The peace talks committees appointed by the Government and Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) on Saturday resolved to hold direct talks with the militant outfit on a mutually agreed upon a location, a private news channel reported.
The two committees met at Punjab House Islamabad. The meeting was chaired by Federal Interior Minister Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan.
Members of TTP nominated intermediary committee, Maulana Samiul Haq, Maulana Yousaf and Professor Ibrahim and government representatives, Rustam Shah Mohmand, Arbab Arif, Habibullah Khattak and Fawad Hussain were present in the session.
After the meeting was concluded, Samiul Haq, while talking to reporters, said that key decisions were made today.
He added that the two sides would very soon enter into direct talks.
Sami refuted the reports of TTP rejecting the notion of holding talks outside Waziristan, adding that such reports were mere speculations.
The TTP had proposed its stronghold of North Waziristan as the venue, while the government wanted to hold talks in Bannu.
Sami did not specify the exact location for the negotiations.