Ministry, KP directed to book Ehsan in Malala case

ISLAMABAD: The Sen­ate’s Standing Committee on Interior has issued directives to the ministry of interior, the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and police to include Ehsanullah Ehsan as a suspect in the Malala Yousafzai attack case.

Moreover, it was sugges­ted that a Joint Investigation Team (JIT) should be constituted to interrogate him [Ehsan] as he had first-hand information of the case.

In a letter addressed to the interior ministry, KP home ministry and the Inspector General Police, the chairman of the standing committee, Rehman Malik, said that since the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) had claimed the responsibility for the attack on Ms Yousafzai at the time when Ehsan was the spokesperson for the militant group, he should be included in the investigation.

The letter said that the responsibility of attack on Ms Yousafzai was claimed by the Taliban and was announced by their then spokesperson, Ehsan.

“While he [Ehsan] is now in custody and has made several revelations about the involvement of India, Afghanistan and other countries in terrorism activities, it is important to investigate the motives behind the attack on Ms Yousafzai and see if any country was involved,” letter said.

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