Outlawed TTP deceived in the name of peace: Army, PML-N agree


ISLAMABAD – In the wake of Karachi airport and several other attacks on security officials in tribal regions, Pakistan’s military and civilian establishment now believes that outlawed militants deceived in the name of peace talks.

During a high profile national security meeting attended by members of federal government and military’s top brass, it was made clear that ceasefire from outlawed Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP)was meant to reorganize their strengths.

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has chaired the meeting which according a source was in fact the session of defence committee. However, until now there is no such confirmation which indicated that lawmakers of other opposition political parties had also attended session.

The meeting was reportedly attended by the Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Defence Minister Khwaja Muhammad Asif, Information Minister Pervez Rasheed, Army Chief General Raheel Sharif, DG ISI Lieutenant General Zaheer ul Islam and for the first time Chief of General Staff Lt General Asfhaf Nadeem.

Officials briefed the meeting about the current security scenario of the state. The meeting also paid a tribute to the martyrs of Karachi airport attack, who laid their lives while securing the national assets.

The meeting decided for a comprehensive operation against militants, for the talks could not bear any fruit.

Sources told that the security situation of Karachi after the terrorist attack on Jinnah International Airport and that of Balochistan was also discussed by the civil-military leadership.

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