The BBC's Urdu service has reported that the chief of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Hakimullah Mehsud has issued directions to his subordinate terrorists in different cities of Pakistan to target national and international media organisations, according to the the Urdu-language Pakistani daily Dawn
The BBC reports that an official of the interior ministry said on condition of anonymity that intelligence agencies intercepted the telephonic conversation of Hakeemullah Mehsud with one of his sub-ordinates, Nadeem Abbas alias ‘Intiqami’, in which Mehsud was directing Abbas to attack media organisations.
Mehsud directed his subordinate to target the offices of media organisations in Karachi, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Islamabad and other cities of the country, especially those media organisations and media personalities who denounced the TTP after the attack on child activist Malala Yousufzai.
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on the shooting, has an office in Islamabad and stringers across the country.