PESHAWAR: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have suspended a month-long ceasefire but are still open to pursuing peace talks with the Islamabad government, a spokesman for the insurgent group said on Wednesday.
Shahidullah Shahid said some Taliban leaders have objected to extending the ceasefire, which lasted during the month of March.
TTP spokesman accused Pakistan government of continuing to kill Taliban during the ceasefire, especially in Karachi, the country’s largest city.
Omar Khalid Khorasani fights a war of words
Meanwhile TTP Mohmand Agency commander Omar Khalid Khorasani, said attacks would begin again in Pakistan. “There would be more attacks in which common people suffer as the government isn’t sincere in peace talks,” he told Reuters.
In a statement, Khalid Khorasani claimed that the government had breached its promise during the period of ceasefire and held the state, military and political parties responsible for ‘the losses suffered’.
He said all the influential sections of the society are in favor of the persistence of war.
On Pakistan cricket team’s recent defeat against West Indies in World Twenty20, he said ‘Allah has always let this nation cry without a break’.