Staff Reporter Islamabad
Security officials as well as the outlawed Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have rejected as false reports that a group of over 100 TTP prisoners has been released amid peace negotiations between the two sides.
The remarks came in the wake of media reports that the government had released over 100 TTP prisoners as a goodwill gesture in the wake of the ceasefire announced by the militant group.
“Media reports about the release of 100 TTP’s prisoners are not true. However, the TTP fully honours the ceasefire agreement,” TTP spokesperson Mohammad Khorasani said
“The negotiation teams have not yet sat on the table so reports about conditions and demands are premature,” Khorasani added, in response to earlier reports that the TTP has floated several demands, one of which was stated to be the release of prisoners.
Meanwhile, security officials too denied the release of any TTP prisoners.
“I can confirm that no one has been freed so far,” an official familiar with the negotiations process claimed.
Information Minister Fawad Chaudhry, when contacted said he has asked “relevant people” and will revert soon.