The Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday vowed to carry out more attacks on “secular” political parties like the MQM and ANP, warning people to stay away from their rallies.
Speaking to media from an undisclosed location, the TTP spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan said that his group would target the country’s “secular parties” like the Awami national Party, which rules Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province, and the Muttahida Qaumi Movement that is part of the ruling coalition at the centre.
“The attack on the ANP gathering was just the beginning. The attacks will intensify on the political gatherings of the secular ANP and MQM,” Ihsan was quoted as saying by the media.
Ehsan warned people not to attend the rallies organised by these parties.
The ANP and MQM were on the Taliban’s hit list because of their enmity to the militants, he said.
Referring to other political parties, Ihsan said: “Though they are all one as far as their secular ideology is concerned, the Taliban will announce their strategy regarding other parties later”.