ISLAMABAD - With the death of Baitullah Mehsud and the appointment of Hakimullah Mehsud as new Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Chief, Pakistani officials believe that militancy in Pakistan is likely to lessen in the coming days and months. Baitullah, the dreadful TTP chief, was killed in a US drone attack on August 5 but the Taliban kept on denying the killing of their commander until Tuesday last when top militant leaders, Hakimullah Mehsud and Maulana Waliur Rehman, not only acknowledged the death of Taliban top commander but also announced the appointment of the former as new head of Pakistani Taliban. The Taliban took so many days to choose their new leader as there were serious differences on the vital issue and only the interference by Afghanistans Taliban with the help of most influential militant commander in North Waziristan, Jalaluddin Haqqani, led to the settlement of conflicting matter at least for a while with Hakimullah taking over the TTP leadership, said an official here who has knowledge of developments in Waziristan on condition of anonymity. However, he said that appointment of Waliur Rehman as chief of Taliban in South Waziristan showed that he only reconciled with Hakimullah after clinching the important slot of Taliban leader in their very base, which meant that the differences of two main militant commanders could surface again at some time in the months to come. The official said even if the two leaders continued with their cooperation with each other, they were no match to Baitullah who had wreaked havoc in different parts of Pakistan by carrying out deadly acts of terror and sabotage. Hence, we believe there will be a considerable decrease in subversive acts in future on Pakistani soil and the militants will continue to be in a state of disarray until they are completely eliminated, he said. Another official here when contacted said with a request for not to be named that the information from Waziristan suggested that the influential Taliban commanders, who settled the differences of Hakimullah and Waliur Rehman and whether they were based in Afghanistan or Pakistani tribal areas, also asked the Taliban groups within the TTP to focus on foreign troops in Afghanistan rather than wasting their energy and resources in Pakistan. However, he reiterated the governments resolve to go against the terrorists wherever they are without any discrimination between the so-called 'good and 'bad Taliban.