Outlawed TTP agreed to revive peace dialogues with government

Taliban Talks

ISLAMABAD – The negotiators on behalf of outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), Yousuf Shah and Professor Ibrahim, announced that militants have agreed to revive the peace dialogues with government of Pakistan.

Maulana Yousuf Shah, leader of Jamiyat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami (JUI-S) revealed that outlawed TTP’s central body had contacted the negotiators on Saturday.

Shah maintained that in next two to three days date and place of meeting with outlawed TTP central body would be finalized.

Moreover, the leader of Jamat-e-Islami (JI) Professor Ibrahim said that outlawed TTP asked for two days for further discussion with their own kind after which next step would be taken. “Dialogues process, however, is not at halt,” he added.

Speaking on the issue Haider Ali Gilani’s video message, Ibrahim said that he got to know about the video through media reports. “I was not aware of any such video. We will be discussing about his release as well,” he added. 

On April 24, the Pakistan armed forces have conducted the brief military operation in the Khyber Agency of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) and hit the hideouts of outlawed militants responsible for killing several innocent lives.

The reported casualties in the airstrikes were said to be more than 20 in numbers.

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