facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Pakistani Taliban cancels ceasefire

A temporary ceasefire agreed to by the Pakistani government and the Taliban is no longer in effect, the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan announced Wednesday.
By JC Finley   |   April 16, 2014 at 2:26 PM   |   Comments

| License Photo
ISLAMABAD, April 16 (UPI) -- The Pakistani Taliban announced Wednesday that it was cancelling the month-long ceasefire that was agreed to on March 1 and extended to April 10.

The Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan -- or TTP -- issued a statement that blamed the Pakistani government for failing to respond to the ceasefire.

TTP leader Umer Khalid Khurrsani said Wednesday that the Pakistani government hasn't demonstrated its seriousness about peace.

In late January, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced a peace talks initiative, telling the National Assembly that the government would "give peace a final chance" through negotiations with the Taliban and if those peaceful efforts failed, force would be taken to defeat "terrorism."

Peace talks broke down in March but representatives from both the government and Taliban met face-to-face on April 9.

The Pakistani government has not yet responded to TTP's announcement, Interior Ministry spokesman Danial Gillani said Wednesday.

[CNN]

Follow @OneCuriousWorld and @UPI on Twitter.
Contact the Author
Topics: Nawaz Sharif
© 2014 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Father of five children thought they would kill him, feed him to dogs Father of five children thought they would kill him, feed him to dogs
2
New video shows missing UVA student the morning she disappeared New video shows missing UVA student the morning she disappeared
3
Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014 Playboy Magazine names UPenn top party school for 2014
4
Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander Peshmerga forces kill senior Islamic State commander
5
Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son Texas woman set for execution for starving girlfriend's son
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback