The killing of Tehrik-e-Taliban (TTP) Pakistan leader Hakimullah Mehsud has been blamed on the Pak army by experts.
Imtiaz Gul, the author of Pakistan: Before and After Osama, Gul said that it is possible that the military and parts of the government both supported the decision to kill Mehsud and might have even helped.
Gul said that this is a very lethal blow to the TTP, four or five of their people have been killed. This probably wouldn’t have been possible without real time ground information.
Nazir Khan and Kamran Khan, the incumbent and former lawmakers from NWA, have said that intelligence sleuths played a role in Mehsud’s killing, the Nation reports.
Member National Assembly (MNA) from NWA Nazir Khan rejected the perception that a militant leader or faction could be instrumental in passing on the information to Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) regarding Hakimullah’s whereabouts.
Elaborating on his stance, Khan said, the field operatives of foreign and Pakistani intelligence agencies were active in NWA.
There are people who work for Pakistan or foreign intelligence agencies to pass on ground information and there are double agents as well.
In the presence of so many informers, the leakage of information about his (Hakimullah’s) whereabouts was not that difficult,” he said.
Interior Minister Khan denied that the Pakistani government was involved in the attack on Mehsud.