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The banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) Mardan has issued a letter in which it warned the religious parties not to use the name of Islam in their election campaign. Source said that the Mardan Press Club had received a letter Saturday written on the TTP’s letter pad. They said that the letter was dispatched through the postal service.  In the letter, the TTP warned the candidates and leaders of religious parties that they should refrain from using the name of Islam in their election campaign. 

The militant group also warned candidates and political parties against playing religious anthems during their election campaign and public meetings. The militants further threatened that they would target those candidates and political parties leaders, who would take their warning light.  Having no name and signature, the letter said that it was written by the TTP Mardan Khan, a union council of provincial constituency PK-23.