Jamat-e-Islami leader put all blame on govt for deadlock with outlawed TTP

Prof Ibrahim

PESHAWAR – Despite previous claims of tackling the situation, Jamat-e-Islami (JI)’s leader Professor Ibrahim once again put all blame on government’s shoulders for deadlock in the peace negotiations with outlawed militants of Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).

According to the media talk of JI-Khyber Pakhtunkhuwa (KPK), the outlawed holy warriors had long ago agreed to continue peace dialogues with the government.

He also demanded that now Pakistan Army must be included in the peace talks’ process for better results, giving an impression that main hurdle was from the security officials.

“We are concerned over a deadlock-like situation in peace talks. It due to government’s lack of interest and non-seriousness which is raising questions,” said Ibrahim.

He said the military should play its role and army’s representatives should be included in the negotiations. “There would be dangerous consequences if peace talks were sabotaged… We will not backdown despite hurdles,” he said.

Claims were once again made that outlawed Taliban’s leadership expressed willingness to hold talks with government team in Miranshah town of North Waziristan. 

It is pertinent to mention here that earlier, Prime Minister’s special adviser and former member of negotiation committee, Irfan Siddiqui had termed the attacks on security forces the biggest reason of halt in the dialogues.

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.

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Hissan Khan

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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