A Pakistani Taliban commander battling government forces in the country's Bajaur tribal region has announced a truce.
"We made this announcement of a unilateral ceasefire in the interest of Pakistan and our region," Maulvi Faqir Mohammad, a Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan deputy, said in a 30-minute radio address.
"We advise our people not to take action against security forces."
In his announcement of a ceasefire, which applied only to the Bajaur region - one of Pakistan's federally administered tribal areas on the border with Afghanistan - Faqir Mohammad said his group would support the Pakistani army.
Al Jazeera's Imran Khan, reporting from Islamabad, said: "It's quite an important deal, but we have seen peace deals in the Bajaur region before.
"The last one was October 2008, but that fell to pieces once the Pakistani Taliban said the army had broken the ceasefire."
'Rest and re-arm'
"But he says that if there are [US] drone attacks and if the US continues to fight in Afghanistan, they are going to go to Afghanistan and fight coalition forces there," Khan reported.
"He also says they're going to stop attacks on government installations in Pakistan and on schools."
Some analysts have warned the Pakistani Taliban is looking for an opportunity to rest and re-arm after years of fighting.
The Bajaur announcement follows efforts by Pakistani authorities to bring peace in the neighbouring Swat valley, where another Taliban commander has been fighting the military.
The Swat deal paves the way for the restoration of sharia, or Islamic law, in the region.
Athar Abass, a spokesman for the Pakistani military in Rawalpindi, told Al Jazeera that the ceasefire had yet to be accepted by the Pakistani government.
"The Taliban in this area has been surrounded and the government has so far not accepted the ceasefire terms," Abbas said.
"This ceasefire has been offered in [just] one area, which is a small part of one of the four valleys ... If it is acceptable or accepted by the government this means that one of the valleys will be cleared of the militants."