Pakistani Taliban appoint Mullah Fazlullah as new chief. Posted: November 07, 2013 - 1754 PKT | PESHAWAR: Mullah Fazlullah alias Mullah radio, a fugitive leader of Swati Taliban, has been appointed new chief of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). Fazlullah took shelter in Afghanistan Kunnar province after the Pakistan military launched a massive operation in Swat to purge the valley of militants. He is also said to be involved in the high profile killing of Major General (retd) Sanaullah Khan Niazi, General Officer Commanding Swat, in Upper Dir in an IED blast. According to reports, Sheikh Khalid Haqqani has been appointed deputy chief of the countryâ€™s most feared terror outfit formed in 2007. The decision to appoint the chief of TTP and his deputy was taken at the meeting of militiaâ€™s Shura Council. The new appointments came after the killing of Hakimullah Mehsud in a US drone attack last Friday. Pakistani Taliban appoint Mullah Fazlullah as new chief | PAKISTAN - geo.tv Chief of TTP Shura Asmatullah Shaheen Bhitanni has confirmed this appointment to VOA Deewa. Unconfirmed reports that Khan Saeed Mehsud alias Sajna Mehsud head of TTP in South Waziristan has also agreed with the appointment. He was behind killing of a Paki major general as well as the attack on Malala.