PPP leader pledges PML-N govt to let them inform about Taliban talks

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ISLAMABAD – The opposition leader in National Assembly and senior member of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) Syed Khursheed Shah has pledged Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led federal government to at least inform the opposition regarding progress in peace negotiation with outlawed Taliban.

Syed Khursheed Shah was having an informal discussion with journalist on Monday outside the parliament when he gave an impression as if no information had been shared with the opposition parties in the pertaining issue of negotiations.

He said “Government should let us know what is happening around even if they do not wish to take us into confidence.”

Shah also maintained that negotiations with outlawed militant group must be conducted on equal terms. “Taliban had get their men free and never returned a single of our men,” he added.

Shah also informed the journalists that PPP’s patron Bilawal Bhutto Zardari had same views about the negotiation process. “PPP is not against the peace talks with Taliban,” he added.

Earlier, PakistanTribe reported that the leader of Jamat-e-Islami and Taliban appointed negotiator Professor Ibrahim said that the situation could get worst for both high profile civilian in custody of Taliban prisoners if PPP’s leadership continued giving harsh statements against outlawed Taliban.

However, Ibrahim did not mention at all whether he received any instructions from outlawed militants in this regard.

Ibrahim said that we (Taliban appointed negotiators) were also trying to convince Taliban to release the civilian prisoners but complexities could arise due to PPP’s own behavior.

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