Taliban, Govt committees to meet today to decide next phases of negotiations

Taliban Talks

ISLAMABAD – The government backed committee for negotiations and Taliban appointed negotiators will be convened today by Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan as yesterday federal government and military top brass had already decided next stages of talks with outlawed militants.

Chaudhry Nisar will convey and discuss further strategy with Taliban negotiators in the aftermaths of releasing 19 non-combatant prisoners. Welcoming the move, the outlawed TTP had extended its ceasefire.

According to the televised reports, a high-level meeting, presided over by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was held inIslamabad 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.

Earlier, outlawed TTP announced to hold back their guns against Pakistan government and security forcesas 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.

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Hissan Khan is currently working as the Editorial Head of Pakistan Tribe's Islamabad Office. Having work as current affairs host, news analyst and C4D expert, Hissan holds a good command over communication and development strategies.

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