Hakeemullah Mehsud has been declared to be the successor of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) chief Baitullah Mehsud, foreign media report quoted Maulvi Faqir as saying Saturday. Maulvi Faqir said 42-strong council of Taliban appointed Hakeemullah their chief and Azam Tariq as the new spokesman of the militant outfit. The TTP mouthpiece said Baitullah Mehsud is alive and wants to appoint an amir in his lifespan.