ISLAMABAD: The Pakistan government on Monday admitted for the first time that Ehsanullah Ehsan, a former spokesman of the Taliban responsible for firing Malala Yousafzai in 2012 and who carried out a fatal attack on an army school in Peshawar in 2014, has fled. In an audio clip released on social media on February 6, Ehsan said that he had escaped from the captivity of Pakistani security agencies on 11 January. He also claimed that the Pakistani security forces failed to keep their promises made to him during his surrender in 2017.
Without disclosing his current location, Ehsaan said he would go into detail about his days of imprisonment as well as his future plans in the coming days. Pakistan’s Home Minister Ejaz Shah, while answering a question during an informal interaction with the media in Islamabad, said that he had read the news of the escape of favor. When pressured to confirm or deny the news, he said the news is true, it is true. He said that the authorities are aware of his escape and work is going on. When Shah was asked what was being done to arrest him, he said a lot was being done.