Include army in Taliban talks, demands JI negotiator

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Professor Ibrahim, a member of the committee constituted to negotiate with the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP), has blamed the government for non-seriousness in the peace dialogue process and called for the army’s inclusion in the talks.

Speaking to a private news channel, Jamaat-e-Islami’s central leader Prof. Ibrahim, “We are concerned over a deadlock-like situation in the peace talks. It is the government’s lack of interest and non-seriousness which is raising questions.”

He said that the military should play its role and army’s representatives should be included in the negotiations. “There would be dangerous consequences if the peace talks are sabotaged. We will not retreat despite the hurdles,” he said.

Meanwhile, according to reports, the TTP leadership has expressed willingness to hold talks with the government team in Miranshah, North Waziristan Agency.

Sources said that the TTP’s political ‘shura’ had conveyed the decision to the negotiating committee which is led by Samiul Haq.