Pakistan rejects Taliban’s unilateral ceasefire

August 25th, 2008 - 4:03 am ICT by IANS  

Islamabad, Aug 25 (Xinhua) The unilateral ceasefire announced by the Taliban is not acceptable, as they had broken previous promises, interior affairs advisor Rehman Malik said Sunday.The military operation against Taliban insurgents would continue until they surrender, the official said.

The ceasefire can only hold if Taliban surrender their arms openly in Islamabad, the Geo TV channel quoted the prime minister’s advisor on interior affairs as saying.

Malik said at least 550 Taliban militants have been killed in the recent military operation in the country’s northwestern Bajaur region.

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