The Pakistani Taliban, or Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has declared an end to a month-long ceasefire arranged with the aid of the Islamic Emirate, accusing the government of breaching terms including a prisoner release agreement and the formation of negotiating committees.
Last month's ceasefire, which was always set to run until Thursday with the possibility of extending if both parties agreed, was the latest in a series of attempts to broker a settlement to end a conflict that has killed thousands.
TTP has accused Islamabad of failing to respect the ceasefire agreement.
It said the government had not released more than 100 prisoners as promised and had not appointed negotiating teams to conduct talks. It also said security forces had carried out raids while the ceasefire was in force.
“Now let the Pakistani people decide whether it is the TTP or the Pakistani army and establishment that is not abiding by the agreements?" the group said in a statement.
“In these circumstances, it is not possible to advance the ceasefire,” it said.
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