PM directs body to start dialogue with Taliban immediately


Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday instructed the four-member committee formed to hold talks with Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) militants to start the peace talks immediately.
The team called on Nawaz to mull over the dialogue strategy. The meeting also touched upon topics in the committee’s mandate and rules of negotiations with the terrorists but the PM gave a free hand to the members to take initiatives as and when they feel necessary to move ahead with the negotiations.
The session was attended by Irfan Siddiqui‚ Rahimullah Yousufzai‚ Rustam Shah Mohmand and Major (r) Amir. Siddiqui.
Nawaz instructed the committee to initiate peace talks with the TTP immediately. He said that he wanted to make the efforts to restore peace and directed the interior minister to keep him informed about the progress.
The PM asked the team to ensure establishing communication with the factions that were ready to take part in the dialogue process.
Nawaz said Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan would ensure providing required resources and secret information to the committee to facilitate the process while the government would also be responsible to provide foolproof security and travel facilities to the members.
Sources said that it was also decided in the meeting that the committee would be able to exercise autonomy during the dialogue. The committee members would now decide the leading rules to engage the TTP.
Nawaz had only one precondition for talks, which he had explained in the National Assembly on Wednesday that there should be no terrorist attacks during negotiations.


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