Taliban spokesperson Muslim Khan declared 'proclaimed offender' by NWFP ATC

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Islamabad, Jan.31 (ANI): A Malakand Division Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) has declared Swat Taliban spokesman Muslim Khan a proclaimed offender and has issued his arrest warrant.

The court has directed Khan to appear before it failing which would result in severe action against him, The Daily Times reports.

Muslim Khan and another senior Taliban commander, Mehmood, were nabbed by security forces in September last year during a raid carried out in outskirts of Mingora, the headquarters of Swat district.

Both Khan and Mehmood carried a reward of 10 million rupees each on their head.

Born in 1954, in Swat's Kuza Banda tehsil, Muslim Khan matriculated in humanities group from Jehanzeb College, Swat. It was there that he joined the People's Students Federation, student wing of the Pakistan People's Party, during the early 1970s.

He joined the Pakistan National Shipping Corporation as a seaman, but left two years later to go to Kuwait to work in a transport company. He returned home when Iraq invaded Kuwait in 1990 and set up a medical store.

Muslim Khan went to the United States in 1999 where he worked as a house painter. He is fluent in English, Arabic, Persian and Urdu, besides mother tongue Pashto, and has travelled to 15 countries in Europe and the Middle East. (ANI)

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