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Banned TTP, council of Pakistan tribal leaders attain 3-month ceasefire deal

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Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, often known as the Pakistan Taliban, is an umbrella organisation of assorted Islamist militant teams working alongside the Afghanistan-Pakistan border

Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan, often known as the Pakistan Taliban, is an umbrella organisation of assorted Islamist militant teams working alongside the Afghanistan-Pakistan border

A 3-month ceasefire deal facilitated by the Taliban Authorities in Afghanistan has been struck between the banned Tehrik-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) and tribal leaders from Pakistan’s restive Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province bordering Afghanistan, based on a media report on June 4.

The settlement was made throughout the first spherical of talks between the outlawed TTP and a 53-member jirga consisting of distinguished Pakistani tribal jirga (council), which concluded in Kabul on Friday, based on the Information Worldwide newspaper.

The TTP, often known as the Pakistan Taliban, is an umbrella organisation of assorted Islamist militant teams working alongside the Afghanistan-Pakistan border. It has pledged allegiance to the Afghan Taliban. The outfit’s principal intention is to impose its strict model of Islam throughout Pakistan.

Through the talks, each side agreed to three-month ceasefire and continuation of the dialogue course of, a member of the jirga instructed native media right here on return from Kabul.

The TTP delegates remained agency on its demand of abolition of merger of tribal areas into settled components of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province. Additionally they demanded the return of the outfit’s members to Pakistan from Afghanistan.

Nevertheless, no conclusion was reached on their return throughout the talks. The difficulty shall be deliberated upon by the Pakistan authorities and safety companies sooner or later of time, the jirga member mentioned.

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Pakistan needed the Taliban to dissolve their community, TTP — a conglomeration of various militant factions, disassociate themselves with different militant organisations, settle for Pakistan’s Structure and return with out arms, the Information Worldwide reported.

The TTP, which is believed to be near al-Qaeda, has been blamed for a number of lethal assaults throughout Pakistan, together with an assault on military headquarters in 2009, assaults on army bases and the 2008 bombing of the Marriott Resort in Islamabad.

In the meantime, Minister for Info and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb on June 3 mentioned the federal government welcomed the ceasefire between the tribal jirga and the TTP below the continued negotiations, which started in October 2021.

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