Tehreek-e-Taliban declared their intention to end the truce with Pakistan.

The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), a banned organization, has declared that the “ceasefire” will collapse if negotiations with Pakistan do not advance.

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The Tehreek-e-Taliban of Pakistan’s spokesperson, Muhammad Khorasani, said in a statement that the cease-fire agreement was being terminated due to Pakistan’s lack of intentional negotiations, which included issues like the release of prisoners and ineffective communication between the parties, including military operations.

According to the Taliban spokesperson, although some of their inmates were freed, they were later detained once more, which is against the terms of the deal.

However, if there is any progress in this area, they would continue their struggle, but in the case of successful discussions, according to TTP Chief Mufti Noor Wali in the published statement. He has never refused purposeful negotiations, which are a component of Sharia principles. The future line of action will be decided by me.

It should be recalled that no political resolution has yet been reached in the talks between the two parties, which began in October at the request of the Afghan government. Other significant disputes between the TTP and the Pakistani government include the release of prisoners and the return of FATA to its prior status. The talks have come to a standstill.

Pakistan and the Afghan Taliban face a huge problem. Since taking power, the Taliban have rejected Pakistan, its principal state supporter during the fight against the U.S. forces and the overthrown Afghan government. It has done so by challenging the Afghan-Pakistan border and offering a home to the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), commonly known as the Pakistani Taliban, which has killed thousands of Pakistanis and aims to build a Taliban-style, Shariah-compliant state in Pakistan. Islamabad had assumed the Taliban would be grateful for years of support.

Since the Taliban’s control of Afghanista , TTP attacks on Pakistani security personnel have heightened tensions. Pakistan launched coordinated airstrikes inside Afghanistan on April 21 on alleged TTP targets, killing civilians. The Taliban summoned Islamabad’s representative in Kabul and vowed revenge in case of future assaults, without identifying Pakistan. Pakistan protested the usage of Afghan land by terrorist groups and hinted it may take cross-border action again.

Pakistani leaders publicly downplayed the TTP’s political approach and secretly demanded a crackdown. The Taliban offered to mediate negotiations and extended an invitation to Pakistan to discuss TTP “grievances”.