Terrorist Ehsanullah Ehsan, who was behind the shooting of Nobel Prize winner Malala Yousafzai in 2012 and the devastating Peshawar Army school terror attack in 2014, has escaped from a Pakistani prison, as per an audio clip released by him.
In 2012, Malala, a teenager then, was shot by a gunman for campaigning for female education in Pakistan's Swat Valley. She was hit with a bullet in the head and was transferred to a hospital in the UK once her condition stabled.
Ehsan continued his pattern of launching gruesome attacks on unarmed, innocent children. In 2014, he carried out the most atrocious attack on children anywhere in the world when 8-10 suicide attackers entered the Peshawar’s Army Public School and went from classroom-to-classroom opening fire at young children and school faculty. The terrorist attack resulted in the killing 149 people including 132 students.
On Thursday, an audio clip surfaced online where the terrorist can be heard saying that he escaped the Pakistani security agencies on 11 January as Pakistan forces failed to keep their promises made to him during his surrender in 2017.
“With the help of God, I succeeded to escape on January 11, 2020, from the confinement of the security forces,” he is heard saying in the clip.
“I followed the agreement for about three years. But these shrewd security institutions put me in prison along with my children in violation of the agreement,” he said.
Ehsan said that he would make a detailed statement about the days of his confinement in the coming days as well as about his future plans. He did not reveal his location for obvious reasons.
If this clip proves to be authentic, it would be a big blow to the religion-based country and its campaign to eradicate the remnants of the Taliban. Pakistan already experiences international isolation to some extent for harbouring terrorists and giving them a safe environment to function.