ISLAMABAD – The special adviser to Prime Minister and veteran columnist, Irfan Siddiqui, revealed that recent attacks on security forces were the actual reason behind the halt in peace negotiations with outlawed militants.
Irfan was speaking to media on Tuesday when he said that continuous attacks on Pakistan armed forces by the outlawed militants of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) were the prime reason to put peace dialogues on halt.
He said “Attacks on security forces are not in the favor of peace dialogues. However, the Taliban and government committees are in contact with each other.”
Since first week of April, the outlawed holy warriors of TTP have been targeting the security forces of Pakistan. On April 18, security forces were attacked in Frontier Region Peshawar area. Similarly, another cowardice attack on security forces killed at least eight soldiers when landmine detonated in Miramshah.
However, when security forces responded to outlawed holy warriors for their cowardly attacks, the outlawed Taliban appointed negotiators started crying foul that government was not interested in keeping up the dialogues.