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Pakistan scraps peace deal with militants: advisor

IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency

Islamabad, June 9, IRNA
The Pakistani government has scrapped a peace deal with the militants in the country's northwest as the militants have continued their attacks, the Interior Advisor said Monday.

Government in Pakistan's North West Frontier province signed an agreement with the militants in Swat valley last month.

The militants, in the agreement, had committed to stop attacks on the security forces and it was decided that army would be gradually withdrawn from the region.

"The Swat agreement is scrapped as the militants have kept on their attacks on security forces," Interior Advisor Rahman Malik told a group of reporters in Islamabad.

Pakistani Taliban yesterday accused the government of not honoring its commitments in the peace deal.


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