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Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan spokesperson in Pak custody

ANI
Published : Apr 17, 2017, 8:19 pm IST
Updated : Apr 17, 2017, 8:19 pm IST

The ISPR chief said that over 500 absconders have surrendered since the launch of the military offensive.

(ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor.(Photo:ANI)
 (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor.(Photo:ANI)

Rawalpindi : Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) Director General Major General Asif Ghafoor on Monday disclosed that Ehsanullah Ehsan, the spokesman for the Jamaatul Ahrar faction of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has surrendered to the security forces.

"As far as Ehsanullah Ehsan is concerned, he is in our custody. When there is more information regarding him to share, we will do so," The Express Tribune quoted the head of military's media wing as saying during a press briefing.

Commenting on the ongoing Radd-ul-Fasaad military operation, Major General Ghafoor said that 15 major operations were conducted across the country. "The army performed two big operations in Punjab, one in Sindh, four in Balochistan and eight in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa," he said.

Claiming that the security forces recovered over 4,083 weapons, the ISPR chief said that over 500 absconders have surrendered since the launch of the military offensive. He added that "4,535 intelligence-based operations have been conducted while 723 joint check-posts were established in coordination with the police".

4,510 suspects including 1,859 unregistered Afghan nationals were detained as a result of the operations, Major General Ghafoor said, adding at least 108 terrorists were killed during exchanges of fire. 

Tags: security forces, tehreek-e-taliban, khyber-pakhtunkhwa, ehsanullah ehsan, ispr major general asif ghafoor
Location: Pakistan, Punjab, Rawalpindi
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