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Pak govt releases over 100 TTP prisoners

Islamabad, Nov 23 (UNI) More than 100 Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) prisoners have been released by Pakistan government as a 'goodwill gesture' in response to the announcement of ceasefire by the group, local media reported.
The group is also known as Pakistani Taliban. The government has released more than 100 Taliban prisoners as a 'goodwill gesture' to reciprocate the ceasefire announced by the group earlier this month, The Express Tribune reported on Tuesday.
"Most of the released inmates have not completed a six-month mandatory de-radicalisation and rehabilitation programme. The rest were ordinary foot soldiers," one official was quoted as saying by the newspaper.
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21 Jan 2022 | 7:30 AM

Sana'a, Jan 21 (UNI/Sputnik) The Internet is unavailable in the whole territory of Yemen after the Saudi-led coalition airstrike's on the port city of Al Hudaydah, the traffic monitoring service of NetBlocks said.

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UK PM, German Chancellor discuss situation around Ukraine

21 Jan 2022 | 7:27 AM

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