ISLAMABAD – Government has decided to support ongoing peace talks after positive response of high command of Tahreek Taliban Pakistan TTP while the establishment would be the part of the peace talks in next phase, it is reliably learnt to Pakistan Tribe.
According to sources on the demand of government TTP high commands showed their positive response for continuity of peace talks after major deadlock which was being faced after the killings of 23 FC personnel. Pakistan Tahreek Insaf PTI also supported government for their efforts for the talks despite of strict condemnation by PPP and MQM.
According to details, The government and Taliban committees formed to hold peace talks ended their stalemate when they met in Akora Khattak.
During the meeting, the government committee’s proposals submitted to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif for the resumption of talks were discussed. The Taliban committee expressed their agreement with the proposals. The committees also discussed the start of the next phase of the dialogue process in which decisions will have to be made.
According to sources, the proposals submitted to the prime minister suggest the inclusion of representatives of the federal government, army and the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government in the committee. The inclusion of Taliban shura members in the Taliban committee has also been recommended.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that a durable and permanent peace was the top priority of the government for which all-out efforts would be continued.
The prime minister stated this while talking to members of the government’s negotiating committee, which called on him at the Prime Minister’s House. The meeting was attended by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on National Affairs Irfan Siddiqui, Major (r) Mohammad Amir, Rustum Shah Mohmand and Rahimullah Yusufzai. Earlier, a meeting of the government negotiating committee was held. The committee reviewed Taliban’s ceasefire announcement and attacks in Khyber Agency and Islamabad.
The committee said that the continuation of such kinds of incidents would damage the negotiating process. Members of the committee later called on the prime minister and presented him their proposals for an effective future strategy. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif directed the government negotiating committee to continue consultations, saying that efforts should be result-oriented. Talking to the members of government dialogue committee, he said efforts would be made at every level for the realisation of this objective.
On the other hand Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan has asked the government to start a dialogue with the Taliban without any fear and reservation.
He termed the announcement by the banned TTP as foundation of peace in the country. He was talking to opposition leader in Punjab Assembly Mian Mahmoodur Rashid and other MPAs of his party here on Sunday. The PTI chief said that hostile forces wanted Pakistani armed forces to fight with their people. He said that terrorism cannot be eliminated with the use of force but it increases. He said the government should give a serious and positive response to the ceasefire offer by the Taliban as an end to terrorism would bring peace and prosperity in the country.