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TTP announces unconditional ceasefire for a month's period

ISLAMABAD: Banned outfit Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has announced for an unconditional ceasefire with the Government for a month's period – ARY News reports.

TTP Spokesperson, Shahidullah Shahid told on Saturday that the decision of a ceasefire was made by the supreme council of Taliban. He added that the truce with the Government was announced over repeated appeals by ulema and in the larger interest of the state.

Shahid also expressed his hopes that the Government will positively respond to their ceasefire announcement.

Negotiations process between the Government and Taliban was halted after an attack on police in Karachi and the killing of 23 Frontier Constabulary (FC) men, when the Government team had asked the banned outfit to announce an unconditional ceasefire, if it is willing to hold talks. However, no such announcement was made by Taliban.

Soon after that surgical strikes by Pakistan Air Force (PAF) jets had come into sight in North Waziristan tribal region, whereas the Federal Interior Minister had also stated that wherever in the country a terrorist attack will occur, it will be returned there in North Waziristan at the militants strongholds.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

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