Taliban warn media against 'biased reportingÂ' -Pakistan Press Foundation (PPF)

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Taliban warn media against ‘biased reportingÂ’

* TTP will continue resistance until govt parts ways with US-led NATO forces

By Sudhir Ahmad Afridi

LANDIKOTAL: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesman Azam Tariq on Monday asked reporters and journalists to be impartial in their profession.

“The media should avoid creating rifts in the ranks of mujahideen who are fighting a holy war,” the TTP spokesman said while addressing media organisations on phone from an undisclosed location on Monday.

He said that the US commander in Afghanistan, General David Petraeus, was dictating the government and forces in Pakistan to secure US interests here. Pakistan has become a part of the NATO plan, which would further create problems for the country, he added.

Tariq said the government and other institutions in Pakistan were protecting NATO’s interests in the region. He vowed that the TTP would continue its resistance against such forces until the Pakistan government parted ways with the US-led NATO forces.

He also said that the TTP and the people of Pakistan were aggrieved on the damage caused by floods throughout the country, which have claimed the lives of the poor people. He added that despite the floods, the group’s activities were in full swing.

Tariq said that the US-led forces were facing a humiliating defeat in Afghanistan and added that the Taliban would stand victorious in Afghanistan against the evil forces of the US and NATO. He also said that their skirmishes with security forces were going on in different parts of South Waziristan and Orakzai agencies.

He paid tribute to Faisal Shahzad for his “bold activities” in the US and said he had rendered great sacrifices to uphold the cause of Islam. “America is not safe on its own land,” Tariq added.

Source: Daily Times