Less than a day after the banned Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan launched UmarMedia.com– it was taken down.
A news release issued by the information and publication wing of the TTP said Umar Media, the’media wing’ of the militant group, had sponsored the website.
Deeper investigation into the domain’s registered records on Monday revealed that the website was hosted by a company from Punjab.
Speaking to reporters while requesting to remain anonymous, the owner of the company said he had no idea who the client was. “The domain was registered in November 2013, and until yesterday, we had no idea as to what the content on the website would be.”
“The order for the domain and the website were placed through an address from Karachi, and the client always used proxy servers to access the online administrative panel,” he said. “The address was apparently fake.”