TTP grants authority to decide on ceasefire to Samiul Haq

Thursday, February 20th, 2014 6:21:45 by

LAHORE: The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) granted the authority to decide on ceasefire to Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Samiul Haq (JUI-S) chief Maulana Samiul Haq, , Express News reported on Thursday.

Haq is heading the TTP intermediary committee.

The JUI-S central information secretary said that if there was a consensus between the government peace talks committee and Haq then a ceasefire can be announced.

The TTP had offered on February 19 to observe a ceasefire to allow the resumption of stalled peace talks, provided security forces stop killing and arresting its members.

The offer came a day after a four-member government negotiating committee suspended dialogue following a weekend claim by the TTP Mohmand chapter that it has executed 23 kidnapped paramilitary Frontier Corps (FC) troops. The government negotiators had set a ceasefire as a precondition for another round of talks.

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