TTP ends month-long ceasefire


PESHAWAR: In a serious blow to the peace efforts between the government and the banned outfit, the Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), the latter has decided to end the ceasefire that had been agreed on earlier by both parties in October.

TTP has cited the failure of the government to act on its promises as the main reason for not renewing the ceasefire agreement. The announcement was made on Thursday evening by the TTP via a statement that outlined all the six points that were agreed on under the supervision of the newly formed Islamic Emirates of Afghanistan (IEA).

According to the agreement, the government of Pakistan was asked to release 102 mujahideen to the TTP via IEA. Both sides had also agreed to show restraint from Nov 1 to Nov 30, 2021. The TTP, however, said that the government did not only not honour the agreement but also detained and killed many militants in various parts.

The TTP, the agreement said, therefore had decided to not renew the ceasefire agreement under such circumstances.

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