Sunday, March 2, 2014

Ceasefire alert!!

I would say that congratulations are a bit premature however Nawaz Sharif must be doing something right.

Good job sir-ji (Dr Omar may want to comment on the efficacy of the triangulation exercise whereby Mian Sahib manages to put both Captain Sahib and the Honorable Mullah on the wrong foot. He must be a very shrewd operator. Also this was kind of predicted by Prof Minai here on BP. Good show all around.)



The Pakistani Taliban has announced that the group will observe a one-month ceasefire as part of efforts to negotiate a peace deal with the government, throwing new life into a foundering peace process.

Spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said in a statement emailed to reporters on Saturday that the top leadership of the militant group has instructed all of its units to comply with the ceasefire.
"Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan has initiated talks with the government with sincerity and for good purpose," Shahid said, referring to the group by its formal name.

The leader of the government's negotiating team, Irfan Siddiqui, praised the ceasefire announcement while speaking on Pakistan's Geo Television, saying the government will review any written document from the Taliban about it. "Today, we are seeing a big breakthrough," Sadiqui said.
 

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