The details about the new spokesperson were not given but a senior militant commander said he is using his jihadi name.
Waqas, 24, was shown as having been arrested in Ajmer on March 23, 2013, and accused of involvement in the bombings in Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad.
Ashiq Ullah Mehsud was killed in a clash in the Hurman village near Mir Ali town in north Waziristan.
It says the South Waziristan branch has differences with the Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah over the ongoing peace negotiations with the government.
Wednesday’s bombing in North Waziristan came a day after police confirmed that a Chinese tourist had been abducted in the area.
Ibrahim Khan said meeting with the Taliban leadership would be held very soon.
Maulana Yusuf Shah said fighting between two “minor” groups would have no effect on talks and situation would be clear in next two-three days.
The Pakistani Taliban have been fighting for years to overthrow the government and impose strict Islamic law.
Musharraf did not appear on Tuesday following a security alert issued that he might be targeted by terrorists.
Blasts were the latest attack on efforts to root out the crippling disease in Pakistan, which is one of only three countries where polio remains endemic.
The sessions court of Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash will consider this chargesheet on March 3.
Asmatullah Shaheen Bhittani was shot dead along with three others by unknown gunmen who opened fire on their vehicle.
The Taliban kills while it talks. And the Pakistani state doesn’t have the capacity to take it on
The Taliban says that while on one hand the government initiates peace talks, it continues to kill their soldiers in custody.
Detractors have often criticised Imran Khan for being soft on the Taliban and for not speaking out against attacks perpetrated by militants.