PESHAWAR: Transmission from the Khilafat Radio, an FM channel run by the the Islamic State in Afghanistan is being heard in tribal areas of Pakistan including the Mohammand Agency, Aaj News reported.
The transmission which is conducted in Pashto, includes a 30 minute lecture on the importance of Jihad, religious sermons and Jihadi songs.
“The content of the programmes aired on the radio are doused in Jihadi propaganda, have an anti-American stance, and incite people to take arms against the ‘infidels’ who have taken over the world,” said Farzana Ali, Aaj News Peshawar’s bureau chief.
The transmission is being heard in Pakistan for the over three weeks now.
Mobile phone signals from Afghanistan can easily catch on across the porous Durrand Line. “The same is the case with radio signals,” said Ali, ” And it is difficult to block these signals.”
In 2006, slain Taliban leader Mullah Fazlullah began an illegal radio transmission in Swat, where his fiery speeches against America– and other world powers— became a key force in recruiting young militants.
He was called ‘Mullah Radio’.
Fazlullah through his radio transmission gradually formed a parallel justice system, and eventually waged war against the state. His men attacked video shops and banned girls from going to school.
The militants were cleared out from Swat after a military led operation in 2009.
He was eventually appointed as Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan Chief in 2013, and is rumoured to have been killed in an airstrike this year.