Pakistan releases over 100 TTP prisoners in ”goodwill gesture” to mark the ceasefire truce

The government has released more than 100 Taliban prisoners as part of a “goodwill gesture”. The release follows the Taliban’s announcement of a ceasefire earlier this month. Most of the Taliban prisoners freed by the government were being de-radicalized and rehabilitated in government-run institutions. According to one official, most released inmates have not completed the six-month mandatory de-radicalization and rehabilitation program.

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The rest were just ordinary foot soldiers, the official said. It was also clarified that the prisoners were not released in compliance with demands from the TTP. An official said the Taliban prisoners were released as a gesture of goodwill.

Source: Express Tribune