Ehsanullah Ehsan confirms sending of frightening message to Malala

After receiving a threatening message on Malala Yousafzai's Twitter, her father Ziauddin Yousafzai said that he had been confirmed by 'reliable sources' that Ehsanullah Ehsan's Twitter account was real and reiterated Malala's question.

The Twitter account used by Ehsanullah Ehsan, a former spokesman for the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), sent a threatening message to 23-year-old human rights activist Malala Yousafzai on Tuesday, intimidating grave consequences.

A Tweet from former spokesman for the banned TTP threatened a second attempt on Malala’s life, tweeting that next time, “there would be no mistake”.

The threatening message was retweeted by Malala Yousafzai in an interview with the BBC  Urdu a few days ago. In the interview, Malala recalled her hometown of Swat, saying, "Swat has always been my first home and is dear to me."

Meanwhile, Ehsanullah Ehsan has confirmed in an audio message sent to the ‘BBC Urdu’ that it was his account with the menacing post which was suspended permanently by Twitter on Wednesday.

The prime minister's focal person tweeted and tried to cover up that it was a fake account he said on Twitter “It’s a fake account and there is zero tolerance for extremism in Pakistan. Have forwarded this fake account to authorities and Twitter as such miscreants using fake accounts and spreading hate shouldn't be allowed on any social media platform.”

Replying to Dr Arslan Khalid on Twitter, Ziauddin Yousafzai thanked the government for taking notice of the threatening tweet and said, “We have, however, confirmed from credible sources and we know for sure that it was his real account. And the important question is how did he escape?”

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