Pakistan Taliban declare end to ceasefire agreement

Taliban militants in Pakistan declared an end to a month-long ceasefire arranged with the aid of the Afghan Taliban, accusing the government of breaching terms including a prisoner release agreement and the formation of negotiating committees. The Pakistani Taliban, or Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), are a separate movement from the Afghan Taliban and have fought for… Read More Pakistan Taliban declare end to ceasefire agreement

Pakistan frees hardline Islamist leader Saad Hussain Rizvi under peace deal

Pakistan freed a hardline Islamist leader on Thursday, a week after removing his name from a terrorism watch list under a deal to end weeks of deadly protests by his followers, the government and his lawyer said. Saad Hussain Rizvi, the chief of a Sunni militant group – Tehrik-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP) – was released from… Read More Pakistan frees hardline Islamist leader Saad Hussain Rizvi under peace deal