Hakimullah Mehsud (b 1979) is the current Amir (leader) of the Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP). He was born Jamshad Mehsud in South Waziristan, Pakistan. He served as Baitutllah Mehsuds’s bodyguard and was his close confidante. In 2004, he was named the TTP’s spokesman. In 2008 he was given the command of TTP operations in Orakzai, Kurram and Khyber districts.
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