SWAT – Within a week after the infamous militant-cum-criminal from the Malakand Division – Mangal Bagh – advises outlawed militants of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) through Ghost Radio to target leftist political parties, Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) bears the first casualty.
The spokesperson of outlawed militant group Muhammad Khurasani has merrily accepted that their armed men were the responsibility of murdering PPP leader Fazal Hayat Chattan in beautiful valley of Swat.
Fazal was the district general secretary of PPP and also an active supporter and promoter of pro-government peace committee in Swat. He was gunned down earlier today outside his residence in Qambar area of Mingora city.
Although security forces had sealed the area after the incident but no arrest could be made so far.
Swat valley was once considered the strong hold of outlawed TTP leaders Mullah Fazlullah and Mangal Bagh. But in 2009 Pakistan Army launched the military offensive against the outlawed militants. After the conclusion of operation military established permanent cantonment in the Swat valley. However, from past few months incidents of target killings were on a rise in the area.
Not to forget that it was only on November 6 that PakistanTribe reported that Mangal Bagh has once again asked his commanders to target those politicians who oppose their ideology mostly belonging to the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and Awami National Party (ANP).
The on-ground sources confirmed this correspondent that a ghost radio station of banned outfit Laskar-e-Islam daily broadcast Mangal Bagh’s sermons in which he spread the hatred against those opposing their ideas.
The residents of Khyber, Jamrud, Hayatabad, the outskirts of Peshawar and even Jalozai have confirmed that they received the banned militant group’s FM radio broadcast. According to telecommunication experts the transmission channel could only be operated from the roof of some vehicle or hideouts in the Bara mountains.