Peace talks among government and TTP have made head away after TTP responded in very sophisticated way while both parties agreed to cease attacks during the peace process.
“Yes, I can confirm that the TTP has agreed to a ceasefire,” the official said. He requested not to be named in the report as he was not authorised to speak to the media on the matter.
One of the proposals put forward by a negotiating committee was an immediate ceasefire from both sides. “The government will reciprocate if the TTP ceases its activities in the country,” he added. The government negotiators are of the view that the peace process cannot move forward without a truce.
On the other hand, the committee visited North Waziristan, hopefully announced the good achievements in meeting with TTP.
Molana Samiul Haq said that the shura answered all of the government committee’s demands, adding that more details will be revealed in a subsequent meeting with the government committee on Tuesday or Wednesday.
Jamaat-e-Islami’s Professor Mohammad Ibrahim and JUI-S spokesperson Maulana Yousaf Shah had gone to Miranshah to talk with the Taliban shura.
Shah said that the TTP had given very positive answers but more details cannot be revealed to the media at this time. “We are very optimistic,” he stated.
Prof Ibrahim said that he has seen sincerity and willingness to make these talks a success in both, the Taliban and the government.