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Government team excuses from pursuing peace talks

ISLAMABAD: Government team for Taliban Talks, has excused from pursuing the negotiations process without the halting of violent acts by the militants – ARY News reports.

According to details, the meeting of the Government committee was held here on Tuesday, at which the committee clarified that the success of peace efforts depends upon the immediate halt of violence by the militants.

Later, the members of the peace committee met the Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and informed him in detail about the dialogue process. The Prime Minister told that numerous terrorism incidents took place during the negotiations process, which claimed dozens of lives.

It was further elaborated that the meetings of both Government and Taliban nominated committees were being held and the peace process was advancing in a right direction, yet the incidents of Karachi and Mohmand Agency occurred after which Government team decided that now it would be meaningless to hold a scheduled meeting with Taliban committee.

The peace committee told PM Nawaz that all the efforts were made for restoring peace, but the reaction from the other side was quite discouraging.

Members of the Government committee expressed their inability to take forth the negotiations process, without having the violent activities abandoned by the militants and a declaration to abide by ceasefire agreement in future.

The Prime Minister, however directed the committee members to keep consulting each other and guide the Government in this regard.



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