Govt and TTP have reached full ceasefire: Fawad Chaudhry

Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry. Photo: PID
 Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry. Photo: PID

ISLAMABAD: The authorities of Pakistan and banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have reached an entire ceasefire,  Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry mentioned Monday.

While addressing a press convention on the progress of talks between the federal government and the banned TTP, Fawad mentioned that the  peace course of, talked about by Prime Minister Imran Khan in an interview on October 1, 2021, has begun.

“Both sides have agreed to an absolute ceasefire under a deal,” the minister mentioned, including that the Taliban-led interim authorities in Afghanistan has mediated the negotiations.

Fawad mentioned that the government-TTP talks will likely be “in line with the laws and Constitution of Pakistan”.

None of the governments in Pakistan can maintain talks towards the legislation, he added.

The ceasefire can be prolonged conserving in view the progress of the talks, he mentioned, including that the state’s sovereignty and nationwide safety will likely be thought of precedence,  whereas the people of the related areas — the place the TTP operated — will likely be taken into confidence, dur the peace talks.

“The affected individuals of these areas cannot be disregarded,” mentioned Fawad.

“It is gratifying that these areas of Pakistan are moving towards absolute peace after a long time.”

There has been a constructive growth in talks between the Pakistan authorities and Afghanistan-based Pakistani Taliban as Islamabad had reportedly agreed to launch a number of Taliban prisoners within the first section to encourage the Taliban militants to declare a country-wide ceasefire.

Govt has requested banned TTP to put down arms, give up: sources

The PTI-led authorities had earlier requested the banned Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) to put down their arms and give up, sources inside the Afghan Taliban knowledgeable Geo News on Friday, November 6.

According to the sources, Afghan Taliban commander Sirajuddin Haqqani is enjoying a key function in ceasefire talks and is working to make negotiations between the PTI-led authorities and the banned outfit a hit.

Per the sources, the chief of the banned TTP, Mufti Noor Wali, is main the talks from the group’s aspect.

However, the banned outfit had maintained that it could be “too early to” lay down arms and has demanded the federal government launch their members from jail.

The authorities has not reacted to the calls for of the banned outfit but, the Afghan Taliban sources mentioned, including that negotiations may very well be profitable if robust guarantors are offered and the outfit’s circumstances are accepted.

They added that whereas some factions of the banned TTP are in favour of holding talks with the Pakistani authorities, others are nonetheless taking a hardline approach.

Pakistan in talks with TTP factions for disarmament: PM Imran Khan

It ought to be recalled that final month, Prime Minister Imran Khan had admitted that his authorities was in disarmament talks with some factions of the banned TTP as Pakistan sought stability within the nation within the backdrop of a fast-evolving state of affairs in Afghanistan.

PM Imran Khan, talking to TRT World’s Ali Mustafa in Islamabad, mentioned: “I think some of the Pakistani Taliban groups actually want to talk to our government. You know, for some peace, for some reconciliation.”

When requested to verify whether or not Pakistan is definitely in talks with the TTP, the premier had clarified to say that talks are ongoing “with some of them”.

He had mentioned that the Afghan Taliban are “helping”, within the sense that the talks are going down in Afghanistan.

The premier had mentioned that these talks, for disarmament, if profitable, will result in the federal government “forgiving” them, “and then they [will] become normal citizens”.

Stressing that he does count on some type of deal to emerge with the TTP, he mentioned: “I do not believe in military solutions. I am anti-military solutions. So, I always believe that you know, as a politician, political dialogue is the way forward, which I always believed was the case in Afghanistan with the US.”

The premier had famous he all the time believed {that a} non-military resolution was the one method ahead for Afghanistan — and he has reiterated it repeatedly on nationwide, worldwide boards.

The premier’s announcement was met with stiff resistance and outrage by the Opposition.

TTP announce suspension of hostilities in South Waziristan

Early final month, a cessation in hostilities between the TTP, Pakistan fighters in South Waziristan, and the military was introduced by the outlawed group in a press release.

Our leaders have requested all fighters to look at a ceasefire from immediately to October 20, the TTP assertion mentioned.

The TTP mentioned that their leaders are engaged in some “secret talks”, with out elaborating any additional. 


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