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Pak Taliban threatens to kill Imran Khan

India TV News Desk 09 Aug 2012, 7:55:11 IST
India TV News Desk
Shawal, Aug 9 : The  Pakistan Taliban  has threatened to kill Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan if he holds a planned march to their tribal stronghold to protest US drone attacks. 

Ahsanullah Ahsan, Taliban spokesman, said they would attack Imran Khan because he calls himself a ”liberal” a term they associate with a lack of religious belief.
Interestingly, many in Pakistan think Imran has a soft corner for the Taliban and some of his critics have nicknamed him “Taliban Khan”.
”We will kill him,” said Ahsanullah Ahsan told The Associated Press in an interview.
Khan has said he is planning to lead thousands of people in a march to Waziristan in September to stage a protest  against the strikes.
”We will not accept help or sympathy from any infidel,” said Ahsan, referring to Khan. ”We can fight on our own with the help of God,” he said, as drones buzzed overhead.
”The election process is part of a secular system. We want an Islamic system and will create hurdles to secularism.”