ISLAMABAD – The higher officials of federal government lead by Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) and top military brass of Pakistan Army including Army Chief General Raheel Sharif and head of top spy agency Lt General Zaheerul Islam sit together to discuss the demands of outlawed militant group Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP).
According to the televised reports, a high-level meeting, presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was held in Islamabad on Friday. The meeting was also attended by Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan and Prime Minister’s Special Assistant on Foreign Affairs Tariq Fatemi.
Sources said the high-ups discussed the coming phase of direct negotiations with Taliban and reviewed the militants’ demands and suggestions
Sources said decisions of the meeting would be conveyed to the Taliban negotiators through Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
Earlier, outlawed TTP announced to hold back their guns against Pakistan government and security forces as government released as many as 19 non-combatant militants of Mehsud tribe.
Yesterday, PakistanTribe attributed the report published by an international news agency claiming that at least 16 Taliban prisoners were released with the direct orders of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. After that report, the office of Prime Minister straightforwardly denied any role playing in this regard rather it denied the release of any such prisoners.