Pakistan's prime minister announced Friday that he will work for the release of Aafia Siddiqui, a Pakistani woman convicted of attempted murder by the US and believed to have ties to Al Qaeda.
A New York court's conviction of Pakistani neuroscientist Aafia Siddiqui for the attempted murder of US soldiers in Afghanistan has stirred anti-American anger in Pakistan.
They swarmed the neighboring district of Buner and secured the right to preach in mosques there.
A tenuous cease-fire has halted Taliban-Army fighting, as negotiations for a permanent deal continue.
The move came shortly after a Taliban group in the nearby Bajur region declared a unilateral cease-fire.