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Pakistan government rejects Taliban's ceasefire offer

December 28, 2012 12:39 IST

Pakistan's Interior Minister Rehman Malik has rejected the ceasefire offer made by the Taliban.

The Pakistani Taliban's spokesman Ihsanullah Ihsan had outlined conditions for a ceasefire, which said the country must stop its involvement in the war pitting Afghan insurgents against the Kabul government and refocus on the 'war of revenge' against India.

The demands, mentioned in a letter, also included the adoption of Islamic law and a break with the United States.

Malik said that the government would not accept any offer of a ceasefire unless it came from the Pakistan Taliban leader, the Daily Times reports.

Malik said he rejects all these offers, and any future claims, of Ihsanullah Ihsan, unless and until Pakistan Taliban chief Hakeemullah Mehsud sends them himself.
 
According to the paper, the ceasefire conditions, confirmed by spokesman Ihsan, said Pakistan should rewrite its laws and constitution according to Islamic law.

Source: ANI