The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), which has taken responsibility for numerous suicide bombings and targeted attacks across the country, has rejected the federal government’s amnesty offer and has pledged to continue with its fight till the ouster of all secular rulers of Pakistan.
On Monday, Interior Minister Rehman Malik had said that the government was ready to give a general amnesty to all banned organisations including the TTP if they renounced terrorism.
Within hours, TTP spokesman Ahsanullah Ahsan rejected the offer, adding that their fight would continue till the ouster of all secular rulers imposed by foreign forces to rule an Islamic country.
“The TTP was striving for the creation of an independent state governed by Islamic Sharia law upon which the foundations of Pakistan were laid,” The News quoted him as stating.
As the TTP made its intentions clear, Mr. Malik on Tuesday announced a reward of Rs. 200 million for information on the whereabouts of Mr. Ahsan who is regularly in contact with the media based in Peshawar.