TTP prisoners not released: Pakistan Govt.

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Islamabad: The Pakistan government denied reports that Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) prisoners have been released in an effort to revive the peace talks. “The reports are incorrect. The government has neither released any Taliban prisoners neither has approval been given for any such measure,” a spokesman for the Prime Minister House said in Islamabad. A foreign news wire report quoted an official in South Waziristan as saying that the Pakistan government had released 16 TTP prisoners in a bid to mend ties and continue the peace talks. The TTP had announced ceasefire from March 1 and on expiry of the ceasefire March 31 has refused to extend it.IANS