Pakistani Taliban warns Journalists not to call them ‘Terrorists’

The banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has warned the country’s media and journaliststo not call them a “terrorist outfit” or they will be treated as “enemies”.

TTP spokesman Mohammad Khurasani, in a statement on social media on Monday, said that his organisation has been tracking media which called the TTP “terrorists and extremists”. “Such labels on the TTP meant the media professionals were dishonest towards their duty and would create enemies for itself, therefore, the media should call them by the name of Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan,” he said.