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Pakistan seeks peace deal with militant tribe

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On Monday, the Pakistani daily Dawn reports that Sufi Muhammad, leader of the guerrilla group Tehrik Nifaz Shariat-i-Muhammadi (TNSM), or the Movement to Enforce Islamic Laws, was released Monday after six years in detention. His release came after a six-point agreement between TNSM and the government.

He was released ... following an agreement with leaders of the banned organisation who denounced militancy and condemned the elements involved in attacks on state institutions, police and other law-enforcement agencies....
"The organisation (TNSM) respects the government of Pakistan and state institutions so that peace and the writ of the state is restored in Malakand region," said the agreement signed at the Chief Minister's House....
Under the agreement the TNSM pledged to continue its struggle for the enforcement of Shariat by peaceful means.
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