter with #NoAirTimeforTaliban hashtag to urge anchorpersons and media managers to deny airtime to Taliban and their apologists like Maulana Abdul Aziz of Lal Masjid fame.