Mullah Fazlullah is a hardline chief from the Swat area whose men reportedly shot schoolgirl Malala Yousafzai.
Mehsud was killed when missiles struck his vehicle in the North Waziristan region on 1 November.
Pakistan’s government accused the US of destroying its attempts to start peace talks with the Taliban.
Interior Minister Chaudry Nisar Ali Khan said that the drone strike was “not just the killing of one person, it’s the death of all peace efforts”.
The BBC’s Richard Galpin in Islamabad says Mullah Fazlullah is likely to be very much opposed to any peace initiative.
One Taliban spokesman, Shahidullah Shahid, told Reuters: “There will be no more talks as Mullah Fazlullah is already against…
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