Pakistani Taliban, Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan group, announced an end to a month-long ceasefire with the Pakistani government which started on November 9th. The group has been in fights with the Pakistan government since 2007. This comes after the authorities made peace talks with the group that carried out various violent attacks on the civilians.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry confirmed that the month-long ceasefire had been agreed upon between the government and the TTP on November 8th, reported Al Jazeera.
Pakistan’s national security, peace, and social and economic stability were considered for the talks between the two. PM Imran Khan announced publicly about the aforesaid talks after the victory of Afghan-Taliban, which is allied to the Pakistan-Taliban over Afghanistan’s government.
Afghan Foreign Minister Amir Khan Muttaqi confirmed as per Al Jazeera that the Afghan Taliban were acting as mediators in the talks, on November 14th.
This agreement came into effect on the cost of releasing 102 TTP prisoners which is however more dangerous for the state and can be considered a part of the was and not a win-win situation.