TTP opts ex-policeman as its chief


Staff Reporter

Karachi—Under pressure since long in the wake of Rangers an army crackdown, and in search of dependable leadership, the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan’s central leadership picked an ex-policemen to be the chief of the banned outfit.
Haji Daud Mehsud, a TTP Mehsud chapter militant and a former cop, was seen with the terrorist outfit’s central chief Mullah Fazlullah in a two-minute video message in Pashto, made available here .
Although all factions of the organization were asked to follow him, however the unidentified video contained
no reference to date or location of its recording. The TTP Mehsud chapter is organisationally divided into two factions – one loyal to Hakimullah Mehsud and the other to Waliur Rehman Mehsud – and both have their own leaders in Karachi.
A resident of Quaidabad and a former Karachi policeman, Daud was associated with Hakeemullah Mehsud and served his faction’s Karachi chief.
Saying that several of its key leaders like Abid Mucharr, Abid Chota, Zikria Mehsud, Mufti Javed, Khazan Gul, Zahidullah, Ubaidullah, Amir Zada, and Khwajlak. The law-enforcement agencies are still searching for K
Senior police officer Raka Umer Khattab, confirmed that Daud was a policeman in Karachi and later went on to become TTP commander.