ISLAMABAD: The recent move of Pakistan has started yielding fruits and helped to break the ice as defunct Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) has hinted at continuation of peace talks with the government and expressed its willingness for a conditional ceasefire.
A two-day joint meeting between Taliban’s Shura and their negotiators ended in Miranshah, the capital of North Waziristan, well-placed sources said.
They said the Taliban demanded the government declare the ceasefire first as war was imposed by them. The Shura also called for the release of Taliban’s prisoners and re-establishment of their influence in the tribal areas.
The Taliban reportedly agreed to show some flexibility on its demand to impose Sharia in the country, sources said, adding the negotiators also presented a list of demands made by the federal government.