Sunday, 4 December, 2022

Topic: Tehreek-e-Taliban

Talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban won’t create jihadist mini-state, Pakistan Army tells House panel

As part of peace negotiations, TTP is demanding the right to retain weapons, maintain its military organisation, and for territories it controls to regain wide-ranging autonomy.

Pakistani State won’t collapse. Choice is between civil war and short-term rise in violence

Islamabad's new national security doctrine, calling for peace and trade, is good news for neighbours like India. But it doesn't address a critical question.

Pakistan Taliban ex-spokesperson who fled says ISI forced him to lie about India ‘terror funding’

Ehsanullah Ehsan, co-founder of Jama’at-ul-Ahrar, was claimed to have surrendered’ to Pakistan military in 2017 and fled in 2020. In a blog, he says ISI offered him ‘millions’ to return.

Pakistani Taliban ends month-long ceasefire agreement with Imran Khan govt

The banned group in a statement Thursday accused Pakistan govt of failing to honour the decisions it agreed upon which led to the ceasefire pact, including release of their fighters.

Pakistan blames India for Quetta blast, but experts see no impact on efforts to ease tensions

Pakistan Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid Ahmed blamed India for the Quetta hotel blast Wednesday, which has been claimed by the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan.

350 Nawaz Sharif supporters arrested ahead of former PM’s arrival for arrest

Imran Khan has promised to protect minorities, and seventh-century Buddha statue in Swat restored.

PML(N) and PPP allege ‘pre-poll rigging’ by Pakistan army

TTP claims responsibility for blast that killed 20 and journalist suspended for ‘asking Imran Khan to be investigated’.

Cops high-risk targets as violence spirals in Pakistan

Three policemen killed this month, top officer says cops are easy targets since they live in civilian areas and are the first line of defence.

On Camera


51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar addressing a press conference on the eve of Navy Day | ANI

Indian Navy puts on hold plans to build IAC 2, but is considering repeat order of Vikrant

At his annual press conference, Navy chief Admiral Hari Kumar also said they'll soon take a call on whether they'll go in for marine version of Rafale fighters or F/A 18 Super Hornets.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Gujarat election is anything but dull. BJP’s political neurosis about AAP is the hidden headline

Gujarat is the only state where Modi is directly in contention. Even if he wins, the team that runs him closest has much to gain.