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Pakistani Taliban Promise Cease-Fire To Resume Peace Talks | NPR

The Pakistani Taliban said Saturday it will observe a month-long cease-fire to revive failed peace talks with Islamabad.

“The senior leadership of the Taliban advises all subgroups to respect the Taliban’s call for a ceasefire and abide by it and completely refrain from all jihadi activities in this time period,”

“Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan has initiated talks with the [Pakistani] government with sincerity and for good purpose,” spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said, referring to the group by its formal name.

that Shahid “requested the Pakistani government to fulfil the group’s demands, which include an end to U.S. drone strikes and the introduction of sharia law.”

For more on this story, visit: Pakistani Taliban Promise Cease-Fire To Resume Peace Talks : The Two-Way : NPR.

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