Thursday, 05 December 2013 - 21:26
No, we didn't: Pak Taliban denies anti-Sachin stand
The Pakistani Taliban has said it will target journalists and media organisations for 'fabricating' the statement of its spokesperson asking news outlets not to pay tribute to cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar on his retirement.
The Shura council of Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, headed by its new chief Mullah Fazlullah, decided to attack the journalists and media organisations which had carried statement of their spokesman Sha-hidullah Shahid regarding Tendulkar and Pakistani cricket team captain Misbah-ul-Haq.
An unnamed senior Taliban leader and member of the shura was quoted as saying that in Tuesday's meeting, they decided to target only journalists and media organisations which twisted the recent statement of Sha-hi-dullah Shahid and tried to tarnish Taliban's image, nationally and internationally,"