US drones must stop before peace talks begin: TTP

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The Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Wednesday insisted US drone strikes in the country’s northwest must stop before they start considering peace talks with the government.

The main political parties last month backed a government proposal to seek negotiations with the militants.

TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid said any ceasefire must include an end to US drone attacks in the Tribal Areas.

“A ceasefire alone is not sufficient. The stoppage of drone strikes is essential, otherwise – if drones continue to strike – we will not accept the ceasefire,” Shahid said.

The government publicly criticises the strikes as counterproductive and a violation of sovereignty.

6 COMMENTS

  1. Their shouldn't be any ceasefire with the cancer of TTP. It needs to be eliminated from its roots.

  2. As the day passes, their demands are increasing. We should crush them instead of listening to their demands.

  3. Na inhon ne ceasefire karna hai or na hee talks. sirf demands rakh rahe hain or wo bhi aisi jin ko mana nahi ja sakta.

  4. I think this is a good and a legal demand from TTP. Nawaz Sharif, Imran Khan and other political leaders also want ending of drone strikes. So this demand should be accepted.

    • Their ultimate demand is the imposition of "their" brand of Shariah on the entire country and they have made it clear. So, drones demand is just a decoy.

  5. So finally they admit that drone strikes are killing their people. I am with you Americans. Kill them with drones.

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