Outlawed Taliban alleged MQM, PPP for trying to sabotage peace talks


WEB DESK – The would be alliance of Mutahidda Qaumi Movement (MQM) and Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) might now face more inconvenience as outlawed militant group of Taliban termed any such possibility an attempt to sabotage ongoing peace talks.

According to one report published on the English website of the largest media group in Pakistan, the outlawed militants believe that both parties never wanted negotiations to be a success.

News report quoted sources privy to Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) saying that despite ceasefire, Sindh government continued to arrest their members and tortured them in prisons.

The alliance between current rival political parties of Sindh Assembly is under consideration from both sides. However, leaders of PPP had made soe controversial statements which lead to the delay in announcing the alliance.

Official statements from the MQM and PPP have not been made in this regard. When contacted, their representatives were not available for a brief comment.

It is worth mentioning here that though both parties – MQM and PPP – are strong critiques of outlawed Taliban and their militancy, however, they weighed the confidence in government during All Parties Conference (APC) when it decided to bring peace through negotiations.

Moreover, during general election of 2013, outlawed militants have barred MQM, PPP and Awami National Party (ANP) to run their election campaigns. TTP and its fractions also issued threat letters to general public asking them to stay away from secular political parties. Threats also transformed into actions when MQM, PPP and ANP’s corner meetings in Sindh, Punjaba and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) were targeted.


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