PML-N had no authority to free outlawed TTP prisoners: PPP leader


WEB DESK – The senior member of Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) and opposition leader in National Assembly, Syed Khurshid Shah, said that freeing prisoners was the duty of judiciary and not of the government referring to the release of outlawed militants belonging to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

Shah stated on Saturday that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) led federal government must not supersede the powers.

Shah said that names of those outlawed militants must be made public.

PML-N government had confirmed and accepted to release as many as 19 Taliban prisoners. After which the outlawed TTP announced to hold back their guns against Pakistan government and security forces as government released as many as 19 non-combatant militants of Mehsud tribe.

PakistanTribe attributed the report published by an international news agency claiming that at least 16 Taliban prisoners were released with the direct orders of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. After that report, the office of Prime Minister straightforwardly denied any role playing in this regard rather it denied the release of any such prisoners.

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Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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