On Saturday, reports emerged that the Afghan Taliban has expressed optimism that the talks between the TTP and Pakistan government could succeed, in addition to the fact that an indefinite ceasefire has been agreed upon. Certain demands have been tabled by the TTP that cannot be accepted keeping in mind the national interests of the country and its citizens. The potential release of prisoners should also be made conditional upon the disbanding and liquidation of the TTP and facilitated through rehabilitation and reintegration programs. The government should also take advantage of the fact that families of TTP members are eager to be repatriated back to Pakistan. A deal in Pakistan’s interest will ensure that there is a complete disbandment and demilitarisation of the TTP.
Source: The Nation June 20, 2022 04:54 UTC