Tehreek-e-Taleban Pakistan (TTP)
Emerged in the FATA areas of the North Western Frontier Province (NWFP) in 2007.
About 40 local Taliban leaders announced the formation of TTP on December 14, 2007 to centralise their command.
Amir: Baitullah Mehsud (of South Waziristan)
First Naib Amir was Maulana Hafiz Gul Bahadur of North Waziristan.
Second Naib Emir was Faqir Mohammed of Bajaur.
Spokesperson - Maulvi Umar
Has a shura (consultative committee) of 40 senior Taleban leaders from the entire NWFP area (including FATA and Settled Areas)
Aim: To enforce Sharia, to unite against the NATO forces in Afghanistan, carry out defensive jihad against the Pakistan Army if needed, and to be the dominant force in Pakistan.
Banned by Pakistan on August 25, 2008.
Baitullah Mehsud hails from South Waziristan.
In Image: Baitullah Mehsud