A Pakistan Senate panel has strongly criticized the government’s ‘special treatment’ for former Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) spokesperson Ehsanullah Ehsan, and demanded that he treated as a terrorist, and be given the death penalty as per the laws of the land. The Senate’s Standing Committee on Interior and Narcotics demanded that he not be treated like a guest or be fed in five-star hotels. They said that he was known to have played football with the severed heads of Pakistani soldiers.
The Ministry of Defence was further pulled up for presenting Ehsan on television channels, saying that the image of the country has taken a beating as a result. Committee chairman Rehman Malik said, “Liaquat Ali alias Ehsanullah Ehsan is not an innocent person but a hardcore terrorist. He should be arrested in the FIR of Malala’s case. He should be nominated in all cases for which he claimed responsibility.” “His glorification is against the law. He had no symptoms of being ashamed in his confessional statement,”Malik added.
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The Express Tribuen further quoted him, as saying that the entire nation wants to see him hanged. He said he deserved punishment similar to what Jadhav has been given.